I'm a 42 year old guy, dealing with globus sensation for something like six months. The past 3 of them, taking omeprazole. Which is somewhat helping, a little. I guess.
My main question is: Is it meaningful for globus to be worst when eating and drinking? Because every description of it I read says "the sensation goes away when eating or drinking, then comes back later." For me it's the opposite. I've taken to chewing food as much as I can so I have less of it to swallow, and to avoiding the fizzy carbonated water I used to drink all the time. Trying to lessen the sensation.
I don't have anything else like hoarseness or a cough.
I do notice that sneezing sometimes makes my throat hurt worse for the next couple times I swallow afterward.
My globus began as pain in my neck and jaw (variously located) when I would lay down at night. Then a bit later, the actual globus sensation (which also was worse when laying down). I still notice this, actually, particularly if I lay on my back.
I saw an ENT, who looked at my throat through a nasal scan and didn't see anything bad, other than I have "big tonsils." He recommended that after this current box of omeprazole I try to transition off of it and "see what happens." This to me seems kind of like admitting that it hasn't been all that helpful.
I also acknowledge that it's probably anxiety related. It's my belief that the country will be stuck in a worsening pandemic for a good long time, that our way of government may collapse by the time this election is through, we're pretty well screwed climate wise, and so on. What can I say, I'm a realist, I guess.