Compulsive swallowing

I have had a sore throat for about a week now. I have been swallowing compulsively ever since. It’s like my throat is trying to heal itself by producing more saliva. But it’s not working and the constant swallowing is just making my throat raw. I have tried everything to stop it, but nothing seems to work. The only thing that gives me any relief is when I drink water or take a sip of something cold. But even that doesn’t last long and the compulsion always comes back.
I don’t know what to do anymore. This has been going on for weeks and I’m starting to get really worried. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there anything I can do to make it stop? Please help!

It looks like you have expressed some stressful event or your unconsciousness indicates a problem within you. What you describe sounds like sensorimotor OCD, but I think you should call your personal doctor first. If you don’t receive adequate help from them, book a consultation with someone specializing in treating OCD.

I see this late, but I really hope you are better now. I agree with Joe that consulting a specialist is the best way to act in this situation. Otherwise, make sure you keep calm and have plenty of liquids around you.

I am a little better after some homeopathic substances I took recommended by a friend who understands those things. There were a few stressful events that I’ve been through recently, and most likely, they have something to do with the way I feel. I will consider your suggestions too, lovely people. :slight_smile: