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Tight Throat is a recollection of a recurring nightmare that in turn became a phobia.
Whilst dreaming, often completely unrelated to what I had first been dreaming of I will suddenly start coughing. The coughing will become more aggressive as I start to feel short of air, I become more aware of the fact I cant breathe and the coughing turns to choking as I desperately try to remove and dislodge the lump that has formed in my throat. The sensation of something being stuck in my throat sends me into panic mode and I then begin to gag to desperately try to regurgitate whatever is blocking my airways. My breathing comes out in short rasps as I begin to panic and sweat feeling the back of my tongue with my fingers, I feel wispy hair creeping up from the back of my throat. I tug on the hair with my fingers and start to pull it out of my throat the sensation of the hair running across my tongue and taste buds makes my body cringe.
What will start off as a few strands turns drastically into a tangled, thick, matted rope of hair, which seems never ending, as I continue to pull it out of my throat. The texture is wet and slimy with spit almost like seaweed, and I continue to gag and panic as they hair keeps coming I quicken the pace as I get more desperate to breathe and the hair just gets thicker and harder to pull, this results in my jolting awake in a state of panic, sweating profusely.
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