My Adam's apple seems to rub/grind when I move it side to side?
I've had this problem for about a year now. I've been diagnosed with anxiety, and with a common symptom of anxiety, my throat/chest area gets tingly and numb. I vape and drink a good bit and am on medication for the anxiety.
That being said, my throat is such a pain in my a**. It will go numb or make me feel like I cant breathe or swallow most days. In the past year I've noticed that when I look up, I can move stuff around in my throat? When I say that I mean: when looking up with chin towards the sky, right above my Adam's apple and beneath my chin, I can almost grab ahold of my throat and move stuff side to side. When I do that, it grinds and makes some cracking noises. When I start to get panic attacks, this is definitely the area that gets affected and I can basically move "it" (it being whatever is there in my throat that I'm moving) to the other side to kind of ease my symptoms of the panic attack.
I apologize for such a long post, but I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and I'm wondering at least if people have the same thing going on and if they might have any answers. I'm trying to get with my doctor to get x-rays, but I'm so nervous that it's a lot worse than what I'm thinking.
Thanks in advance for any help or responses.