“Globus hystericus” is the correct term for this symptom. It occurs due to the contraction of the muscles in the throat due to stress and tension. You sometimes feel that you cannot swallow, and if you try to then it’s even worse. This is another symptom that will go away if you ignore it. It is completely harmless and will not therefore make you to stop breathing and will not disturb your eating or drinking, it’s just very uncomfortable.