In primary disease (where there is no obvious cause) the symptoms include having a lump in the throat, something being stuck, a chronic cough, clearing of the throat, hoarseness and a post nasal drip.  In secondary Globus Pharyngus there are added symptoms related to more sinister definitive pathology and these would include weight loss, shortness of breath, battling to swallow e.g., in somebody who has an oesophageal cancer.  These Irritable Airway symptoms may last weeks to months and generally recur.  They usually occur in adults.  If the symptoms are predominantly involving the larynx incoordinate movements called spastic dysphonia may occur and even laryngospasm with partial loss of the airway.