Do you have any difficulty in swallowing?
Any significant past medical or surgical illness?
Are you on any medications?
Is the breathlessness or rest or on exertion?
No difficulty swallowing
No significant past medical or surgical illness
breathlessness occassionaly on rest
Throbbing pulsating feeling and shortness of breath will warrant investigative work up by the following to ascertain the cause;
1) Barium swallow
2) Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
This initial evaluation will either give the cause or give the guideline for the further investigations. A possibility of the pharyngeal diverticulum, retrosternal thyroid, should be considered by your physician. A consultation by an ENT specialist would be prudent.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.