Help! I Can't Swallow.
I've had panic attacks since I was a child and I'm now 57 so that's a long time. You would think I would be able to deal with them by now and in most cases I do. I don't do well in crowded places, especially enclosed spaces. My panic attacks makes my throat constrict and I can't swallow. I haven't been able to eat in a restaurant in 30 years. I'm taking paxil and sometimes it helps but not always. I do better if I'm standing up than sitting down. And if I'm outside and standing I have no problem. Weird huh.