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New here - Throat Anxiety

Jam77

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Hi I am new here and relatively new to anxiety. My father was diagnosed with cancer in March, he hadn’t been ill and looked so well so this came as a massive shock. Almost immediately I started suffering with anxiety and had a few panic attacks which really scared me. I have a tight feeling almost constantly in my throat / neck and heaviness in my chest. If I am busy or distracted with people I don’t feel it but as soon as I think I feel good and I’ve not felt the tightness it’s back again. I went to my dr and I am on propranolol 80mg slow release and also a couple or days ago they started me on citalopram. I also have a consultation on Monday with a therapist. Does anyone else suffer with anxiety in their throat? I wake up every morning so early with anxiety, my throat starts feeling tight and like someone is sat on my chest, sometimes I get tingling in hands and arms and sometimes my face and lips and then I start panicking thinking i’m about to have a panic attack. I am a single mum with a 6yr old so my biggest fear is getting ill or dying and what would happen to my child, scares the life out of me. As does the thought of losing my mum and dad as we are so close and spent a lot of time together. Any help or someone to chat too would be great. Thanks for reading.
 

cheer_mom

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This could almost be my story. After my dad was diagnosed with cancer, my depression got worse. Now it is more anxiety. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I wake up everyday around 430am with anxiety. I am.seeing a psychologist and we are doing cognitive therapy. It is helping but it doesn't work overnight. Feel free to chat anytime!!
 

Jam77

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I’m so sorry you are going through this too, it really is horrendous. I have a consultation on Monday with a therapist and I’m on medication just praying they both start working for me. It’s anxiety for me, I’m panicking all the time I’ll get ill or if I died what would happen to my little girl. I also can’t bare the thought of losing my parents, hearing a cancer diagnosis so close to you is awful, you really do feel like you’ve been hit by a truck don’t you? Do you suffer with anxiety in your throat? I get a feeling like there’s a big lump and then sometimes it tingles up my face and on my lips. It can come and go, I find it so much worse when I’m at home on my own or of a night when my daughter is asleep. I can feel ok then it pops into my head oh I feel good today and then instantly it’s back again. It’s driving me crazy. I hope things improve for you and that your dad is doing ok?
 
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