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.