I have been out of my mind with worry over the whole bulbar ALS scare that I had. Well, I've finally gotten it into my head that my tongue wouldn't be feeling 'funny' and irritated if it were that. Now I've got other oral issues, and I'm wondering if its all anxiety related. I will say I did go to the doctor last week and he said my tongue looked fine. I also went to the dentist Saturday for a filling and told him that my tongue has been burning and felt swollen and he pulled it out and said it looked fine, so from what I've read, doctors and dentists can definately tell by looking at your tongue if you have ALS. Now my tongue has stopped burning, however it is still irritated, and I'm having such a hard time pronouncing words. Also, the roof of my mouth feels irritated and swollen. Then on the train this morning, I realized the back of my mouth going into the throat felt swollen too. I looked in the mirror and it looks fine. I have this awful feeling its going to close up and I won't be able to breath. The throat and tongue both feel tight, like when you are trying to keep from crying. Is this a panic attack? And can you have panic attacks for weeks on end? Its beginning to feel like its consuming my life. Last week before I went to the doctor, I had tingling on the one side of my face and lip. My bloodwork was all normal, and the doctor told me that was a classic panic attack symptom. My blood pressure and pulse were good, so he didn't give it any more thought. This morning when I was getting worked up about my throat feeling really tight, I felt the tingling start again. Also, can anxiety change your voice? Not only do I sound like I'm slurring, or like I can't pronounce words, but my voice kind of sounds like when you have a sore throat, like a little muffled. I've been thinking some dreaded disease or awful infection or whatnot, but when I typed all the symptoms into Google (I know I shouldn't have), actually what came up was anxiety. Can anyone give me any insight? I've never had a panic attack before and if that's what this is, maybe I won't be so freaked out and go running back to the doctor's office. He talked about anti-depressants when I was there, but I declined them, because I've been sure that's not what was wrong.