Hi Jasn... Welcome to Anxiety Zone...
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Difficulty swallowing is a common anxiety symptom, Jasn, especially during panic attacks. And I have had this symptom, both during panic attacks, as well as when my anxiety (GAD) is severe. When I initially encountered problems with anxiety, some four years ago, my first symptom was trouble swallowing at restaurants. I would have to excuse myself, go to the restroom, catch my breath, and calm down. I had no idea what was happening. I now know that those episodes were indeed, small panic attacks.
So, I can not just empathize with you, but certainly sympathize as well.
Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone, Jasn. The very best to you!... Chuck