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2 Potential Choking Sensation During an Anxiety Attack Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    Chronic with relapses

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Panic or Anxiety Attack(s)

    Panic or anxiety attacks are sudden feelings of intense fear or stress without true danger. Symptoms usually peak and then decrease within minutes. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart. A panic attack can be a very scary experience and should be taken seriously.

    Depending on recurrence

    Rarity:
    Common
    Symptoms that always occur with panic or anxiety attack(s):
    anxiety or anxiety/panic attacks
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Choking Sensation During an Anxiety Attack

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are your symptoms causing difficulty at work, socializing, or spending time with friends & family?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Are there specific situations that cause your anxiety, or does it seem that almost anything will make you anxious?

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Choking Sensation During an Anxiety Attack Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced choking sensation during an anxiety attack have also experienced:

    • 10% Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain
    • 10% Rib Pain
    • 7% Headache
  • People who have experienced choking sensation during an anxiety attack were most often matched with:

    • 28% Panic Disorder
    • 7% Panic or Anxiety Attack(s)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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