Fear Of Choking And Swallowing

Postby Reinfection » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:46 am

Hi all

i suffer from chronic anxiety and panic attacks.
Back in september 2016 my father choked on a piece of steak and died which traumatised me. ever since then i've only been able to eat certain food and no meat at all at times when i feel like i can eat it. Recently after the second of august 2017 i havn't been able to eat anything apart from a little bit of custard, soup that's really smooth and sometimes a little bit of chocolate moose.
I take valium daily (4-6 a day. Have been suffering anxiety since i was 15 yrs old) and they barely help anymore i am also on mirtazapine 45 mg for over 12 months(to help with anxiety) . Over the past week my fear has gotten to the point that i am not able to eat anything at all and i am having high difficulty taking my medication with water. when taking my medication i have to basically choke myself to get it down. i also choke on water as well. I dont know what to do.
I've just started to see a psychologist and i don't think she is going to help me.
I have researched most medications for this but there are none for this phobia i have.The only thing i have seen that may help me is medicinal cannabis(I live in tasmania australia.) but its not legal till the first of september and i am unsure whether i will be put on it and whether i will live till then due to this fear.
I would love to hear any suggestions you could give me on what i can do or what i can take as i feel like im at a dead end.

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Postby DeannaDuarte » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:26 am

I am sorry to hear about your situation. I haven't heard about this kind of anxiety disorder before. Have you ever gone for consultation or something for you anxiety.
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