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I’m 35yo. I’ve never heard of this Phagophobia(fear of swallowing of food). 2 days ago, I’m starting to struggle with swallowing any solid food thinking that I might choke myself to death/drown. Although I’ve chewed every bit of food thoroughly. My symptoms include panic attack, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating and overall feelings of dread. I took lorazepam 1 mg, I calmed down a bit, but then again all the symptoms returned. How can I overcome this problem? I’ve only had one experience of choking which was almost a year ago. Can anyone help? I’m desperate for some answers.