I recently (about 2 days ago) experienced sudden onset problems swallowing. I was eating a snack at 5pm and was fine and then in the middle of my dinner felt I just could not swallow. The feeling is hard to describe - it's as if my throat freezes and won't contract normally.
I am now 30 and have suffered from anxiety since my late teens (really all my life to be honest but my late teens was when I had a few real panic attacks). I'm not on (and never have been on) meds and generally do fine.
My question is about this symptom and whether or not others have experienced it. I am guessing it is anxiety as I CAN swallow, it gets much worse when I focus on it, better when I really relax, has gotten worse as I've become more freaked out, does not apply to liquids, and was so sudden in starting. I am second guessing anxiety as the root cause though because I wasn't feeling very anxious Monday and in fact was feeling better compared to Sunday when I was quite anxious (and hungover).