I am 21 and I have been experiencing this horrible choking/swelling sensation for years, it leaves me feeling like i am gonna stop breathing, which in turn makes me panic, my heart beats faster and i take panic attacks/feel faint.
my mouth always feels dry and i have trouble swallowing and i generally feel short of breath/low energy levels, and i find it difficult to loose weight (i have a healthy diet and i don't snack or eat huge portions and also exercise regularly - i horse ride and i have two springer spaniels and walk them every night for at least an hour.)
i did investigate my symptoms and went to a doctor who sent me on to get an endoscope put down my osophaegus. the results were inconclusive, and i am still no further forward in knowing what's wrong with me. i also got my heart tested and its fine. my family are immune to my moaning by now, and every time i try to ring the doctor they tell me to ring back tomoro as all the appointments are booked up - typical brilliant NHS service...
The way i feel is really getting me down and i am genuinely scared of my throat swelling up so much that my breathing stops!! It's such an uncomfortable feeling and sometimes you feel like your the only one who feels like this.... :(