I am going to make this as short as possible. I have had anxiety issues since I was a young girl (I am 34). I took meds for years for GAD, panic attacks, depression, etc. I found a therapist that helped me tremendously & I was able to stop taking meds & I felt fantastic for at least 10 years. When I was in my 8th month of pregnancy my anxiety for so bad that I could not be alone, I couldn't eat & I was contantly on the verge of passing out. My throat felt that it was closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I had my daughter & it went away for a couple of days & then came back with a vengence. After I stopped breastfeeding I was able to start on meds. I am currently taking wellbutrin, prozac & valium. I still have a mild feeling that my throat is closing all the time and at times it gets really bad & I get dizzy & almost pass out. I have also started having episodes where I can literally not take a breath in for a few seconds. My anxiety has NEVER made me feel like this before & has never been this severe. It seems to get worse during my time of the month as well. Could this be a hormone imbalance from having my daughter? She is 15 months old. I have had my thyroid checked and I am waiting for results. Has anyone had anything similar to this happen to them? Am I the only one that has anxiety symptoms 24 hours a day? I have anxiety in my sleep that causes me to sweat profusely and at times wake up not being able to take a breath (i don't mean labored breathing I mean I literally cannot draw a breath). If you made it through this long post thank you so much. I guess I just needed to get it out because no one around me understands at all.