About 3-4 weeks ago I had my first panic attack. It happened at night when I was in bed and it scared me to death. After that I started worrying a lot, I was so stressed out I couldn't even stand it. It got to the point where I was worried about every little thing that I felt. And then about a week after the panic attack I got this lump feeling in my throat. It's not a lump you can feel by touching the throat. It comes and goes depending on how I am feeling, and I do not have trouble swallowing food. But it is difficult sometimes to swallow saliva. Usually when I am really stressed out or worried the symptom gets worse.