I have been experiencing severe tighness in my throat, breathlessness and slight wheezing. This woke me up in the middle of the night because I could not breath and get my heart rate under control then causing me to panic. When I went to the hospital they did a EKG, thyroid test, and chest xray. All were ok and they chalked it up to a panic attack. I realize I had a panic attack however it was caused by not being able to breathe. I have had these symptoms now for over a week sometimes my heart races and I get dizzy but that is not all of the time but the tightness in my throat and feeling like I am breathing through a straw is. I have read about Vocal cord dysfunction and chronic hyperventalation syndrom and both sound like something I might have (more VCD). Any suggestions?
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