Back in July I had a horrible panic attack, but at the time I thought i was having an allergic reaction to the food that I was eating at the time. I felt like i couldn't breathe, my body got hot, i felt dizzy and my throat was itching and tightening. I was so scared that I called 911 and was rushed to the ER. The Dr examined me and said that everything is fine and that I was having an anxiety attack. Ever since then I now have a food allergy phobia. I've been having panic attacks lately whenever i eat food, especially when i go out to eat or order in. I'll be eating my food and then during it or after I start to panic. I get these sensations in my throat. Sometimes it feels like its swelling, tightening, itchy or dry. Some spices that I have noticed that are on the foods that I eat cause my throat to get itchy as well, but I am not really allergic to foods. Anyway, during these panic attacks I check my chest and arms for hives and I constantly look in my throat to see if there's anything there because the itchiness and tightening in my throat drives me nuts. Then after drinking tons of water and trying to talk myself out of it, the feeling goes away and I feel better. My throat will still kinda bother me though, but after a few hours I feel fine. I really don't know what to do about this because it is literally ruining my life. I am so scared that I'll eat something and my throat will close up and I won't be able to breathe. I carry around Benadryl just in case. Do you think I should get a food allergy test done to make sure that I am not allergic to any foods? What are some ways to overcome this?