I cant swallow when there is nothing to swallow when I feel like I want to.? So it started when I had a panick attack from eating a cookie and couldn't swallow after my throat became really dry. Then I drank water alot and my swallowing mechanisms were fine. I could swallow food but sometimes I would be afraid and be aware of my reflexes and started panicking. This panick cause me loss of appetite.I went to my doctor and did blood test and told me I was fine. My mom who is also a doctor told me its an anxeity. Her friend who is also a doctor told me Im just being paranoid. I could swallow my saliva fine but when I feel or have an urge to swallow without food saliva or water I couldn't and I need to push my saliva so I can swallow. So is this psychological?