About a year ago I developed panic attacks, pretty well out of the blue (I think it's perimenopause related). Along with getting anxiety over everything I do, now, I developed panic attacks/severe anxiety over eating. I lost 80 pounds in a year. I couldn't put anything at all in my mouth without getting panic. Can't take pills. Since I quit smoking 4 months ago, the few things I can eat (toast, yoghurt, a few other things) I'm eating like crazy, so I gained back almost 30 pounds in four months. But I still get anxiety and panic when confronted with most foods and all medicines. Worst part is knowing that this is really stupid but having it anyhow. Has anyone else ever had this? What is it?