The ubiquitous 'lump in the throat' is a classic symptom of anxiety and stress -- as is excessive salvation. Although, ironically (as I am sure you know) anxiety can also cause dry mouth.
If you are really concerned that there may be something else going on to cause the excess salvation -- you can always do a search and see what you find. However, in the absence of other symptoms, I think the chances are very good that what you are experiencing is a part of your anxiety.
Having dealt with anxiety and depression for most of my life, I can tell you that concentrating directly on the symptoms seems to be the least effective approach. For example, telling an anxious person to 'relax' -- will, more often than not, have the exact opposite effect.
I do think you may want to talk to your doctor about taking an antihistamine medication at night in order to dry up your mouth a little and reduce the chances of over--salivation causing choking and subsequent panic -- that, you do not need.
Other than that, my advice is pretty standard stuff that I am sure you have heard before:
- breathing exercises/meditation
- progressive relaxation routines
- focus on the needs of others
- do not dwell on negative thoughts
Give yourself six weeks. Start out slow. Do a little more each day. I am betting that you will be pleasantly surprised.
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