Yeah, I have to say I am triggered by sore throats. I used to get strep throat all the time as a kid and into my teens. At the very least 1 or 2 times a year.
Now when I get a sore throat, I get that feeling of being vulnerable and that sense of disgust you get when you think back about all the stuff that happened. I can't stand to not be able to swallow or clear my throat. That is why I avoid the dentist too.
Physical stuff in general can bring on the panic.
I do the same as txb, and down massive amounts of Vitamin C if I get the slightest scratchy throat.
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."