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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
HI I am new to this forum. I have had panic attacks for the past 20 years and take zoloft and Klonopin. I have been having like this pain in between my chest that goes to my stomach. I went to the doctor and he sent me nexium. I have been taking it since Saturday night, is that part of a panic attack or could it be acid reflux? thanks

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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear hopetofeelbettersoon,

Welcome to the forum; I'm glad you've found us. Members here have described symptoms like yours for both panic and reflux. Are you still experiencing the pain, or has the Nexium helped? That may make the possibilities clearer for you and your doctor.

You might also want to check out the GERD forum and see what the members there have to say.

I hope you begin feeling better soon, and do keep posting.



  • Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum
  • DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux), Allergies
  • Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac, Singulair

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/27/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
No still feeling with that feeling of a knot. it is terrible because it also gives you shortness of breath. Thank you for answering will also check that forum. thanks again

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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi i have anxiety and panic and acid reflux and take nexium too...I feel when i get anxious it makes the acid reflux worse...The nexium should help, but it takes a wk or so for it to start working...

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   Posted 7/27/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there!
I too am new to this forum. Friday I was in the ER with terrible chest pain and tightness, nausea, the whole nine yards. It seemed alot worse than any panic attack I'd ever had (15 years and counting). Long story short, they said I had reflux and prescribed Protonix. I too have only been taking it a few days and there are times where I wonder if it is truly helping. One thing I was told is that if the pain is more intense when you lay down and improves when you're upright and moving, that's a sign of reflux. Anxiety doesn't give a rip what position we're in! Have you started a "bland diet?" I'm trying really hard to stick to that as well to see if that helps the symptoms.

Hope you feel better soon!! :)

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   Posted 7/28/2009 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi- i have panic disorder and i also take Nexium and Ranitide for acid reflux. I have suffered from GERD on and off over the years. can you be more specific about your symptoms maybe?

All the best,

Maz XX

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   Posted 7/29/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
A couple times a year I get a very sharp pain that begins in my upper stomach and goes up into my chest and sometimes my throat. The first time it happened, it scared the heck out of me. A doctor thought it was acid reflux. I'm thinking it's anxiety. The acid reflux medicines didn't help. Now when it happens I try to stay calm and I remind myself that I've had it before. I hope you find an answer to this problem.
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   Posted 7/29/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear hopetofeelbettersoon and TiredOfTheFear,
Hello, this is Kitt and welcome.  Anxiety causes many physical sx but what you both describe could also be GERD or Heartburn.  Please do check out our GERD/Heartbrun Forum as there is much info there that may help you.
Here is a link that may help you:
Just click on the link.
Take care,

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