I have GERD and it sometimes triggers my anxiety..i get a tightness in my chest i swallow uncontrollably lie something is blocking my airway and it literally causes me to panic thinking its my heart or my lungs then in turn im in panic mode.. i get that too its almost like i begin to hyperventilate.. you almost feel like your in there but someone else is driving.. soo understand.. i have xanax that treats my anxiety but i rarely take it unless needed... i started lexapro and im hoping it kicks in soon.. i would try antidepressants for the anxiety before the xanax since xanax is habit forming
congrats on your sobriety that is something to be very proud of...
Female: 38 yrs/old DX: Lupus (dx:'03) MCTD, Raynaud's, Antithyroid antibodies, Lupus Cebritis, Lupus CNS, Lupus Pneumonitis and Stage 3 & 5 Lupus Nephritis. PRES ,Seizures, Photosensitivity since childhood, vasculitis, left thumb and toe amputated from raynauds, Sjogren's
Meds: cellcept, Plaquenil,Prednisone 30 Mg/Day,Miracle mouthwash,Xanax, Darvocet, Xopenex inhaler, Xopenex Nebulizer, Spiriva, prevacid, aspirin 325mg