Gagging and Indigestion Problems

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   Posted 2/1/2011 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Do any of you experience gagging, heartburn, heartburn pain, stomach problems along with your anxiety. Mine are acting sucks. :( As if controlling my anxiety and grieving for a lost loved one were not enough...

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   Posted 2/1/2011 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rose,
I know many people have these kinds of issues with their anxiety.  However,  you may want to see your Dr. to be checked for GERD.
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep I get that too. Seems to come in waves and it can either get worse with anxiety or even cause it. Sometimes I'll go a month without any of it.

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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I have acid reflux and gastritis. When my anxiety picks up so does the acid in my stomach even though I am on a PPI. Many people who get stressed, most times repeatedly, will get stomach ulcers so it's no wonder that anxiety can cause these issues as well.
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree that you need to consult with your doctor, but before you try a prescription, or even an OTC, ask about probiotics.

They are an all natural remedy, that for some, can put the GI system in balance, eliminating or lessening the need for medicine. It's worth a try:)

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   Posted 2/1/2011 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Rose.. i do have that too. i do have GERD, and even on my perskription medication, i find that mine will act up when im having high anxiety. So much so, that it causes my upper back to really ache, along with my chest... and i also feel as though there is a lump of bread in my throat, and its hard to swallow.
i thought for SURE somthign was wrong, and after all these tests, all the doctors kept saying it was anxiety and stress... and i just didnt believe them,.. after all.. how could "anxiety" make my back and chest hurt so bad!!?? and how could it make a lump in my throat??....But, after i started therapy, and doing breathing exersizes and got my anxiety more under control....sure enough.. in my case, it all went away. it only comes back when im having alot of panic attacks and anxiety.


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   Posted 2/2/2011 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
At the onset of my anxiety and depression I experienced the first of many bouts with GERD. It was as if the two came joined at the hip. I took what they were giving at the time (1977), huge Tagamet Cimetidine pills. At that time I was taking Sinequan (Doxepin) for the anxiety and depression. The gagging, what my physician called "Globus Histericus," itself had nothing to do with the GERD. The two symptoms didn't occur simultaneously. With Effexor came the end of the GERD, for me. The gagging, I seem to have for life, preceded by a huge jab in my throat.
Have you made an appointment with a gastroenterologist? Please let me know how you feel. *ME*
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