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   Posted 11/30/2006 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
this might sound stupid for asking but does anyone else ever get this after start feeling short of breath and you start almost forcing up burps and you reflux food up after every feels like ur thrpowing up but it dosent come up all the way and it stays for an housr or more somtimes when i get it ....dose that ring any bells?

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   Posted 11/30/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
o sorry i forgot to add that when this is all happening i get alot of anxiety and a tight throat feeling .....

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   Posted 11/30/2006 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It may be happening the other way around - anxiety causing the acid reflux. When my anxiety gets bad it affects my digestive system. I get acid reflux, burning stomach, intestinal rumblings, etc. Is it happening every day? at every meal? Try a pepcid type medicine for a couple days to see if it helps (it should). I use pepcid - since one dose lasts for up to 12 hours, I'll take one in the morning.

Hope you feel better!

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   Posted 11/30/2006 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had acid reflux for a lot longer than I've had these stupid anxiety attacks (I think). I suppose it could be that I've always had anxiety, and it used to manifest itself as reflux.

Anyway, mine can last a LOT longer than an hour. I'm on Prevacid and sometimes use a couple of OTC things to help out, mainly Maalox Plus tablets and Pepto. Sometimes I eat those Maalox like candy but I wouldn't recommend that because it'll introduce its own set of problems if you take too many. My doctor has said I could use Pepcid, Tagamet, etc, in combination with the Prevacid and Maalox but I've never tried that. As crazy as this sounds, sometimes eating will help me at least for a few minutes. This could be my imagination, but eating starchy things like toast and crackers seem to absorb the acid or at least give your stomach something else to do besides making you miserable.

When acid reflux gets really bad it can definitely cause stress. You can never be comfortable when it's severe. One tidbit of advice I can give you is that you shouldn't try to make yourself burp. It'll happen naturally if you need to.

Here are a few things that've definitely helped me. A lot of it is common advice:

Raise your bed at least a few inches.
Make sure you get enough sleep.
Avoid stress while eating, and directly afterwards if possible

Hope this helps you.

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   Posted 11/30/2006 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   

reflux or GERD effects many anxiety sufferers see doc for meds

also helps to chew the food slowly and eat in a relaxed way and no late night refrigerator raids yeah

some raise the head end of the bed


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   Posted 12/1/2006 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
When my dad felt stressed about something he used to actually throw up.

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   Posted 12/2/2006 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have woken with the taste of vomit in mouth
Am now on meds for this
I think it is A/P related and for me I have head propped up with 4 or 5 pillows
I dont eat after 7 pm anymore either I was constanly munching on stuff in bed while reading and dairy products worst enemy for me anyways
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