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greeneyed girl
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I just posted a few hours ago about my anxiety and panic attacks that I've been having about acid reflux.  I just heard from the GI doc, actually the nurse, and she said my 48 hr ph test came back normal, no GERD.  She said there is nothing wrong with my esophogus or my stomach and I need to go back to my PCP to try again.  I feel like I've hit a brick wall!!!  I just know that I have not felt well for months!  My stomach has been a mess, and my throat an even bigger one!  It's what causes me the panic attacks when it feels like it's closing up on me and I can't breathe.  The horrible golf ball size lump in my throat is very real!  After visiting several doctors and finally ending up at the GI, I thought for sure I had found my problem and could begin to deal with it.  He said that my symptoms sounded like GERD before the endoscopy, and I have been reading and trying to educate myself on it and accept what I thought I had.  And don't get me wrong, I don't want something to be seriously wrong with my digestive system, I am thankful that he said it isn't, I just know what I have felt for months, and the weight I've lost.  I'm 5'1 and have gone from 110 - 95 lbs.  I feel way too skinny, and I have become afraid to eat much because I've been afraid of what the food will do to my stomach and my throat.  I can't stop crying!  I know that lump is something!  I didn't imagine all these symptoms and episodes all these months, and I know something else has got to be wrong with me, but it's making me question everything I have felt.  Has this all been one huge horrible case of anxiety and panic?  Help!!! 

stkitt
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Greeneyed girl,

I cannot give you a positive answer that it is anxiety but anxiety can cause just about any symptom.  Is your physician going to run tests for any other reasons re you fear of swallowing?

Here is your (((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))

Take care and keep posting.

Kitt


 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/17/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I would be demanding that tests be run and reasons found for your fear /phobia for swallowing

This is a real disease and needs to be taken more seriously IMHO

Please do look after you and get the care and treatment you need ....I am also under 100 lbs and it is not good at all .........

Please make sure you at least try to drink plenty of water / broth with salt and if needed go to pharmacy and get some liqued potassium to make sure you are not having all electrolytes messed up .....Just my opinion.....
Please let us know how you make out with this .........LYN
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greeneyed girl
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   Posted 11/19/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
Thank you Kitt and Howlyncat for your encouragement and for the hugs.  I went ahead and made another appointment with my PCP for next Monday to see what he wants to try next.  I think I do need to be on something for anxiety and panic right now, as I just feel very wound up and anxious and the panicky feelings seem to hit me kinda quickly.  I know worrying about it doesn't help matters, but I just can't stop.  I've also been taking a decongestant again this weekend to try and help with my congestion and the lump in my throat, but I'm not noticing too much of a difference.  I had already tried a bunch of allergy meds before I was told it might be GERD.  The GI nurse told me to keep taking the Zegerid they put me on before the endoscopy, but if she says I don't have GERD, I'm not sure why they want me to keep taking it.  I'm just confused and wondering what's going on with my body.  I just want to feel like myself again. 
 
Also Kitt, I read the thread about your sister, and I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers.   
 
Thanks,

greeneyed girl
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   Posted 11/19/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
And prayers to you Lyn as well!  :-)

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   Posted 11/19/2007 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much

Am hoping you will post when you get back from the doc and let us know whats going on .....

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