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   Posted 1/21/2006 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all
new here, i have posted this on the GERD forum too in the hope that i will get an answer somewhere. I suffer from health anxiety and have been on prozac for around 6 weeks now, and although it  has settled slightlyi am still suffering from GERD/indigestion. I had these symptoms mildly on and off with my anxiety  but recently since starting on the prozac symptoms have worsened and i was wondering if it could be side effect of prozac and was hoping that other people on ssri's may have had similiar experience, my doc says its just anxiety and nothing to worry about but when you have a health anxiety.......... its like saying you have one the lottery but you cant spend it :-) Hope to get some replies

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   Posted 1/21/2006 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nell
I do not know but found this website that other people are talking about GERD/Prozac...maybe this will help

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks

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   Posted 1/21/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Nell, Welcome to the Depression board! :-)    I multiple health problems also, I don't think that I have anxiety that comes with it though confused . Anyway, I take Effexor XR as a antidepressant and a bunch of other medications that irritate my tummy. Anxiety can cause upset stomach.  Has this started just since you have been on the Prozac? Or was it prior to it also? Has your primary physician done an EGD or swallow study to check for acid reflux?  You can buy Zantac & Pepcid over the counter but it can get expensive.  Mylanta has a good cherry flavor that I keep a bottle in the refrigerator and it works pretty fast.  I have a prescription for Zantac 150 mg twice a day and also Phenagrin PRN (as needed) for really bad up stomach days I try not to use this one as it knocks me out.   Maybe someone else here will have some advice. Hopefully! Please keep us posted on how you are doing.  I hope everything gets better for you.


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   Posted 1/21/2006 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried nexium for Gerd/refulx. My mother in law took it and said it worked great!!
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