Hello Pamela, and welcome to our neck of the woods! LOL.
First, I have a question for you, if you don't mind...your signature mentions you were taking Effexor XR for anxiety and panic attacks but you switched to Zoloft 2 days ago...can I ask what was your Effexor dosage, and why did you switch? I am on that too, 150 mg and I am not thrilled with it. It makes me SOOOOOO tired. Like, about
an hour after I take it, I have to go to sleep. I have been on it for 2 months. I hate it. It helps my anxiety and panic attacks, along with Klonopin, but I can't stand being so tired.
Anyway, onto you now...
You mentioned your stomach on the right side hurting. How long has that been going on? Also, have you had your gallbladder looked at? That is a common issue with that kind of stomach pain.
As for the burning in your throat, what I recommend MOST for that issue is a liquid antacid. They tend to coat your throat and comfort the burning.
Are you going to be seeing a GI anytime soon?
I would treat you right now as if you have GERD. You can eat smaller meals, taking small bites, chewing a lot, if you smoke, try to quit...(for many reasons :) ) Uh, don't lie down right after eating, yet don't be too active right after eating. Also, I will pull up some posts that give some good advice on how to try to comfort the pain you are in.
Seeing a GI or maybe even an ENT is probably a good start though.
Wishing you all the best.
I do hope someone comes along with more thoughts for you hun!
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