Two months back i had a chest pain. For the following 2 weeks i worked with Cardiologist to rule out heart problem. Later i met GI and was told it is possibly GAS. Eventually i did endoscopy and was diagonised with minimal imflammation due to Acid Reflux and Short Segment (less than 1 cm) Barrets Esophagus. I have never had heartburn.
I am settled with GERD, i am taking one prylosec every morning and made lfestyle changes. However, i have somehow caught on anxiety (i think due to initial 2 weeks before hearet disease was ruled out). Although i thought my Anxiety is getting better, but past two weeks have again been pretty bad with anything from left arm weakness, heartbeat, headache and sometimes just feeling scared.
All this is making me very weak and i have lost more than 12 pounds in less than 2 months.
My PCP is offering me PAXIL and says there is no big deal about it. I have also started talking to Therapist. I have no stress other than this sickness to cause me anxiety.
So, anyone else has experience Anxiety due to GERD? If yes, did you have to take medications? Are those medications permanent? Or can this Anxiety go away slowly...
thankyou so much for replying.