I hope someone can offer me some advice. I have suffered from GERD and anxiety for coming up to a decade, and while the anxiety has remained fairly constant, the GERD is getting much worse - especially when I am stressed/anxious. I get worried about my breathing, which causes GERD... and the cycle continues.
My symptoms include: burning in the chest and across the top of my back, constant belching, huge amounts of mucous, difficulty swallowing, burning throat, feeling like I'm gonna suffocate.
I am on 80mg/day of Protonix and 10mg of Citalopram for the anxiety, but when it flares up, it isn't enough to control my symptoms.
I'm going on holiday for two weeks in under a month, and I am petrified that my GERD and anxiety will flare up, spoil the holiday, and leave me in a really bad way in a foreign country.
Any reassurance and advice greatly appreciated.