My only issues with any mind-body connected health concerns have been this silly GERD/anxiety stuff. Hubby and I together have documented this whole thing as it has played out in the last 11 years. I'd had GERD for over 30 years. It got really bad 11 years ago and it was "treated" with medications which we now know affected my level of anxiety.
It was hard at first because "at first" the things like Nexium etc actually helped me to a degree but their side effects weren't that well known and the longer I took PPIs the more anxiety I experienced even though it helped the acid at first.
I imagine, just as with the bone density problems, that there will be a PPI-Anxiety connection made eventually. Some of us just figure it out for ourselves sometimes as with the man did whose link I posted.
I am now taking only one medication instead of a list of acid meds a mile long and it is the sliver of an anxiety med once a day that takes the edge off that years of GERD have caused me.
I wasn't as stressed as I was sick and run down from before the surgery. It takes time for all-round healing to take place and hopefully I'm on the way.
Not too shabby for an old 65 year old gal.
Nice to hear from you!
Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living. -Unknown
Lap Nissen Fundoplication August 1, 2011
Post Edited (halloweenbaby) : 9/5/2011 4:33:05 PM (GMT-6)