I read some posts about people who have GERD or acid reflux and it's linked to their anxiety. Their anxiety makes their acid reflux worse.
Let me explain my situation a little and if anyone can comment if they relate or for support that would be great.
I've had acid reflux for many years now, started out as just really bad burning in my stomach. The doctor put me on prilosec and it helps me a lot. I just take 1 a day right now. The doc wanted me to have an EGD so I did and sure enough it was just mild acid reflux and they said to keep taking my meds and watch what I eat. Well, with the prilosec I've gone periods of time where I could eat or drink anything and those were also the times I had no anxiety or panic attacks. The acid reflux actually started several months after a bad bout of anxiety(coincidence??). And this time it started again with a very stressful event in my life. I started getting nauseated from eating and drinking certain things-but no real burning, upset stomach or sick feeling. So I don't know if the nausea was from anxiety or the acid reflux. Well since then everything's gotten worse, the acid reflux and anxiety and panic attacks. And this morning while I was drinking my coffee I started feeling naseous(like the start of a panic attack so I took an anti-anxiety med) then it turned into severe nausea, was in and out of the bathroom thinking I was going to throw up. This severe nausea came out of nowhere. I've never had it that bad or that long. It finally went away and I took some meds. I was feeling a lot better so decided I better eat something and fixed a sandwich, took a few bites, now feeling a little nauseous again. This is not normal for me, this level. No, not pregnant! And don't feel sick.
But I have been going through some emotional issues lately that have made me feel very rejected and depressed, like I just want to die. So I'm wondering if it's all tied together, the emotional with the physical.