Oh Flowerlane, you sound like me in a way :( Do you get the heartburn often? I've had it uncontrolled for years now even while taking a PPI. Well I'm a very anxious person and suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Usually I control it with an antidepressant, but about 2 months ago I was off of the antidepressant and I had a bout of gastritis and it hurt so bad so I started worrying about it and it made me nauseous. I have a true phobia of vomiting!! I am so afraid of it, since I was like 7 years old. I would walk around saying "don't say the 'F' word" and I meant stomach flu LOL. But, what you're feeling could be symptoms of anxiety. It's an evil cycle...you're scared of being sick, so you worry and therefore make yourself feel sick. It sucks! I'm back on an antidepressant now and even though I feel better, I'm still having bits of anxiety. A lot of it has to do with my gerd. It feels awful! I take elavil at night and also take xanax as needed, so I know what you mean:( Hang it there, it will pass. Just try to relax. I'm still trying, it's hard to when you don't feel good and have a phobia.