anxiety and gerd

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 9/15/2005 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have noticed my belching gets worse when I am anxious.  I was free of these symptoms until I went back to "work"  as a substitute teacher a few weeks ago.  I sat through 3 days of meetings and by the 3rd day started belching uncontrollably.  I have worked a little and I have been out shopping and just regular stuff and I have noticed my symptoms are worse then.  When I am at home and at total peace, I still have a little but not as bad.  The nexium (on day 5) has stopped the heartburn 100% but I still have some chest pain and some belching tho not as bad.  How do I find out if this is all anxiety related?  Would that mean it is not a physical problem at all and therefore there is no need to scope me?  What would my doctor give me if I told him I thought is was anxiety?  The only other symptoms I have are my muscles get tight and painful.  Maybe it is not anxiety?!  I am, however, quite frustrated and would appreciate any input.  I actually look forward to night time so I can go to bed.  When I sleep, I feel none of this.  I wake up in the morning and it is the first thing on my mind.  It has gone on off and on for 2 years.  These have been extremely stressful years for me.  Major surgery..cancer was benign!!! Sickness and lots of weight loss.  Husband diagnosed as type 1 diabetic.  Daughter starting college.  Lots of stress.  Please offer any insight.

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 9/18/2005 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
What you need to do is stop eating processed foods.
I'm on a no grain diet. I eat vegetables, almonds and rarely fruits. I consume cultured cabbage juice but you can start making your own culture yogurt if that doesn't bother you. To learn how to make culture yogurt do a search on cultured yogurt you will find plenty of info, don't do the supplement for consuming friendly bacteria they are not as good.

You should try doing this. Find a quiet place, drink some water before doing this. Now what I am teaching you is what it called chi power. It's a breathing technique but you can control your body. Breath in slowly in through your nose, try not to move your stomache, you should feel the air go beyond your lung right up to between your belly button and bladder. Hold as long as you can comfortably then breath out. Breath normally and do this again. Try to do it as least 10 times a day and work your way up to 30 times a day.

Avoid all caffine, spicies etc. If you have stomache pain massage your stomache clockwise slowly.

try HCI with pepsin for digestion it works great. If you're used to eating grains and have high blood pressure and/or cholesterol this will help a lot when you stop consuming them.

As for your depression/anxiety the diet will help a lot. Too much sugars etc makes things worse. Chocolate makes me very moody and mad.

I've been through a lot too. My father's business went bankrupt while I got a lot of creditors bothering me. I got blamed for a lot of things. My father was abusive to me and I had two guys go after with an axe. I worked in a store where I was scared for my life because stores were getting robbed more than 6 times a year.

I think what you need to do is look back at the events or problems that bothered you. I suggest you write down what you're thinking. Now what you need to do is what did I learn from this and how can I use it to the positive. That's the only way I got over the events that happened to me. Also instead of saying to yourself, "I'm stressed out" you could say I'm annoyed or this is out of the ordinary. This takes work and I still work on it. Like anything else it takes time and patience. Try not to look at things as problem but as challenges. You say you're a substitute teacher, why not make the class fun. Sure they will be times to be serious but it's also nice to have fun with the students. One way I guess is having a short joke making contest or something like that. When I worked at the store I joked around a lot most of the time people liked it and they kept on coming back. It made my day much better and not as stressful. Find something you can enjoy, maybe it's reading, maybe it's working out. I enjoy helping people when I can, it make me feel good.

Diet is the most important for stress, people who drink a lot of junk and eat processed foods will be more stressful.

this will help you alot if you have an open mind. It basically teaches you about human suffering and how to deal with it. I find it very relaxing studying buddism it's not only a religion but teaches how to live life to the fullest.

Anyways good look and that medication doesnt solve all problems not some of them.
***Please remember we do not offer medical advice please consult you doctor before trying anything new***

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/7/2005 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone I am new to the forum and just diagnosed with Gerd on Monday and given Nexium so we will see how i do on that but i used to get heartburn not that bad but enough to be unconfortable a few months ago and I was exercising on day and had a palpatation that lasted about 5 minutes thought i was going to die
scared the heck out of me but ever since then been to my Doctor and a cardiologist for test everything is fine.
and i had alot of anxiety with all that. and now i have this so I do think if you are under alot of stress it can cause this to appear

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 12/8/2005 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Side Effects of NEXIUM:
Abnormal sense of smell, acne, allergic reaction, anemia, apathy, back pain, black stools, blood disorders, blood in urine, burping, change in bowel habits, chest pain, chills, confusion, constipation, coughing, cramps, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, dry mouth, ear infection, earache, enlarged abdomen, enlarged thyroid gland, eye infection, facial swelling, fast or irregular heartbeat, fatigue, fever, flu-like symptoms, flushing, frequent or increased urination, fungal infections, general feeling of illness, hernia, hiccups, high blood pressure, hives, hot flushes, impotence, inability to sleep, increased appetite, indigestion, itching, leg and body swelling, liver problems, loss of appetite, loss of taste, lymph node problems, menstrual problems, migraine, mouth and throat problems, nausea, nervousness, nosebleed, pain, painful joints and muscles, painful urination, prickly or burning sensation, rash, rectal problems, rigidity, ringing in the ears, runny nose, sensitivity to touch, sinus problems, sleep disorders, sleepiness, sore throat, stomach bleeding, stomach pain, stomach upset, sweating, swelling, taste changes, thirst, tremors, urinary tract infection, vaginitis, vertigo, vision changes, vomiting, weakness, weight changes, worsening of arthritis, worsening of asthma, worsening of depression.
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