Hi everyone, I wouldn't say my GERD was brought on by depression, but I do think anxiety caused it. I never had a problem with any gastric issues, only normal heartburn while pregnant, until I began having panic attacks and anxiety issues. Then I began having GERD symptoms, it HAS to be related... I mean how unlucky can someone be to have panic attacks visited on them and then separately develop GERD? So far, my GERD has been nice to me lately. Nothing major. BUT, my anxiety level is down also, the higher it gets the more symptoms I get. I also wonder if muscle tension throughout the abdomen doesn't bring on symptoms, if you are tensing around your stomach area, wouldn't that cause reflux? Just a thought.
When you have a handful of lemons, you have a choice. Suck on them, and be bitter.... or stomp on them and add sugar and enjoy them.
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.