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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 11/28/2005 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
For the last 6 months i have been suffering from general anxiety. As a side affect it causes many imagined pains throughout the body, especially the chest and throat. The night I had my first panic attack I was experiencing burning pains in the base of my throat. At first i thought i just had bad heart burn which caused me to freak a little, but my anxiety persisted and after further investigation I learned how anxiety causes these physical pains, not vice versa.
Soon after i developed a stiffness behind my sternum and very mild pain that would permeate my rib cage along my esophagus. It wasnt painfull, just more of a constant discomfort. It also effected my breathing, or so I thought. But the more I read the more I was convinced that this was just my anxiety manifesting itself in its trademark locations.
But now I have been experiencing stiffness in my throat. Everytime I swallow it feels constricted a like my throat is a little swollen, but with no pain. I emphasize no pain as I have had sore throats of all kinds and this is different.
Basically I trying to figure what, if any of my symptoms are anxiety induced and arent a real problem or whether or not I actually have something that needs to be addressed. Does this sound like gerd?

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/4/2005 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I understand anxiety and GERD can be corellational. However, anxiety can run rampant and make u think u have anything under the sun. The main thing would be, did you have these symptoms before you saw them listed? I have anyxiety too and it sucks! :)
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