I have GAD and have had anxiety since I was 9 y/o. Mostly untreated. I'm only prescribed xanax; and I know that isn't a solution. I'm too ashamed of my issues to get help. I've never had digestive problems growing up. I lost my job two months ago and I moved away from my family to live with my boyfriend. Long story short, I'm under ALOT of stress. Majority of anxiety is due to health (crazy hypochondriac ) - constantly making up diseases and such then having ghost pains. When my stress levels rise, so does my obsession with my health. I was convinced I had a heart disease and I had to much time to obsess over it after I lost my job. Refused to see the doctor even though I have amazing health insurance. Everyday I was in a 24/7 anxious state believing I was about
to drop dead any second. Then weeks later, I started to have indigestion problems. Mild. But i believe my anxiety made it worst.
FINALLLLY went to the doctors. Heart, lungs, literally everything about
me is perfectly healthy. Doctor prescribed me zantac for GERD. Wasn't tested for it, she just agreed with my self diagnosis. Made me feel soooooo much worst. Chest tightness and problems breathing. She then prescribed me another medicine and it only made me feel more awful. I literally can't eat anything anymore without these symptoms ruining my entire day. I'd take how I felt before the medicine in a heartbeat. At least I could eat.
I read a post on here that made sense to me. They said they started to feel better after they stopped taking those meds for GERD and started to get treated for anti depression and anxiety. So, if you don't have GERD, can taking these pills make it so your stomach won't produce enough acid and you'll get a handful of other terrible side effects?
Like I started to get GERD symptoms anxiety can't cause the day after I took zantac. Excess saliva, hoarseness in voice, sore throat, regurgitation. I've been on it a week and its only getting worse! All I had before was a sharp pain in my upper abdominal and excessive gas after I ate. I'm starting to think I didn't have Gerd at all...if so, I hope these pills aren't destroying my esophagus.
Post Edited (Anxiousqueen) : 10/5/2017 5:27:15 AM (GMT-6)