Hi, I just started this forum recently and it's helped a lot. The last post is spot on. I had the same symptoms and my anxiety level was way worse. Did not help. I have seen a Dr and been treated for Gerd and LPR. It took a month to get in to see a gi and I presume it will be another few weeks before they will get testing done to get to the root of it. Sigh.....that was with the doc saying to get an appt asap to the first available.
Your symptoms sound a lot like gerd. Not sure of lpr but what I want to contribute to this is that these things with doctors do not happen overnight. It was safe for me to read up on everything about gerd and lpr even before seeing the dr and then following a lot of suggestions since the Dr was limited on her full knowledge of what all could help besides the always prescribed ppi's. I went on a very limiting diet immediately. I did put of the ppi's but found that it helped to start what the Dr said for omeprazole and it did help until I can get to the appt for the gi and testing. I also started with other suggestions and natural supplements (dgl).
My appt is finally this Wednesday (which will do nothing but get the testing started) and I do have some anxiety but it's a step. And there is a marked improvement for the LPR since going on a bland diet and using the ppi's. Get to a Dr asap to get things started but also follow some things you can be doing to start the process. Google does help a lot with this as do the forums.
Best of luck; try to relax. Many people go through this and you are at least starting to get help.
Thanks for the reply and advice. I think I will still wait until my appt with the gp as it's only 2 months away now and it doesn't sound like there's any danger of leaving it this long... it's been like it for 3 years, what more is 2 months O_o. Your reply and other comments on the forum have definitely made me feel more confident about
talking to my gp about
this though, and I'll maybe try different diets/avoiding certain foods in the meantime.
I know you said it's just starting everything off, but hope your appt goes well on Wednesday and they get everything sorted for you asap