gerd and anxiety?????

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   Posted 7/28/2006 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
i have been told i have acid reflux due to biggest issue is having a lump in my throat and trouble swallowing. after i eat i get this feeling like the foood is stuck and i feel like gagging....does any1 else get this ....o ya the gaggging starts happening mostly when i start burping and having to burp cuz i feel like i have trapped air in my chest/throat

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   Posted 7/29/2006 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I guess anything is possible, but I have never heard that reflux was due to anxiety. Have you had a endoscopy done? I'm wondering if you have a hiatal hernia and that is the lump in your throat you are feeling? I really think you should get back with your doc and if you still aren't doing any better.

I think this calls for more testing to be done. What med(s) are you on for the reflux?

I have hypothyroidism (1953), diabetes type 2 (1976), high cholesterol (1989), gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006). I am on these meds for FMS: Prozac 20 mg., Xanax .5 mg., Diclofenac 100 mg., Cytotec 200 mcg. (stomach med to go with Diclofenac), Lortab 10/500 mg. I am also on the other meds for various reasons: Nexium 40 mg., Cytomel 50 mcg., Detrol 2 mg., Reglan 10 mg., Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex 1 mg., Lipitor 80 mg. & WelChol 625 mg. 3 a day with dinner. Also on B12 sublingually, magnesium, Centrum Silver Vitamin, CoQ10.

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   Posted 7/29/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
yes i had the scope andd baruim swallow tests and the scope showed i had acid reflux because i had inflamation in my ewsophagis and i also i have gastrits

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   Posted 7/29/2006 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
This is very common. In fact many GERD sufferers go through this. If you are prone to anxiety, it can get worse. Has your doc given you anything to ease the anxiety? In my case, I didn't take my doc's anti-depressant or belladona (the belladona didn't work), I chose to exercise and use relaxation techniques to calm down when I felt the gagging feeling, but I know this does not work for everyone. As my GERD improved, the anxiety got better too.  

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   Posted 7/30/2006 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I do know that anxiety plays a part in that it can make you feel worse.  However, I dont believe that it is always the only cause for it.  Have you tried any type of anti-anxiety meds for it? 



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