This has been something that's plagued me for a long time: do you sometimes have trouble telling the difference between being hungry and being sick to your stomach? I don't know if this is GERD-related or anxiety-related, but I'm told by the doctor that these two conditions feed off one another. Sometimes I'll feel this way and I'll eat something...next thing you know I feel much better. Another time I'll do the same thing and I'll get even sicker. I've tried to time my meals to prevent confusion, but it doesn't always work. I get hungry-sick now and then when I shouldn't be hungry (at the moment, for example...I just ate a small lunch 3.5 hours ago and shouldn't be hungry again so soon).
Another thing (and this is kind of gross): do you ever get sickish to your stomach after having a bowel movement? I usually do if the stools are loose. If I was slightly constipated or "normal", I don't usually feel anything. I'm guessing this is my anxiety disorder playing tricks on me. Why would a bowel movement cause a person to get sick AFTERWARDS? Doesn't make sense to me, but then again, what do I know?
Just wondering if GERD sufferers (or anyone, really) have experienced the same things. If so, was it GERD? Was it something else? I can't ask people I know in real life -- they'd just think I'm nuts.