Awwww, Gerd and Anxiety. Not fun at all! I have not been posting as well. Has been awhile. But am glad I came back and read this. I have Gerd
and it really got bad. To the point I was sleeping in a chair, lost weight and was a mess. What made it worse was the panic and anxiety took their hold and reared it ugly head. That made it worse and the Gerd really went crazy on me. I have had my anxiety way before I had Gerd. But I do know that when my Gerd starts I start to worry and the worry becomes so over the top that I start having major anxiety and it just adds more problems to all. Makes the mind race and think that I have this or have that. I finally had to take some time out. Head back to my Drs, get back on meds and get it together. Takes awhile and time. One has to think it took a while to get into this mess and it takes even more time depending to get one self back to so called normal. Is amazing what the mind can come up with, plus to have medical problems like Gerd or anything else on top of anxiety does not help. I was not thinking a few months back and went off my meds. Both for Gerd and anxiety. Not a smart move on my part and I was really hit hard when the Gerd started in and then the anxiety decided to jump in and then the race was on. I thought I had all kinds of things wrong, diseases and bad ones at that. I thought Oh What happens if I have something that cant be helped and I am not curable.
Good news I am and have been back on meds. Sticking right to my diet all the way. I do know that it takes time even with meds. But I am doing better. Still have some problems, but is not like it was and is getting better each day. A couple of set backs which is normal. But like I said took a while to get this way, now will take a while to undo it all. One thing I learned, Dont go off meds with out talking with your Dr. Plus dont just stop cold when taking meds. That can be the biggest no no. Wish there was pill for not being stupid..hahaha! Learned my lesson.
Wishing all the best and the best of health!