anxiety and acid problems

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snakelover
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   Posted 12/4/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
i haven't been posting recently because to be honest all of my acid problems went away, but i felt like i should share some wisdom with everyone. It got to the point where i had problems everyday for 8 weeks straight, and i was starting to freak out so i started taking my anxiety meds that my doc gave me because i was barely able to sleep i was so freaked out. The anxiety meds took away everything my stomach problem, things that i thought were wrong with my vision, basically everything went back to normal and i wasn't constantly thinking about my health and what could go wrong with me. The reason why i didn't take the meds within like the first 5 weeks was because i had no freaking idea that my problem was caused by anxiety, so if i didn't realize it theres probably a good chance that some of you don't realize it and i would recommend that you talk to your doctor about it

Mom07
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   Posted 12/4/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you somewhat. I too suffer from anxiety. Last night I woke up w/terrible heartburn. Took prilosec, mylanta and 2 gas x. Still felt lousy. I started to, as you say "freak." I too worry about my health. I'm not so much concerned with is this going to kill me. I stress more about not feeling well and how long it will take to feel better. I get very depressed over wanting to get on with my life and feeling like crap. I have 2 vacation days this week. My PLAN had been to get out and do some xmas shopping. Now all I can think of doing it laying around the house. Which, believe me does NOT help. I finally took 1/2 a lorazepam. about 1/2 hour later the real intense pain subsided and I was able to sleep. I think when I stress about the pain, I make it worse. That is why the lorazepam worked.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/5/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Some people may feel anxiety worse when GERD is acting up, and sometimes anxiety in some people, can cause GERD to be worse. Not everyone who has GERD though has anxiety issues....and not everyone who has anxiety has GERD.

I do appriciate you sharing your story, and I am glad you got to the bottom of your problem!!!
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   Posted 12/5/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Tammy, I had anxiety way before the GERD problems started. It is usually acts up when my anxiety is high, but anxiety is not the cause of my GERD.
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king1234
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   Posted 12/6/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree to! Anytime I have had a health problem I think the worst case scenerio and then thats ALL I can think about. Each time I have had something I convince myself I have a disease that is to the point that it is not curable. Its the worst feeling because it does make the health symptoms FAR WORSE, not only because of the stress, but just psyhcologically.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Great input guys!
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mammaMia
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   Posted 12/13/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

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!

Mia
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