njam, My deepest condolences on your mom's death. I feel your pain as I just lost my Mom in January and had much the same experience as you with having to remove her from life support. I have been battling alot of guilt about
that, but luckily for me it hasn't affected my anxiety too much.
I have a chronic inflammatory bowel disease and also suffer with GERD. Have you seen a Gastroenterologist yet? I would suggest that you see one soon. It sure sounds like more is going on that just GERD. But I don't think you have cancer.
Also, my anxiety gives me all kinds of gastric problems. When anxious I get diarrhea, nauseous and even vomiting at times. I take Xanax (lowest dose) at the first hint of anxiety and it really helps. And many with anxiety suffer with IBS too.
But it can't hurt to get a good check up done by a doctor so that you know what is just the anxiety and what is a health problem. You would be surprised at what anxiety and panic can cause your body to do. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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