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   Posted 8/16/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   

I don't want to get into my whole life story (again), but I was wondering if anyone with anxiety/panic disorder has ever had nausea severe enough to effect every day life? I throw up at least once a week, usually two to three times a week and every doctor I've ever seen about it has told me it's anxiety. I get sick even if I'm not having a panic attack, when I'm feeling pretty calm and there's nothing making me particularly anxious.

I guess I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this or if I should keep pressing my doctors for a reason other than anxiety...

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   Posted 8/16/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to hear you have this problem and I am wondering if you have had any kind of tests to rule out any other reasons for the vomiting?
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   Posted 8/16/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't actually vomit but I get so sick it can put me into bed for days.

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   Posted 8/21/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah-lots of nausea:( I realized the stomach upset was linked to high acid, which is caused by anxiety. Just like you, I can feel calm (no acute A/P or attacks) and still be nauseous-which is actually more disturbing than having it in the midst of panic, because I tend to think that I have food poisoning, or the stomach flu coming on! I take probiotics now and it seems to be helping. The digestive system takes a serious hit from all the stress and A/P we have, and the probiotics are a natural way to get things back in balance. Goood luck, and wishing you well.
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   Posted 8/31/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I also experience nausea a lot of the time, even if I am not "actively" anxious about anything. I do not actually throw up, but I feel very queasy and uncomfortable. I agree with Scaredy Cat that this nausea can be even more disturbing when you can't attribute it directly to having a panic attack. I am too scared to ask for an endoscopy or anything of that nature to really see what's going on (too scared of the procedure itself, I mean). Has your doctor suggested anything like that to you?

At any rate, that's a good tip about the pro-biotics! Thanks for that, Scaredy Cat! I take them sporadically, but I'm going to make a point of taking them regularly to see if that helps. Good luck to all!

Post Edited (dogstar) : 8/31/2010 10:58:18 PM (GMT-6)

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