Hi MG and welcome! I am sorry that you are having such a rough time of it lately. Anxiety certainly does affect the GI system, so you are not alone in that respect, many members can relate to this.
I am glad that you have seen your doctor to rule out any organic health issues (ie, IBS, GERD, ulcers ect.) He/she prescribed meds for you, which I'm glad help, but did they recommend therapy? In my opinion this is the best long term treatment for anxiety and panic.
I would ask your dr. for a referral to a therapist who specializes in treating A/P. It seems like a physical problem, with all of the body's symptoms happening, but you really need to treat the thoughts that trigger the anxiety. This will then stop or decrease the physical symptoms!
I hope that you can get going on this soon. It sounds as if you are miserable:( and this usually doesn't go away without treatment. The good news is that there is help! I suffered daily panic attacks and with therapy (CBT) I am currently free from them:)
Good luck, and let us know how it goes. Welcome again, and post anytime!
p.s. just read SZM's post...good advice...double check that it's not really an underlying stomach problem.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends"
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 3/17/2011 10:50:16 AM (GMT-6)