I just spoke to my chemist today about
the antidepressant I'm on, Mirtazapine/Remeron. I told him my main symptom - a horrid, burning throat if I eat or drink ANYTHING, even milk - has died down a little since starting the tablet, and it came back when I forgot to take the drug for 2 nights in a row. He said the drug has a hand in curing acid reflux.
When my chemist mentioned that info to me, I felt horribly depressed. I thought my symptoms might have been to do with stress - and therefore might have been curable in a way - but hearing such information made me feel like I've been artificially hiding my symptoms instead of improving them. Then I started "Googling" in my confusion (I know, I know..!) and kept finding things saying "GERD/LPR is for life" and "Stress cannot cause reflux." It's making the world around me get darker and darker, and I'm struggling to put on a better face in front of my family, who don't believe I'm suffering at all.
I was wondering if stress really can CAUSE reflux symptoms, not just worsen them, especially one as bad as a burning throat. And if it can, are there any success stories of people who no longer need drugs, special diets etc? I'm just not strong enough to live a life on drugs and a loss of my quality of life, so I'm really grasping at straws here, but any help you can offer would be much appreciated.
EDIT: Just found a post from somewhere else on H.Well; they don't have the same symptoms as me, but how far can I trust these accounts of stress causing reflux?
There's also this one on Anxiety Centre; is there any proof reflux can be caused by stress alone from this? Is there a way to tell if my reflux is causing my stress, or the other way around? :p
Post Edited (Daxter) : 12/21/2013 8:09:05 AM (GMT-7)