Hi Everyone. I'm new to these boards. I didn't know if I should post here first or over in the GERD - Heartburn category as that and anxiety has pretty much taken over my life; but I am pretty scared at where my mind is at, so I will start here.
It all started back in December when I started having swallowing issues, and then a choking incident that prompted an ER visit. This (eventually) lead to a GERD - esophagitis diagnosis. Since then, I've been scared of everything!
Convinced I couldn't swallow, I consumed only liquids for about
3 months - which made my body go out of whack - thyroid levels, calcium levels, iron levels etc etc -- and as a result of lack of food, I started losing weight, having heart palpitations, couldn't sleep and get very jittery. It all scared me a lot.
Fed up, I got brave and started adding solid food back in.... and leveled off a lot of my body, but my GERD got worse. Chest pains, arm pains, stomach pains, I've been to the ER like 8 times in 6 months. If my heart was palpitating, I'd freak out. All these symptoms in the moment make me feel like I am dying.
I have a pinched nerve that causes some leg numbness that comes and goes and I'm convinced I have MS or lyme disease. My doctor has ruled out lyme disease, but I am making my doctor order an MRI to test for MS.
Every little pain I get, I think the worst. I bumped the base of my skull a little bit tonight on the cushy part of the car door while getting in tonight. I didn't hit it hard and I'm like OMG did I just give myself a concussion.
I'm so fed up of being scared. I am so fed up of these thoughts. I don't know what else to do. Will it ever stop? I don't know how to cope with any physical symptom anymore.
I need help. :-(
Post Edited (spiritspinner) : 6/28/2015 8:12:51 PM (GMT-6)