I am sorry for the late reply...crazy busy week!
Since GERD and anxiety are often comorbid, it is a good approach to treat them simultaneously, so one does not exacerbate the other, creating a never ending cycle.
I would therefore recommend to continue the PPI as well as working an anxiety management program, until you feel relief/get improvement from both issues.
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