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Old 07-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

Ok so I get this feeling like deep in my throat its like a big glob of something. I try to hack something up but the only thing that comes up is clear sticky saliva, and I try to swallow really hard and take it down but that doesent help either. Ive take a zantac 150, some apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice all today, and nothing is helping. Does anyone else experience this? It gets worse when I think about it and concentrate on it. Its scares me and I keep thinking its gonna get bigger and Im not gonna be able to breathe or something.


Help me please everyone, Is this anxiety related do you think? Or could it be acid reflux? Im in desperate need of some answers. Ive thought about going to the ER a couple times but I cant afford another visit!
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
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Re: Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

I don't know what it is, but I do get a lot of anxiety with my reflux, try to calm down an breath deeply, reassure yourself that these things pass and you'll be ok soon, I hope this helps, Ive been at my wits end with reflux to the point where I have gone to the emergancy room a number of times where they found nothing wrong but reflux and a panic attack, I hope by the time you get this msg your feeling better, keep the chin up and good luck.

 
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:13 AM   #3
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Re: Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

Panicking really aggravates the reflux, and vice versa. So it becomes a vicious cycle.

Peppermint is supposed to be bad for us, but when my GERD gets scary, it helps me. I also read that peppermint tea is dilute enough for the acid in the peppermint to not have an effect.

For me also, if I think about heartburn, it is so much more likely to happen. I really hope you feel better soon.

 
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Re: Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

update guys: I made it thru the night. I wonder why sleeping always helps? isnt that supposed to make it worse? i lay flat also and not at an angle lol.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:31 AM   #5
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Re: Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

The apple cider vinegar and zantac are conflicting remedies. The first is if your problem is not enough acid, the second is if you have too much acid. I would suggest you dont use both. If you indeed have too much acid, the acid from the vinegar will make things worse. If you dont have enough acid, the reduction of acid from the zantac will make things worse. Choose one remedy and see if it helps, if not, try the other.

 
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Re: Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

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update guys: I made it thru the night. I wonder why sleeping always helps? isnt that supposed to make it worse? i lay flat also and not at an angle lol.

Sleeping calms you down that is why - when you have anxiety and you fall asleep then your problems that you are concentrating on go away so your mind rest. It is your anxiety that worked you up into panic. I know this because it happens to me alot.

 
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Sleeping calms you down that is why - when you have anxiety and you fall asleep then your problems that you are concentrating on go away so your mind rest. It is your anxiety that worked you up into panic. I know this because it happens to me alot.
yeah its horrible, What do you do for it? Like ill just be sitting here and then Ill start freaking out thinking im gonna choke etc, just exaberates the problem in my throat!
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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Re: Guys help Im having really horrible anxiety right now or acid reflux!!! (scared)

Try sucking on some throat lozenges. The ones that will numb you up really good. The feeling of a lump is due to your throat tissue being red and swollen (from acid). Sometimes this helps me. Gum also helps.. Good luck! I know exactly what you are going through.

 
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You just have to get your mind off of it I know it is hard. Your mind is so powerful that it can make you think there is pain and there is none. What I am trying to say is you are making the condition worse by thinking the worse. When you have anxiety or a panic attack your adrenline is released from your liver - that adrenline is supposed to be used if your in real danger like if you were running from a bear that is about to attack you - it give you more agility or strength. If you don't use the adrenline it has to be absorbed so it goes to your muscles so you feel totally exhausted after you get over the panic attack. That is what I read and what doctors told me .

I will tell you my problem after my gall bladder surgery 9 months ago I started to have bouts of nausea with dirreahea. I kept going to the doctor and they said virus or gerd. They would happen once a month. So I didn't pay any attention to it and I was stressed out over the economy. So after visiting the doctor every month for this she said see a gasterologist. So in April I did see a gasterologist after he told all the test I will go through I had panic attacks left and right thinking "oh no what if I have cancer" all this nausea must be a sign. I drove my doctor insane asking the cancer question. Anyway, I saw a allergist because I kept getting mucus in the throat and found out I was only allergic to dogs which freaked me out because I have two dogs and I am not getting rid of them. So that completely depressed me.

Anyway, my stomach bouts were happening twice a week rather than once a month. I had more bouts of dirreahea. My mom kept telling me your nerves are bothering you and that is why your stomach bothers you. So I was making it worse with worry. Then I wouldn't eat or do the normal activities that I used to do because I was terrified I would upset my stomach. This is crazy why did I do all this to myself. I have to recondition my mind now and start from scratch because I kept going like this "worry and more worry" then I will end up in the ER with worse problems. So now I am seeing a accupunture doctor to calm my panic attacks and calm my stomach. I am also getting my thryroid tested because it can mess your stomach up as well.

The best thing you can do for yourself is calm down because if you don't it will make your condition worse. Try meditation, exercise - take a walk to get rid of all the energy you have stored. Try Try very not to think about it. Your mind needs rest.

 
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