It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anxiety Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hemet, california, USA
Posts: 29
Lostwithin HB User
Anxiety, panic attack and Gagging reflex

One of my syptoms that seem to bother me the most is when I have a panic attack I start gagging, normally just get the dry heaves. This is really a prob because if I need to leave the house I gag so much I can't see to drive.

If I am not able to forget my trip out or calm down I will continue to gag until I am so exhausted I can hardly stand. I am already to the point I hardly ever leave the house this sure does not help. Does anyone else have this effect?
__________________
Lost Within

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-01-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,212
mjewell HB Usermjewell HB Usermjewell HB Usermjewell HB User
Re: Anxiety, panic attack and Gagging reflex

YES!!!! I thought I was the only person. I gag when i get very very nervous, I think it is mostly because I am afraid of vomiting and I make myself so sick with panic about it that my throat muscles tense up. I don't know if that's what it is but i HATE it. It's so embarrassing. I usually chew gum and have mints, they help a lot when i feel that way. If it gets real bad I take a Xanax.

 
The Following User Says Thank You to mjewell For This Useful Post:
Ashley11344 (10-25-2010)
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-01-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: melbourne, vic, aust
Posts: 7,378
hry33 HB Userhry33 HB User
Re: Anxiety, panic attack and Gagging reflex

any valium type tablet disolved under the tongue will help a lot by relaxing all your muscles
__________________
Life is not a dress rehearsal

 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:38 PM   #4
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 37
jvasel HB User
Re: Anxiety, panic attack and Gagging reflex

Is that safe to take while driving?
__________________
- Vasel

 
Old 05-02-2006, 08:48 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hemet, california, USA
Posts: 29
Lostwithin HB User
Re: Anxiety, panic attack and Gagging reflex

All I am prescibed for mine is xanax well for my panic attacks. I find with the gagging what helps is to close my eyes and breathe only through my nose it seems to help for the moment any way.

One thing that triggers my gagging and I feel so so foolish about this. Since I more or less had a nervous breakdown any strong smellls or just trying to bag and take out the trash EVERY time causes me to gag severly. These is even on days I don't have to leave the house or do anything stressful.

Going grocery shopping is a trigger also.. but then again that is the ONLY place I do go if I leave the house. I do all the rest of my shopping online.. lol.

__________________
Lost Within

 
Old 05-03-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,212
mjewell HB Usermjewell HB Usermjewell HB Usermjewell HB User
Re: Anxiety, panic attack and Gagging reflex

Quote:
Originally Posted by jvasel
Is that safe to take while driving?
It can cause drowsiness and that is a warning on the bottle, but I don't know anyone who stops driving because of it. All meds have that warning, even over the counter cold meds.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anyone have Anxiety/Panic attack disorder? SnowBunny89 Fibromyalgia 12 03-30-2009 11:54 AM
Gagging/Retching feeling from PND, LPR, or something else? KyleG Open to All Other Health Topics 6 09-22-2007 09:49 PM
anxiety vs. a real inner ear problem Lauren29 Inner Ear Disorders 11 12-04-2005 03:27 PM
Anxiety or diabetes? xMorningGloryx Diabetes 6 05-29-2005 03:34 AM
Is anyone elses panic/anxiety soley based on medical fears? 468LC Panic Disorders 11 11-04-2004 02:42 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:35 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!