In July 2005 I had UPPP surgery for sleep apnea (where they remove the uvula and trim the upper palate), followed shortly by inhalation pneumonia and my first full blown panic attack (tachycardia). I have had anxiety and OCD for many years while taking care of my family and working full time. My husband is on disability so I am the primary breadwinner. Then I developed acid reflux and was diagnosed with a mild hiatal hernia and gastritis. Despite being on a full load of meds (ratinidine and prevacid), I have experienced many GI symptoms including chronic nausea, coated tongue and lack of appetite. Gallbladder, upper GI and other tests came back clean. I am now scheduled for abdominal and sinus cat scans since I also have a lot of nasal congestion. My doctors have suggested that these symptoms can be caused by anxiety, which I have denied up to now. But now I am beginning to think they may be right--I have been obsessed with my health and now these GI problems since the nightmare of my surgery (which I'm sorry I had).
Has anyone had similar GI problems, and can you suggest ways I can get my appetite back? A guess a visit to my psychiatrist (rather than the GI doc) might be the way to go.