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Digestive Disorders board

I am 45 now and have had an anxiety disorder all of my life and I was sick to my stomach and vomited a lot even as a child. Then when I was 20 I had my 1st panic attack and went to the hospital for the first time. I had just gotten engaged. The doctors ran all kinds of tests, over and over, then said it was just wedding jitters...no it wasn't, so they said it was my job, no that wasn't it either. I had exploratory surgery, they took out my appendix and said the problem was all in my head. My gallbladder had been tested and the surgeon didn't feel any stones. That was in 1982, in 1985 my gallbladder totally quit functioning, it just died, no stones, but I had been told many times it was all in my head so now I did have a mental problem, too, and addictions I didn't realize. I lived in fear of the next time I would get sick. Please don't let them tell your daughter that it is in her head. Now I have been on Valium and antidepressants for so long and I have just found out that the meds are what has kept me sick all these years. I just found this information in January and I have not been sick since then. I hope she has not been put on any benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Ativan, etc.) as I have just found out how addictive they really are and what awful problems arise when you develop a tolerance to them and the antidepressants just totally change your brain chemistry and alter your whole personality. At least, that's my opinion. I wish I knew then what I know now. Just wondering what was really wrong for such a long time just about drove me insane, ruined my marriage, and wasted a lot of years of my life. I'm going to try and make up for lost time as I get off of these poisons the doctors prescribed! I hope and pray that your daughter's illness will be diagnosed quickly and correctly and that there is not anything seriously wrong. Good luck!!! ;)