GERD/Reflux = Panic Attacks?: So in November

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The surgery came undone less than a year later. At the time I was only 22 years old so my doctors didn’t think that I should have another surgery until I’m much older and it was up to me to stay on medication for the rest of my life. I chose to not take anything except for the occasional antacid and instead managed my diet. I’m 36 years old now and I’ve only had to be on meds twice since I was 22. Even if I have a ‘cheat’ day I don’t suffer any set backs like I did when I was younger and on meds.

I wake up coughing choking and vomiting. Not a pretty sight. I find myself becoming more and more despondent.

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Many people obtain relief by standing upright or by taking an antacid that clears acid out of the esophagus. And above all, and I’m sure you are by reading this post, be open about your feelings of fear/panic. As men we tend to hold them close. Which is somewhat self destructive. Be positive, at 32 and training again you are fine.

While there is an extensive evidence base suggesting an association between irritable bowel syndrome and psychiatric disorders [8], associations with GORD are relatively poorly researched. GORD and mental well-being have been examined in both gastrointestinal and psychiatric-based clinical care settings with reports of increased likelihood of GORD amongst depressed individuals [9, 10] and increased risk of mental illness including depression and anxiety [11], neuroticism [12] and psychological distress [2, 3, 13] amongst GORD sufferers.

Encouraged by the need for population-based evidence, we aimed to investigate the relationship between GORD-related symptoms and psychological symptomatology, as well as clinically diagnosed mood and anxiety disorders in a randomly selected, population-based sample of adult women. Researchers have repeatedly hypothesized that psychopathology plays a role in reflux pathogenesis and vice versa [1-4]. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition due to stomach content flowing back through the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS), causing bothersome symptomatology characterized by acid regurgitation and heartburn [5]. Prevalence figures vary from 20% of the general population in the United States and the United Kingdom to 5% in China, with Australian studies reporting a prevalence of 9.2% [6, 7]. Psychopathology seems to play a role in reflux pathogenesis and vice versa, yet few population-based studies have systematically investigated the association between gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and psychopathology.

Hyperventilation syndrome may result in swallowing excessive air. This results in the following abdominal symptoms like bloating, burping, passing excess gas (flatulance), pressure sensation in the abdomen, Also, anxiety with increased air movement through the mouth can cause a dry mouth feeling. “I am taking prescription Zantac 150 and not sure if there’s a difference to the over the counter one but I love this medication. I had missed a week of work from throwing up every little thing even a sip of water and would be stuck there for over 30 minutes and had previously been sick almost every morning and occasionally during the day but always felt nausea and heartburn. Have taken Zantac 150 with prescription meclizine 25 mg and was feeling better the next day. I still get sick from time to time and feel like I lose a weeks worth of food but isn’t everyday and nausea and heartburn got less aggressive. Haven’t had any side effects.

The doctor can perform it through a laparoscope (small holes through the belly) or through open surgery. Some doctors believe a hiatal hernia may weaken the LES and increase the risk for gastroesophageal reflux. Hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach moves up into the chest through a small opening in the diaphragm (diaphragmatic hiatus).

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I have currently started going for walks which is big for me considering I became agoraphobic. On the walks I record myself and make sure I add positive things in. What I have figured out over these many years of avoiding everything is it was/is always the fear of being physically anxious. Its hard to get to the core of it because the doubts come in so many different ways and you come up with so many different ideas.

The symptoms would be hot and cold flashes, muscle tension in my neck and shoulders, shortness of breath, shakiness and twitching. I have general anxiety disorder and feel terrible psychically mostly all the time especially when I first wake up in the mornings or after afternoon nap. I don’t nap every day just occasionally. Have you ever noticed that when you get stressed out for some reason, your stomach feels like it’s sinking into your shoes? As anxiety symptoms go, this is another common one.

But I still worry it isn’t because my husband died several years ago of a massive heart attack out of the blue. Iv just retired from work which means I have time on my hands which doesn’t help.

I’ve had reflux for a long time. I’m now trying to change my diet and stop consuming food and drinks that lead to heartburn.

In most cases, diet and lifestyle changes can help people find relief from chronic acid reflux without having to resort to use of PPIs. I hope you find this to be true for you. There is a list of heartburn trigger foods and natural heartburn remedies on the site that you might find helpful. Praying for your peace and healing.

In its everyday form, the overbreathing may be hard to detect. The sudden form comes on rapidly and has more intense symptoms.

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