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My whole life ive had stomach problems, they started really affecting me about 6 years ago and I started having even more health issues at this time too (reflux, anxiety, dysautonomia, etc.) within the last 2 years I started experiencing what I think is reflux in a different kind of way. Sometimes When I try to lay down to go to bed, Ill start to feel a terrible sensation in my throat, sort of like it's closing up and sort of like I have to throw up, even though I never actually do. Sometimes I start to choke, which scares me and makes my anxiety worse, since I have a bad fear of throwing up. These episodes can last a couple hours to all night long, last night I didnt fall asleep untill 7 am because of this. When it happens I cant sit down or lay down at all or I will start to choke within seconds. Whenever this happens I feel exhausted and anything I have scheduled for the next day is ruined. I avoid sleepovers and all things involving being away from home overnight because of this and I wish I didnt have to, I am missing out on a lot because of it. Soemtimes i think its brought on by stress, sometimes it will happen when im not stressed at all. I have been told by the doctor that its reflux but it almost feels more like an allergic reaction/ throat spasm. I am not sure and I really dont know what to do, its making it hard to be a normal teen and I wish it would stop.
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