Can anxiety cause or worsen acid reflux?

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I just want to ask if my health anxiety over a simple burp with some food and a sour taste in it, can worsen the situation.

I have been having mild acid refluxes lately. It is giving me anxiety bc i am such a big hypochondriac.

I took antihistamine for postnasal drip, can this aggravate the reflux too?

I really hate google right now. I have been seeing too many things that worsens my anxiety. Please help me.

Please help me. I am starting to panic.

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    Hi there, it's sounds just what I'm going through t the moment, I think I have post nazel drip and also suffer from acid reflux, my anxiety is so bad t the moment , I'm on 100 mg sertraline and I am constantly clearing my throat all the time is so annoying and swalloing a lot so I seen to get uncomfortable , R u the same
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      not sure if I have post nazel drip but I do find I have a lot of phlegm and have to cough to clear it. This has been a new symptom since I have been on sertraline.  Have you found sertraline helpful?


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    H Sig

    please don't panic ..that happens with burps. If you are anxious your acid reflex will act up.  Anxiety affects all parts of our bodies.  Are you on any meds.  If you are really concerned you can call your pharmacist and ask if a antihistamine aggravates reflux.


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    yes it it can because when you are anxious you are also tense, most commonly the tension is in the chest. As suggested by others a good antacid should help if not see your GP hope this helps and relax, relaxation is key to reducing anxiety

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