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I am 47 and over the past few months I have been suffering from some sort of Reflux (without acid more muscle movement) from my stomach to the back of my throat ,my tongue is sometimes red and sore and I have been suffering from anxiety and feeling very morbid , I am trying to keep strong for my family but think I’m losing the battle and may break down at any time.

Has anyone else been through this and should I go on anti depressants?

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    Hello Gary

    Yes for about 7 year's I have had morbid feelings and general fear of death. Anxiety as a whole for 15 years. I would see your GP as a first point of call but I suffer with reflux with my anxiety from time to time. I get a cold burn from mg stomach right through my windpipe. They may recommend meds but that can make your stomach probs worse initially but they can prescribe omoprozale for that as that's what I have. Another thing Gary please don't think that anxiety and the need for meds makes you look weak or defeated it takes more strength to seek help than not. We all need help sometimes thats what Dr's are there for to help you feel better and try to get you back to your old self. I suspect the reflux type illness is anxiety related but then again it might not be. Unfortunately as an anxiety sufferer they tend to pigeon hole you and put most aliments down to that. I hope this is a bit helpful and you get to a GP soon for advice at the v least.

    Natalie

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    Reflux is a sign of possibly a problem with the body. You need to talk to a Dr before it gets worse. It could be a hiatal hernia. If you believe in God, pray to him.
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    Its also an anxiety symptom as is IBS and many other physical symptoms.
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    Yes it is a symptom of IBS and Fibromylagia that is why you need to go to a Dr. soon before it gets worse.
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    Ibs and reflux are symptoms of anxiety. As well of a physical illness.
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    Hi mate,

    Get this seen to ASAP,I had similar problems last year,had anxiety/depression for over 50 yrs,so I know the score.

    My throat/stomach problem was diagnosed as barrettts esophagus plus hiatus hernia,in my opinion this was worsened by worrying over things too much,mainly due to having a dual knee replacement and prior to that being medically retired,so no work for 2 yrs.

    i can now walk,my stomach reflux seems to have abated,and my anxiety is under control thanks to 400mg of Pregabilin per day,although I am seeing a shrink in a week's time to discuss my ongoing problems with anxiety and maybe a possible change in medication

    You must see your doctor and get this seen to,it will not go away on its own,believe me.

    Good luck

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    Gary, The advice to see your GP is very good. Your symptoms could be from a physical condition so it's essential to see your doctor ASAP. Perhaps you should see a new doctor and not mention your anxiety and fears. Sometimes when you speak of anxiety doctors think everything you feel is attributable to mental and emotional conditions. Natalie mentioned this in her comments. Just describe your physical symptoms and let the doctor do the necessary tests to rule out a physical ailment. Good luck from Long Island, NY
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    Thank you everyone very much for your advise and being honest, I have booked to see my Dr for tomorrow so hopefully will get some closure on it, it is very nice that everyone is so kind and once again I thank you all.

    Regards Gary

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