Difficulty Swallowing

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Recently when I am eathing or drinking sometimes, I have difficulty swallowing?

Its really frightening and annoying and some people are quiet aware of it?

I persume this it just another symptom of my anxiety/depression

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    It could be acid reflux. I was recently diagnosed with it a few months back. I have a lot of issues with acid reflux and heartburn, acid indegestion. They things are from anxiety also. I would go to the doctor and have them check it out. But I wouldn't be too worried. It's annoying but if you take Prilosec it helps.
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    Oooh i hate this anxiety symptom so very much. I have gerd and reflux as most people with panic attacks and anxiety do acquire but this is the most dreaded symptom. You need to see a gastro doc so he can give you a baseline on your belly issues. Then handle it as anxiety after that. I use nutritional drinks during these times as they are thicker, tastoer and slide down easier and give me the nutrition needed to function otherwise. They have chocolate, strawberry or vanilla and even juice flavors. They make them for adults or for children. They are so,d supermarkets and pharmacies even in the large chain convience stores. They do help you at least feel better health wise.


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      Its horrible aint it, very scary :O

      I still am eating and drinking as normal but sometimes I get that gagging feeling so I jump forward with it and try and swallow

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    Ever hear of L-theanine i just bought it. People swear by it and it sold in vitamin stores. A very long time ago. I weaned off meds it was an experience ill never forget.but i take the occasional xanax and mostly do cbt and listen to audiobooks on healing. Eating clean and healthy does make me feel better which is interesting on the food connection, i allow cheat days too so nothing becomes overwhelming. I believe if you take one day at a time or even sometimes one minute at a time it is bearable, expect that throat thing..i truely hate that and take a half of xanax and then try and keep as busy as i can or start looking up comedian routines..anything to get my mind off that u til it goes away. I looked into nergy healing stuff like qi-gong which is interesting to try out as an additive to cbt and eating healthy.i dont know thought id share.
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      Thats a great reply as I have weaned off antidepressents myself 2 months ago and am struggling big time after been on them 10 years.

      Am taking Lyrica daily and Xanax when required to help from the withdrawal.

      Have tried the L-Theanine on and off but not long term so maybe ill try these again.

      I have done cbt before and am currently doing an online course again and reading loads of books about overcoming depression etc.

      I also try the Reiki, I tried lots of stuff to help and will continue trying till I get this horrible illness under control

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