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I have a story exactly like everyone I just read. It is not always acid reflux or GERD-mine isn't. Yes it is stress. You are not fighting cancer or heart disease-you are fighting you! I got this after having mole diagnosed as Melanoma-which thankfully did not get out of the mole!!! Then I got encephalitis-dizziness, headaches, blurriness ( I thought I was going blind) all this went away and in headed Globus Hystericus through my door and it hasn't left since! (nearly 3 years) I have been called Bi Polar, neurotic, menapausal, not RELIGIOUS enough and a host of other false indignities!!!! from very uninformed and yes I'll say it-ignorant people! You are fighting your subconscious-that's all! But when you fight yourself-who wins? My suggestion- cognitive therapy, and diversions and replacement behaviors. We all have to find a way to get this off our minds!!!!!! Believe me, I am a strong, educated person and this has been the battle of my life! To the point of debilitation. I too, have been on Xanax-still am and I hate being dependent on anything! But it does help one cope-temporarily. Xanax will NEVER cure your throat. I am having the 24 hour reflux probe on Sept. 20th and I know that is not my problem-I am having it to prove everyone wrong. It is a factor with some people-but not all. I have taken all the medications for reflux for 2 years and nothing! I do ph lithmus paper 3 times a day both in the mouth and urinally and it shows me either exactly where I should be or too ALKALINE!!! This is stress!!!! You better believe it. It is a huge feat-but if you can stop being upset and afraid of this- I promise it will lose it's power eventually. Just like a person who intimidates you-once they don't intimidate you anymore they become obsolete. Fighting yourself or your subconscious mind IS harder there is no doubt. Don't give up-we can do it and support groups like this do help. You are not alone and it is not a weakness in you. It's just bad luck. I have seen people overcome this drug free. GET YOUR MIND OFF THIS and don't let anyone or anything scare or stress you out to the point of this-nothing is worth it! You can get your \"health\" and peace of mind back. Just know this can not destroy or hurt you only the suppposed power you give it. Stop giving. Talk to people, get informed and get involved in something anything-but this! I pray for us all and know it can be done. This is not cancer- it will not grow or kill. Know that! and fight!
Sincerely, Michelle Fotheringham
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