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Hi, I had a baby nine months ago and started developing a lot of stress due to the adjustment to life with baby. It started off with gastritis flare ups and stomach pain. I was taking omeprazole for three weeks for the gastritis. The fourth week my doctor told me to double the dosage to 40mg a day. The night that I first doubled the dosage I was laying in bed all of a sudden I started feeling this lump in my throat making it hard to swallow, my nose felt congested making it difficult to breathe, my heart started racing and I had the chills. I was terrified! I don't think I feel asleep that night until almost 4am. The next day I went to the emergency room, they informed me that the lump in my throat was called a globus sensation and it due to acid reflux that was probably from my gastritis. I told them about the other symptoms I experienced,they said that it sounded like an anxiety attack. They gave me a low dose of ativan to calm me down and put me back on the omeprazole which I refused to take. They switched it to famotidine which I took for a week or two but discontinued because I was not feeling any better from my globus sensation. It has been about a month and a half that I have been experiencing this globus sensation every single day. I have developed anxiety toward it which I realize makes it worse because it causes my stomach to produce more acid this intensifying the lump. I can't seem to not focus on it. It is coonsuming my life. Because of it I have developed a fear of medication because I fear that I will have an allergic reaction that will cause my throat to close or another anxiety attack which feels like I cannot breathe. I do not know what to do to better myself or get rid of this sensation for good. I just want my life back.
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