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I had an episode of being sick a few months ago after taking antibiotics for an infection. It has completely ruined my life. Since then I've felt like I can't digest food properly, have had intermittent nausea after eating, can't eat large portions, feel like my throat is choked up and am not sleeping at night at all as a result of this.
My GP diagnosed GERD and I guess I have a few questions. Firstly, do people with anxiety in here have gerd/indigestion and vice versa? If so, what triggered it?
Secondly, do you experience nausea with anxiety? The slightest twinge in my stomach gets me going now because I'm terrified that I'm either terminally ill with various diseases - I have diagnosed myself initially with MS, which has progressed to the big C and motility disorders/hormonal and heart issues. The symptoms change so much I can barely handle them. So I don't know if I'm making myself worse with worry as people are saying my worry is increasing stomach acid production.
Do people wake up with a churning in their stomach when they're anxious? This is waking me up every 2 hours at night. I'm fearful of what each day will bring with these symptoms. I'm scared of it getting as bad as it did in August when I had oral thrush and felt like I was choking immediately after these awful antibiotics.
Finally, what the heck do we do about health anxiety? People around me are telling me my anxiety is governing this condition I have but I've lost sense of myself. I'm doing CBT which is helping me rationaise things but to be honest until I feel completely well I'm going to be OCD about what's going on. For someone who suffers from OCD, this is horrible. No time frame on symptoms, test-and-treat approach, no definitive answers are available as of yet (not GP's fault sometiems GERD just develops) and random symptoms that creep up on me. Trying to figure out triggers but when they symptoms grab me my anxiety goes through the roof and I make them worse.
Sorry if this is garbled, please help! Hopefully someone can shed some light on things!
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