So, I have been having extremely severe anxiety ever since my first panic attack two months ago. This occurred after I'd overworked my body while at that time of month with eating very little. I'm not anorexic, it was just I forgot to eat and had two birthdays and a dance that week.
Anyway, on Monday, my family and I went to a house for a vacation. I'm agoraphobic, so this took a lot of effort. While up there, I was in constant panic mode. Constant. Fearful all the time. Stressed beyond belief. Not sleeping. Not eating much. While also at that time of my month. I'd jolt awake, crying all the time. So much crying, I'm shocked I'm able to still produce tears. I'm stressing my mom out and my faith has reached its limit.
Anyway, one night up there, when I was thinking about my throat while watching tv, I got worried about gagging. I have never gagged before, this was after reading a post online. I have a major fear of getting sick. So, I started to feel this heat in my ears accompanied by a sick feeling in my throat. Well, I ate some bread and went to sleep and it went away. Next morning, I was thinking about the hot/tickly feeling and it came back. I am not obese. I don't drink. I don't eat heavy meals. I do drink baking soda and water since it is a hydrant and it also reduces acid. Ironically.
I thought that perhaps this was GERD, since the stomach gets stressed due to anxiety and it causes digestive problems and stuff and my brother (who is a nurse) assured me that it probably wouldn't make me sick; I'd get antacids and it should be fine.
Then I did the stupid thing and checked that out online and when I read people got sick, boy, did that scare me. I looked up symptoms which said feeling nauseated after eating.
And later that night, I felt nauseated. I drank some of my trusty baking soda and went to bed. The feeling doesn't worsen when I lie down or anything. I went to bed at around 2 and woke up at 7 with intervals in between. This was on top of a lot of exercise.
Then, after I ate in the morning, I felt awful. I thought I had the flu. Shaky, chilled, achy, nauseous, etc. I thought there had to be something wrong with me! This had to be GERD!
Anyway, I didn't get sick. The feeling subsided. I don't have heart burn. I don't have chest pains. I don't belch. I just have that random hot sensation in my throat that comes and goes and intervals of feeling sick in my throat.
I can't function anymore. I've reached my limit. I can't worry anymore. My vacation with my family was so stressful, I'd having attacks that lasted for hours, of me feeling like I'd fall down a hole or completely lose it. My depersonalization is off the charts and I've only gone to the doctor's once for blood work and such. I focus on me all day and can sometimes research symptoms for hours and not even realize it.
I'm going to the doc's again next week but really need reassurance ASAP.
PLEASE, can someone give me advice?
I also feel dizzy, which I attribute to not eating. Also, the days seem to pass super fast!
When I went to the doctor's a month ago, I was just suffering from derealization, dizziness, and brain fog. I had blood work, thyroid, urine, and blood sugar done. Could something new have developed within that time frame? I just feel so awful, like I constantly need to go to the ER.