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Is this acid reflux?

samiaml
samiaml
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Hi everyone.. . So my anxiety symptoms have been doing pretty good. Up until about a week ago. .. Where my throat meets my chest I feel like there's something there. .. its there all day every day no matter what I eat. When i do eat it feels like my food won't go down and I then stop eating :-( I do burp more the usual lately. Someone please tell me how to stop this.. . I've tried tums.. Rolaids. . Zantac... nothing helps!

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euzsamio

do u have issue of Gerd? or heartburn? Last month I have that feeling, Anxiety can cause of acid reflux. Better lay down with two pilow in ure head to keep the acid at stomache, or visit ure gp to give u some med. Hope ure fine later!!

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Dorachka
Dorachka
in reply to euzsamio

may i ask you if you consume: meat, alcohol. do you drink coffee, milk.?

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foxglove

I find Wilkinson's own brand of indigestion remedy helps most. It's also chearP1

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Damian

I used to get that a lot, but it seems to have been replaced by other things now. (I don't know why my anxiety moves on over time, but it does.) It's a very common symptom of anxiety, to the point where it's one of the criteria for diagnosing GAD. See item 18 in the list...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gener...

I never found a good way to make it go away, but I thought you might be reassured to know that it's common and (if there are no other symptoms) not a sign that there is anything serious wrong with your throat.

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cat3

I suffered with this for many years until discovering 'Remegel'.

They're about £3.00 from pharmacies & supermarkets (pack of 24) and so, so effective. xx

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Jean32

Do you have any sternum pain ? Or a burning sensation in your sternum ?

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surfjen
surfjen
in reply to Jean32

I get a pain underneath my sternum too and then hunger pains in my gut.... think it is acid reflux and I notice since Im dealing with a big stressor in my life it has gotten worse.

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Beaudog1

Hi Samiaml,

I too suffer from what you describe. It started some 12 months ago when I noticed the bone below my sternum sticking out. I over focused on it for some time especially when anxious; I would rub it. After some weeks I felt difficulty when eating, as if my chest was tightening when I swallowed, it would then relax. As I focused on this it gradually got worse and I have become scared to eat. Sometimes I have pain in my sternum and I actually bring up some kind of catarrh which makes it even more stressful. It is called Oesophagal Spasm and effects people with stress anxiety and depression. Try not to over focus as it will make it worse. Easier said than done I know.

Good luck.

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