I am so depressed! I am 19 and have very bad anxiety disorder, panic attacks and major depressive disorder. For the past few weeks, I was suddenly struck with stomach problems. Anxiety has always affected my stomach but this time had been different. I woke up one day and suddenly felt severely nauseous like I'm going to vomit, lack of appetite, stomach churning violently etc. This lasted the entire day over into the other day and I couldn't sleep. Went emergency room and they said its GERD (acid reflux) , started on lansaprazole with no help. I went back doctor and this time they requested tests, so I did a full blood work (which came normal but said I'm low on iron a bit) , I also did a barium swallow test (X-ray) , it came back saying I definitely have mild gastro-oesaphageal reflux and that was the only thing found on the barium meal. So the doctor read the results and started me on nexium 40mg once daily and maxolon tablets three times daily... I won't be able to see a GI doctor at the clinic until December 3. I can't afford one outside neither. Nor an endoscopy...
But I need some advice please, I can't cope. I'm nauseated 24/7, always feel like I'm on the verge of vomiting my life out. I always have to travel with a just incase plastic bag, I fear going in public in fear that I might vomit infront a crowd and draw attention, I now fear going on public transports. Because I always feel like I'm going to vomit but never did even when it came close. I have school 8am to 4pm on September 7 and I'm practically depressed, how will I focus in class? What I feel sick or vomit in there? I won't be able to cope at all. I just need some advice I've hit rock bottom. I've also loss weight.
Not to mention I'm emetophobic (a fear of vomiting) so I get panic attacks when I feel nauseous. I know it was my anxiety that causes these digestive issues.
Has anyone has these problems?
Please give me some tips and advice?
Remedies to help with nausea and how to cope at school always feeling sick?