I have been suffering terribly since August and would love to know if anyone has any issues with their stomach during panic attacks. This is fairly new to me since until August I had a relatively strong stomach and my appetite would not be affected too much about anxiety, consciously anyway.
I went on 2 courses of antibiotics, and the second one made me sick on the final night of taking them. I then had retching for weeks after because I had oral thrush (from antibiotics), a dry mouth and found I couldn't eat much. Since then, I have had waves of anxiety, burping constantly after I eat, indigestion, nausea after eating, I wake up and my stomach churns on anxious weeks. I sometimes feel panicky and like I can't organise my thoughts.
My GP has been really helpful and says I have anticipatory nausea before eating, acid reflux and reflux oesophagitis. The problem is, meds aren't making this go away. I'll calm down for a few weeks and if I experience some symptoms I will end up having a panic attack further down the line. When this occurs I sleep less and end up waking at silly o clock in the morning unable to sleep.
I have had anxiety for years and it's never been like this. I am scared in my own body, scared to eat and scared to sleep. The burping and nausea only happen every couple of days but when they do I can't concentrate on anything else. Usually meditation works but the tight throat and the nausea are things I really want to escape from and meditation brings me too much into my body at the moment.
I don't know what to do. I honestly feel trapped in my own skin. I have health anxiety and OCD and the vomiting episode and health scares previously in the year have just caused me to lose my mind.