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Having a really hard time

I'm going to the doctors tomorrow finally (I should've gone a couple of weeks ago). Ive been having weird nausea which in the past couple of days has subsided but happened at least once a day for the past month. I am definitely not pregnant so it's not morning sickness. I also have a weird feeling in my stomach and esophagus and haven't been eating much for the past few weeks. I do have acid reflux occasionally so maybe that has something to do with it. I just recently finished antibiotics for a UTI and they seemed to clear it up. I am overly stressed about my health issues and thus my health anxiety is through the roof. Yesterday i started having intrusive thoughts again (I have OCD) and I am very depressed and sad because I was able to suppress them for some time. I am tired. I just don't really know what to do and am at my wits end and don't feel like myself at all. I'm 22 I just graduated from school and moved back home and I am wondering if maybe all of the changes are more of a stressor than I thought they would be. I really am just looking for some encouragement that I might be able to feel like myself again soon. I am so scared to go to the doctors tomorrow and for what my future holds. If anyone has any advice please don't hesitate to comment. Thank you and god bless.

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Hi Kmeritt, first of all if you have GERD on a regular basis it can cause nausea. There are many prescription medications your dr. might suggest if OTC ones do not work. Have you tried a bland diet for a week or so, avoid anything with acid in it ie citrus fruits/drinks. Eat in small portions more often. Antibiotics can be very hard on the stomach. Our dr. always tells us to eat natural yogurt when on them. Is it a MD you are going to see or a specialist? Write down in advance what questions you have, and all your symptoms. I feel certain some type of medication will be suggested. You are young, just graduated, and I imagine have a lot of thoughts about the future right now. Take it one day at a time don't jump ahead. Let us know how you make out tomorrow!

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Thank you for your kind words! I went to the doctor today and he said most of my symptoms have mostly been caused by anxiety. He prescribed me Celexa (ssri) for my anxiety and depression and Prilosec for acid reflux. I have an appointment with a therapist this coming Thursday. I am hoping I will be able to alter how my thoughts affect my life so I can in turn be a happier and more content individual. But I know it will take time

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I was on celexa for a yr. It didn't help but no side effects. So glad you did go to the dr. I also have had prilosec for GERD Ranitidine is very good for it, I like the liquid although it comes in pills, it coats your esophogus and gut better I think

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