Anxiety Support

Heartburn??

So I have health anxiety and I believe I've been dealing with some severe heartburn for a few days,but my anxiety brain keeps telling me it's not and that it's a sign of heart attack! The middle of my chest burns pretty bad and I wish that I could just believe that it's heart burn. Instead I am.dwelling on it which is making it worse

Can anyone relate? If so what helps you?

7 Replies
oldestnewest

I can relate. Try to tell your anxiety brain that it’s not a heart attack symptom if it’s lasting that many days. And you would have more than just that symptom. I know it’s hard but try and get your mind off it. Also try and focus on foods you’re eating that may cause heartburn and steer clear of them. Hope this helps!

1 like
Reply

Thanks! That's great advice!

Reply

In hindsight my anxiety caused my heartburn to be uncontrollable. I do get it now occasionally and can’t do certain foods but nothing like where it was. Like straight acid and pain and burning up into sternum area. I agree with Kim. I always ask myself...are you dizzy? Sweating? Nauseated? Etc... calms me down.

1 like
Reply

Ajrea2, drink a Sprite, 7-Up, any beverage with carbonated water in it . It will help you belch and you should start getting relief pretty soon if it is heartburn , this is what works for me 😘

1 like
Reply

Thank you.

Reply

Me and you have similar patterns of anxiety

Reply

That's why I messaged you.. I wanted to let you know you were not alone!!

Reply

You may also like...