Anxiety Issues (with added GERD)

Posted by abopp2022 @abopp2022, Jul 21, 2019

So I've had anxiety for a long time. And lately I've felt really off. My chest will get its usual tightness that I get with anxiety. But lately my heart feels like its racing but my fitbit BPM isn't high. My Clonazepam and Hydroxyzine doesn't help anymore. And I'm starting to freak out. My Acid Reflux makes it all worse. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow (7/22/19) for a previous injury. But im going to ask her if she can help. Any advice???????????? Please!!!


Hi, @trellg132 – is your appointment coming up soon for the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) anxiety?

@annedodrill44 – will you share more about how the transcendental meditation practice helps with your anxiety? Have you found the effects to last a while?

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Its on the 24th of this month

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This same thing happened to me, believe me this is not in your head. After back to back hospitalizations 2 months later they found out the herd was related to my esophagus. That’s why your chest is tight and have breathing issues. I have a new now to if it happens again with the breathing. I have the same anxiety meds as you. I severe anxiety and panic disorder. I should be on more but I do not want to be a zombie. Ativan works but knocks me out. Sometimes I’ll call it a rough patch I’ll get Xanax. I became agoraphobic would not leave the house.. If you say you have anxiety some doctors will say it’s all in your head. Listen to your body. I got really skinny because I could not eat. Hang in there remember stay in the present and it will work out

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