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Topic: Anxiety symptom makes me gag

  1. Jill G
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    13 January 2019
    Hi its ny first time posting. Ive been suffering anxiety now for over 3 months and it came out of the blue. ...wasnt sure what was happening to me. Been to doctors and dicussed all sorts of treatments. Lots of ups and downs. One sympton lve been having over the last month is gagging every morning abd there is no medical reason for it. ...has anyone else experienced this ...its really imoacted my life terribly
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  2. Peppermintbach
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hello,

    I hope it’s okay for me to extend a caring welcome to you here. Good on you for reaching out :)

    I feel anxiety can be so debilitating and the past 3 months, in particular, sound very emotional for you. I feel ups and downs can be really draining...

    Sorry, I haven’t personally experienced what you described. But I’m sure other people reading may be able to relate...the gagging sounds horrible. I feel for you...

    Please feel free to write any time you like. That said, no pressure though, only if you’re feeling up to it...

    Kind thoughts to you today...

    Pepper

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  3. Jill G
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach
    Thank you so much....l thought l was going crazy.....lve done some googling on this symptom abd apparently it happens due to stress reponses. I guess lm hopibg lm not alone in this
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  4. Mitchy1967
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    13 January 2019
    Hey im new here as well. I have suffered anxiety for about 12 months now and like you it happened out of the blue. I always feel nauseous, have heart palpatations, chest pain and just an overall feeling of being unwell all the time. I have had every test under the sun to see if the symptoms were gut or bowel related and everything came back normal. I have tried meditation, mindfullness and many other things but it just doesnt seem to work! If anyone has any tips i woukd be greatful for your help. ❤️❤️
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  5. Happygoluckymiss
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hiya,

    Firstly welcome to you and thank you for sharing how you feel. I only posted a couple of days ago too and have found the Beyond Blue forum family to be wonderful, non judgmental and very helpful and most importantly- welcoming.

    I am sorry that you’re feeling like this. It’s a wonderful thing that you have gone to the doctor regarding your anxiety and that you’re managing this upon medical advice.

    To answer your question, anxiety is very different for everyone and can present itself in many ways. The feelings I get are racing heart, shakes, sweats etc. I have done a lot read reading & found that when anxiety is present it can manifest physically and it is different for everyone. But, I am definitely not a medical professional!!

    If you’re worried about this and it is causing more anxiety and frustration- then definitely don’t dismiss it and go to another doc who specialises in mental health to obtain a second opinion.

    I hope to hear back soon and sending many happy thoughts to you today

    - happygoluckymiss

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  6. Jill G
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967
    Oh hi there....its awful lm hoping it will just stop...had all the tests to and it keeps happeninh
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  7. Jill G
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Happygoluckymiss
    Thank you for helping....lm on no medications at this stage but l may have to consider it
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  8. Jill G
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967
    Ive had to take anti nausea pills to get through sometimes
  9. Happygoluckymiss
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi there

    thank you for getting back to me!

    Im not on any medication either for my anxiety.

    I am just very aware of what my triggers are and how to manage them when I feel like I am out of control.

    The best advice I received from my gp is when he said you know your body and what is right, wrong or if something is not feeling or agreeing with you. This was a light bulb moment for me and I realised that if I am feeling a particular way, then there may be something going on?

    I hope this all makes sense!

    - happygoluckymiss

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  10. Jill G
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Happygoluckymiss

    I have an appointment with a phychologist next week as l feel l need help in controllingthis ...thank you fir your advice lm really trying to get co ntrol of my life back but its really hard

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  11. Happygoluckymiss
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    13 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Thank you for getting back to me!

    I understand the need to have control, or as I call it peace in your life.

    That’s so good you are going to the psychologist next week to discuss how you’re feeling.

    please keep me updated and know that this wonderful community are your biggest supporters and allies!

    - happygoluckymiss

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  12. Mitchy1967
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    14 January 2019 in reply to Jill G
    I to take anti nausea medication as well. I think that if I didn't have the nausea it would be soooo much better to deal with this stupid anxiety. I also take medication that my doctor prescribed to me, but I only take that when I get really bad. Some days it is soooo hard to even function like a normal person. I try to fight through it but some days it is just impossible. I am also an overthinker which does not help me either. I am off to see my doctor this afternoon and fill her in on how I have been going. Sometimes I do not have a trigger and boom it just happens. I am so glad I found this website and I now don't feel like I am the only person suffering this horrible disease. Thanks everyone for your advice and what you are going through, it is soooo helpful to hear other people's stories and how you cope with things. xxx
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  13. Bam888
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    14 January 2019

    Hi there

    This is my first time on here and hopefully I have done this right.

    I have been suffering ptsd and anxiety and depression for a very long time. I think sometimes I have it controlled but as soon as there is a hiccup in my path I get very anxious and fear creeps in and can be like this for along time I have just tried some new meds but I don't think they are working I have tried different meds but haven't yet found the right one. Most things I read about how to control my problems they say a hobby exercise etc but when I am so anxious or struggling with fear I just don't have the get up and go but I do work so it helps a little. Just wish there was a magic spell that could just help us all.

    I have been looking for someone or group to chat with so I know this can only help.

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  14. Happygoluckymiss
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    14 January 2019 in reply to Bam888

    Hi bam888

    thank you for posting! I know how hard it is to take that first step. It’s a big one and a good one. I did this just recently and for similar reasons

    I’m very new to this forum and I am not a medical professional at all. I only can speak about my journey and how I feel and cope or not cope.

    I too am slowly navigating my way through my mental health. I actually just went to the docs today to discuss it. I have situational depression, anxiety and some ptsd (from a very toxic and abusive marriage).

    I joined this forum for exactly the same reasons as you said: that talking about it with a community could help. I find it hard to talk about feelings face to face but writing them is both helpful and necessary.

    You know, it has helped. It has helped immeasurably and allowed me to understand that I am not alone and dare I say that everything I am feeling is normal with this illness.

    This community is beautiful, welcoming, non judgmental and absolutely wonderful.

    you mentioned that magic pill to make it all go away - well I find that this community, the wonderful community champions and everyday people are that magic little pill that just makes my day, and hopefully yours, a bit brighter.

    i am really looking forward to chatting again soon.

    - happygoluckymiss

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  15. Jill G
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    15 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967
    I totally agree if it wasn't for the nausea and gagging would be easier to cope with...l totally understand its so awful....hope ut really gets better for you
  16. Jill G
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    15 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967
    I totally understand. If l may ask do your anti nausea pills give you a funny taste in your mouth l swear l can smell it. .it's weird. ..dr told me it shouldnt but who knows...the taste makes the gagging worse
  17. Jill G
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    16 January 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach
    Hi there just checking in....last 2 days have been ok but today was a bit rough with the anxiety and gagging...l wish it would stop but lm trying to work thru it ...lve taken no anti nausea medication last few days as l found once the gagging stopped l could manage without the pills. I have a funny taste l get which isnt nice either. ..lm told uts anxiety related...have you experienced this
  18. smallwolf
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    18 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi,

    You mentioned a funny taste with some medication. My dad had something similar to that many many many years ago when he first went on ADs - I cannot remember whether it was taste or smell. Either way, he spoke with his GP and the medication was changed.

    In the 90s, about a year after starting work, I would have coughing fit that eventually would cause me to throw up. Looking back, I maybe should have gotten help then. I say that now in hindsight, because some of the things I would say back then were also the indicators for SI. Because if I knew how to deal with it then.....

    You are not alone here,

    Tim

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  19. Jill G
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    18 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    Hi Tim thanks for your response. Im not on any meds at the moment but still experience this weird taste and smell...l also have been experiencing a weird feeling on my lips like a tingle ...l read up on it and apparently its a anxiety system as well ...cant catch a break at the moment. ..has anyone else had this....nerve endings lm told...its strange
  20. Jill G
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    19 January 2019
    Hi everyone....lm.off to see a phycologist today as lve been really struggling with this anxiety and feeling lost. The worse is in the morning with the day starting with gagging and until l get it under control lm a wreck. My lips feel a bit wierd like a slight tingling. Im really hoping my session today will help me...this anxiety has really impacted my life. Some days are ok but l have to work really hard at it and its exhausting
  21. smallwolf
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    22 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi Jill,

    Just checking in to see how you are going?

    Tim

  22. Happygoluckymiss
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    22 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf

    Oh Tim! You must have known!

    I had a massive panic/anxiety attack today. At work. It was awful. The classic symptoms for me - racing heart beat, sweats, emotions all the classic tell tale signs for me. I was triggered by a message from a loved one

    But, I did something different I put my anxiety action plan in place and i also called bb to talk to someone as it was a bad one. But, I overcame it and I am proud of that. I feel bloody exhausted but nothing a good nights sleep, some tv and yes medication will not fix.

    You’re an angel Tim and thank you for checking in. On a lighter note. It’s becoming more manageable and less frequent!

    - happygoluckymiss

  23. Happygoluckymiss
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    22 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf

    Also! I hope everyone is well and yes, Jill I hope you are too!

    - take care everyone

    - HGLM

  24. S.am
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    23 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967

    Hey this is my first time posting on any site like this i am a teenager and im completely riddled with anxiety so i know how all of you feel, i also have had quite a fee tests and they all come back to the same answer, anxiety. Panic disorder is what they call it when there is no physiological reason for your angst but months go by and you still believe the same thing. I have first hand experience with this and im sure many of you all feel this. I just have to keel reminding myself that when i thought i was going to die, knee that i was going to die i realise now i would be dead by now or in hospital but im not because if they suspected the slightest thing wrong they wouldnt have let me go. My anxiety has quickly manifested itself physically, its the most terrifying thing in the world but at the time i just sit down and say im fine i wouldnt be here still if i wasnt. Physical symtoms include nausea,intense chest pain, sweltering hot body flushes, tingling and cold pins and needles, jelly legs and arms, for most of today and yesterday i couldnt get up without having either intense dizziness to the point of passing out or having a really heavy chest like my heart was struggling to beat jaw pain, indigestion, spasms and cramps. The whole sourse of my panic is i feel my heart is faulty that it will give out on me. Im too scared to sleep or to shower. Im a teenager and its holding me back, limiting me not only mentally but physically. I mainly try to keep my mind off it with stimulating activities, lack of stimulus is a main cause of anxiety. But nothing helps when its night and everyones asleep and im alone. So im writting this at 3:10am on the couch not knowing what to do so i thought id give it a go.

  25. Jill G
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    23 January 2019 in reply to Happygoluckymiss
    Hi lm still struggling with this morning dry reaching and awful taste and smell. Been very anxious overvthe last few days ...thanjs for checking in
  26. Jill G
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    23 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    Hi Tim l still havethe dry reaching each morning and awful taste which makes it worse and my anxiety gets worse...saw a phychologist which went well to help me understand what was happening with me. Going back to gp next week as she suggested meds might be whatbl need
  27. Happygoluckymiss
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    23 January 2019 in reply to S.am

    Hey S.am

    Thank you for posting and I know how much courage it takes to write this all down. I am fairly new to the forums and have found them a great source of comfort, support and help. The BB community is kind, non-judgmental and can offer great support.

    I am not an expert or a professional in any capacity, but I can speak from my experience (my most recent panic attack was yesterday) and it was not great and everything you described. I was able to overcome this fairly quickly as i have an "anxiety action plan" and i put this into action.

    How i got to manage this anxiety and not feel absolutely shell shocked was I took the step and consulted my GP and a then psychologist which have both been instrumental in learning to manage the anxiety.

    Have you seen or spoken to your GP? They gave me a number of helpful tips, along with every member of this site and the information on this site. One of the most valuable was having the anxiety attack action plan which you can adopt to suit you.

    I hope you're feeling a bit better today, but please if you can go and speak with your GP and keep talking to us here.

    Take Care

    -happygoluckymiss

  28. Happygoluckymiss
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    23 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi Jill G,

    Thank you for posting, it was lovely to hear from you. I'm sorry you're still feeling sick and uneasy in the mornings.

    I also wanted to check how you went with your psychologist?

    Thinking of you and take care

    - happygoluckymiss

  29. Jill G
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    24 January 2019 in reply to Happygoluckymiss

    Hi...my session with the physcologist went well...will see her again next week. She explained to me what anxiety was and discussed whatl was going thru.thanks for checking in...last few days havent been great with my nausea

  30. Jill G
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    24 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967

    Hi Mitchy

    How is your nausea going?

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