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Topic: Anxiety symptom makes me gag

  1. Happygoluckymiss
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    24 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi jill,

    thank you for the update. I’m happy the visit went well and you’re working through the anxiety with them. I started this recently and it’s been an amazing help for me. Im proud of you.

    Mum sorry about the nausea. I hate that overwhelming feeling. I have trouble at times with it too and have found a wonderful drug that helps me enormously with nausea. It is expensive and tastes gross for a couple of minutes but I will take that over the nausea any day. Maybe speak with gp about it.

    Take care and thinking of you

    - happygoluckymiss

  2. Jill G
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    24 January 2019 in reply to Happygoluckymiss
    Hi Happy thank you for replying. The anti nausea tablet is it the one that disolves on your tongue
  3. Happygoluckymiss
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    24 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Yep but can also be in a tablet form too. I got very sick a few years ago and I am allergic to a number of anti-nausea medications but this one saved me

  4. tiny505
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    24 January 2019
    I have been suffering anxiety off and on for about 3 years, tried some medications whilst they helped a fair bit they were mostly addictive, have used alcohol and other stuff to try to deal with my anxiety I'm very hopeful and praying that a psychologist may be the answer i'm working with my doctor to try and get me booked into one. Right now my anxiety is pretty high under alot of unnecessary pressure from family to loose weight, worried about money as well as loss of some pets a while ago. Last year i made it a focus to try on breathing teqniques instead of medication but it didn't work much for me. It's just a never ending battle anxiety and not well understood by my family I also get critizised over little things this builds up anger in me as i'm only trying my best e.g dishes not clean enough. My family should be more supportive but i feel i'm sliding further and further into depression. I've had so many psychological assessments over the years with doctors not knowing how to help me. It would be fantastic to get a real diagnosis I too had a few issues with panic disorder but probably handled it the wrong way
  5. Mitchy1967
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    29 January 2019 in reply to Jill G
    Hi Jill G, Still have the nauseu! I am off to see a psycologist on Thursday. I am a bit aprehensive about it but hoping she will be able to help me. This morning I was laying in bed and started having an attack, don't know why but my heart was racing and my head as well. It is so annoying because half the time I cannot work out what my trigger or triggers are? I took my new medication that my doctor prescribed to me and it is starting to ease a bit now. The nauseu is so horrible, I eat thinking I am hungry but it is still there, then I don't eat and it is still there. So I am not sure why it has to be with me 24/7? I am at my wits end! I know medically everything is fine, I have had every test under the sun, but when the heart starts racing I think oh my god I am having a heart attack but I know logically in my brain that my heart is fine. Being an overthinker doesn't help me either. So I am hoping that the psychologist will be able to help me and give me some tools to help me deal with and manage it. I don't know what else to do :(
    Thank you for checking in on me I appreciate it xx
    I hope you are doing ok as well?
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  6. Mitchy1967
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    29 January 2019 in reply to Jill G
    Hi Jill G, Glad your appointment with the psychologist went well. I am hoping my appointment Thursday will be the start of a new journey for me. I really want to get this anxiety and over thinking under control. I have had enough! Please keep us updated on your journey and I hope that the psychologist will help you with your problem. Hopefully with a bit of help we will be able to have a somewhat normal everyday life.
    xxx
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  7. Jill G
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    29 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967
    Hi Mitchy lm so sorry to hear the nausea is still happening its awful. Im not nauseas all day but certainly still dry reach each morning it drives me crazy to.l hope the physcologist helps lm seeing mine on sat...l still take anti nausea medication when l need it.l totally understand. Take care and keep me posted.
  8. smallwolf
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    30 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Many years years ago I had that dry retching in the morning and not so much these days. It really sucked/sucks. But don't ask me what it was that stopped it. I think for me part of it is related to reflux. I am hopeful your psychologist will be able to help you, but I also think that patience is needed when they tell us new ways of looking after ourselves as some may not happen instantly.

    Mitch,

    Good luck with your appointment on Thu. Hope it work out well for you. Also note there are threads on the forum to help you deal with worry and negative thoughts. If you are interested I can post links for you. And as a real distraction, the Cafe spot with random chatter is worth checking :)

    Peace to you both,

    Tim

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  9. Mitchy1967
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    30 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf

    Thanks Tim. I will try and find the cafe spot? Haven’t seen it on the website but I’m still trying to navigate the site.

    if you could post the links Tim that would be fantastic!

    Thanks everyone for the feed back and support ❤️❤️❤️

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  10. smallwolf
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    30 January 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967

    Hi Mitchy,

    The links are...

    Cafe - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/bb-social-zone/the-bb-cafe/page/452#qr8HBXHzvGGEbv8AAOnT_A

    Grounding - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well/grounding-yourself-what-is-it-and-how-do-you-

    Mindfulness - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well/mindfulness-what-is-it-(even-if-you-dont-know-please-post-so-we-can-help-grow-the-forums-accordingly)

    The can be a little hard to find, but if you are doing a google search, just search for

    term-of-interest beyond blue

    for example:

    mindfulness beyond blue

    and generally one of the results on the first page is what you are after.

    Tim

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  11. Jill G
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    31 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    Thank you both for your advice...lm glad lm not alone snd hoping it will stop. I had a scope done yesterday to rule out any medical condition. .all was clear just a bit of reflux due to dry reaching. Im tring to stay positive with this awful condition. Thanks for the links
  12. Mitchy1967
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    31 January 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    Thanks for the links Tim. I will go and check them out.
  13. Mitchy1967
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    31 January 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi Jill, Had my first appointment today with the psychologist. Went in a bit nervous about what to expect. She basically asked me about my past and did a survey for anxiety and we had a bit of a chat, nothing too intense. I go back and see her in 2 weeks and in that time she will work out a plan for me with some relaxation techniques etc. I think it went ok, I have never been before so not sure what the drill is. I will go back and see what she has in store for me, here's hoping she may be able to help me out.

    :)

  14. Jill G
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    1 February 2019 in reply to Mitchy1967
    Hi Mitchy....so glad it went well for you and not so intense thats how l find it the first time.Fingers crossed she will be able to help when a plan is put in place. I go for my 2nd session tomorrow. I know it will take time but have to stay positive. So proud of you .Take care
  15. agobella
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    3 February 2019

    Hi Jill G

    When I first started having panic attacks a long time ago, I had the same symptoms that you are experiencing, dry reaching, lost my appetite and if I did eat, the food just sat in my stomach like a brick. I did not know what was going on. I lost a lot of weight, so much that someone asked me if I had cancer. So hard to tell that person, it is only anxiety. I could not go to restaurants or any eating place because as soon as I got there, I would dry reach hence could not eat any food and I love my food. I did go to a doctor and got prescribed AD, but I did not improve, so a year later, I took things in my own hands, rang a hospital to get a recommendation for a psychiatrist. I was so relieved that my psychiatrist could explain what was happening to me. I am still on AD and I occasionally suffer an anxiety attack without the dry reaching. Now, my body just goes into a panic, very hard to explain and I go into the flight/fight response. I have to leave where this panic occurred. I have had a dna gene testing for my AD and I am a high metaboliser which means I have to take a higher dosage to have any effect. I did have a new pschy who told me to go with the panic and of course that was easier said than done. Went back to my doctor who looked at my dna results and upped my meds and I am a lot better. Never be afraid to get second opinion as I stuck with this pschy for a year and I was afraid to get a second opinion, never again. I have learnt my lesson.

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  16. Mitchy1967
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    4 February 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hey Jill, Yes it was very laid back like a meet and greet. I am hoping the psychologist will be able to help me. Ihope you are able to get some help as well. Thank you for checking in on me it is so nice to know that I am not alone on this horrible journey. Let me know how you went on your 2nd visit. Take care and try to stay positive! I know some days it is soooo hard to be postitive but we will get through this!

    Michelle xxxx

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  17. Jill G
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    4 February 2019 in reply to agobella
    Thank you for your post. Im glad you finally got some answers. So the phyciatrist was helpful? Ive started on medication been 2 weeks now and not sure if l feel a difference yet. I had a breakthrough this week and didnt wretch for 2 days. I guess l will know in the next 2 weeks if its helped...hate feeling suck and nauseous.
  18. Jill G
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    5 February 2019 in reply to agobella
    I would lketo see a phycatrist but so expensive
  19. smallwolf
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    5 February 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi Jill,

    Not disputing your last comment.

    The only information I would add is that when you hit the medicare threshold limit, the price is almost $0.

    A psychologist is cheaper than psychiatrist I have found, but they cannot prescribe medication.

    If you want someone to talk things through with the counsellors at Anglicare believe all people should be available to mental health services regardless of your income.

    Is the new medication still working?

    Tim

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  20. Jill G
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    5 February 2019 in reply to agobella
    Did you ever have a weird taste and smell in your nose and mouth which l smell and taste but apparently it isnt really there
  21. Jill G
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    5 February 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    Thanks Tim l will give it a try. Its 2 weeks today lve been on them and so l think there has been a small improvement but it's early days they tell me have to get to 4 weeks to see a bigger difference if they are going to work
  22. Jill G
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    8 February 2019
    Has anyone had side effects from ad...lm starting to get headaches and nausea been on them fo 2 and a half weeks....do these symptoms get better
  23. Jill G
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    10 February 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    How are you Tim?
  24. smallwolf
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    10 February 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Thanks for asking.

    Irritable, grumpy. I have taken my AD medication but it is that period after a session with my psychologist and I reflect on things and in this case how far I have or my view have not progressed. I have to think about how big my puzzle is. Probably because I am writing this that it will remain an unknown size and I have to be able to live with that. As much as I hate that. And then I know what I need to do but not sure exactly how to get there - it's about authenticity, vulnerability, shame,etc.

    I will get there... Just another wave to ride in this thing called life.

    Peace to you,

    Tim

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  25. Jill G
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    10 February 2019 in reply to smallwolf
    Hi Tim dont be so hard on yourself but l totally understand your analysis. ...sometimes l think the same l guess it all just takes time.How are you going on your medication. ..lve been a little nauseous and headachy and still feel anxious but maybe not as intense...sometimes l cant tell...lve been on them for nearly 3 weeks. Peace to you as well.
  26. Jill G
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    10 February 2019 in reply to Happygoluckymiss
    Hi just checking in to see how you are doing.
  27. Tugboat
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    11 February 2019 in reply to Jill G

    Hi Jill,

    i am the same of a morning when I am going through anxiety.... I dry reach in morning as well. I think I am so anxious about the day ahead it makes me Gag....

  28. Jill G
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    11 February 2019 in reply to Tugboat
    Hi Tugboat thanks for your reply. Sorry to hear you are experiencing this to...this morning dry reaching was quite bad...lm not sure whether the meds are making it worse ...its awful. Hope it settles for us lve had it for a while
  29. Jill G
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    12 February 2019 in reply to Tugboat
    Do you take anything for it
  30. Jill G
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    14 February 2019 in reply to Jill G
    Has anyone experienced weird smelks and taste from anxiety that apparently dont exist. ..l swear l can smell it from my nose....its awful.

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