I was diagnosised with anxiety disorder but my only symptoms were constant dry heaves with occasional throwing up. I cant think of anything that could cause my anxiety.
Hello Aimeee. Your condition is real, and it is anxiety. Falls under GAD. A family member who is in his mid 70's has symptoms. His routine since a early teenager is upon awakening, within 15 minutes or so, will systematically head to the toilet bowl and vomit. Nerves. Once finished up, he feels better. But literally will vomit. The man is close to 75 years of age. Anxiety has various ways of manifesting/showing itself. Yours is one way, but not at all unheard off. Regards, pledge
Yes, it is possible to have this symptom without others.
However, Aimee, if it were me, I'd be a big baby and go back to my Dr. I can't stand to have that icky feeling of dry heaves and throwing up. Before the anxiety becomes severe,try to find a professional who will help you.with these symptoms and any others that are causing the underlying problems.Are you seeing a psychiatrist? Or, your family Dr.?
Are you taking any medication for anxiety, and if so, do you think the med is working?
Is your worrying interfering with relationships or work or other parts of your life?
Those are just a couple questions you might want to think about.
I, personally, would find a professional who specializes in anxiety and other mental disorders before the anxiety becomes severe. It may be easier to treat early on.
All of us need to talk about our problems, without judgement or suggestions. We need to talk to someone who will LISTEN. I paid for my friend like that for 24 years. He's a psychiatrist. Of course, I've been seeing counselors and many psychiatrist since I was 20. (I'm old. 62. I still don't believe I'm so old) My psychiatrist told me that there are tons of people who pay for a good friend. Sad, but true.
Worry not. We're here for you. I'm so delighted that we have such a fantastic support group on drugs.com.. There are people, like pledge, who spend their life researching our medications and our illnesses to give us an informed answer. So, don't feel alone. This group has literally held me up when I was in a dark state of mind. We'll help each other. God bless you and take care. Holler if you need us. A dozen roses, Anna
As several have asked already what type of Dr. diagnosed you with anxiety ? Also have you ever had an anxiety or panic attack ?
What medication have they put you on?
I would definately try to see another dr. probably a physciatrist. It doesn't seem like your dr. wants to find out for sure what is wrong with you.
Because being nauseated & dry heaving can be a number of other medical problems.
Also before you start getting nauSeated & dry heaving can you feel your heart beating really fast out sweating?
I think especially since you dont feel anxious something else may be wrong.
Yes it is possible.. It can be literally anything that can cause anxiety! I also have anxietyand it can be different for everyone tho! You probably get so anxious and nervous that it causes u to dry heave and throw up! People experience all different sorts of kinds of anxiety so don't let it worry you too much and I hope you get it taken care of :-)
Like the others-I'm wondering why you got that diagnosis without stress? You didn't mention that you're scared of something or have a phobia- Do you have GERD? I have Gerd and I was having those symptoms. The doctor told me to take Zantac regularly-and that took care of the nausea, dry heaves and even occassional vomiting. Because the throat valve is completely burnt out- too much air was getting in my stomach-and that caused everything. After a month of Zantac-the problem stopped- and I have a GP-family practitioner-if you don't have anxiety-there isn't any reason to have that diagnosis put on you and take meds that could mess you up. I bet when you saw the doctor that you were stressed, because the dry heaves interfere with your life and a natural person would be worried. You don't need severe GERD- Just chew gum ot talk while you're eating, ect
Anxiety syndrome is hard wired into a person. It runs in families. We have a family member who experiences this right before events. Has been properly diagnosed by psychiatrist and takes meds to counteract it.
Funny thing, I always considered myself able to handle stress and downplayed the steps in my life. Easy to do. When I found I simply had coping skills and it was happening in other ways I had to admit that I was indeed anxious. The family member insisted that one was not stressed. The psychiatrist found otherwise and got the person to understand the triggers and coping methods. There is no stigma attached to this once it is understood.
GERD actually arises as a manifestation of stress. Treating both is the more effective route.
Aimee, this is a tough experience to have. There are plenty of meds to help and new skills to learn. It exists in so many types of people including movie stars, stage performers, politicians, friends and family. You are wise to get treatment and don't get hung up over the diagnosis. 'cause that can make you stressed! lol. Go with what the doctor has suggested and see if it helps. That really is what you are after, right?
Ask more questions. See a psychiatrist if you have not. A therapist is also good to find out if you actually have an anxiety syndrome. If so, there are excellent behavior changes that create relief and make life better. Takes some work but well worth it. Karen
Anxiety can show itself in some very strange ways. As others have asked, I too am wondering if this diagnosis was made by a GP or a Psych. You know, sometimes,a person can have hidden memories in the subconcious mind.Could be, that your mind is trying to tell you something,and that may be why this is happening.A GP will more times than not, miss this because it is not their field of expertise.Especially when the concious part of the mind wants to deny the memory that the subconcious mind is saying it's time to deal with,and when a person reaches this realm,well...
it's like there's a battle going on, between the concious and the subconcious.Often, this memory would be something that happened at a young age, when the mind is developing coping skills.This is something that happened to me.I had some extremely traumatic events that occured between the ages of 18 months and 4 years.Because I had no way to process these things,my mind simply placed them in the far reaches of my subconcious.But not forever.My subconcious decided that at the age of 38 I needed to deal with those things.I had always been a "worrier",but in Oct. of "98" I had my first anxiety attack,and the memories started coming,like pieces of a puzzle. I had to start therapy to help me finally learn how to cope with and accept,come to terms with,and deal with the fallout of these traumas.The mind can do incredible things,perhaps yours has been protecting you as well.You mention the throwing up... This speaks to me because I have always felt traumatized after throwing up.Because I found an excellent Psch,I now know why I feel that.It was directly related to abuse that caused me to get very sick and... throwing up was a frequent occurence in those years due to this abuse.If all other medical reasons have been investigated then I would strongly reccomend that you seek counseling.
Hoping the best for you, tejas
I'm going to suggest something else. People can have migraines in the stomach, with the only symptom being nausea, dry heaves, vomiting. It is WITHOUT any pain in the head, yet it is a migraine. I just listened to a program on the radio, where they had the top migraine specialists in the country talking about migraines. They are no longer considered "headaches", but a neurological disease. WHen done with a special MRI, they can see changes in the brain, whereas a regular MRI they see a normal brain. It affects every part of the body, hence a brain disease. I agree about seeing another doctor. People who are anxious KNOW that they are anxious even though it is manifested in different ways. If you feel that it is not anxiety, I would pursue another doctor, who perhaps has an open mind.
Best of luck to you!!
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