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16-05-2016, 03:23 PM
RE: Stress, anxiety, depression, acid reflux?
Yikes. Sad *many hugs*

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16-05-2016, 04:16 PM
RE: Stress, anxiety, depression, acid reflux?
(16-05-2016 02:20 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(16-05-2016 01:42 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  If I didn't bike and exercise all the time, I'd probably have thought the same thing. Sometimes it feels like pressure... but I know my ticker is pretty good.

I might look into something for anxiety, that's taken occasionally. I don't want anything continuous to zombify me.

You could try a little Apple Cider Vinegar. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but it works for a lot of people, without all the meds.

I tried some a week ago... it's absolutely disgusting and definitely burbs the shit out of my esophagus even when watered down a bit. Might try it for a couple days instead of a one time thing.
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16-05-2016, 06:18 PM
RE: Stress, anxiety, depression, acid reflux?
(16-05-2016 10:29 AM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  I work a very stressful job which really highlights the stupidity and carelessness of others. Nothing comes to me unless it's already been screwed up in some way. Most days I will leave with a slightly larger pile of work than when I came in. There has been two days in the last couple years when I had zero pending issues at the end of the day. Half of these problems are caused by other employees who just get to leave at the end of their shift like "nother day nother dollar", and the stuff they fucked up is still my problem.

This job requires probably three people, but we make due with two... As of today, my coworker is officially off for a few weeks for medical leave.

I was already having the worst acid reflux I've ever had over the last two weeks and am going tomorrow for some tests. I have been taking PPIs twice a day for the last week and half (once a day for much longer), max dosing ENO, tums, and gaviscon just to get by... I also suffer anxiety and situational depression...

I say situational because it's always been from a specific thing. Years ago it was from a nerve disorder that was undiagnosed, that I thought I was dying from. Now, it's this acid... I can't eat anything delicious, or in the amount I'd like. It follows me all day. I can't lift heavy. I can't sleep laying down.

I'm so on edge that I feel like I could have a massive coronary or aneurism at any moment (both of my mother's sisters have had multiple brain surgeries for aenurisms). My blood pressure, which has been 105/75 my whole life, was 150+ the last few times I checked.

I work at least one day each weekend, and with the lack of coworker, I'll probably need to work both days this weekend... but I can't. My girlfriend planned some big thing for my birthday, and now all I'm thinking is I'm not going to enjoy any of it with my anxiety and acid issue. I can't sleep laying down, so I'll be awake all night in a hotel room, worried about aenurisms and throat cancer or something... won't use the hot tub, cause they're disgusting. Severely limited choices at whatever fancy restaurant she picked (it was all planned before the reflux got bad a couple weeks ago)

I need a vacation... and I really don't need this birthday weekend.

Even thinking about flying away in a spaceship is ruined, because how the hell is my stomach acid going to stay down in zero gravity??

(1) Call in sick. You are and a day or two off is the only effective short-term cure. That and maybe managment will find two clues to rub together while they're stuck without any troubleshooters for a day or two.

(2) Stress is the leading cause of death in the devellopped world and it sounds like this is shaving years off your life. I'm betting it isn't worth it. If management isn't willing to make the necessary changes so that you aren't constantly miserable then go eslewhere. I know, easier said than done. Also likely to crank up the stress in the short-term but worth it if you can land a job somewhere less hellish.

I'd recommend simply not giving a shit about the stupids that make the messes and getting maliciously creative with the solutions but that could cost you your job. So have an escape plan in place before you start feeding the problems to each other.

(3) See a specialist. "Acid reflux" is a blanket term that covers a host of conditions with a variety of causes. If you have a hiatal hernia or similar problem then PPIs and antacids are little more effective than peppermints. You need a correct diagnosis before any sort of treatment is likely to do you much good.

Good luck and get well soon!

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16-05-2016, 06:25 PM
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Make sure that you get apple cider vinegar with the "mother" in it. Start slowly, it can give you the "trots".

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17-05-2016, 12:06 PM
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Went for some tests this morning. I got to watch on the screen as about a third of my stomach protruded up into my chest from my abdomen, and started spewing that heavy metal imaging paste back up my esophagus... so yeah.. pretty bad hernia.
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17-05-2016, 12:47 PM
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Yuck, that's a bummer. Will the repair be made using a scope? They don't want to crack you open for it, do they?
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17-05-2016, 02:26 PM
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(17-05-2016 12:47 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Yuck, that's a bummer. Will the repair be made using a scope? They don't want to crack you open for it, do they?

Don't know yet. Stuck at work, and can't see my doc until Thursday. If it wasn't for the monitor, and the tech saying "oh... are you in much pain? Here's a wedge which will relive the pressure on the hernia..." I would still be wondering if I had one. He also pointed out the acid reflux like it wasn't obvious from just looking at the screen.

The fucked up part is that I actually felt much better this morning. Can't imagine what it must have been like last week.

Since the meds aren't helping, I'm definitely getting surgery. Just don't know how yet. Shove some tools down my throat or cut me open, I don't care. I just want whichever one is more successful and longer lasting. I'd like to be awake if possible... but i doubt that it will be.
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14-08-2017, 02:55 PM
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Just stopped by to remove my avatar image, and figured I'd leave an update.

Have somehow talked my way into an account manager position with a very large, globally recognized company. Have my own office now. Less stressed. Significantly reduced workload. Personal parking space that I can see from my office.

Still haven't gone for corrective surgery for the hernia (not sure if it was mentioned, or if I knew about it when I was last here). Acid and discomfort are lessened, but not gone. Only about 4 months into this new job, so I'm hoping to plant some roots before taking time off for medical reasons.

Working on writing and illustrating my own comic in my free time.

Heading back out. Later days!

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14-08-2017, 05:05 PM
RE: Stress, anxiety, depression, acid reflux?
(14-08-2017 02:55 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Just stopped by to remove my avatar image, and figured I'd leave an update.

Have somehow talked my way into an account manager position with a very large, globally recognized company. Have my own office now. Less stressed. Significantly reduced workload. Personal parking space that I can see from my office.

Still haven't gone for corrective surgery for the hernia (not sure if it was mentioned, or if I knew about it when I was last here). Acid and discomfort are lessened, but not gone. Only about 4 months into this new job, so I'm hoping to plant some roots before taking time off for medical reasons.

Working on writing and illustrating my own comic in my free time.

Heading back out. Later days!

Don't be a stranger and I'm thrilled to read that you've made some positive changes.

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14-08-2017, 05:13 PM
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(14-08-2017 02:55 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Working on writing and illustrating my own comic in my free time.

Shoot some panels over to the artwork thread!

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