This is Dr. David
severe anxiety can cause you to have a lump in you throat sensation and chest pains and shortness of breath.
your lump in your diaphram could be from excessive stomach acid in your stomach which anxiety can worsen as well.
you might need to take a stomach acid reducer like zantac or malox or mylanta
to help decrease stomach acid which could help.
you might need additional anxiety medications like klonopin or valium to take along with your sertraline to help decrease anxiety symptoms.
have you taken klonopin or valium before?
I would talk to your doctor about these medication options
and try stomach acid blockers
have you tried stomach acid blockers like zantac or prilosec or myalox or mylanta before?
have they helped before?
I would try malox or mylanta now and see if that helps your lump in your diaphram symptom.
and talk to your doctor about additional medications like valium or klonopin to use along with your sertraline to help decrease anxiety for you.
does this help?
do you have any other questions?
if you are grinding your teeth at night time or during the day with anxiety, this can cause aching teeth.
you might need a bite guard at night to decrease teeth grinding to help.
Sort of, but have done this all before, what is causing my stress etc. Thats what I would like to know and get away from drugs?
we don't know why some patients have excessive anxiety and other patients don't have excessive anxiety.
modern medicine has not been able to find the "cause" for excessive anxiety disorder yet.
so for now, continued treatments to decrease anxiety symptoms is the only thing we have.
I wish we could take away these panic attacks and symptoms of excessive anxiety forever and find a cure.
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