Curious to hear from others whose TMS affects acid reflux and digestion and what's worked for you? I know that it's common for stress in general to impact IBS and reflux, but lately I feel like it's hit a critical point where the fear and expectation of pain, reflux, and LPR is enough to trigger some kind of subconscious/neurological process where I can't actually digest food properly. No relaxation techniques have really worked to get it going again - the closest thing to a solution is to drink some hot water, but even that doesn't always work. I've recently been treated for an h pylori infection and gastritis, so my stomach is already disrupted with all the antibiotics and PPIs, and I'm sure the initial problems with severe bloating, pain, and reflux was probably a result of that. I'm weaning off those meds, eating healthy, and taking probiotics so I think from that standpoint I'm back on track. Now however, I notice that if I am completely distracted while eating (which is rare), things are normal, but if I am even momentarily conscious of the "fact" that I am eating, I get the most severe bloating to the point where I can't breathe and I get the sensation of inhaling acid, with it burning my throat, sinuses, and even drying out my eyes. I end up coughing up a lot too, which I was told meant acid was irritating my airways. This makes me anxious so on top of all that, I can feel my heart racing, I feel faint, and I start to feel like I am having a panic attack. I've had scans, blood tests, and an endoscopy to rule out anything severely structurally wrong, and have been told it's GERD and LPR and to just take PPIs. I do think the nature of it, and how just thinking about eating seems to trigger it, means it needs to be dealt with psychologically but I just don't quite know how.