Hi guys. I've been reading the forums on here and more than a few of you seem to have similar issues as I am having.

Before I explain what's going on let me just say: I have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I have been getting prescription and talk therapy for it off and on for the last 10 years (age 15-25). My anxiety usually shows itself by induced anxiety attacks so this problem definitely took me by surprise.

A month and a half ago my filling fell out and I got a tooth infection so I was put on Omoxycilin (horse pills). As soon as I took it I immediately felt like something wasn't right. It felt like it was stuck in my throat/nasal cavity! So... I told my husband who immediately told me that it was anxiety and that the feeling would go away when I calmed down. The feeling persisted all night and when I woke up the next morning it was still there. Of course, this had to happen the night before we left for a trip across the state. We took our trip and the whole ride was horrible. I was so incredibly uncomfortable and wanted to stop at an ER along the way but we didn't have our GPS and were following friends. If we stopped we wouldn't know how to get there or back home so we kept on driving. As soon as we arrived I drove myself to the ER and when the Dr. looked in my mouth he saw that my throat had been cut badly and was infected. I went home feeling relieved but when I tried to eat (I didn't eat the entire time the pill was lodged) the food went right up and got stuck there for hours. I never felt it go down my throat but eventually became aware that the intensely uncomfortable feeling was gone. I kept trying to eat for about a week but eventually gave up. This has been going on for exactly a month and a half today and, still, this happens every time I try to eat. I've lost 19 lbs. and I've never been more hungry in my life (and my family was very poor when I was a child) but that feeling and the intense threat of my impending demise is too much to bare just to satiate my hunger. I'm drinking protein shakes and crushing vitamins (because I have become anemic since quitting food.) I saw my psych dr again today and I am going to start crushing my Buspar and Vistaril and sprinkling it melted ice cream.

The reason I am considering the cause of this to be anxiety is because I have been to 4 ERs and 3 doctors (an ENT and a GI specialist) and have gotten a Barium Swallow X-Ray. The ENT said that he could not determine the cause and told me to go back to the GI who had referred me to the ENT. I saw the GI again today and he told me that it is most likely anxiety and offered to do a test but it would require an IV and I have INTENSE venophobia. The test would be so detrimental to my mental well-being that I seriously need to start addressing it as if it were definately caused by anxiety and if that doesn't work I will do the test.

Aside from taking my medication as prescribed, does anybody have any tips on how to ease my anxiety and get control over this problem?