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Secondary Drowning? Or reflux and anxiety?

(5 Posts)
AngryFeet Thu 06-Mar-14 13:34:03

So let me start with saying I do suffer with health anxiety which is having a flare up right now...

I took the kids swimming yesterday and swam underwater through a jet of water which shot up my nose. It felt horrible but I didn't cough anything up and carried on swimming.

Last night I started feeling tired and a bit sick and like there was cold water running down my throat into my stomach (or lungs).

I remembered something about secondary drowning that I had seen on here and googled it then got myself in a right tizz that I was going to die in my sleep or something.

This morning I got a painful spasm under my right rib and the weird cold sensation was still there so I decided to go to A&E (not something I would normally do but I was feeling very worried).

They were very thorough and did an ecd, bloods, checked my throat and also did a chest xray as they were concerned I might have aspirated some water and might need anti-bs.

Anyway all was clear and they said no anti-bs needed.

Am now worried that they might have missed something. I didn't mention the secondary drowning thing.

This is my anxiety isn't it? I suffer from acid and indigestion anyway which might explain the cold feeling in my throat and stomach.

I do go to therapy and have for several years. Never done the medication thing though... If this is anxiety again maybe it is time sad

littlejo67 Thu 06-Mar-14 15:42:35

Yes it is the anxiety. Distract yourself from the HAve thoughts.

littlejo67 Thu 06-Mar-14 15:42:55

HA thoughts...

mercibucket Thu 06-Mar-14 16:00:23

i get this when i get chlorinated water up my nose, it is just a reaction to the chlorine. try a saline nose spray and wear a nose plug next time

mercibucket Thu 06-Mar-14 16:02:02

post nasal drip

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