Terrible GERD during and after EMDR intensive

EmaCrt

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Hi everyone. So back in the end of July I did a 5 day emdr intensive. 30 hours in 5 days. Was a lot and don’t know if I would do that ever again. It did help emotionally with a number of issues and I notice it in my interactions with a couple of toxic family members and there is no emotion where it used to set me off for days. In that way it was a success.

That noted, during the intensive my laropharangeal reflux (a type of gerd with main symptoms being chronic throat clearing, post nasal drip, cough) was the worst it’s ever been and since then has been terrible the past two months. I can hardly fall asleep some nights bc I have to clear my throat for hours. My diet and exercise are both very healthy and weren’t any different before, during, or after.

Has anything like this happened to anyone? Onset or worsening of physical symptoms with emdr that didn’t go away after? I am not sure what is going on but 100% certain it’s related!

I was originally planning to start weekly therapy in September with an emdr provider but honestly I’m uncertain that’s the way to go at all. I’m terrified to ever do emdr again.

Anyone have experience similar and then healed physically? If so, how / what did you do.

Thanks!
 
Absolutely there can be somatic symptoms following a round of EMDR. I often get headaches. Several times I have felt extremely nauseous.

Remember, just because they're the result of EMDR doesn't make them different than any other physical symptoms. I took aspirin for the headache and Pepto for the stomachache and I was fine.
 

EmaCrt

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Absolutely there can be somatic symptoms following a round of EMDR. I often get headaches. Several times I have felt extremely nauseous.

Remember, just because they're the result of EMDR doesn't make them different than any other physical symptoms. I took aspirin for the headache and Pepto for the stomachache and I was fine.
Thanks. Yeah I’ve done everything I can possibly to and it’s not going away.
 
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