Hi, can anyone put my mind at ease, please? I have had terrible anxiety in the past, which I have had counselling for, and I have been able to control it to a degree during the last few years. I am very familiar with anxiety symptoms, why they happen (adrenaline) etc., and I have experienced many of the typical symptoms before. Usually they trouble me until I can learn to accept that they are only anxiety related, and not physical, and eventually, if I can let them pass without adding second fear, they have gone away. However, I have been experiencing heartburn and the old 'globus hystericus' lump in the throat feeling during the past few weeks. A locum GP whom I had never met before (very nice, very young lady) prescribed PPI medication for a month, which has helped a lot since I started taking it last week. However, she did say that if symptoms persisted whilst taking the meds, or if they came back once they were finished, I was to go back to my own GP, who may want to refer me for investigations. I go to the gym most days, and today, when I was there, I noticed that my heartburn had reappeared, and it is still here an hour later. I also feel like I have to burp all the time. This has thrown me into a panic in case this means I have something sinister, like cancer or something. I do acknowledge that I have had a particularly stressful few months, as my Dad is ill, and it is a very upsetting and worrying time. He has had dementia for 8 years as a result of complications during heart surgery, but he has deteriorated badly since March, and is now in a care home. The trouble is his memory span is so short, that every day he wakens thinking my Mum and I must have died, and he gets very upset because he just wants to go home. He has no insight into his dementia at all - he thinks he is normal, and keeps asking to go home. He gets terribly upset, despite us visiting him every day. By the time we have left the building, he has forgotten we have been there, and he thinks we have forgotten him. I know I am coping on the surface, but inside, I am aware that I am feeling vey stressed, sad, guilty and upset. I also have a very busy family life, with a wonderful husband and three fantastic sons, and I work from home part time, so I am often rushing around all over the place. But I have let myself get into such a state about this heartburn thing. I do have IBS, which I have had for a long time, and I had a stool test this year which came back normal, but I am still so anxious and worried about the heartburn symptoms. Has anyone else felt like this? Thanks.