Okay . . . . here is how I see it . . . . everything was fine until you read about an esophagus disorder . . . you made a connection between it and the fact that you have trouble swallowing when you eat bagels with cream cheese so you made an association that triggered your reaction . . . and now the anxiety is overwhelming . . . .
Now, take some deep breaths and ask yourself . . . .first, if you have trouble swallowing bagels with cream cheese, you may have an issue associated with that event which you need to discover and resolve . . . it may also simply be that the dough in bagels can be difficult to swallow for some people . . . I have to slice the bagel in 3 thing slices and then toast them to be able to eat them . . . also, for some people cream cheese is difficult to swallow because of the texture . . . .all of this to say is that you have to root out the association . . .
With new meds, you should talk to a professional because the information on the web is very broad and, for the sake of liability, must include every reaction that has ever happened as a warning . . . this second event has now caused another layer of anxiety to wash over you . . .
Think back . . . you were happy when you work up . . . all of this happened because of the trigger (probably) between what you read and your issues with what you were eating and it caused your anxiety to create a cause-and-effect, albeit false, connection . . .
Are you seeing a counsellor? If so, it might be of benefit to pursue these issues with the counsellor . . . .remember: nothing was going on with you until these two coincidental events . . . . is there a reason why you read things about esophageal concerns or, for that matter, any other health issues that can trigger anxiety? The web is the worst place to go for people who suffer from anxiety (myself included) . . . . is there someone you can call to talk this out with so you get some objective perspective? Please let us know how you are managing, okay? We'll do our best to support you . . .take care, kc