Discussion of Phobias. A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object (spiders, snakes, etc) or situation (crowds, open spaces, etc). Accompanying this fear is a strong desire to avoid the object or situation.
I have had GERD for years. I also have a hiatal hernia that was diagnosed by an EGD back in 2005. I also had a very painful esophageal ulcer which was also diagnosed by an EGD in 2005. For GERD, my GI physician said to try to stay away from alcohol, chocolate, to not eat before bed and to try to keep your weight normal. I take OTC Prilosec, which is not great to take long term. I have had around 9 EGDs since I had the ulcer.
I've been there with this stuff. Constantly playing with my tongue has made it tired and i was sure for a few days that it was becoming weak. Nope, just tired of being forced into random positions ALL DAY LONG. Ya, ignoring it makes this almost disappear. It may still be something simple, but fearing over it is doing me no good at all.