A 27-year-old female asked:
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i never had acid reflux before till i've been extremely stressed could this be the cause? i have been stressed to tears for the past 2 weeks!

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Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Yes: It can certainly contribute.
Answered on Oct 17, 2013
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
May be: Occasional acid reflux can occure due to eating hot/spicy foods, excessive use of coffee , alcohol or Aspirin like drugs. Try a short course of antacids like pepcid/ zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec. But you need to take care of your stressors also as that can cause more health problems. How about devoting some time to exercise outdoors daily, which can provide relaxation and improve yr stress related low moods.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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