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Doctor insights on: Any Connection Between Depression And The Stomach

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Is stomach nausea a symptom of depression?

Is stomach nausea a symptom of depression?

Maybe: Nausea is probably not the most common physical symptom associated with depression, but change in appetite is commonly seen in depression. The symptoms seen in depression include loss of interest, sleep problems, guilt, loss of energy, poor concentration, sadness, and thoughts of death. Please see a health care professional if you have these symptoms. Treatment is effective. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Could depression cause daily abdomen discomfort?

Could depression cause daily abdomen discomfort?

Yes, decompression: Might be a cause for abdominal discomfort. It is important to rule out medical causes before assuming that depression is the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Not digest food, abdominal pain, depression, and I have a colonoscopy?

Not digest food, abdominal pain, depression, and I have a colonoscopy?

Could you rephrase?: I'm not sure I'm understanding your question very well. Sounds like you've got a colonoscopy scheduled due to problems with digestion and abdominal pain. Can you explain what you mean by "not digest food" as in are you suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation or a combination of all those things? ...Read more

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Does stomach pain cause depression?

Does stomach pain cause depression?

POSSIBLY: Chronic pain of any sort can lead to fear and anxiety and then over time possibly cross over into depression. There is clinical depression that is an illness and there is the emotion of depression that is transient. So not sure which you mean. A lot of causes for stomach pain so write down symptoms and see your physician. ...Read more

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Can being sick to your stomach be a symptom of depression?

Can being sick to your stomach be a symptom of depression?

Yes it can, but: Individuals with depression are also susceptible to run-of-the-mill medical problems and at your age would probably be best to run this past your doctor to be certain something else isn't awry. ...Read more

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Severe depression/anciety, not on meds, & would like 2 know y I get this awful feeling in my gutt as if my depression is residing in my stomach?

Severe depression/anciety, not on meds, & would like 2 know y I get this awful feeling in my gutt as if my depression is residing in my stomach?

It could be: Physiologic symptoms of anxiety / panic can include nausea and abdominal pain. The sensation could be related to anxiety or due to a separate medical condition. Because you are suffereing, I hope your are receiving medical care. You might benefit from psychotropic medications. ...Read more

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Depression is comeing back due to unknown stomach prob tests can't find stuff cs, bs, X-ray show clear what's the best way to keep the depression at bay?

Depression is comeing back due to unknown stomach prob tests can't find stuff cs, bs, X-ray show clear what's the best way to keep the depression at bay?

Treat it ASAP: Treat asap. The longer you wait, the harder it gets to treat. See your psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. Eat a balanced diet, exercise, get a physical and labs, practice good sleep hygiene, consider yoga, meditation, acupuncture, practicing your faith, try to keep a positive future focus in your mindset. Give of yourself and help others. Feel the pleasure of giving. Keep healthy priorities. ...Read more

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I am having moments of fear, doom, depression and sick feeling in my stomach of dread. I stay nervous. What's wrong??

I am having moments of fear, doom, depression and sick feeling in my stomach of dread. I stay nervous. What's wrong??

You may have anxiety: It sounds, like u have an anxiety attacks, if accompanied by physical symptoms incl. palpitations, sweating, trembling, dry mouth, shortness of breath lasting 5-10 mints, it might be a panic attack. Breathing technics or relaxations may help on short term, but ultimately meds may be necessary. Still need to be clear medically to RO heart condition ...Read more

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I am taking medication for depression, prescribed by a psychiatrist. I feel lot of gastric in my stomach n intestines.any medication for gastric??

I am taking medication for depression, prescribed by a psychiatrist. I feel lot of gastric in my stomach n intestines.any medication for gastric??

See doctor: Not clear what you mean by "gastric" in your stomach. Your stomach problem may be separate from depression and any medication you're prescribed. That said, see your primary care doctor for exam and guidance. Also, tell psychiatrist about stomach pain or what you mean by "gastric" to rule outside effect of medication. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Goin thru breakup of 2 years I cried n stuff b slight stomach pains but not super sad like past breaks is this a sign of depression cuz im not upset?

Goin thru breakup of 2 years I cried n stuff b slight stomach pains but not super sad like past breaks is this a sign of depression cuz im not upset?

Early : If you just recently broke up with your girlfriend in the past few weeks I would not consider that depression. Probably in a normal stage of adjustment which is expected. If things don't progress in the next few months you may want to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for stomach depression, Prozac (fluoxetine) not working.

Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for stomach depression, Prozac (fluoxetine) not working.

What exactly are you: What exactly are you asking for? Something to treat DEPRESSION or STOMACH problems of upset? Prozac does not treat anything in the stomach. It is an antidepressant and that it is all used to treat mood disorders. It has some off label uses such as headache management. There are medications to treat STOMACH ULCERS OR UPSET CONDITION such as nexium, (esomeprazole) carafate, prilosec, pepcid, et.c, etc. ...Read more

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Can major depression, dysthymia, double depression cause a bloated stomach?

Can major depression, dysthymia, double depression cause a bloated stomach?

Unclear. : I agree with dr. Fowler that a thorough exam must be completed by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can a very low stomach acid directly/indirectly cause depression, depersonalization, anxiety as well as chronic hypersexuality?

Can a very low stomach acid directly/indirectly cause depression, depersonalization, anxiety as well as chronic hypersexuality?

Hormones?: A gastroenterologist can help you with your stomach acid levels. The other issues you mention are best dealt w/by a clinical psychologist and/or psychiatrist. Your doc can check your hormone levels to help with sexuality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you give me some examples of exersize I can do at home to get rid of my stomach I am 39 years old n got bad coesterol depression and feel tired all the time

Can you give me some examples of exersize I can do at home to get rid of my stomach I am 39 years old n got bad coesterol depression and feel tired all the time

OSA?: Do you snore? Did you ever have a sleep study? You should see your dr anyway, to start (or continue) treating your cholesterol problem, and monitor your diet;you could ask him if he would consider a study to rule out obstructive sleep apnea, among other tests. Just one more suggestion. ...Read more

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Can stress cause upset stomach.? I have major depression and frequently upset stomach

Can stress cause upset stomach.? I have major depression and frequently upset stomach

Absolutely, but...: It's normal to be concerned about your health & to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress/IBS. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it & should seek help from a doctor. ...Read more

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No appetite but stomach rumbles. Severe anxiety and slight depression diagnosed. Have started Effexor (venlafaxine) 4 days ago. Very worried about appetite loss.?

No appetite but stomach rumbles. Severe anxiety and slight depression diagnosed. Have started Effexor (venlafaxine) 4 days ago. Very worried about appetite loss.?

Stay Hopeful: Appetite issues are common in Depression and Anxiety disorders. 4 days is too soon to say if effexor (venlafaxine) is working. You have to give it a few weeks. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition even if you're not that hungry. Try to use nutrition drinks and bars. ...Read more

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Every day, i feel like I'm coming down with some cold or stomach bug. My mom says its depression. I don't think it is. What's going on with me?

Every day, i feel like I'm coming down with some cold or stomach bug. My mom says its depression. I don't think it is. What's going on with me?

Please see doctor: It sounds like you disagree with your mother about the nature of your difficulties. Unfortunately without seeing and examining you (and running some diagnostic tests) anything we on healthtap might say will be guesses as well. I suggest you get a thorough evaluation with your physician so that you can provide your full history and get the kind of help you need. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello its me muhammad zakeri I have been suffering from depression n heart pain I have a bacterium in my stomach. How can we fix my stomach bacteria?

Hello its me muhammad zakeri I have been suffering from depression n heart pain I have a bacterium in my stomach. How can we fix my stomach bacteria?

Stomach bacteria: We all have bacteria in our stomach. This is normal. They help with digestion. So do not worry about just having oral bacteria. If you are having pain or other symptoms then talk with your doctors. ...Read more

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What are the top meds that can cause a false positive on UA drug screenings? I take alot of meds for my stomach, depression, anxiety with pain meds to

What are the top meds that can cause a false positive on UA drug screenings? I take alot of meds for my stomach, depression, anxiety with pain meds to

See answer: False positive for what substance? If you have a legitimate medical illness for which you take a prescribed med(s), you should not have to worry about passing a urine drug screen. If you can be more specific and re-submit question, we may be better able to respond. Take care. ...Read more

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Sometimes depression and pressure around heart. Also, pain at left side of stomach, these are momentary and goes away as my mind diverted from these?

Sometimes depression and pressure around heart. Also, pain at left side of stomach, these are momentary and goes away as my mind diverted from these?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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My stomach has been gurgling for months now. I had just recently stopped drinking alcohol every day. Due to the depression of my mom just passing. She?

My stomach has been gurgling for months now. I had just recently stopped drinking alcohol every day. Due to the depression of my mom just passing. She?

Depression: Commend yourself for stopping drinking alcohol every day.
I understand your feelings about loss of your mother.
You may be going through disbelief, sadness, hurt, upsetness, feeling bad, and depressed.
Your Emotional Health is Precious!
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for depression, loss of your mother, Alcohol effects, coping skills for stress.
Attend AA Meetings. ...Read more

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Are anxiety/depression normal after a stomach bug/ flu? If so, how long before it goes away? I take medicine and was doing fine until the sickness hit

Great Question : It's not unusual for depression and anxiety to get worse with an acute medical problem such as infection. We especially see this in the elderly (not that you are in that category). It goes back to the mind-body connection. When the body suffers, it impacts the brain. You should start to get some relief in a couple weeks. If not, see your doctor. Get plenty of rest and reduce your stress level. ...Read more

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Diagnozed with depression anxiety endoscopy before 2 years shoves too much acid in my stomach taking pantoprozole 40 but still have gas burnig chronic?

Diagnozed with depression anxiety endoscopy before 2 years shoves too much acid in my stomach taking pantoprozole 40 but still have gas burnig chronic?

Therapy?: In addition to ruling out physical reasons for your distress, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety and/or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Had bad anxiety/depression last night, my sleep was weird it kept feeling like I was floating. This morning my head feels like it floating ears ringing and stomachs upset. Anxiety or my labyrinthitis?

Had bad anxiety/depression last night, my sleep was weird it kept feeling like I was floating. This morning my head feels like it floating ears ringing and stomachs upset. Anxiety or my labyrinthitis?

This answer might...: This answer might not be helpful because, based only on the information you provided, it's impossible to answer your question with any degree of confidence. It could be either one or neither one. Alcohol, some viral infections, exposure to very load noises, drugs that affect your brain (narcotics, marijuana, psych meds) are other possibilities. Please get medical care! ...Read more

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Depression, mood swing, I am a 21-year-old male. For around the last year I have had a lot of mood swings. From being really happy and fine to wanting to cry and feeling sick to my stomach. There is nothing like a girlfriend or anything bad has really hap

Depression, mood swing, I am a 21-year-old male. For around the last year I have had a lot of mood swings. From being really happy and fine to wanting to cry and feeling sick to my stomach. There is nothing like a girlfriend or anything bad has really hap

Hello. : Hello. From what you are describing, these mood swings seem more intense than can be accounted for by day to day life. I do recommend that you see either a clinical psychologist or a psychiatric for a comprehensive evaluation. You could have a mood disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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Long-term depression, hormone issues, terrible periods, mood swings, stomach problems. What is causing it all?

Long-term depression, hormone issues, terrible periods, mood swings, stomach problems. What is causing it all?

Depression & PMDD: It's possible you have a combination of depression and pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). This is a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome. You could also have a type of bipolar disorder. You need a thorough evaluation to learn which. Help is available with your physician, and with a psychiatrist. There are medications which can give you some relief. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more