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Health Anxiety And Stomach Cramping
Lots of stress and anxiety, missed period, abdominal cramping and gas. Is this all anxiety and stress related?
Who knows?: You know if you had unprotected sex. If so - pregnancy is a good alternative suspect. Cramps and gas can be from diet choices too. Consider a pregnancy test. Consider your eating habits. If you want a cleraer answer - see a doctor for an exam and tests as needed. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Can anxiety and stress cause bloating, light stomach pain, stomach growling in just a couple of days?
Yes: Stress causes many reactions in the body. Some people get headaches or back pain, others have stomach problems. It sounds like your stress may be causing you to feel bad. The best treatment is to decrease the stress in your life- talk to a friend or a counselor, rearrange life priorities, get help with a problem, reevaluate romantic relationships. If problems continue, see your doctor. ...Read more
Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.
I suggest seeing a: Gastroenterologist or your physician. Improving healthfulness of your diet if very important. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). In the meantime try this: hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
Insomnia, irritable bowl. Stomach growling body shakes and twitching tension headach all started after having bad health anxiety the last two months.
Anxiety Disorder?: You need to see your physician, a therapist or a psychiatrist to be evaluated for an anxiety disorder. The first that comes to mind is gad (generalized anxiety disorder) mainly because i also suffer from it ; had many of the symptoms you describe before seeking treatment. Treatment can include counseling, medications or both. Anxiety ; depression often go together also. ...Read more
Talk to ob/gyn: These are important symptoms to talk to your obstetrician. You are having stomach pains and heartburn during your pregnancy. This is not uncommon. Your doctor will want to know about this. Try to notice when you get it and what makes it better. Before taking any medication talk to your doctor first. ...Read more
How stress or tension affect digestion? I get indigestion from stress and feel bloated and nausea.
Opposites: The "fight or flight" response prepares us for battle--and shuts down the "feed or breed" side of the balance--which is why stressed people often feel nauseous and/or throw up. Bloating is vague & can be from air swallowing (/anxiety) or other related causes. Biofeedback / cognitive-behavioral therapy can help. Look online or ask your dr. ...Read more
Being treated for anxiety and ibs. stomach gets upset bloated gasy and urgency to go bathroom. on Xanax (alprazolam) and bentyl is that ok?
Hard to say: without knowing your full health history, and what else has been tried, impossible to give good advice. The best treatment for IBS, especially when associated with anxiety, is to treat the anxiety effectively. Benzos, including Xanax, (alprazolam) are NOT the first line treatment for chronic anxiety. Psychotherapies of various kinds and SSRI/SNRI medications are generally better. Increase fiber in your diet. ...Read more
Overwhelming anxiety, insomnia and depression coupled with chronic diarrhea, urgency, stomach burning, heartburn, vomiting during sleep, pain, fatigue?
Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?
Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)
Yes..: Yes, they can help with those symptoms, however make sure you always consult with your doctor when taking new medication. If not better or worse follow up as needed. ...Read more
What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach
You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more
Irritable bowel: These are characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome for which certain foods or stress may be triggers. Peppermint capsules have helped some people. Lactose and gluten intolerance are also to be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I am experiencing frequent stools, anal itching, fatty stool, feeling of unfinished defecation, nausea (severity: moderate) and stomach upset. The following also describe me: Stomach cramps and Appetite changes. What should I do?
No: Unless a period was missed then no. ...Read more
Constant heartburn, nausea, indigestion, stomach pain, bloating, and loss of appetite. Family doctor takes forever to get appt. Any ideas?
GERD: Likely to be gastroesophageal reflux. Try starting OTC ompeprazole or similar. May add Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid on top of that. Try using Maalox or Mylanta to see if you get any relief, even for just a minute or so. It can be helpful to your doctor to know if it helps or not, once you see the doc. Avoid spicy foods, acidic foods, caffeinated beverages. Sleep with head of bed elevated. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause headaches? Fatigue? weakness? Loose your appetite but have a hunger like pain in your stomach after eating? Dizzy? Diarrhea?
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Yes, anxiety can lower appetite. ...Read more
Can severe stress/anxiety cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach gurgling, bloating & a burning pain in stomach? What can I do to help these symptoms?
Yes: Yes stress can certainly trigger an upset stomach. You might be struggling with acid indigestion ("dyspepsia"), heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease"), or irritable bowel syndrome. Avoid caffeine, mint, tomatoes, citrus, tobacco, carbonated drinks and anything else that you find worsens your discomfort. Stress reduction, antacids, and dietary changes as I mentioned all can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling of bloating, stomach sounds and hunger pangs and a little loose stomach, burps and uneasy feeling in stomach for 3 weeks?
Borborygmi: These are likely normal gut sounds and called borborygmi. Can also come on if you have GI problems. Discuss with your Dr. Google Borborygmi and see what you think. ...Read more
Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?
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