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Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Anxious feeling in chest all night, bubbles in stomach and chest, lower tummy cramps, ache inbetween shoulderblades. My Gerd bad. Can gerd cause this?

Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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Anxious feeling in chest all night, bubbles in stomach and chest, lower tummy cramps, ache inbetween shoulderblades. My Gerd bad. Can gerd cause this?

Yes: However if all of this is related to Gerd, then use of over-the-counter treatments for Gerd should relieve your symptoms. If not, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Stress, worrying, apprehension... no matter what you call it, anxiety is a natural part of life. You can't escape anxiety, however we can all find healthier ways to manage it. There are many things we can do to help manage our anxiety - including meditation, exercise, and cutting back on stimulants ...Read more


Dr. Mohammed Younus
Board Certified, Psychiatry
26 years in practice
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I get an anxious/nervous feeling in my chest and it feels just like a "nervous stomach" but in my chest. Is this my anxiety acting up?

Dr. Mohammed Younus
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26 years in practice
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I get an anxious/nervous feeling in my chest and it feels just like a "nervous stomach" but in my chest. Is this my anxiety acting up?

More than likely: What you describe sounds like anxiety, a knot in the chest or stomach in anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I cant seem to stop stressing. I got almost all the time anxious feeling and a certain stressful feeling in my stomach and chest area. Any help?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I cant seem to stop stressing. I got almost all the time anxious feeling and a certain stressful feeling in my stomach and chest area. Any help?

To address stress:: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
30 years in practice
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2nd day physical feeling of anxiety in chest & stomach.Startled by security alarm going off.false alarm. Clear mind, still feeling in chest & stomach?

Dr. Barbara Lavi
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
30 years in practice
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2nd day physical feeling of anxiety in chest & stomach.Startled by security alarm going off.false alarm. Clear mind, still feeling in  chest & stomach?

Where did the: security alarm go off? At home, school? Did you talk to your parents or a teacher about the event? Have there been incidents of violence in your home or school in the past? Speak to your parents about your anxiety and ask to talk to a psychologist or speak with a guidance counselor at school, they will be able to refer you for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Board Certified, Psychiatry
34 years in practice
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Hi, I have anxiety, wen i exercise and heart rte go up i get a vibrtion feeling in stomach/lower chest , when breatng, it thn goes, no pain, will see dr?

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Hi, I have anxiety, wen i exercise and heart rte go up i get a vibrtion feeling in stomach/lower chest , when breatng, it thn goes, no pain, will see dr?

YES: See your doctor, because anxiety has multiple presentations, and people can have different physical triggers for their panic. The good news is anxiety is treatable and regulatable, see your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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What can cause the feeling of rapid heart rate (not going over 100) and a adrenaline (nervous/excited) feeling in chest and abdomen? Not anxious!

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What can cause the feeling of rapid heart rate (not going over 100) and a adrenaline (nervous/excited) feeling in chest and abdomen? Not anxious!

Nervous/anxious: You can't have it both ways. You cannot be "nervous/excited" and not be anxious. Two options: Contact your doctor. Consult a Psychologist - they are experts on anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?

Yes...: Most common cause of chest pain and respiratory distress in young. Constipation is not related.Aching muscle is a unusual symptom. See PMD, get checked for Flu... ...Read more

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Can autonomic nervous system problems/damage cause butterfly/nervous/exciting feeling in chest and stomach with nausea?

Dr. Georgia Latham
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Can autonomic nervous system problems/damage cause butterfly/nervous/exciting feeling in chest and stomach with nausea?

Yes: The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls involuntary movements in the body. It affects the beating of your heart and the continuous movement of the intestines; as well as multiple other vital functions. Dysfunction of the ANS commonly causes changes in heart beat and blood pressure. It can definitely cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
37 years in practice
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Since last night, ive been feeling like someone's been squeezing my stomach and chest then followed by an acidic feeling in my stomach?

Dr. Ira Friedlander
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Since last night, ive been feeling like someone's been squeezing my stomach and chest then followed by an acidic feeling in my stomach?

Get checked out: Your symptoms are too vague to be certain of a diagnosis however they could represent cardiac or significant gastro issues. Anytime symptoms like this last this long it is best to consider getting checked out rather than waiting to see what might happen next. Go see a health care professional and get an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Derek Farley
Board Certified, Urgent Care
19 years in practice
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My sister has being feeling a burning feelibg in her chest and stomach has being feeling bigger what symtoms would that be?

Dr. Derek Farley
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My sister has being feeling a burning feelibg in her chest and stomach has being feeling bigger what symtoms would that be?

GERD/gastritis?: Assuming your sister is also young but older than 18, have her try over-the-counter Prilosec (omeprazole) or similar PPI's. If after several days no improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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