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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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What can cause excessive burping, breathing trouble, anxiety?

What can cause excessive burping, breathing trouble, anxiety?

Anxiety: Heart burn or acid reflux or other causes such as cardiac conditions, hiatal hernia, lung conditions, ENT conditions that can cause your symptoms.
Would start with some antacids and ruling out psychiatric or cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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What causes "fluttering" sensation in the abdomen, both sides, lower to mid? I've some anxiety lately. Feeling comes & goes, eases if I burp a bit...

What causes "fluttering" sensation in the abdomen, both sides, lower to mid? I've some anxiety lately. Feeling comes & goes, eases if I burp a bit...

See doctor: See your pcp for exam/evaluation to rule out medical causes for 'fluttering' and gassy feeling. Anxiety can exacerbate some physical symptoms, so ask for a referral to a mental health professional if you'd like that help meantime. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can xiphoid process cause sharp chest/back pains off and on? I can feel the knot under sternum, I'm burping a lot and suffer from anxiety.

Can xiphoid process cause sharp chest/back pains off and on? I can feel the knot under sternum, I'm burping a lot and suffer from anxiety.

You are most likely: Suffering from aerophagia secondary to your anxiety. This is where you swallow air and it gets trapped in the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter closes and the expanding air in the esophagus eventually forms enough pressure to cause pain near the xiphoid process and eventually causes a belch to erupt. In another variation goes into the stomach first and then erupts back into the esophagus and then eventually out through the throat. Best wishes. Please see a gastroenterologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Nausea and burping immediatly after eating, burping or lying on right side. Also post nasal drip and anxiety all day. Occasional heartburn. Any cause?

Nausea and burping immediatly after eating, burping or lying on right side. Also post nasal drip and anxiety all day. Occasional heartburn. Any cause?

Nausea: Your symptom of burping, especially when lying on right side is most likely related to acid reflux. In young male of age 22, these not very worrisome, especially if symptom has been present only for a short while. Please review following video to get started: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment
however, if they persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes 5 second ache/fullness/like a balloon inflated in left chest/breast. No other symptoms. 1 burp. Gas later. Ecg ok in march. Severe anxiety.

GI disturbance: Sounds like a gastrointestinal malady of some sort. Think about inflammation of the esophagus ("food pipe"), or the stomach itself. Less likely would be the irritable bowel syndrome. I'd begin by trying over the counter zantac (ranitidine) or Omeprazole for say 2-3weeks. If not substantially better then time to seek out a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?

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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Feel like when I go through anxiety/stress my usually well behaved stomach causes me for past month to start burping alot, feel like food moves slowly down my throat, random pit of stomach pain, stool amount changes/BM's less frequent. No bloody BM.?

Feel like when I go through anxiety/stress my usually well behaved stomach causes me for past month to start burping alot, feel like food moves slowly down my throat, random pit of stomach pain, stool amount changes/BM's less frequent. No bloody BM.?

For some people -: The GI tract can be quite reaction to stress. Please work on reducing stress/ anxiety. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. ...Read more

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Can a generalized anxiety disorder cause excessive belching?

Can a generalized anxiety disorder cause excessive belching?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. ...Read more

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Belching always brings up a liquid but it doesn't burn my throat. Is it possible to regurgitate mucus? Can anxiety or other conditions cause this?

Common: Belching is nothing but bringing out excess air/gas from stomach to mouth, if your stomach is full, some liquid will come out along with it. It is usually not psychogenic. ...Read more

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Can 3 month long chronic stress and anxiety cause whole body pain, stomach bloating, belching and fatigue? When anxious I can feel my heartbeat in neck..

Can 3 month long chronic stress and anxiety cause whole body pain, stomach bloating, belching and fatigue? When anxious I can feel my heartbeat in neck..

Prolonged stress: Can produce the symptoms you mention and lots of other ones. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional to learn strategies for coping w/stress. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've been burping a lot, is this normal, I have GERD and anxiety....?

Yes: The combination may be responsible.
The foods you eat would also play a big role. ...Read more

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Can't eat, feel sick and burp a lot. Doctors still say anxiety. Does not eating make you feel sicker? How do I start eating food makes me feel yuck

Can't eat, feel sick and burp a lot. Doctors still say anxiety. Does not eating make you feel sicker? How do I start eating food makes me feel yuck

GI symptoms can: Be from anxiety or from some other things. Ask your doc for a referral to a gastroenterologist. That's the type of doc who specializes in GI issues. The gut is considered the "second brain" because of the way it responds to emotions. Food sensitivity lab testing may be helpful also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the downsides to Baclofen? I've been prescribed it for chronic burping, most likely related to anxiety. I have read a lot of things online about it having horrible withdrawal effects, but what about during taking it?

What are the downsides to Baclofen? I've been prescribed it for chronic burping, most likely related to anxiety. I have read a lot of things online about it having horrible withdrawal effects, but what about during taking it?

Baclofen, like many: Prescription (and non prescription) drugs will have effects, side-effects and possible interactions with other medicines. What must be weighed is if the effects are desirable (ie alleviate a symptom) and OUTWEIGH any side effects. Drowsiness is the big one for this particular Drug. If not taken for a long time, I don't know that "withdrawal" is a big concern. If it is just "wean" yourself off. ...Read more

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I've had a recent pain in my back when a burp comes up and I let it out and also the pain comes when I drink water as well I need answers asap before I go to the er due to anxiety?

I've had a recent pain in my back when a burp comes up and I let it out and also the pain comes when I drink water as well I need answers asap before I go to the er due to anxiety?

Esophagus: The symptoms locate your pain in the esophagus. Whether you have an ulcer, fissure, erosion, foreign body, diverticulum or other issue is unknown until you're evaluated. A gastroenterologist would be a better bet than the ER where they will determine that your problem isn't life-threatening and release you. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from anxiety disorder. I get fast heart beats and I burp a lot during an anxiety attack. Can you help me how to resolve this?

Start w med eval: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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No stress, normal weight, stomach hurts when I eat or too empty, get feeling of 'anxiety', but relieved as soon as I burp. Builds again, burp, then gone?

Gas pains.: You might be getting gas in your stomach if you eat too fast and when you burp, the pain is relieved. There is no nerve endings to the stomach or the gut so the only things that make it hurt is distention by gas tumor or fecal material. Sometimes, anxiety causes one to hyperventilate unknowingly and causes gas to accumulate in the gut. ...Read more

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Short on and off gurgle in between breast also burping. Anxiety or heart? Bpm is normal, no off beats.

Neither: Sounds like indigestion, though anxiety can affect how your belly feels, it's often what we eat or bacteria that affect our digestion. Try keeping a food diary and keep track of your bowel and belching habits with it. You might be surprised what you find! If you think anxiety plays a part, you can also write in significant life events on each day. This can also be therapeutic at the same time.
GL ...Read more

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Pain when touched over stomach lining. Burping. Feeling uneasy. Sometimes likes dizzy had anxiety. BP went high & now normal. What should I be doing?

Multi-symptoms: You have a variety of symptoms, not all well-connected. But anxiety could cause them all. First, see a local doctor to get the BP checked out and see about your stomach (there is a common infection called h.pylori that could be causing gastritis or ulcer). If medical problems ruled out, then focus on the anxiety. See a therapist for help. Avoid caffeine. Don't smoke! Get enough sleep. Drink water ...Read more

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Is it safe to swallow air and can anxiety make you burp they ran out of co2 for my wip cream and I saw aid bubbles in my drink anxious?

Is it safe to swallow air and can anxiety make you burp they ran out of co2 for my wip cream and I saw aid bubbles in my drink anxious?

Yes, I think so.: The amount you drank is quite small and even larger amounts would probably do no more harm than a need to burp - babies do that all the time. It might even be a bit uncomfortable till you burp, but not dangerous. Relax if you can. Relax if you find it hard - try! You will be fine - but do find a good therapist to help with the anxiety so you'll feel better in the future. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have been suffering from Burping, fullness and a bit of dizziness for the past one week. Out of fear & anxiety I did a blood pressure?

Anxiety: I understand your distress.
Burping, fullness and a bit of dizziness for the past one week could be due to Overeating, Indigestion, Gas pains, GERD, Gastroenteritis, Giardiasis, Anxiety, or Acute stress reaction.

Acute stress reaction or anxiety can increase Blood Pressure.

See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga and Visual Imagery. ...Read more

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Burping, fullness, light dizzy feeling & then went to physician & had high BP. Is it because of Anxiety? Many things going on in mind.

Anxiety symptoms: I hope the doctor you saw explained their diagnosis of your symptoms and started a treatment plan. Regarding anxiety, yes, it can cause many diverse symptoms, including many of those you mentioned. Many people get nervous seeing a dr and the BP rises during the visit because of fear of what might be found. Consider seeing a therapist to work thru your anxiety. Go back to dr if not feeling better. ...Read more

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I'm scared bc it feels like I have a burp in my throat and I have a slight headache. I already have panic and anxiety disorder so I worry.

I'm scared bc it feels like I have a burp in my throat and I have a slight headache. I already have panic and anxiety disorder so I worry.

Probably nothing new: One of the problems w/ health anxiety is that even if it is quieted one day - the sun comes up tomorrow and there it is again! This is not likely to be anything new - also it doesn't sound too scary. Get that anxiety treated. CBT therapy is my recommendation. It teaches you to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety and will help thru life if you work hard and learn. Worry does nothing good! ...Read more

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Usually great digestion. But I notice that after stress/anxiety, for 1 mo. Start burping alot, feel reflux, burning pit of stomach, feel gas move.?

Usually great digestion. But I notice that after stress/anxiety, for 1 mo. Start burping alot, feel reflux, burning pit of stomach, feel gas move.?

Anxiety and GI: Digestive symptoms are common w/anxiety and stress. The gut is often called "the second brain." Please see your doctor to rule out any medical conditions and if this continues a clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When burping, I get an ache behind my ears sometimes. Doesn't linger long at all. Is that due to my bruxism issue or neck issue or even anxiety? Curious

Possibly yes: To all three. Likely due to tension, strain or tenderness in the sternocleidomastoid muscles. All three of the above mentioned issues need to be followed up by the appropriate doctors/dentists. ...Read more

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Hi, feeling little ache from coughing (cold) & burping (acid reflux /anxiety) under my chin near jaw / right ear. Any idea what it is?

Hi, feeling little ache from coughing (cold) & burping (acid reflux /anxiety) under my chin near jaw / right ear. Any idea what it is?

Throat: I suspect that you have a viral upper respiratory tract infection and the pharynx is involved giving you discomfort near your chin with referred pain to your ear. IT'S also possible that there is associated middle ear infection, however. Try gargling with warm salt water, take a cough syrup like robitussinDm as needed. If ear pain worsens, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more