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Stomach Tightness Anxiety
I have been getting a tightness in my upper stomach and it feels like I need to take more cleansing breaths. Can it be anxiety?
Probably: It certainly can, shortness of breath, tightness in stomach, nausea, sweating, dry mouth, headache, hot flashes and chills among other symptoms are concomitant physical symptoms of anxiety. However, other physical problems have to be ruled out first even if you have anxiety. So please check with primary care physician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
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
Why does GAD cause my stomach to be so tight and wake me every morning and start the anxiety cycle all over again? Any OTC med might help??
No OTC med: There are no non-prescription meds that reliably treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). In addition to tranquilizers such as Lorazepam (listed on your profile), there are also buspirone (Buspar) & the SSRI antidepressants, which treat GAD & are non-addictive. They are not OTC. Psychotherapy can help as well. ...Read more
Hi I've had that anxiety for a while now but today I had a tight chest and loads of butterflies in my stomach all day very severe i's there any. Cure?
Yes: How did you sleep last night? Exhaustion often triggers anxiety. Anxiety comes and goes and has to do with our general health and with our perceptions. Yoga, meditation, regular sleep and a nutritious diet are all antidotes for anxiety. Journaling can also be helpful and cognitive behavioral therapy is also helpful. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause my stomach to feel VERY tight and anxious and cause me to wake up in the morning? I also feel like adrenaline is rushing thru me?
Constantly anxious tight throat n stomach and feeling like am gagging but am not. Is this all just anxiety?
Globes hystericus: Can have physical component with spasm of the esopagus ...Read more
Can stress change the way you breathe? I have chronic stress and anxiety and it was caused my stomach, rib cage, intercoastals, and chest to tighten.
I suffer from severe anxiety and hold tension in my stomach and jaw. I have TMJ and recently tighten my stomach muscles I have no clue why?
Anxiety: Sounds like you have been suffering for some time and I am sorry. Psychotherapy can be helpful for the treatment of anxiety, ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of this difficulty and try to perceive accurately as misperceptions often drive anxiety higher. Best. ...Read more
Pain in my feet legs ankles tights arms abdominal gases semtimes headache heartbeats heartburn urine body itch are these sypmtops of my anxeity?
I feel a weird tightness or bloating on the right side of my Stomach, it’s been like it for like 2 weeks now.
Stomach tightens so bad hard to take breaths. I relax, breathing comes around; stomach still feels tight inside. Like I am tightening and holding. Y?
Best to get checked: Sounds like you're in significant distress, but there are so many things that can cause your symptoms--infectious, inflammatory, hemorrhage, ischemia, functional (ibs, esophageal spasm), biliary problems; but also heart, lungs, panic, etc. If worsening or associated with systemic signs, get to your doctor or er for evaluation ; treatment now please. ...Read more
I have a burning feeling in my stomach along with a tight feeling that makes me sick. What could it be?
I'm having occasional tightness and burning right in the middle of my upper abdomen. Should I be concerned?
Maybe...: If you're indicating your epigastrium (just below the ribs in the midline), then you may have peptic disease (e.G ulcer, gerd, reflux) or contractions or delayed emptying of the gut in that location (stomach, mid-colon). Less likely (& appropriate to symptom duration, intensity, timing, risks) your gallbladder or pancreas may be sick. Best to get checked. ...Read more
26, what are the serious conditions I could have with stomach tightness, fullness, worse when hungry, suffered since august,?
I had an abdominal hysterecomy 4 months ago. Why does my incision site feel so tight? It feels like it wants to rip open.
Scars: Scar tissue will feel tight at first and soften with time. Follow with your doc to make sure. ...Read more
So my stomach is really hard and tight. I have problems going to the bathroom but would that make my stomach hard and tight?
When I sit I have a sharp pain coming from inside near my lower stomach. When I suck my stomach in tight I can also feel it?
ABDOMINAL PAIN.: This can be due to spastic colon. Recommend avoiding caffienated and carbonated beverages. ...Read more
I'm feeling tightness on the left lower side of my stomach and when I lay on my side it takes my breath away? What's wrong with me?
Best to be seen: I suggest being seen for your symptoms. It is possible that the pain you feel on the left side of your stomach is coming from your chest, such as your lung or your diaphragm, since you notice a change in your breathing with it. I suggest having someone listen to your lungs, checking your abdomen, and possibly having a chest xray. ...Read more
Moving around pain near lower right abdomen ; moving around sometimes ; tightness when moving around ; worsens a bit when laying down?
I have a tight sensetive feeling on my lower left side of my stomach and my stomach feels extra bloated when I'm full what can this mean?
My stomach is very loose. Plz tell me perfect exercise to make it tight so that I follow till last. Do crunches help in tightning my stomach?
Ab exercise: Crunches and sit ups are great exercises to help strengthen ab muscles. ...Read more
What does it mean if whenever I lay down my stomach gets tight and it hurts to lay on my back or side or lay down at all actually and I'm nauseous?
I am a healthy 53 yo female. Every now and then I get a tight feeling in my upper stomach wall like something is pressing on it. It is not painfull.
Will anything bad happen if my underwear elastic is too tight? I am beginning to have pain in my stomach. Will more bad things happen? Can’t change it
Stomach pain: Indicates the need for you to see your doctor. It may be from something other than tight underwear. I also see that you have difficulty breathing, which is another reason to be monitored by your doc. I see that you are getting behavioral therapy. Ask that doc about modalities such as biofeedback and clinical hypnosis. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help also. Peace&good health. ...Read more
What might be the cause of having a tight, anxious feeling in my stomach when I awaken and sometimes in the daytime. Are there any OTC meds for this?
Most likely anxiety: Brief medical history suggests symptoms are related to anxiety. Before taking over the counter meds suggest talking about treatment options (especially if you have been on lorazepam long term) and ruling out other physical causes of anxiety/stomach tightness with your provider. If anxiety is the source, would recommend referral for behavioral therapy or psychiatrist for more in depth treatment. ...Read more
Sometimes after taking a shower my body starts to smell bad especially in between my tight and sometimes around my stomach can you me what's going on?
My girlfriend started having a tight stomach about a week ago it is really tight in the upper and middle parts and she thinks it may be early pregnanc?
Possible: It is hard to know what is happening based upon the description but if she is sexually active pregnancy is always possible. I would recommend a pregnancy test and discussion with her primary physician. ...Read more
Uncertain: These symptoms are fairly non-specific. One consideration is that you may be more sensitive to acid in the morning. Try an over the counter acid suppressive agent before bedtime to see if your symptoms improve. If they persist please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Side/stomach pain: There are a great many possibilities. Best to get a check up with your health care giver. ...Read more
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