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Stress Stomach Ache
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
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
Under extreme stress.A gastritis attack has begun.Belching, bloat , mid back pain, rumbling stomach.Omeprazole causes me diarreah.Ideas?
IBS: You might have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome and not gastritis. It is a benign condition associated with anxiety or stress. Usually high fiber and medication will help to alleviate most of the symptoms. Medications like Bentyl , Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) or Levsin are commonly used to treat this condition. ...Read more
Gb ulcers & more may: Many GI diseases as ulcers, gallbladder & others may do so. There are many GI problems radiate 2 the back . So look beyond the back 4 the cause. ...Read more
Possible, see doctor: It is possible that you have stress-induced bloating. This would be caused by swallowing air into your G.I. Track. However, there are many other causes of bloating and i would recommend that you talk them over with your physician. For at least temporary relief you can get any product over-the-counter that contains simethicone. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good 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
Yes.: Stress causes sympathetic nervous system activation; leading to a reduction of blood to the stomach and kidneys and activation of the large muscle groups. Hence bloating, growling, and headaches. Learn how to relax and let go of stress by altering ones thinking and ones apprehensiveness by learning coping techniques. For more info read Hans Selye's "Stress". You can get better. ...Read more
Absolutely, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?
Severe stomach pains before eating, mild stomach pains after Eating,nausea,vomiting,severe migraines,irregular cycle,fatigue,pain in lower back?
Fibromyalgia? : 23y female has low back pain, fatigue & functional/dysautonomia symptoms of migraine, IBS & pelvic organs. Chronic pain begets non-restorative sleep, depression & fatigue. A thorough medical exam is needed to rule out inflammatory, autoimmune & hormonal disorders. Absent explanatory findings, fibromyalgia becomes a concern. A unifying disorder might be Hypermobility Syndrome. ...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
Can anxiety cause stomach/chest to be very tight? Burping? Burning feeling in stomach? And/or tense & aching muscles? Constipation?
It can.: So can other causes. Important to check with your doctor about why you have them. It could be serious. But back to the question, the gastrointestinal system has it's own 'nervous system' and can perceive your stress level and will react to it accordingly, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is highly associated to stress, and has symptoms similar to the ones you are describing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress/dyspepsia: I can imagine how stressful it must be. Grown ups do part ways sometimes and it is nto your fault. The best you can do is to stay neutral and give emotional support to both parents as they are also going thru a lot. Try otc 75 mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for a few weeks. If it gets worse, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I'm 3 days late and only having mild cramps but also stomach aches. Bf and i had protected sex on the 11th of april 2014? Am i just stressed or preg?
Too soon: It is common for stress to affect your cycle. But pregnancy is always a possibility, even with protection. If your only intercourse was 4/11, then an over the counter pregnancy test may not be accurate yet. Wait until 4/25, and if no period yet, take a preg test with your first morning urine. ...Read more
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, digestive issues, etc. Please see your doctor and, if this continues, a clinical psychologist. ...Read more
Depends: Stomach aches after eating can be from eating too much, eating something that disagrees with you because you can not tolerate it, causes reflux or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Try writing down what you eat to see ify ou can track it. The most common food intolerances are to dairy and gluten so do an elimination diet for 3 weeks without them and see how you feel. And see your doctor. ...Read more
Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.
Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things: "stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more
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