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I have anxiety disorder for about 6 years now and I have intense stomach pains and nausea on a day to day basis. Besides therapy, what can stop this?

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Dr. Jerold Kreisman
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: SSRIs may help

Imbalances in the level of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, is associated with anxiety, but there is more in the gut than in the brain.
Often, antidepressant/antianxiety medicines, such as zoloft, celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) etc, which help anxiety also help intestinal symptoms.

In brief: SSRIs may help

Imbalances in the level of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, is associated with anxiety, but there is more in the gut than in the brain.
Often, antidepressant/antianxiety medicines, such as zoloft, celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) etc, which help anxiety also help intestinal symptoms.
Dr. Jerold Kreisman
Dr. Jerold Kreisman
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Second opinion

No individual advice can be given here but if one is already under care the first step is to ensure persisting severe symptoms or lack of progress is addressed, then follow up should be the next step, even with a second opinion.
Meds + psychotherapy are more successful than either alone, but often with anxiety, cog-behavioral approaches can result in eventual d/c of meds. Discuss options.

In brief: Second opinion

No individual advice can be given here but if one is already under care the first step is to ensure persisting severe symptoms or lack of progress is addressed, then follow up should be the next step, even with a second opinion.
Meds + psychotherapy are more successful than either alone, but often with anxiety, cog-behavioral approaches can result in eventual d/c of meds. Discuss options.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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