Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Absolutely. You have probably heard that it's possible for a person to worry so much that they develop an ulcer? It is true. Also, a person who is anxious may swallow a lot, including swallowing air, which can lead to belching.

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Yes. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used for major depression of which anxiety maybe an accompanying symptom. It is not an antianxiety medication per se. It is often used for depression with an associated chronic pain. Benzodiazepines are often used judiciously for anxiety until the antidepressant kicks in, but only as a short term measure for they can be addicting. It is important to remember that you can't drink alcoho. Read more...
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Lower right abdominal discomfort sensitive when pressed on gas bloating anxiety stool yellowish or light brown with mucus liver blood work ok?

Evaluate. Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen has a variety of causes. If the pain is acute, appendicitis is a possibility and requires urgent attention. If it is chronic, crohn disease is possible. For chronic pain, see your health care provider. Read more...

Stomach pain, gas& bloating. I have IBS. Eating 2300-2500 kcal/day exercising 5x/ week. What could be the cause?

IBS=label for combo. of symptoms; some signs. As for all body cells, controls=within cell, tissue, organ & central nervous system, only some of which physicians partially understand yet cannot see/measure & many Docs promote only physical. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >2,000,000 orders/sec brain?body, Humans=HiTech; medicine=LowTech. Most answers=within; history/hidden-emotions always big issues. Read more...

Having freq. Bowel movements (min 3, max 7) for the last 14yrs with slight pain at the lower ab. I've acid reflux, gas, bloating issues every other day. What cud the cause? It happens irrespective of stress.

Probably IBS. Ibs is characterzied by pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific organic disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gassiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times. Symptoms often worsen with stress. Try some probiotics/align. If not better or u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. Read more...
I think. Your condition is abnormal. You should be seen by a GI specialist to exclude conditions such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. I don't think it is related to stress. Read more...