Bloated and feeling pulse in my belly and below my ribcage

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Like the title says, I've been feeling this for weeks now, the more I try to ignore these symptoms they keep making themselves known. Not only that but with the throbbing sensation below my sternum it feels like something is pressing against my diaphragm or its rigid. If any of you suffer from health anxiety or anxiety in general, is this normal to feel this? I'm scared of it being an aortic aneurysm and I feel like I can't exercise or live worry-free with these symptoms.

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    I have similar symptoms.

    feeling bloated below the sternum

    aches and pains around that area, though when i press that area to reproduce the symptoms, nothing.

    excessive burping and gas.

    I have been diagnosed with health anxiety, depression.

    I stopped taking my antidepressant last july and these symptoms became common early September.

    My mom tells me its just my anxiety since previously i had weird testicular aches and that went away and now this symptom has replaced that one.

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