Digestive problems caused by stress?

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I've been having some real issues with my digestive system lately. It started out with acid reflux a month or so ago and now for the past week I have been having cramping on my lower abdomen and left side. Almost feels like pelvic cramping. I have also been constipated slightly and gassy and my stomach feels like someone is pumping air into it. The worst part of it is that it makes me feel short of breath. Up until a couple days ago I was using the bathroom regularly and my appetite has increased lately which is the only good thing. I've had my heart, lungs and an array of blood work done. Everything is fine. My doctor said it's acid reflux but this was before the cramping started. I don't know if it's ovarian pain that I'm feeling or digestive. It's worse when I lie down. I am thinking it's just IBS. Before my horrid anxiety kicked in I never had issues outside of getting full fast sometimes because I eat small meals throughout the day. I am scare it might be crohns or something. I don't have insurance so going for tests isn't an option.

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    Hi. It sounds terrible. Do you have stomach pains or diarrhea after eating right away?

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      No diarrhea at all. I don't get stomach pains. It's more of a tightness after I eat especially in the morning.

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      I see. Have you tried any over the counter medication?

      I knew someone who had the same symptoms you described and took something that helped control those symptoms

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