Gastrisis/Anxiety. Not the best.

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Hi all, So my problems started in February.

I woke up with stomach ache/burning pain which got progressively worse. I got checked over at hospital and they said it was gastroenteritis. It carried on for weeks, went to my GP who referred me for a camera... It was then i was told i had gastrisis (immflamation of the stomach).

Since then ive been taking omeprazole and gaviscon which did help and i managed to get off them eventually. Then it came back, then went, then came back and went again.I seem to have a flare up every now and again which lasts a few weeks. The only problem is i think it may be anxiety thats bringing it on, When i looked up reasons why you get gastrisis, Anxiety was the only one that stood out to me. I had an operation early this year which caused me mega stress/worry and i think thats why i got gastrisis in the first place. Right now im struggling to cope, the gastrisis is back because im worried again but i cant stop.I dont even know properly what im worried about, i just feel on edge/twitchy, When i walk i seem to get pain under my ribs (not actually sure if i am or the anxiety is making me think i am).

Also ive noticed certain foods dont agree with me (usually the foods i love!) I had a bag of crisps on holiday and had terrible pain after, then was sick and it eased off in a few hours.

I'm worried im just stuck in a rut with no way out, the anxiety starts and the gastrisis starts, then it goes. then the circle comes back around.

Is their anything i could try to help with my problems - i think if i could get on top of the anxiety the gastrisis will go again, and hopefully not return if i can keep myself calm for long enough to actually get the gastrisis to heal.

I'm really fed up and could do with some advice.

P.s Im a 25 year old, and have never suffered with anxiety previous to all this (at least i dont think i have), Also the gastrisis now even flared up is nowhere near as bad as it was in January, Every flare up seems to be better than the last.

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