How can you determine if severe stress is causing acid reflux?

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Hi - i started with acid reflux on holiday and have had it ever since.i suffer from anxiety and before the holiday was an extremely stressful time. how can i tell if this has caused my reflux and how can i help myself by not worrying about the reflux? its a vicious circle. i am scheduled for an endsocopy soon (not got the letter yet). and i worry ive got stomach cancer or some other cancer causing this. am in being irrational???

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    calm down you dont have any nasty thing like cancer, stress can cause severe acid reflux. make changes to your diet & stay stress free . do not worry about things that you can not control. take zantac or any other h2blockers & try to avoid ppi if possible

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      Theyve put me on ppis as it was dreadful. had bloods done but no results yet. and waiting for letter about endoscopy.
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    everything is going to come normal . i am suffering from excessive stomach acid from 2 yrs now . every result is normal blood test 2 endoscopy . but still suffering from acid . PPI actually increase acid production rather than decreasing . so i am trying to come off then . still no luck but i will try my best to come off 
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      PPIs increase stomach acid? Where did you get the that from? If you come off PPis suddenly, the stomach starts creating acid more than normal. Hence tapering off PPis slowly is necessary.
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    exactly ashly . by PPIs increase stomach acid , what i mean to say that if you try to stop it you will find that your stomach acid is far worse than it was before. i was suffering from mild acidity for that my GP prescribed me pantoprazole but after 6 weeks when i tried to stop the med my acid is far worse than before . and from then i am stuck with the medicine . 2 years now i could not find a way to quit it . 
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      No i don't have GERD , Never get heartburn . when i try stoping for a single day my stomach fills with acid. Its like my stomach filled with hydrochloric acid. Sour water comes to mouth  tastes like 100 row lemon juice. its horrible

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