Pit of Stomach Pain

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I think I have seen this on the board before, but does anyone have pain a few inches below the sternum? It spreads to the right and left under my ribs. Sometimes it goes into my back and shoulders. I do have acid reflux and have been watching diet and taking medicine. I also have GAD. My counselor thinks the symptoms are all anxiety related.

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    OK, great that your counselor thinks it's anxiety,which I agree, cause you must be seeing him,or her for a reason. There are a lot of people in thIS forum that have the same symptom. Did they subjest  to you that maybe a antipressant would really help. You need your family doc for that. 

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      Yes, I started escitalopram a few days ago at 5mg and will bump to 10 mg soon. I also have Ativan to help until the meds kick in. Doing this along with counseling. Hoping physical symptoms calm as meds kick in.
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