Stomach issues from stress and anxiety

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I'm always having stomach problems everyday. Just wondering if being extremely stressed and anxious could be what is causing it.

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    Anxiety causes all kinds of health issues, bad stomach issues are on the long list. If it gets worse seeing a DR is the right choice, anxiety can get worse if you don't control it. Good luck   

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      Thank you Joe. I've never had these problems till anxiety. I was trying to find natural ways to relieve aniexty to see if that helps my stomach problems.

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    Hi Amy!

    Stomach aches can root from a lot of things so it's best to get checked. But if the results come out fine, the it's more than likely from anxiety because anxiety can cause a lot of physical sensations that are bothersome. But hopefully it's nothing serious!

    Best of luck to you!

    Gwen

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    Yep anxiety effects your digestive system. One of the main effects of stress and anxiety. I'm diagnosed with IBS it all came from anxiety.

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    Yes it can be. Have you gotten a check up, that would be the first thing I would do. It can be IBS irritable bowel syndrome . It's a disorder not a disease. Stress can bring it on. I suffered from anxiety disorder, panic attacks, agouraphobia and IBS . Sometimes with my stomach I would have to lay down with a heating pad or hot water bottle. Also constipation or diarrhea . Bloat etc. Check it out with your Dr. Our colons have spasms to move stuff. But our guy is very sensitive and we can feel it!! Ouch!!

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    Dear Amy,

    I want to assure you that it for 99% is just a symptom of anxiety. Anyway, to be checked by GP is necessary. I want to tell you that my story began almost a year ago with the same issue - stomach problems, pain especially in the mornings. As the time went by I started to have problems with sleeping, eating and it was start of the pure hell. Therefore, please, get checked by your GP, try to relax and especially remember - there is no real problem with you, it is just in your head and it will pass! Sorry if my english is not perfect, I am not native english speaker.

     

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      Thank you meofenx. I have anxiety and stress every day. The stomach problems make it worse. I gave been dealing with this for 11 years now on and off. This has been the worse for me
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    Hi Amy,

    I think you've had great replies so far but confirming what everyone else is saying but is like 99% sure it's ibs that's causing your tummy problems if you do suffer with anxiety (still worth checking with gp though) but mine is definately linked with my anxiety but since I've been on escitalopram it has settled!!! The antidepressant is good for anxiety too! I'm not 100% but am getting there and much more like myself! If you haven't already go and have a chat with your GP! Take care, Sue

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