stomach problems....wondering if its fr anxiety

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I cant keep it together. My stomach churns

My head hurts its like anytime soon ill be during. Doc says its all anxiety disorder but i believe its more than that. My stomach literally feels sore. Always gassy. Antacid doesn't help at all. No matter how i try taking my mind off the slight pains i feel it jus clicks back to the thinking. I'm finding it hard to even stay at work. Doc gave me escilatopram 10 mg.

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    You do not say when your doctor gave you escitalopram - before or after the trouble started.   If before, it is probably a side effect, and should improve. 

    If after, it could well be anxiety.   When you say "stomach" where do you mean?

    I suspect you mean your intestines - ie lower down than your stomach. Antacid would not help that.   By "gassy" do mean "wind"?   Anxiety can produce those symptoms.         


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      The pain is under my left breast. He gave me the pills after sayin its anxiety. I just cant feel better everyday I'm sick. Gassy is like bubbles in my belly blowing up plenty. Im always scared. Having pains n believing anytime soon ill pass out. Im jus confused.
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      I think your doctor is right.  Anxiety can produce all those symptoms. 

      Hopefully the escitalopram will counter them, but not immediately. It takes several weeks and the symptoms may get worse before they get better.

      If the anxiety is unbearable ask your doctor for a fast-acting medication like diazepam. 


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    Anxiety does cause a lot of ailment and stomach digestion would be effected. But personally i would take the change of diet route when it comes to the stomach.if nothing was found not sure why you would take any medications for it aside from over the counter stuff and even that short term.. A clean diet with healthy choices, not raw if all gassy and low carbs with no rich foods would be a good start. Best method to begin a new diet is to clear your system by doing a liquid fast for a day, nectar or very low acid drinks and water drinks a solid day then add back bland easy to digest foods and keep a log every meal and its effects. Go and get a high rated probiotic..take the probiotics as noted on the product every single day. This could be a food intolerance or a simple food allergy. It could be yeast from antibiotic use or drinking or low immunity. Theres theories on leaky gut and a diet to back it. Yes most people with anxiety get stomach issues. Stress will effect every part of your body and tense it up so feed your body healthy and well. This would be the easiest symptom to help out of all anxiety issues. I was on ppis for a very very long time and my body stopped absorbing b12 along with other vitamins because thats how it plays out. I threw them all out about nine years ago and took the diet route. Stress, and medications everything goes for the digestive system first so try the natural way first and foremost. Sleep with head elevated, get a leaky gut diet they are all over the internet, or a heart healthy diet, low carbs intake, zero junk or fried or processed foods until you have recovered then be aware this stuff is junk for your body. Drink lots of water. You will need your diet to be alkalined not acidic. Most healthy diets are not acidic. Allow your stomach to heal  doc found nothing why would you take pills or medicines with nothing? Pharmacuticals should only be used as a LAST resort, not a quick fix every one of them has effects on your belly, kidneys, and liver. I promise you from life experience and living through anxiety and now health issues DIET is extremly extremly important and plays a HUGE role in your life. What you eat is what your body has to use to function. You wouldnt our sugar in your gas tank for your car to run then be confused why it doesnt function well right?.


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