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I've been experiencing weird stomach issues in the past two weeks. In the past month, I have been preparing for a very difficult and crucial exam at school, so it's a stressful time these days. Plus I should say I am medicated for a generalized anxiety disorder and though the antidepressants help, I am still a very anxious person. Just to be clear.
So, two weeks ago I had gut problems for around a week - loose stool, not a diarrhea but just an uncomfortable feeling. Thankfully, after a week it subsided. However, only a few days later, after I went back to drinking coffee, I started feeling an uncomfortable feeling in my upper stomach, indigestion-like. It's already happened to me once around a year ago and lasted for weeks. I'm not burping and don't feel any heartburn, but my stomach is really gassy - it makes loud liquid-like sounds when I move it around. I stayed away from coffee in the past few days, thinking it would get better, but it didn't. Sometimes it feels more uncomfortable after I've eaten, but mostly it doesn't hurt. Occassionally it makes me a bit nauseous, but just a little bit. I also haven't been moving at all in the past week (usually I exercise a few times a week and walk a lot), just have been sitting by my computer studying.
So... I guess I am trying to figure out if this sounds more like an ulcer, or just a simple stress-induced indigestion? If there is such a thing? My exam is in a few days and then I can start exercising again and the stress will be lower. Should I wait to see if the symptoms subside? Thank you.
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