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    I've been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for a few months now and a few weeks ago I started suffering some stomach problems which I'm 99% sure are down to the anxiety.

    It seems like indigestion to me, for a little while it only happened when I was anxious about going out somewhere shortly after eating or if I was eating out but now it happens all the time. It gets worse throughout the day, I can manage breakfast and lunch fairly well and I still get hungry when I usually do, but when dinner comes round I can only manage a few bites and then I feel really full. If I try to force myself to eat as much as I do normally I just end up feeling sick, so I barely eat anything now. After dinner I feel very full and uncomfortable for the rest of the night.

    I've been to the doctors about it this week along with asking about going on anti-depressants because my anxiety symptoms are getting worse, we're delaying that to see if taking my beta-blockers more often than I do now does the trick (pretty sure it won't but we'll see). When I asked what I should do about the stomach issues he just said basically that it should sort itself out when the anxiety is dealt with.

    It'll be a fair while before I start therapy and at least a few weeks before I go on anti-depressants if that's what I need, so in the meantime, is there anything I can do to make myself feel better? I'm already using Tums antacids but they only work for a very short period of time. I'm also a bit concerned that I've developed a stomach ulcer since apparently stress and anxiety can cause these.
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    I've been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for a few months now and a few weeks ago I started suffering some stomach problems which I'm 99% sure are down to the anxiety.

    It seems like indigestion to me, for a little while it only happened when I was anxious about going out somewhere shortly after eating or if I was eating out but now it happens all the time. It gets worse throughout the day, I can manage breakfast and lunch fairly well and I still get hungry when I usually do, but when dinner comes round I can only manage a few bites and then I feel really full. If I try to force myself to eat as much as I do normally I just end up feeling sick, so I barely eat anything now. After dinner I feel very full and uncomfortable for the rest of the night.

    I've been to the doctors about it this week along with asking about going on anti-depressants because my anxiety symptoms are getting worse, we're delaying that to see if taking my beta-blockers more often than I do now does the trick (pretty sure it won't but we'll see). When I asked what I should do about the stomach issues he just said basically that it should sort itself out when the anxiety is dealt with.

    It'll be a fair while before I start therapy and at least a few weeks before I go on anti-depressants if that's what I need, so in the meantime, is there anything I can do to make myself feel better? I'm already using Tums antacids but they only work for a very short period of time. I'm also a bit concerned that I've developed a stomach ulcer since apparently stress and anxiety can cause these.
    Did you search this up or were yo told this by a doctor? Never search it up - google can really scare the hell out of you.
    However OP, I do have stomach ulcers (I have UC), so if you wanna ask anything about the symptoms I recieved then I don't mind you PMing me
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    Magnesium and probiotics may help with the digestive issues. Your GP is right in saying that it should go away once the anxiety is dealt with, though I wouldn't hold out hope for the beta blockers being effective as they're pretty crap for chronic anxiety.
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    I had stress induced indigestion which came everyday no matter if I'd eaten or not. Tried Gaviscon but it didn't work. Went to the Doctor, they gave me acid-reduction pills. But ultimately, the only thing that worked in the end was becoming less stressed after all my work deadlines had passed.
 
 
 
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