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could my symptoms be from anxiety/stress

By Anonymous April 29, 2012 - 11:53am
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hi there...i have been going through alot these last 5 months with mothers illness, lengthy hospital stay and her recent passing 2 months ago..
i started having panic.anxiety attacks during this time. and they wont go away..i also started getting heartburn and stomach problems real bad..went to docs he said i had gastritis,,can they know that without any tests? so of course due to the fact that i have this stomach prob and heartburn...every time i get a zing or a twinge anywhere i have an attack...dont know how to stop them or what to say to myself for this...am taking prevacid 30mg atwice a day for heartburn sort of working but not really...should i be taking anxiety meds..doc prescribed me some but i am to afraid to take them...i cant even stay at home b y myself...even around other people i get panic attacks for know reason...well i thinkit has to do with my stomach
i just wanna know if all the stress and anxiety caused these probs

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Hello, I'm Aimee.I also know panic attacks very well. I get so freaked out by other people looking at me, that I want to run away and hide. Sounds crazy I know, but if I go out somewhere, I can't do crowds.
Anxiey meds should help some but, you still may have them. What I do when it happens is find a quiet place to breathe and relax. I have gotten so paranoid, i won't go to the mall when there busy. I actually waited til the mall was empty and shop.......

May 4, 2012 - 4:34pm
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Hi, I'm John. I know how it feels to suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, I've had them for years. Recently, I was able to get rid of them forever, though. I started a website to share my experience and tips with other people, check it out here: http://goodbyepanicattacks.net

April 30, 2012 - 5:37am
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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and and I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Stress often affects people in different ways and since this happened after this stressful time and the anxiety attacks certainly sound like stess issues. Go to your doctor as anxiety can be extremely scary and also can often feel like a heart attack. Your doctor will be able to help you try to deal with the anxiety and will probably health the stomach and heartburn issues too. Keep us posted.


April 29, 2012 - 1:38pm

Anxiety can or cannot be 2 cause.....a doc is d best person yu can rely on so may be it is gud if yu follow d advice.....hope t helped

April 29, 2012 - 12:57pm
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