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Getting tired of this

Can anxiety make you physically sick?
I have a HUGE fear of vomiting. Whenever I get anxious I get a giant lump in my throat and it makes me gag and choke and sometimes dry heave. My bowels also get irritated. I get gas and I have discomfort and sometimes I have diahreaa.

When this happens when I get anxious all I think about is throwing up and it makes me feel worse. I think about it and I close my eyes and picture myself being sick and then I feel worse. Right now my stomach is making gurgle noises and my throat is closed up like I need to gag and it's a choking feeling.

My question is, can thinking so much about this in result make me actually sick?

I've been worried I have bowel cancer or some sort of disease but I know it's my anxiety because that's when it starts.  I'm tired of feeling like this. I've started cutting again. I can't eat cause of the choking feeling and I've been taking more valium then supposed too.

Please help me
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3166043 tn?1454907261
Ps. I've had my period since Monday and my anxiety is terrible with my period
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Avatar f tn
That time of the month can make your anxiety worse because your hormones are going crazy.
Yes, in my opinion anxiety can make you sick. I know when mine is high I have alot of stomach problems and just do not feel good at all.
Are you in therapy for your anxiety?
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Agreed with above post.
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