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Can anxiety cause stomach to hurt all the time.

I have anxiety depression acid reflux ....
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Irritable bowel syndrome is very much associated with stress and anxiety.  Talk to your doctor about this.  You can try some dietary changes, exercise, take a probiotic, keep a record of what is causing stress and work to eliminate or lesson it, learn coping strategies and do CBT therapy.  If you end up being diagnosed with IBS, there are medications they use for that help some people as well.  good luck
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But do be careful with those medications -- they don't do anything to fix IBS and IBS itself itsn't a diagnosis, it's a description of symptoms.  These meds can be acid suppressants, and if you take those for too long your stomach has to respond by creating more and more acid as it's necessary in order to digest protein and minerals.  This is called rebound acidity.  It's always better if you can fix things rather than suppress things, unless it just can't be fixed.
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ive had tightness in my gut and diharrea bouts in stressful periods of my anxiety. i take it maybe the digestive system is on overtime
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Yes, absolutely this can happen.  Try to look for the stress triggers and see what you can do about that to lesson them.  Learn some calming activities to help.  Try CBT/therapy which many find helpful with IBS.  Hope it gets better!
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Yes, it can.  So can other things, though.  Very often anxious people turn to comfort eating and eating too quickly and not chewing their food properly and get digestive problems.  Medication for anxiety and depression also often causes digestive problems.  Reflux, if you have it, is usually caused by incomplete digestion and laying down too soon after eating so that the gas goes up instead of staying in the abdomen.  It can be treated with safe natural remedies, by eating differently, by exercising, and by not laying down for at least a couple of hours after eating.
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