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
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
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.