I tend to hold all of my stress in my stomach it seems. When things get stressful for me, I start to have a lot of digestive woes. I am currently going through an extremely stressful time in my life and the digestive problems that accompany are miserable! I am so tired of constant heartburn, severe gas pains, cramping and alternating constipation and diarrhea. I have been through all of the tests - I do not have celiac disease or any of the other things that are typically tested for. Although I do not H. Pylori, I have been diagnosed as having recurring peptic ulcer symptoms. My stomach is so sensitive there are hardly any foods that I can eat without upsetting it. I eat mostly granola, saltines, pretzels, and sandwiches. I know that my diet isn't healthy and not even close to balanced! But I do what I can from day to day (including taking 3 imodium every morning) to be able to not have diarrhea and make it to work. I'm in the process of going through a huge stressful move right now and I know that it makes sense that my symptoms would be worse with all the extra stress, I'm just wondering what I can do for relief?! It seems to me that if I take a lot of Zantac, I might feel better immediately but in the long run the problems get worse and it gives me diarrhea (i think?). I tried prilosec otc and that was a nightmare... that made me so constipated I couldn't go for WEEKS at a time and then when I would it would be the most painful stomach cramping ever. I get stomach acid in the back of the throat, I get burning in my stomach, I get sharp pains in the pit of my stomach, I get the gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach and I get gas pains that sometimes make me feel as if my whole torso has seized up. My stomach also gets so big and bloated that I look pregnant and it feels as if my belly would pop if you poked it. The upset stomachs are worst in the morning. I know that reducing the stress is an obvious answer but I can only get through the move and everything so quickly... what else can I do to help myself feel better??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.