I would like to know anything in reply to this also as I seem to be experiencing the same symptoms. I was diagnosed with panic disorder in 99. I have the stomach feelings you are describing but I'm hoping it's something other than heart related.
Roger and Paris--I've been recovering from agoraphobia (a type of panic disorder) since I was 22. That was 26 years ago. I had it so bad that I didn't leave my house for 3 solid months. Now I have a family, a responsible job, and a healthy outlook on life. That's not to say things are perfect or that I don't still have my fair share of anxiety-related problems. In fact, I have GERDS which I take ranitidine for and I have panic attacks every once in a while with rapid heart rate and PVCs, but a beta-blocker and stress/panic reduction techniques pretty much take good care of that. After so many years, there are a few things I've learned. One is that it's difficult to know when something is or is not caused by stress/panic. Another thing is that in order to figure it out, you have to find a balance between what the doctor tells you and what you REALLY think. And when I say "really think," I mean what you think when your worst fears are not taking over rational thought. If you really think your doctor is wrong, then you always have the option for a second or third opinion and more tests. If several doctors and numerous tests tell you the same thing, what sense does it make to continue to put youself through even more doctor visits and tests? In any case, while you're putting yourself through that ordeal, there's certainly nothing wrong with working out the stress/panic issues in your life and hoping that whatever aches and pains you experience will go away on their own as you get your stress under control. Best wishes to both of you.