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Old 12-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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Re: Anxiety - how does it affect you?

I have a lot of stomach problems too, I notice they get worse when I am worried and upset. The problem is that I am worried and upset a lot of the time. I can't tell sometimes whether my stomach is upset due to my health anxiety, or I have health anxiety due to stomach problems.

I definitely felt that I was the victim of some bizarre rare disease, and I still have some days feeling like this. I am eating extra almonds (about five or six after a meal) because I thought it would help my stomach and calm my nerves (almonds are high in magnesium, also very alkaline which should help the backflow of an acid stomach, GERD).

I thought magnesium from natural sources would probably not have side effects the way vitamins do. Maybe it is helping, I do feel a little calmer but I'll have to see how I feel in a few weeks.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #17
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Re: Anxiety - how does it affect you?

Hi Girls!
I too cannot believe how many posts I find on here that could have been written by me!
My anxiety is off the charts and my stomach is in some kind of mess everyday. I went to the Dr yesterday and she decided to do bloodwork.. I can't wait to see if my hormone levels have changed since June! But she is also running a lot of different panels to see if there are any other issues that we need to address. I am grateful she is doing the blood work.....BUT..... I am now freaked out because of all of the what ifs! The health anxiety is really bad for me!!
I absolutely hate what it is doing to my life!!
I want to cry all of the time!

I hope you all have a good weekend....try and think positive!

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