stomach troubles and depression

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boxcastle
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   Posted 3/30/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i feel sick pretty much all the time, does anyone else get this with depression and anxiety? it really worries me

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   Posted 3/30/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Boxcastle,

Do you get sick to your stomache when in stressful situations, or when you think of something that disturbs you or are you sick all of the time.

This could very well be an anxiety attack. Or an anxiety symptom. Often when we get nervous, we get sick to our stomaches or nauseaus. Feeling like you need to throw up is common with anxiety.

With depression, you can feel generally sick also. But usually fatigue and sometimes muscle aches. I have had times where my stomache feels bad from nerves but often that is a burning feeling. If I am under a lot of stress.

I am sure that somebody else will come along with some better advice than I am giving , but I hope that this helps you some.

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deedah
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   Posted 3/30/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I always feel sick to my stomach as well. I have anxiety and depression and my doctor gave me a Rx for an anti-nausea pill because I would feel so nausea I wouldn't eat. It helps. I also saw a GI specialist who diagnosed me with a hiatal hernia. I guess these are very common and treated by life style changes. I believe this may have contributed to my loss of appetite and stomach aches. It is so important to continue to eat!! Even little bits here and there (I know it's hard when you tummy isn't well!) Ensure or Boost are great supplements to make sure your getting vitamins and minerals which help you feel better. I hope this helps!
Deb

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   Posted 3/31/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Box
I always have stomach problems when my depression/anxiety is bad.

I would let your doctor know,because if you don't stay healthy as far as eating it can make everything worse.

What I do when my stomach is acting up,is instead of eating big meals,I eat 5-6 small meals (snacking) on healthy items until it gets better.

Also,just over the counter meds like pepto bismo seems to help a little bit.
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/1/2008 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   

I can only echo what other people have said really. It sounds like an anxiety thing and your doctor will be best placed as to advice you how to deal with it. Shy's idea of eating smaller meals is a great idea... I do that as well. Try and avoid stressful situations if you can (I know thats easier said than done!) as well.

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