I could practically cut and paste your situation and it would apply to me.
I am 29, active and healthy. My anxiety started a year ago last week and after trying a couple meds and having worse anxiety because of them I decided to go the natural way. Lavender, Magnesium, chamomile and sleepytime teas, etc.
Well, of course, with the anxiety came the digestive problems and gas and more recently the pounding heartbeat and mild chest pains. The strong heartbeat is off and on practically every day but the pains almost always occur in the evenings or less frequently after lunch. What is it about the night time that aggravates this?
I am waiting for the results of the blood tests, ekg, etc that I had done but the doctor seemed to think that it was all anxiety related and prescribed xanax (which I haven't taken yet because I am trying to avoid medications if possible) but I am more inclined to agree with others that it is a combination of stress and digestion rather than only stress/anxiety related. I do believe that the two feed off of each other but it is so hard to control one when the other is acting up, it's like the chicken and the egg!
At any rate, I feel your pain (or palpitations!)
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