If, despite a complete physical workup and even a visit to a specialist or two, no one can find a reason behind your physical complaints, it may be your body's way of letting you know that your mind is in distress.
Abdominal pain is a nonspecific symptom that may be associated with a multitude of conditions such as anxiety or strong emotions. Some symptoms do not occur within the abdomen itself, but cause abdominal discomfort.
The sensation that food is stuck in the throat or upper abdomen. This may be felt high in the neck or lower down, behind the breastbone (sternum). Sometimes emotional distress, such as anxiety, can lead to difficulty swallowing.
Anxiety disorder and panic attacks are very common disorders. I would talk with your Dr. and perhaps consider seeing a therapist to help you learn how to reduce your stress level.
We also have a great forum here in HealingWell - Anxiety/Panic Forum. Please feel comfortable joining that forum. We are here to help.
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