For the past 1 Month and 13 Day's,I drastically changed my Diet due to elevated Blood Sugar.I'm eating more Veggies (Raw and Sauteed) and Gas producing Foods like Beans and Legumes.When I have the Gas and bloating feeling,it is much worse because I obsess about the way it makes me feel.That heaviness feeling in my upper Tummy and Chest alarms me.I try not to worry,but it scares me and I become Anxious.Belching greatly helps the feeling subside.
I'm so sorry to read you suffer from GERD.Bless your Heart!I read that GERD and upper IBS causes symptoms of SOB and bloating.I haven't been diagnosed with either Digestive Disorders,but was told by a previous Doctor in the 90's I have Gastritis which is an inflammation of the lining of the Stomach.I do experience this sense of suffocating and a heaviness feeling when I have upper Abdominal Gas.I don't look bloated..I only feel bloated..I'm going to mention to my Doctor at my October 6 Appointment.
It scares me because I worry about something major like CHF,some other Pulmonary Disease or Digestive ailment.It puts my Health Anxiety into overdrive!
Thank you for your positive reply.It made me feel LOTS better!
I am like Percy, I have Gerd and IBS. You could see a GI physicin to check out if your sx are related to GERD at all. We also have the GERD/Heartburn Forum you may want to read through.
The members of the GERD Forum are extrememly knowledgable.
Great advice by all and keep posting, we are all here for you,
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Terrific Sydnee, I am glad you will be talking with your Doctor. Hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Keep us posted and know we care.
I'm the same,
My anxiety causes me to bloat and get gassy..which gives me more anxiety and more bloating..argh! I find a day or two on watery soup puts me back in balance, but that is just what helps me.
I hope you are doing better Sydnee,
I do not like looking as if I am expecting a baby........ Sometimes walking around helps. I used to get to feeling like this at work and would have abdominal cramping but I had to walk around and eat a roll of Roll Aids to feel better.
Good luck at the Doctors.
The other Day I felt bloated,but didn't look bloated..
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 9/30/2008 3:25:07 AM (GMT-6)
I have so much to discuss with my Doctor at my upcoming Appointment.I hope a Woman doesn't go into Labor or ready for delivery that Afternoon!
In '95 when I had a UGI with Barium Swallow X-Ray it checked clear,but that's been many Moons ago.I'm wondering if I have GERD or upper IBS.
This Morning am feeling tender across my upper Abdomen..
If I quit eating gas producing Foods I won't be eating anything!It eases my discomfort when I DO burp.To answer your question..yes,my Gas/bloating causes Anxiety,but I probably also feel gassy and bloated because I'm Anxious.I tend to swallow air because I frequently sigh,yawn and take deep breaths.
Good Morning, I would consider making an appointment with a GI physician to check into GERD. Many people have GERD and do not realize it.