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   Posted 2/26/2009 3:54 AM (GMT -6)   
i have been diagnosed with OCD and i have a pretty serious anxiety problem! it seems to come along once in a while but can last for weeks at a time. Anyway, i have had two weeks of worry and anxiety and i am now starting to feel a bit better, however i have stomach pains/abdomen pains. These are not constant and i notice them more when i think about them. I have noticed this feeling a few time when i have been worrying. Can anyone tell me if this is common and if so can/does the stomach pains last for a while even after the worrying has stopped? I wiouldn't say the 'pain' is bad, it's more of a discomfort at times. I notice i lose weight while worrying, is this also common?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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   Posted 2/26/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi deano1 and welcome to Healingwell. When my anxiety kicks up I almost always have gastric issues with it (i.e. nausea, diarrhea etc). So yes it is very common to have stomach pain/upset when anxious.

Good luck,
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   Posted 2/26/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   


Welcome to HealingWell.  Many of our members have stomach problems that are related to their anxiety.  If you have not seen you PCP lately I would like to suggest you make an appointment for a complete check up to be sure you do not have a medical issue. 

Also have you ever been in therapy for your OCD?  You may want to consider looking into CBT as it helps many with OCD and anxiety.

Again welcome.



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   Posted 2/26/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Nice to meet you and welcome to HW and our A/P Forum :) As you can see everyone on here is very welcoming and informative in their advice, so I hope to see more posts from you in the future.

Take care and have a nice day :)
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