I have anxiety/panic disorder, and have started having symptoms that could possibly be GERD or IBS.. I've read a bit that these can go hand in hand with anxiety.
I don't get heartburn much, I get some sudden sharp pains in my chest that are not heart/lung related ( had all those tests) my stomach wil burn sometimes, and I get a lot of gas and indigestion... especially at night after/during dinner. I get this sudden buildup of pain in my left rib cage, near the bottom that is incredible... to the point of tears and not handling a bra touching that spot. It seems like I feel some gas around that area when I start having this, but the pain is so instense that I can't sort out the sensations well.
I have a doc appt. today, but this doc is perfectly happy with me diagnosing myself and him going along with it, sooooo.. not sure this will be a productive visit.
Does this sound like GERD at all?