Can this be GERD

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   Posted 6/8/2005 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
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?

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 6/8/2005 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi srhpalmer,
I have always maintained that i can feel acid secerating in my abdomen whenever I have anxiety or panic disorder. This leads to more complex condition of GERD from which I am already suffering. Well if your abdomen/chest symptoms are linked with anxiety & panic, it could be the begning of Gerd.

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