acid reflux and anxiety?

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   Posted 7/8/2006 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
can anxiety cause acid reflux?

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   Posted 7/9/2006 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm no expert but I think there must be some connection.  I got GERD during an extremely stressful period in my life where I experienced high anxiety.  Prior to this I had no history of GI illness.  I exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, am petite and not overweight.  Now I have GERD.  I'm hoping it is temporary and after my stress and anxiety is under control, that it will go away.

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   Posted 7/9/2006 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have horrible anxiety for 7 years,and Gerd for 5..I sit and think about gerd nonstop and obsess over it cant be good..I feel agitated,and uptight,when I feel heartburn..How much anxiety can play in Gerd im not sure..

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   Posted 7/9/2006 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety can cause pain in the chest or a discomfort. Not sure if its acid reflux, but it will feel similar. Acid reflux doesn't go away. If the pain in your chest goes away with the attack, then you know its not acid reflux.
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