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Severe stress causing anxiety, flatus, lightheadedness, tightness in chest and throat, vomiting sensation. Cause?

I am 26 yrs old male and under lot of stress . It has made me very anxious and panicky. I have started to have lots of stomach gas and feeling lightheaded, which scares me even more. I don t know if my stomach problem is making me panic or my anxiety is causing my stomach problems. I have been experiencing tightness in my mid chest and throat . I have also started to have this fear that i might puke if i eat before travelling, so i do not eat anything before or during a travel. I don t know whats going on with me. Please help me get my normal life back.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Many of your physical symptoms could be anxiety-related. Anxiety can manifest itself with not only psychological symptoms, but with physical symptoms also. If you are having recurrent such symptoms or having difficulty managing your stress, then I would advise you consult a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment. There are effective treatment options - in the form of medication or counselling / psychotherapy which will help you overcome your problems.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kulbir Singh's  Response
Hello and thanks for the query
Your problem is more related to stress or anxiety rather the stomach issue. Excess stress is causing gas or discomfort in the stomach. Try to relax your mind by regular exercise or yoga or meditation. Try to change your diet habits like:
1. Take your diet in proper time and regular.
2. Take more high fiber diet like green vegetables and fruits.
3. Take plenty of water.
4. Avoid all fatty, oily and junk food products.

Consult your psychiatrist for proper guidance and treatment. Hope you got your answer.
Best Wishes
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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