I have been suffering from panic disorder and anxiety for
Patient :I have been suffering from panic disorder and anxiety for 3 years. I have seen many doctors including neurology and rheumatology, gastro. All bloodwork normal. Endoscope showed gastritis and esophagitis. I am really worried I have a serious disease. Can stress cause stomach problems?
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Yes, stress and anxiety can aggravate acid reflux and can cause gastritis and esophagitis and can even cause stress ulcers.
Now in my opining you should start workup and treatment for your anxiety and stress.
In such scenario my recomendation is to start on a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone. For anxiety , panic issues you should see a Psychiatrist who would start you on SSRI like Escitalopram or Tricyclic anti depressants like Amitryplline.
Avoid any pain killers. You should consume soft and bland diet.
Avoid alcohol and smoking consumption in case you do.
I hope the answer helps you. If you have any further query, please ask me.
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