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    Hi I get anxiety which causes my tummy to make very loud noises. I feel like everyone judges me because of this as people used to tell me to keep my tummy quiet. This happened all the way through my a level results and now it happens during team meetings at my work. I guess what I want to know is does this happen to other people and what I can do about it.

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    Hey Emily, and welcome to the community. Glad you found us.

    As an anxious person myself, I can relate to the weird things we we and our bodies do when we're feeling anxious. Things like a dry mouth, sweating, stomach noises and butterflies are all really common. The NHS have quite a good list of physical symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD):

    Physical symptoms of GAD

    GAD can also have a number of physical symptoms, including:
    Are you getting any sort of support for your anxiety at the moment? Have you ever seen a doctor, for example?

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    'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.

    'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'

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    • #3
      Im not currently getting any support as I thought I would try this first I can relate to a couple of things in that list and am gonna make an appointment to see the doctors on thursday. I guess I'm just happy I'm not the only one.

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      • #4
        Hey

        I used to have this problem and think is more common then realise. I would get really anxious in social situations and think it caused it, and understand can feel embarrassing but many people get it. But i found the more i feared it the more it would happen cause i started fearing silence and that just increased my anixety twice as much. And as hard as it sounds but try not to think about it. I try to think about things like what im doing on weekend or when i get home.

        And when I would go to places where it would be quite silent like in classes and Intherpay i would make sure I have eaten so not hunger nioses but not right before cause can make worse as stomach is digesting what just eaten. But youre not alone and would recommend going gp as could help. I hope your appiontment goes okay

        All the best
        "Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance, you must keep moving" -Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          I will try your advice thank you. I understand what you say about fearing silence as me myself have also been fearing quite situation.(exams were the worst) I try to just breathe and not drink anything as I feel like that makes it worse.

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          • #6
            Hi Emily
            ​welcome ... I don't live with diagnosed anxiety but I know I have it. Exam time is hard and social situations I understand how hard that is. even in all the anxiety you have said some really positive things as well. You have done your A levels well done, you have started at work and even though there was anxiety problems you stuck with it and ye social event maybe not be your thing but you have opened up on her and that ... takes gut well done

            speak soon

            ​Abi

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            • #7
              Thanks

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