ARP 338 Anxiety in Your Guts and Symptom Tracking Apps

There is a term called visceral anxiety. According to various sources, it isn't a medical term but more of a description of feeling anxiety in the lower center of your body. We are talking about the gastrointestinal track. 

For some with anxiety it is a persistent problem of pain in the stomach, being gassy or bloated. Or feeling queasy each and every day. (Pregnant people excepted).

Now life happens, you get sick and have those symptoms. Or something you've eaten truly does not agree with your body.

That isn't necessarily anxiety related.

However, if you have constant problems in your gut area AND you have been reviewed by a medical doctor to rule out other health problems then it could be anxiety. 

It could be anxiety. And no amount of Maalox or Pepto Bismol is going to fix it.

In this episode, a brief look at gut symptoms and symptom tracking to monitor what is ginning you up. 

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Resources Mentioned: 

MySymptoms app that can track a wide variety of symptoms. This app was originally created for people that have Irritable Bowl Syndrome but has features that can apply to some anxiety conditions.

Bearable app to help you track your symptoms.


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