Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
Stomach pulsing/vibrations/weird feelings?
CallMeBlondie posted:
I have really bad anxiety that has been acting up a lot the past few months, and have been put on meds that help but off and on I feel like my stomach and sternum area is vibrating like a cell phone, I can feel it in my sides and back too now and then.

Also I've noticed a pulsing in my stomach which I've read is normal and fairly common with anxiety (the abdominal aorta) but i've also read the pulsing could be a sign of an aneurysm which terrifies me and my anxiety doesn't help. I'm 21 and a female and it seems like it'd be unlikely I have that but I don't know what to think. Is my anxiety really doing all of this and if so how can I help it? I've been to the doctor so much lately I'm just running out of energy.

Anyone else get these feelings?
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
Anxiety can cause so many problems that there seems to be no end to them. I think that if your doc thought you had something else that needed to be explored, you would have had the appropriate testing.

Medication isn't the total answer to anxiety and it is always a good idea to have a consultation with a psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. You can be taught things that will help.

In the meantime, watch our relaxation breathing video in our Tips column and begin to use it. It can help.

Featuring Experts

Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Don...More

Helpful Tips

Exercise you can doExpert
Exercise is one of the most beneficial self-help techniques we know of today and more and more research is indicating its usefulness in ... More
Was this Helpful?
58 of 78 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.