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    Sinking feeling
    Quickquestion1234 posted:
    Hi I have this sinking pain in my chest into my stomache, I get it suddenly for an hour or so and its normally brought on when my day is more of a downer than usual. It affects my eating and I get very tired. I have depression anyway so I struggle to get through the day normally. Is there anyway I can get rid of this sinking feeling?
    magnusmalermann responded:
    Hi. This sounds like what happens to me when my anxiety acts up. I get anxious, and this makes my stomach and chest feel funny, and then I get more anxious, and round and round it goes, until nausea and anxiety have control of me. It also happens when I eat something that doesn't agree with me, my gut feels weird, which leads me to think I am anxious, which makes me anxious, which makes me nauseous, etc.
    There are several things I do to try to get rid of this sinking feeling.

    1. eat a piece of candied ginger every hour or so until the feeling passes
    2. drink a glass of ginger ale, root beer, or cola
    3. eat a few pieces of black licorice candy that contains real licorice (Panda is one brand)

    Also drink plenty of water, as I often get nauseous because I am dehydrated and don't know it.

    When I have this feeling, I don't feel like eating, and not eating makes it worse. But also, if I force myself to eat anyway, I still end up feeling worse! It's find of funny if you look at it the right way!

    I hope some of these thing help.

    Best regards.

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