Anxiety or Crohn's Disease?
My ex-girlfriend has anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia. She is also somewhat of a hypochondriac, as the aforementioned issues would suggest. For instance, I came home from work one day to find that she had gone to the doctor and got fitted for a halter monitor to see if she had heart problems cuz she felt like she was having a heart attack earlier that day when she supposedly got a heart palpatation that lasted for over a minute where she couldnt breathe and felt like she was going to faint.
She is going for a sb camera endoscopy today to find out if she has Crohn's disease. She had been suspected of it but there was never any evidence that she actually had it. I personally feel that she does not have it. She is just now finally working outside of her house for the first time in 5 years and has been having stomach discomfort, nausea etc and that is a result of her anxiety, as far as I am concerned.
I do realize that her anxiety could have actually caused her to have real stomach problems, like ulcers but could her anxiety have caused her to develop something like Crohn's disease?