This is Dr. David
increased stress will cause excessive stomach acid production which can inflame the stomach and cause gastritis.
bad gastritis can cause nausea and stomach pains and tenderness when you eat.
have you tried an antacids like maalox or mylanta ?
pregnancy can also cause nausea as well.
sounds more like excessive anxiety and excessive stomach acid and possibly nausea from pregnancy.
gastroparesis tends to be seen in patients who have nerve damage like in patients who have diabetes.
and in older patients
gastroparesis is hard to test for when you are pregnant.
you will need a xray fluoro stomach emptying procedure to time the time it takes for your stomach to empty contrast.
if the stomach is slow to empty contrast, then you might have gastroparesis.
ginger can help with nausea.
have you talked to your doctor about your symptoms?
most likely anxiety and pregnancy are the cause of your symptoms.
which can cause nausea, upset stomach,
anxiety causes your body to make excessive adrenaline and catacholamines in your system.
these hormones can cause your stomach to become like a nervous stomach, to spasm and contract
and this can lead you to feel nauseous, nervous, upset stomach
sometimes anxiety can be so bad, you can have panic attacks.
I am sorry you are battling this.
sounds like you have battled severe anxiety for a long time.
and it is hard when you are pregnant since you can't take many of the medications to help with anxiety.
have you talked to a psychotherapist about these anxiety attacks?
sometimes counseling or psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy might help .
I hope you get some psychotherapy soon.
sounds like you are already using techniques of psychotherapy if you are able to divert your attention and worry to something else to be able to minimize your symptoms.
sounds like you have already learned techniques to try to manage your anxiety symptoms.
it sounds like you are trying to control your anxiety symptoms which is good.
yes, these symptoms are caused by anxiety.
anxiety can cause your stomach to feel this way.
eating can trigger it as well.