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Help me. This started 14 years ago. Whenever I bend over or

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Help me. This started 14 years ago. Whenever I bend over or lean forward I have to belch, and when this happens, I feel like I need to take a deep breath. Sometimes it happens when I am not bending over, just feel a little stressed and I start to burp and feel like I need deep breath.I had upper gi and gallbladder ultrasound which were normal. These episodes last for about a few days, then go away. I haven't had any problems from late 2009 until now. About 4 weeks ago, I ate alot of bad things (peanut m & m's) spaghetti, pizza, and sesame chicken. Then I started to get these symptoms again. Severe belching with the feeling I need to take a deep breath, all the time, and when bending over. It has started to ease off so that I am not belching as much, but it is still going on. Whenever I need to bend over or lean forward, I feel a belch starting and the feeling I need to take a deep breath. And happens when I worry, which is alot because I have convinced myself I am dying. I have also been diagnosed 6 years ago with anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. I have seen a GI and he prescribed zantac, which is not helping, and I am having an upper GI next week. I would like to know if you think I have cancer and if this could end up being a fatal medical condition. Please tell me, I am going crazy worrying that I am dying.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Are you overweight?

How old are you?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Your symptoms are unlikely from cancer.
Cancer will progress in such long time.
There can reflux of acid.
Hiatus hernia can be there.
It can get worse on bending.
Yes, an upper GI scope would help in diagnosis.
There can be H. pylori infection too.
Please avoid spicy food, alcohol, smoking if you take any.
Take bland diet.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.
Regards.