I understand that this is quite a niche problem to have, but my anxiety brings on a painful attack that doctors believe to be Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. It feels quite similar to a gallstone attack, but more painful and brought on by stress rather than eating patterns. If I get really emotional, panicky and tearful this attack is either triggered straight away, or the pain will wake me up in the early hours of the morning following a stressful day. Does anyone else suffer from this or similar painful muscle tension when they get really anxious?
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