8 Invisible Signs You're Totally Fried
Even though you're not obviously melting down, your burnt-out body and brain are waving the white flag.
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You feel like your acid reflux has gotten much worse.
Stress hasn't been shown to cause acid reflux; however, it can make it feel more intense
, found a study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research
. When patients diagnosed with acid regurgitation had to perform an anxiety-inducing task, their perception of pain was much higher than fellow acid reflux sufferers who hadn't been stressed. Tests showed no increase in the amount of esophageal acid but did reveal elevated levels of cortisol.