Recently I have had a tight/pressure type of feeling in my upper abdomen - midway between navel and sternum (a couple of inches below the xiphoid process). It bascially where you would be winded if you were punched in the stomach. Sometimes it feels as though it is difficult to get a full breath. When I raced recently it was really bothering me as I couldnt relax my breathing as much as normal. It gets worse the harder I am breathing, as if it wont let me get an entire breath. I dont have any past stomach issues and dont have any pain or problems with digestion.
I am 33/male who is in good condition. I have had anxiety issues in the past and recently have been under more stress than normal (work, family, etc.). Could stress/anxiety cause this sensation? Anyone else had similar symptoms?