Mary, stress can definately bring on pain. Our nervous system goes into overdrive and
the adrenal gland starts pumping adreniline and cortisol into the bloodstream. Because
of that you end up with a decreased blood flow to your muscles and they become tight.
Believe me, I used to be a nervous Nellie, I worried constantly as a child and an adult.
I developed a new mindset or I would of drove myself crazy. Each day, sometimes
several times a day I take a break and do deep breathing exercices. Most of us breathe
wrong. You need to breathe from the diaphram. Take long deep breaths through the nose
and exhale slowly through your mouth. Sometimes I meditate listening to soft music.
I can actually feel the stress leave me. You can do these exercises anywhere. If I
feel negative thoughts creeping in, I start concentrating on the breathing.
Remember you are stronger than you think!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements