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king1234
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   Posted 9/17/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am back. Thank god the nerve testing came back okay.So now what.... The neuro said this all could be related to anxiety. I guess I have a hard time believing anxiety could cause pain, spasms etc.. I think my next step is to finish my thryoid testing, hear if my margins are clear with my skin cancer (thats tomorrow, THEN I follow up next wk with my GYN over dysplasia I had last yr (had it taken out but need to keep going to make sure it did not come back). IF all is well with those tests then I will try an anti anxiety...maybe cymbalta as I know its good for fibro too. THEN if I am still having these issues we know I have to keep searching for the answers, if they go away, then we know its anxiety.
Sigh
 
 
Can anxiety cause pain????????
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   

king,

Yes anxiety can cause pain.  You have a lot of testing and waiting for results going on.

I had 4 areas of skin cancer removed this summer.............I had the Moh's procedure so I knew the same day the results of the biospsies.

You have many things to be anxious about. Try this to help decrease the anxiety.

Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.

Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.

Hugs to you

Kitt

 


 

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bigcc_1976
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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
King absolutely anxiety can cause pain. I was once exactly where you are. I began experiencing chest pain, then arm pain and back pain. I thought I was having a heart attack. I went to the ER by hospital, they said I was fine, but did give me a sedative. I was convinced that the doctors missed something that was wrong with me, because I still had the pain. I have seen 10 doctors, with all saying I am fine. I now take anti-anxiety meds and once in a while still have pain in my chest, usually when I am in the postion (driving) when the first PA happened. Continue to get checked out, but don't fall into the trouble I did, by not believing my doctors. I created what I am now living with. I wish I could go back and re-program my mind, but I can't. Good luck and keep us posted.

king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/17/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you both...But is it possible in  your opinion to have shooting pains everywhere in your body? Its from my toes, fingers, to spine, etc....

I just dont know!!!!


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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


nervymeg
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Total Posts : 2721
   Posted 9/18/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   

King,

yes, I believe the nervous system is connected to, well, most every other part of us. I am not a professional, but I know that you can get muscle pain, fatigue, stomach issues and much more from the stress of anxiety. I really do not have any expertise in your symptoms but I wish you all the very, very best with getting it resolved. As Kitt said, stay present, trust me, she knows of what she speaks,

Meg


Co-moderator Anxiety/Panic
Panic Attack Survivor
Weekend Warrior Princess
 


stkitt
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Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 9/18/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   

King,

Anxiety can cause just about any sx. Here are a few that may cover your situation.

Anxiety symptoms are described as:
Being like a hypochondriac, muscle twinges, worry all the time, tingles, gagging, tightness in the chest, tongue twitches, shaky, breath lump, heart beat problems, head tingles, itchy tingling in arms and legs, and so many more.

Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness

Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face

Shooting pains in the face

Chest pains or chest tightness

Abdominal pain

This list is not all inclusive idea

I hope that helps you but please do see another physician if you feel there is something medically wrong going on with you.  I am not a professional.

We are all here to help you.

Kitt



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/18/2008 7:42:01 AM (GMT-6)


king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 9/18/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Shooting pains--thats me!
 
Thanks for posting that info-very informative
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 9/18/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Glad to help and I know you will overcome the anxiety.  Just don't give up.

Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing anxiety in life. Reducing anxiety is not hard to do once a person knows how to it. The one principle to keep in mind is if you have any doubts about reducing anxiety on your own, seek professional help.

Gentle Hugs to you

Kitt


 

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& GERD  Forums
*~*
http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources

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