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, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
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!!!!
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,
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
This list is not all inclusive
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.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/18/2008 7:42:01 AM (GMT-6)
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