Yes, anxiety according to all the info I have read does cause pain and almost every sx you can think of. If you feel you need a second opinion I would try another physcian. You can have joint pain with DJD also. I have nasty pain in my joint on my right thumb.
Good Luck and glad to have you with us.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Thanks for your reply, could you please explain - what is DJD?
Degenerative Joint Disease. My joint at the base of my thumb needs surgery as the cartilidge is gone and I have bone on bone. DJD is osteoarthritis.
Here is a link for you: http://www.healthscout.com/ency/416/577/main.html#DefinitionofDegenerativeJointDisease
It explains it quite wel,
Hope it helps.
I have joint pain during times of high anxiety and stress. It also wreaks havoc on my stomach (makes my colitis worse). I typically have tingling in my arms and pain in my back. I've found physical therapy and a massage 2 times a month to be helpful. I'm weaning off some of my meds now and have noticed more joint pain/stiffness and stomach upset.
I think my Dr diagnosed me with the fibro b/c she ruled everything else out. I went to a Neuroligist and had nerve conduction studies and MRIs done...all normal. I tried to take Lyrica for the fibro but decided against it b/c I felt it was too much with me already taking Lexapro, Clonazepam and colitis meds daily.
Hang in there. I know the pain can make the anxiety creep up again, but just try to relax and keep it in check. Good Luck!!
You know, you sound a lot like my husbands cousin. She has Crohns and she talks about having problems w/her eyes. She also gets ulcers in her mouth. She's told me that she's low on Iron because she passes so much bld in her stool.
She's undergone 3 surgeries to date. I really feel for her, you and all of the others here that I read about.
I guess I'm pretty lucky just suffering from the typical IBS and an occasional ulcer when really stress - due to H.Pylori also.
I'm wondering if anyone else in her who suffers from IBS also has joint pain. I'm hoping that that's what it's from. I've read so much on RA that I really scares me. I have a real problem w/taking meds..My Rheumy even frieghtended me more tell me that she could give me something to take for the pain, however all of the meds prescibed for RA are very bad for the body!! Yea, after hearing that I passed on any meds she offered and am sticking w/Tylenol!
I'm getting really frustrated w/my entire family. All I keep hearing is - "I don't what's wrong w/you...You need to get a 2nd opinion on all of this stuff - IBS, possible RA or Fibro...You know, there's no one in the entire family who has any of this! On both your mom's side and mine..."
You got some great information from the members, They are the best !
I have IBS and GERD but my joint pain is osteoarthritis not RA. I hope you are planning a trip back to the Doctors to see if you can get a dx so you know what your dealing with.
Take care and keep on posting.
My first exerience with osteo was in my great toe. All of a sudden I had pain walking as the joint hurt when it was bent. 1st Dr said just must have bumped it..rest it.....LOL.
I went back and the second Dr took the magificant xray........well lookey there, I had osteo at the joint as well as a bone spur so off to surgery and foot turned out well. Took about a year before I could wear anything except tennis shoes.
My thumb started same way, it was fine and then the pain. Went to same DR. I should have known, nothing wrong, you have some tendonitis, rest, wear a wrist splint.
Then I went to hand surgeon......xrays again and obviously bone rubbing on bone. I need the joint surgery and I will do it but with sister so ill I just can't take up to 6 months off right now.
I have seen all the xrays and in my mind I feel my PCP blew me off as anxiety too.
Be your own best advocate. To answer your question..............fine one day and then the pain just started.
I feel sad about my hand writing because with a crippled thumb I write like a physician................can't read it.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 11/2/2008 11:24:32 AM (GMT-7)