Is it a coincidence or is stress and drama really to blame for extra pain?
I must say that since some stress is gone from my life I have noticed a huge difference in my pain levels. With that being said, when I pay attn I then have also noticed that when I get extremely stressed out my neck tenses up and the pain is horrible.
I have always been told that stress can cause illness, but now I really believe it.
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass and depression.
Meds: Oxy, Nortriptyline, percocet, norco, xanax(as needed), sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil
Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.