Does anyone notice that when they start to feel anxious from a stressful situation (no matter how minor) you start to also develop aches and pains. Usually, I don't even realize Im stessed and then my neck will start to hurt, then my shoulders, then pressure in my head, then my stomach... and the whole time the anxiety is building because I think "am I anxious because I feel like crap, or do I feel like crap because I'm anxious" Then how I "feel" becomes my primary focus above all things which can ultimately last for months. This fear that I have some horrible disease that is slowely killing me starts to consume every moment I'm awake and I loose all interest in everything. I've been on various antidepressants for 10 years and can go for looonnnngg periods of time feeling great. I think the older I get, the more my body changes, the more anxiety I feel (but I'm only 30). How can I stop the fearful thoughts that I'm dying before they take over my life?? Please help me.
Do any of you notice a lot of physical discomfort when anxious?