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Aches and pains

Steven

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Does anyone else every notice when they’re having a bad spell of anxiety and stress, they have or at least notice so many aches and pains.Right now I’m sort of having it in my back where my back is sore periodically during the day. I’m pretty talls
so back pain isn’t the out of the ordinarh for me but I definitely think my stress and anxiety make it worse. But usually as soon as that anxiety spell ends the symptoms just kind of dissapear along with it. It’s so strange but I was wondering if other people experience the same thing.
 

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And I’m pretty certain it’s because of anxiety because I’ve had physicals, blood works, and other various tests and screenings done over the past year that indicate good health. I really think it’s just stress induced.
 

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It's very good that you are able to recognize "phantom" symptoms from that of actual ones you have to worry about. I would say you're fine, just because of the sheer times that I encountered pain in several areas of my body and turned out to be nothing.
I think it is when you focus on a body part (which occurs often when you are stressed and hypochondria pops up), you usually feel a sort of sensation out of nowhere, like pain, coldness, heat, pinch, etc. Should be a fairly common anxiety thing.
 

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Couldn’t agree more I think we tend to have a habit of focusing in on specific areas and then any time there’s the slightest ache or pain in that area we freak out and can’t stop thinking about it. Thanks for the reply!
 

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Anxiety has the ability to amplify our sensations. it Seems as if our perception is crooked and distorted and we interpret normal behaviour of others as being against us personally or normal sensations are being amplified, so that we actually feel the pain.
 

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hey steven, yeah...its tough to go thru anxiety and all the "physical" symptoms that manifest with it :( but if you can realize its just anxiety or panic and not anything serious...you got alot more progress than some of us on here. ive delt with this for alot of years and btw, yes, my body hurts alot, all over tho. not in just one place. and i still cant get it in my head that this disease is "all in my mind" :( it just bafflels me that our mind can do such crazy and unbelievable things to our bodies....hang in there :) were all here to help if we can.
 
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