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True problem is I can’t handle the anxiety feelings when out. I experience it and hate it so it puts me off going out. I went on holiday in March was so anxious I stood worrying feeling spaced out anxious and awful. I just want to stay indoors and be safe going out makes me scared I know it sounds trivial but how can I get out and about more?
i had this experience myself. I came home early from Spain. I really tried, but it was too difficult with my mental health to be away at this point and see so many happy families around me
 

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When lying down it’s been better today not too bad when sitting. I googled neuralgia and sciatica I believe it could be this despite people saying it’s not. Nobody has have any other logical solutions. It’s a nerve muscle issue. When I woke up this morning I never noticed it for 4 or 5 hours until I was checking every second for it. I googled anxiety pains over the weekend and it did match my symptoms yet chest or back pain was more common with anxiety. I had some tingling down my legs sometimes it feels friction or a very slight burning. Sometimes the bone has an ache. It started with the mattress but I have had a new one for a good few weeks now.

So if it’s anxiety who knows when this will go. What else can it be I doubt any doctor will help. Maybe it’s a pain I have to be stuck with. When I feel anxious the pain amps up more. I am surprised more people have not had these pains with anxiety.
 

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The nurse things the mattress triggered my pain. Just a chat over phone

It was about 4 weeks ago I woke on pain as the springs dug in. My worry is how long can this take to heal up? What sort of damage has the mattress done?
 

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So I mentioned I had a sore backside off my mattress for about six weeks. Anybody get achy legs? Like friction or aches in legs lasting days can anxiety cause this?
 

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If the mattress bit a nerve six weeks back how long can it take to deal or can anxiety be making pains?
 

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The nurse things the mattress triggered my pain. Just a chat over phone

It was about 4 weeks ago I woke on pain as the springs dug in. My worry is how long can this take to heal up? What sort of damage has the mattress done?
Your nurse, like many doctors will have little idea of what anxiety can do to the body. Anything is possible, but it sounds to me that it's all down to anxiety. I have emphasised so many times that symptoms physically caused by anxiety are endless. I know how difficult it is to believe that, but it's true. I have heard most of them, but there are still more to come. Everyone is different and will experience different symptoms, but the thing we all have in common is FEAR! The mattress has done no damage, but the thought of it having done so has.
We frighten ourselves. You are Googling! Big, big mistake. It takes a doctor to diagnose you because they know you. Dr. Google does not. They can only generalise and that can be dangerous for an anxiety sufferer just as self diagnosis can . 'You were checking every second for it'. Can you see how that makes fertile ground for more anxiety and possible wish fulfilment? Can you just accept it all as anxiety? If you have been checked out physically then it can only be anxiety. Watching and wating for symptoms to occur is a sure way for them to do so, because apprehension in anxiety is a big problem. Acceptance takes the sting out of the fear. By accepting we don't anticipate but deal with each feeling as it comes up.
 

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Phil it could be the mattress...it could be your focusing on it so much you feel it. I made a post a while back about how if you think of a spot, you can feel that spot. Everyone agreed. You are focusing so much on that area I wouldn't be surprised if that is allowing you to feel sensations in that area.
 
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So what can I do to get rid of what could be anxiety pain? It’s hard to forget an anxiety thought. Pains can come with anxiety but I don’t know what gets of them hard to block thoughts out?
 

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So what can I do to get rid of what could be anxiety pain? It’s hard to forget an anxiety thought. Pains can come with anxiety but I don’t know what gets of them hard to block thoughts out?
What can you do? Absolutely nothing! No, I have not gone crazy. What do we call doing something? Fighting, struggling and trying to get rid of 'IT'. Rushing here and there looking for answers. All that adds up to more fear, more anxiety. 'Action in no action'. Another paradox in anxiety. By total acceptance and switching off any attempt to 'do something' begins the process of recovery. This takes time and a lot of patience, and perseverance is required. You can in no way stop thoughts coming, so don't try. Let it all come, physical pains and all, but don't react to them with more fear. You add fear to fear and thus prolong the anxiety. By acceptance you take the sting out of it. Gradually your body begins to calm down, and your mind will also. I am assuming you have been checked out and told 'it's only nerves'. ONLY! Most of the medics have little or no idea of what anxiety is like. Deep breathes and total acceptance.
 

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Jonathan is right. I’ve been practicing acceptance for a while now and it does work. It’s not a quick fix but it can be done if you stay persistent.
 

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What can you do? Absolutely nothing! No, I have not gone crazy. What do we call doing something? Fighting, struggling and trying to get rid of 'IT'. Rushing here and there looking for answers. All that adds up to more fear, more anxiety. 'Action in no action'. Another paradox in anxiety. By total acceptance and switching off any attempt to 'do something' begins the process of recovery. This takes time and a lot of patience, and perseverance is required. You can in no way stop thoughts coming, so don't try. Let it all come, physical pains and all, but don't react to them with more fear. You add fear to fear and thus prolong the anxiety. By acceptance you take the sting out of it. Gradually your body begins to calm down, and your mind will also. I am assuming you have been checked out and told 'it's only nerves'. ONLY! Most of the medics have little or no idea of what anxiety is like. Deep breathes and total acceptance.
I’ve done nothing but sit and worry. In the morning I notice it less and then it comes on as I look for it? I keep thinking it’s something awful. Refuse to believe a mattress can make my backside sore. My health anxiety is so bad I feel like cancelling my holidays again. I just what it sit and feel sorry for myself. I’ve had various symptoms from burning to sore legs they all went away. I struggle to accept anxiety can cause any of this? When I get another anxiety symptom or a panic attack the pain goes but it comes back after the panic attack. I don’t know how I can forget it and fear never feeling normal again
 

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I’ve done nothing but sit and worry. In the morning I notice it less and then it comes on as I look for it? I keep thinking it’s something awful. Refuse to believe a mattress can make my backside sore. My health anxiety is so bad I feel like cancelling my holidays again. I just what it sit and feel sorry for myself. I’ve had various symptoms from burning to sore legs they all went away. I struggle to accept anxiety can cause any of this? When I get another anxiety symptom or a panic attack the pain goes but it comes back after the panic attack. I don’t know how I can forget it and fear never feeling normal again
Anxiety is directly related to the nervous system, the parasympathetic to be precise. When your mind is in a tizzy, it greatly affects this system, hence the physical manifestations.
 

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I still get anxious over backside but anyway anybody had a burning after toilet had it at weekend and today is this a symptom you can get with ibs and anxiety?
 

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My latest one for past week is a burning backside anybody else had this and can anxiety cause it?
 

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I went on holiday went on train never noticed backside pain for two hours then came on when I thought of it. Seems worse when I think about it seems a lot of what’s going on in the mind? I wonder how it can control pains?
 

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When I get a pain elsewhere like legs or chest pain or panic my backside pain vanishes so I wonder how much of these aches are caused by anxiety?
 

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Past two years there’s been more heart attacks/sudden deaths/illness. This makes me nervous about going out incase I suddenly drop anybody got any advice seems one of my biggest issues right now stopping me going out?
 

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Has anybody got any tips? I am reluctant m to book holidays and go out much. I manage the odd trip abroad but trips to England I struggle with. Even going into the city stresses me out. Reason is I get chest pains or neck or pains anywhere or worry I could have a heart attack any minute can anybody relate?
 
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