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A 31-year-old male asked:

I've had a 2 month expisode of stress/anxiety and have now had a few weeks of chest pain and muscle spasms. is this normal?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Anxiety: It is possible that the prolonged stress and anxiety have led to muscle pain and spasms, but It is good to have a medical exam first to rule out any underlying illness. You could seek psychotherapy from a clinical psychologist for help. There are also medications to help with this. With good psychotherapy it can be possible for certain people to overcome the need for medication for panic attacks.

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Last updated Jul 11, 2017

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