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Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Anxiety: Anxiety manifiests in many ways. it dampens the processes in the body not needed in emergency situations such as eating and sexuality. A clinical psychologist can help, also the book Feeling Good by David Burns. Peace and good health. Your doc can examine you to rule out medical conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause pains and aches threw out my body everyday ?

Can anxiety cause pains and aches threw out my body everyday ?

Yes but: Anxiety can cause many sx but always best to have a check up with your doc to rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause leg pains? Like an aching feeling

Yes, it can cause: many different kinds of pain, however, you should first consult with a physician to find out if there is something physical causing the pain which needs to be treated medically before assuming that it is simply stress related. Once the physical issues have been either treated or ruled out, consider psychotherapy and learning stress reduction techniques (relaxation, hypnosis, meditation) to help. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause stomach aches?

Can anxiety cause stomach aches?

Absolutely!: or headaches, or any body pain. These are called somatizations and are a physical manifestation of anxiety, a symptom if you will. cognitive behavioral therapy can help. take care. ...Read more

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My hand aches. It just started two days ago. What can cause this? Im always having pain somewhere. Is this anxiety? I dont know what else to do

My hand aches. It just started two days ago. What can cause this? Im always having pain somewhere. Is this anxiety? I dont know what else to do

Inflammation or: anxiety are POSSIBILITIES. You mention always having pain somewhere. Your doc can lab test for inflammation, which is at the root of many disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause lower back ache ?

Can stress and anxiety cause lower back ache ?

Yes: "stress" can definitely increase tension in muscles all over your body, including those in your lower back. Increased muscle tension can lead to pain & aching. Dr. John sarno (healing back pain -- the mind-body connection) is well known for his work in this area. Chronic anger especially can evoke these kinds of results. Therapeutic writing can be very helpful in alleviating stress & pain. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches ?

Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches ?

Possibly: Our minds deal with stress and anxiety in different ways, one of which is somatization, or converting mental issues into physical ones. The difficulty here is in making sure there is no obvious primary cause. See a good internist or family practitioner and be evaluated. Then, if necessary, a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Does extreme stress/anxiety cause body aches and pain in your feet, chest, and back?

Does extreme stress/anxiety cause body aches and pain in your feet, chest, and back?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Can bad anxiety cause my penis to ache and feel tight? this has been happening lately at random times my penis is flaccid too

Can bad anxiety cause my penis to ache and feel tight? this has been happening lately at random times my penis is flaccid too

Anxiety: Anxiety manifests in many ways. it dampens the processes in the body not needed in emergency situations such as eating and sexuality and body image. A clinical psychologist can help, Peace and good health. Please see doc will examine you to rule out medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause feeling of chest fullness/soreness? Whenever i get anxious right side of chest feels stiff/sore but when calm i feel nothing

Can anxiety cause feeling of chest fullness/soreness? Whenever i get anxious right side of chest feels stiff/sore but when calm i feel nothing

Yes: Anxiety can cause many symptoms from chest pain to shortness of breath to hyperventilation. Seek the help of a counselor or psychiatrist with experience with anxiety to learn coping mechanisms to relieve your anxiety. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anxiety but don't believe I have it. What else could cause lightheaded, aches, flush ness with no fever and normal bp. Card. Check fine?

Symptoms: The symptoms are not specific. Rather than possibly trigger anxiety with a list of things, you might wish to see a different doc for another opinion. Anxiety is very common and patients may not realize they have it. ...Read more

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Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.

Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chest and back have been hurting my sternum is sore to the touch IV been to my doctor and she medically cleared me I have anxiety to what causes this?

Chest and back have been hurting my sternum is sore to the touch IV been to my doctor and she medically cleared me I have anxiety to what causes this?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum. The condition causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness that you can reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. Shiel et al. ...Read more

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Body and skin sore to touch/achy after a month of high stress and anxiety. Can a relief of anxiety cause body tenderness?

The opposite is true: If I'm understanding your question correctly you want to know if RELIEF from anxiety can result in body soreness/tenderness. Actually, it would be more likely to be the opposite. Anxiety of a constant or prolonged nature heightens sensitivity of the NOCICEPTIVE receptors in the skin and muscles (pain receptors) and tend to increase painful sensations. Relaxation should reduce pain sensitivity. ...Read more

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My body is sore and aches, feels like I exercised intensely but haven't. Stomach is hard, bloated. Could this be caused by anxiety or what else?

My body is sore and aches, feels like I exercised intensely but haven't. Stomach is hard, bloated. Could this be caused by anxiety or what else?

Anxiety could be: behind some of these symptoms; however, the hard, bloated stomach is atypical. Check this out with your MD first to r/o physical causes, then see a mental health specialist for the psychological part. In the meantime, learn about anxiety, just in case... http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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What would cause general feelings of unwellness, aching joints, occasional headaches, etc.. I have anxiety and depression...Could this be the cause?

What would cause general feelings of unwellness, aching joints, occasional headaches, etc.. I have anxiety and depression...Could this be the cause?

Yes: Yes depression and stress can cause all of kinds of things. General feelings of unwellness can be linked to depression and stress. See a professional who can help you in treating and addressing your anxiety and depression.A god starting point is your family physician otherwise a psychiatrist would be best. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say "anxiety can cause muscle tension?" What is muscle tension? Can this be why my arms are sore after my recent anxiety?

Yes: Muscle tension is tightening of the muscles. This is a typical physical reaction to anxiety and fear. Depending on the duration and the strength of muscle tension it can cause soreness just like exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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