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Can severe stress cause all this fibromyalgia pain?

Can severe stress cause all this fibromyalgia pain?

Yes it's possible: Its difficult to isolate what fibromyalgia is. Much easier to diagnose what it is not. Therefore it's difficult to assess what 'cause & affect' makes it worse as opposed to simply, 'guilt by association.' someone best described it as a water pipe. Pressure (good) makes the water flow but stress (bad) makes the pipe crack! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can anxiety symptoms and emotional stress cause severe pain everywhere in my body?

Can anxiety symptoms and emotional stress cause severe pain everywhere in my body?

Yes, but...: You need to get a physical check up. If it is something physical you need to address and treat it. If it is anxiety you need to address and treat it too. Good luck. It's never good to be in severe 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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Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...Read more

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What can trigger fribromyalgia pain to be worsened?

What can trigger fribromyalgia pain to be worsened?

Many things! : Low pressure fronts . Anxiety, depression, over exertion, lack of exercise. Certain medications. All can make the sx of pfs, increase . However, passivity is the worst enemy! ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

Stress & kidneys?: stress and anxiety can increase the perception of pain & amt of pain experienced. So, these may contribute 2 pain. Anxiety, by itself, doesn't cause "kidney" pain. Nerve endings that terminate near the kidney will be irritated if the the kidney is inflamed (Bc of infection, for ex) or a stone may cause pain passing thru another structure. C ur doc ASAP if u have kidney pain 2 find cause & treat! ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis be related to chronic fatigue syndrome aswell?

Can osteoarthritis be related to chronic fatigue syndrome aswell?

Chronic fatigue synd: Osteoarthritis stands for degenerative joint disease and is a separate entity by itself and has no bearing or relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome . How ever it is possible for a patient with osteoarthritis to develop chronic fatigue syndrome which is an entire disorder by itself. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause back pain?

Anxiety & back pain?: Yes. stress and anxiety can cause back pain. When we're anxious we experience muscle tension. The back is one place that this tension is frequently most pronounced. The tension leads to contraction, unhealthy posture, & sometimes pain. Back pain is one of the most common medical sxs, so do see your doc for an evaluation for medical conditions that could be causing ur pain & to discuss ur anxiety ...Read more

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Can stress and IBS cause groin pain?

Can stress and IBS cause groin pain?

Groin pain: It can cause abdominal pain, but not groin pain. Groin pain is from a pulled muscle. You could have either or both. See a doctor if you are concerned. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can certainly play a role in causing significant headaches. And if you're having bad headaches this could lead to stress/worry. Headaches have many causes though, and can be complicated so please see your doctor for a complete history, exam and discussion of tx options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause headaches joint pain fatigue and muscle twitches? Please be specific

What can cause headaches joint pain fatigue and muscle twitches? Please be specific

Pain: Usually, there should be disturbance of your own pain control mechanism. The most common is outside narcotics use inducing your own endorphine secretion relatively or absolutely decreased. The treatment should use physical ways to stimulate your endorphine secretion. Acupuncture, heating, deep massage, exercise, recreating activity, sexual intercourse etc may induce your endorphine secretion. ...Read more

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Can sle cause severe chronic back pain? Also, can it cause degenerating discs in your lower back?

Can sle cause severe chronic back pain? Also, can it cause degenerating discs in your lower back?

SLE can cause many..: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimic many disease states. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body somehow produces "autoantibodies" which attack its own tissues--virtually all organs/tissues can be involved--can involve bones/joints and thus back/joint pain.You likely have other symptoms as well. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause these lower back pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause these lower back pain?

Maybe: Although it is generally accepted there is an association between increased stress/anxiety and lower back pain, there are no good studies to explain why and how. Most attribute the pain to muscle tension, but there are theories of unconscious anger & rage. I would 1st suggest that you see your pcp to see if there is another source of your pain that can be identified & treated. Then try yoga. ...Read more

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I know anxiety can cause muscle pain, but can it cause joint pain as well?

I know anxiety can cause muscle pain, but can it cause joint pain as well?

No: 24 yo asks if "anxiety" causes "joint pain". Anxiety originates in mind & reflects psychologic effects of mental process. Joint pain originates in soft tissue pain transducers such as tendons & ligaments that surround joints. Persons w. abnormal intensities of anxiety might subjectively experience greater pain, but this is unmeasured & unproven theoretical speculatio ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

Marked anxiety: can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more

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Are bad joint pain and fatigue possibly linked to pantoprazole?

Are bad joint pain and fatigue possibly linked to pantoprazole?

Yes. Serious?: Pantoprazole (protonix) has been linked to arthralgias (joint pains) and rarely to blood dyscrasias (abnormalities), liver disease etc this might be serious. Stop now and see your md if problems persist. ...Read more

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Can constant leg pain be caused out of anxiety stress when all tests ar clear?

Can constant leg pain be caused out of anxiety stress when all tests ar clear?

Pretty unlikely: There are some physical complaints that seem more common in patients with stress or anxiety. This includes neck and shoulder pain and low back pain. While it is possible stress and/or anxiety may play a part, it is fairly uncommon for stress to cause constant leg pain. Consider another opinion or further testing. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can chronic pain have psychological causes?

Can chronic pain have psychological causes?

Yes: Depression and anxiety are closely associated with chronic pain. Sometimes a traumatic event can contribute to chronic pain and physical pain is misattributed to a psychological cause. Treating an underlying psychological condition will often help chronic pain. ...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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more