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Can Stress Cause Physical Symptoms Such As Nausea, Body Aches, & Tick-Like Muscle Spams?

Can Stress Cause Physical Symptoms Such As Nausea, Body Aches, & Tick-Like Muscle Spams?

Possible: Yes, stress can cause a multitude of physical symptoms, such as the ones you mentioned above. However, it is important not to just attribute physical symptoms to stress without looking for other possible causes also. If you have persistent physical symptoms of any sort, you should get them checked out by your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amitriptyline side effects to go away? On only a 10mg dose for ibs-d and I'm always tired and have pretty bad body aches.

How long does it take for amitriptyline side effects to go away? On only a 10mg dose for ibs-d and I'm always tired and have pretty bad body aches.

Are you taking it: At bedtime? Some people are very slow metabolizers of this drug and you may have a higher blood level than your doctor intended. Usually there is no sedation from 10mg, and, if anything it helps aches and pains. You may have something else going on. Have your doctor check an Amitriptyline blood level to see if it needs to be lowered. If that is the case I would follow up with a test for cyp4502d6. ...Read more

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I'm 27. Muscle aches, pain, stiffness. Body feels tight & achey. Cause? I have IBS, LPR...could it be any of this? Blood work was fine

I'm 27. Muscle aches, pain, stiffness. Body feels tight & achey. Cause? I have IBS, LPR...could it be any of this? Blood work was fine

Possibly...: You could have a viral infection that is causing your symptoms. Do you have any other symptoms like low-grade fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, etc.? If this is a viral syndrome, you should start to feel better in a few days. Meanwhile, rest, drink plenty of fluids, take acetaminophen for discomfort. If.there is no improvement or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have ibs. Sometimes it's accompanied with nausea, lower abdomen aches, and malaise that dissipates after I "go." is this normal?

I have ibs. Sometimes it's accompanied with nausea, lower abdomen aches, and malaise that dissipates after I "go." is this normal?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

Parasympathetic: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. ...Read more

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My GI muscles are sore from frequent IBS BMs for 3 months. I'm going normally now but my lower muscles hurt so bad after a BM. Can I try stool softner?

My GI muscles are sore from frequent IBS BMs for 3 months. I'm going normally now but my lower muscles hurt so bad after a BM. Can I try stool softner?

Sure: Certainly, increasing fiber in the diet is a tried and true treatment for IBS; other things to consider are a probiotic, a low FODMAP diet, and a low carbohydrate diet in general; also, watch lactose and artificial sweeteners; ...Read more

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Sore muscles, joints, back ache, nerves on edge, headaches sometimes, IBS symptoms, low appetite, making me confused, stressed, depressed, anxiety?

Sore muscles, joints, back ache, nerves on edge, headaches sometimes, IBS symptoms, low appetite, making me confused, stressed, depressed, anxiety?

Fibromyalgia: You are describing typical features of fibromyalgia. This can also include bladder problems and a foggy sensation. It is associated with poor sleep (usually waking up every 2 hours through the night). These symptoms can also be caused by stress and depression. You should see your doctor for a definitive disgnosis. ...Read more

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TSH 1.2. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. I work out daily?

TSH 1.2. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. I work out daily?

A few thoughts: I get your point-you believe you have normal thyroid, yet you may not. TSH, alone, is a poor marker. Doesn't tell whether you have active thyroid hormone (T3) or just plenty of T4 (inactive).Need more thorough thyroid testing. Also autoimmune panel, Adrenal function tests may be helpful for starters. Full physical exam (not the cursory one most drs do!) & THOROUGH history are vital to diagnosing prob. ...Read more

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TSH 1.0. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. Tired of feeling tired!

TSH 1.0. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. Tired of feeling tired!

2nd hypothyroid: I would be suspicious of a secondary hypothyoridism.
You have many symptoms of thyroid problem, but a low TSH. You need to find out what your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are. These are your serum levels of your thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Candida: It could be candida or it could be something else. Please see your doctor as soon as you can get in.
If you have to wait to long for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency Room and they will help you. ...Read more

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Tried probiotics for the first time 3 pills over 3 days for my IBS, stopped after getting stomach ache and nausea, been 3 days and I'm still the same

Tried probiotics for the first time 3 pills over 3 days for my IBS, stopped after getting stomach ache and nausea, been 3 days and I'm still the same

Common reaction: I recommend starting probiotics slowly, once weekly for 2-3 weeks then twice weekly building up to daily use. These symptoms could be from another cause so if they don't resolve soon you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Off & on i'll get stomach ache. Bit side discomfort. Nausea. Doc said ibs. Stool is always soft mushy. Green-brown. Slimy & green mucus. This ibs?

Off & on i'll get stomach ache. Bit side discomfort. Nausea. Doc said ibs. Stool is always soft mushy. Green-brown. Slimy & green mucus. This ibs?

Wellll....: The presence of mucus concerns me - could be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease. Ibs is more of a description than a disease - there's no diagnostic test or treatment, and is usually tagged to people who have any number of vague GI symptoms but no definitive diagnosis. I suggest good hydration, a balanced diet, and some yogurt. Consider a GI consult for the stool mucus. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have nausea that I can feel in my chest, body aches, chills, and vomitting....Is that the flu?

I have nausea that I can feel in my chest, body aches, chills, and vomitting....Is that the flu?

Sounds viral: Very well may be a viral process, so try to stay well hydrated and get rest. If progressive, call your md. ...Read more

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Both my spouse and I have been weak with heartburn, nausea, severe bloating and body aches for 3 days. What could this be?

Both my spouse and I have been weak with heartburn, nausea, severe bloating and body aches for 3 days. What could this be?

Nausea aches: Both my spouse and I have been weak with heartburn, nausea, severe bloating and body aches for 3 days. What could this be? ANS: Could be many things. My guess is something going around in Richmond. Got to your Drs and see what the most likely thing is. Then you will get the best Dx which always leads to best Rx. ...Read more

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Dx by GI w/ gastroparesis. Very nausea and have had some vomitting. No fever but have had body aches x3 days? Next appt with my GI on the 19th.

Dx by GI w/ gastroparesis. Very nausea and have had some vomitting. No fever but have had body aches x3 days? Next appt with my GI on the 19th.

Gastroparesiis: Gastroparesis is a condition in which there is weakness of the stomach muscle which leads to delayed emptying. It is caused by damage to vegas nerve due to diabetes or surgical trauma. Treatment includes low fiber diet, vegetables should be well cooked. Medications for vomiting and medication to stimulate the stomach muscles Reglan (metoclopramide) which has some side effects. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start having side effects from flu shot 58hrs after receiving it- Low fever, nausea, body aches. Usually I get side effects much sooner?

Is it normal to start having side effects from flu shot 58hrs after receiving it- Low fever, nausea, body aches. Usually I get side effects much sooner?

Usually coincidental: Usually, the fever, nausea, and body aches are due to minor illnesses such as viral infections. Other causes are possible, but since typical flu shots rarely cause any reactions aside from at the location of the shot, such common symptoms like fever, nausea, or body aches are generally considered to be coincidences and have some other cause rather than a flu shot. ...Read more

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Body aches nausea for days. Virus? Been to dr. Chest xray normal. Should I go to another dr?

Body aches nausea for days. Virus? Been to dr. Chest xray normal. Should I go to another dr?

If you have a virus!: If you have a viral infection, flu, west nile, etc. Having symptoms last for 10-14 days would not be unusual. All the symptoms you have are relatively non-specific. I'd stick with the doc you've see. ...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?

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

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Are strains and muscle tension aches the same thing?

Are strains and muscle tension aches the same thing?

A strain: Is a low grade injury to the muscle. Muscle tension implies that the muscle is in a dynamically contracted state. Strain is an injury, tension is muscle contraction. ...Read more

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I have nausea, body aches no vomiting for the last two days, what's wrong?

Sounds viral: This sounds like a viral illness. Keep hydrated, take tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids as needed for fever or body aches. If you start developing worse symptoms, seek care with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe nausea if I'm up moving around. My whole body aches and I feel very weak. What do u have?

I have severe nausea if I'm up moving around. My whole body aches and I feel very weak. What do u have?

You may have the flu: Try taking otc alka seltzer or theraflu, vitamin c 2 gms a day, chicken noodle soup. Drink lots of liquid and get enough rest. Go see your dr if u feel worse. ...Read more

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Certain places on back and shoulder and neck sore to the touch. Could that be muscle tension? Any remedies?

Trigger points: Sound like you may have trigger points or "knots". These can certainly be caused by tension. Heat and massage are good remedies the can be used followed by stretching the muscles involved. In some people they are severe and require medical evaluation for treatment. Physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a sore feeling in the legs? Possibly from increased muscle tension

Can anxiety cause a sore feeling in the legs? Possibly from increased muscle tension

Yes: It is a bit rare though. Most anxiety related soreness happens in the jaw, shoulders, neck etc. Places where we may hold onto stress and tension more often. ...Read more

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Health anxiety. Think I have ALS. I'm sure im being silly but why is only one arm sore? If it was caused by anxiety muscle tension shouldn't both be sore?

Health anxiety. Think I have ALS. I'm sure im being silly but why is only one arm sore? If it was caused by anxiety muscle tension shouldn't both be sore?

Exam: Have you been diagnosed with ALS? If not go to your doctor and get examined. There are many potential causes for your symptoms, some psychological and some physical. There is no use worrying when you can know what you do or don't have. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea and body aches, should I be concerned?

I am experiencing nausea and body aches, should I be concerned?

Maybe: If the symptoms do not improve in the next few days would see your doctor. At this time of the year it is likely a viral process. ...Read more

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