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Is developing inflamed joints, muscle weakness, and a skin rash after having a chemical stress test normal?

Is developing inflamed joints, muscle weakness, and a skin rash after having a chemical stress test normal?

No: This usually does not happen. There may have been an underlying issue that presented itself with the symptoms after the stress test. Seek the help of board-certified allergists to further evaluate this problem. ...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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Body aches and pains and joint pain. Depression.. Is this stress or something else?

Body aches and pains and joint pain. Depression.. Is this stress or something else?

Unclear: The symptoms could be due to multiple conditions. Meet with your primary care physician to check for medical issues (lyme disease, arthritis, lupus to name a few that come to mind). Rule things out and consider psychotherapy if medical conditions are not the issue. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint pain and headache, is it because of dehydration and stress?

Partially Sometimes: Headache is usually caused by a shortage of blood flowing through the blood vessels in the brain and the brain is being starved for nutrician thereby the brain is telling you by pain that it needs more blood flow. Need consultation to determine why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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Drs r blaming my chronic joint pain, neuropathy and myclonic jerks on stress. My only stress is no dx! how likely is that ?

Neuropathy: Stress is not a cause of neuropathy. Emg testing and neurologic testing will help give a diagnosis of the sorce of neuropathy. Xrays will help determine if the joint pain is due to arthritis or inflammaton - the myoclonic jerking should be evaluated by EMG and neurologic testing. ...Read more

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Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Yes: Stress causes the body to release cortisone compounds and adrenaline compounds. When the stress stops your body feels a drop in these like steroid withdrawal, thus the increase in symptoms. There are other hormonal mechanisms in place as well. ...Read more

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Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Strengthening: Exercising the muscles surrounding a hypermobile joints will help with dynamic stabilization and become less prone to injury. ...Read more

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Is low right hand joint pain symptom of stress?

Is low right hand joint pain symptom of stress?

Low right hand joint: Pain? Not sure what is meant. Hand joint pain commonly is a symptom of arthritis, trauma, inflammation and infection . Arthritis whether it be osteoarthritis , inflammatory arthritis or gouty or pseudo gout in nature typically has pain swelling tightness as a common symptom. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking tea, pepsi, sprite and coke a lot when under stress cause joint pain and headaches?

Is it possible for drinking tea, pepsi, sprite and coke a lot when under stress cause joint pain and headaches?

Corn Sugar Pain: Soft drinks (not tea) is comprised of corn surgar (the replaced the natural surgar many years ago). The body does not digest this corn sugar and it can cause a multiple of bodily dysfunctions. I know of a friend that was told he had 3 months to live due to his medical problems. He totally got off of soft drinks and his body regained normal health over months. That was 7 years ago and he lives. ...Read more

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I have been having severe headaches, joint pain and frequent bowel movements (all daily), but I am told it is stress. What else could it be?

I have been having severe headaches, joint pain and frequent bowel movements (all daily), but I am told it is stress. What else could it be?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms may very well be related to stress and anxiety, but an examination by your physician would be helpful, and if felt necessary, a referral for stress management therapy as well as a gastroenterology consultation can be made for help with tension headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more