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Old 09-23-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Can worrying too much cause physical symptoms???

Hi everyone,

Let's say you felt a pain (a sting) on your leg and you begin to worry constantly that the pain will return, and it DOES. Do you think that if you continue thinking about it (very hard not to) that it will actually return? I'm starting to think that the mind is super powerful. Any insight would be appreciated. I need to get this under control. So if I started taking meds (Lexapro) for my anxiety, could this help me not to worry, therefore, the pain will not come back?

Thanks in advance.

 
Old 09-24-2006, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: Can worrying too much cause physical symptoms???

Yes the mind is super powerful.Having GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) for the last 13 yrs myself I can tell you when it came to it my mind and positive thinking is ultimately what has cut my anxiety down to a minimum.I have taken anti anxiety meds and there is nothing wrong with them when needed they helped me a great deal before I knew how to use to my mind to take control back.You must remember some time in your life when you thought it was impossible to do something (school project,test,etc) and you told yourself "Yes I can" and you did whatever it was and did a good job.Some cancer patitents and others with terminal illnesses use the power of their minds to get through all they have to endure too and it is proven this has helped many survive.I think you are on the right track in your thinking.As I said though nothing wrong with taking some meds for a while I took Lexapro and several others myself and they helped me when I was really bad off.If I were you though I would also take the power of your minds seriously and check into ways to empower yourself and condition your mind to help you get better.This really really works but it takes time.

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Old 09-24-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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Re: Can worrying too much cause physical symptoms???

Too much worry can definitely cause physical symptoms! The worry puts your body under stress. Headaches, stiff neck, sore shoulders, GI problems, hypertension, etc can all result from too much worry. Also, too much worry and stress can add to belly fat.

 
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