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Old 10-14-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

I've been suffering with both anxiety and joint pain.

When I take xanax and reduce my anxiety level, pain in my joints (esp hands & wrist) are reduced significantly while NSAIDS do little.

Is there a connection?

 
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Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

You must have a lot of tension. Does the pain come first or the anxiety? Chances are your pain is anxiety related. I have never heard of xanax vs nsaids equals less pain. I am glad it is helping you though.sincerely, searchin

 
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Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

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You must have a lot of tension. Does the pain come first or the anxiety? Chances are your pain is anxiety related. I have never heard of xanax vs nsaids equals less pain. I am glad it is helping you though.sincerely, searchin
Yesterday, I was having a particularly bad day in terms of anxiety and joint pain. After taking the xanax it didn't alleviate the pain but it reduced it a great deal.

Have a appointment with the rheumatologist today. I'll discuss it with him and report back.

 
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Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

When I'm under stress and anxious my neck & shoulders ache so bad. I found that taking a Xanax worked better than hydro pain pill. It's amazing how anxiety can cause so many different things going on in your body.

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Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

My rheumatologist diagnosed RA in my hands and wrist and prescribed prednisone-methotrexate.

His only comment about anxiety is that stress makes everything worse.

 
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Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

My RA prescribed Hydrocodone and prednison, which works quite well with inflammation and pain. But, the hydrocodone causes me to have horrible night sweats. Causes me to sweat in general actually, which causes me to be anxious & nervous....so I don't know what to do. Who doesn't have enough stress in their lives right now anyway.

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Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped

hi...i have osteoarthritis throughout my body....genetics and old dancer and much
wear and tear on joints....I have had a hip resurface and am looking at back issues.
My cervical vertabrae in my neck or totally joined together and looks like they are fused in an xray. Becuase of this i have pain in my neck, shoulders, under my arms, and down my arms into my fingers along with tingling and numbness. Anxiety and stress and computer time excerbates the problem because when you are anxious, you
tense your muscles in your body and consequently put more stress on the nerve area
that is being impinged with the tight muscle....any tranquilizer that help reduces the anxiety will help with the pain...it becomes a viscious cycle after awhile....i am there
and i see a therapist for my head problems and a sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon for my bone problems and joint problems....i am 66 and am still dancing and take pilates.....Karen

 
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