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    Old 07-03-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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    Can anxiety cause chronic pain?

    Has anyone ever had chronic pain in the back and stomach from anxiety? for weeks at a time and then it just stops for weeks at a time. Please know I've had almost every test possible and eliminated any other possible thing. The pains move in my back and stomach..

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    Old 07-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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    Re: Can anxiety cause chronic pain?

    Yes, anxiety can cause all kind of pain. My sister had constant stomach ache growing up.
    It is good that you got a check up to eliminate anything physical.
    I don't have any advice to give you how to deal with anxiety. I have a lot of it myself and I know how draining it is. Take care!

    Old 07-10-2010, 10:57 PM   #3
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    Re: Can anxiety cause chronic pain?

    it probablly can. i recently got a sudden onset of HORRIBLE neck and back pain..out of the blue for no reason. still dunno why or what caused it but a chiro has made me feel TONS better. i also get stomach probs because it's so tense. somedays i feel like i did 1000 situps when i didnt do any.

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    Re: Can anxiety cause chronic pain?

    Yes!! Anxiety can make you have aches all over, or pinpointed pains! They can be dull or not dull. It all depends on the person. I know when I'm anxious, I tend to tense up quite a bit. Tensing up so much can make my back hurt, and my stomach often feels bad too. I feel sick if I'm feeling very anxious and panicked. Lately I've been trying to pay attention to my body and try to not tense up. I'll stop and take a few deep breaths and relax my muscles. I also take occasional baths to relax and help soothe achy muscles. Stretching is also great too!

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