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I have been having a really stressful week. I had my wisdom teeth removed and my car broke down and had to be towed 3 times. I have been getting these stabbing pains on the right side of my chest that hurts around my back. I get pain under my ribs and into my stomach. I have a sinus infection right now and I have been coughing more. My question is, how do you know when your aches and pains in your body are from anxiety and not anything serious? I think my chest hurts from coughing, but, it was hurting before I got sick. I know my heart is ok, but I'm just freaking out over how much pain I'm in. I had to go off of my xanax to be on my pain medicine for my wisdom teeth. I never went back on it, but I'm going to be starting Lexapro tomorrow. Does anyone else have major aches and pains from their anxiety? How do you manage it and not run to the doctor every time you get a little pain in your chest? Am I just being a hypochondriac?