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Does any 1 with anxiety suffer with muscle and back pain  or is it just me lol

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    Yes I get really tense in my shoulders and they hurt when I lift them. Muscular pain it is some day I have it worse than others. 
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    It's not just you but if you're looking for an explanation:

    Try doing some exercise when you haven't exercised before, at all, in your life. What happens to your body? Muscle pain. Aches. It takes a lot of getting used to. A user on here discussed the concept of a symptom called Fibromyalgia - a few people have, in fact - could explain everything for you if you have difficulty defining how you feel, or what it is your body is doing. What people often have a hard time working out is how 'your mind' can do that. Well, easily, if you understand physiology. Your brain can make you feel a lot of very weird things, and psychosomatic pain may be one of them.

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      That's really mad that lol I use to be in army I know all pains from exercise but I haven't exercised in a few years I walk and have done a bit of running now and agane 
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      I was using the pains you get after strenuous exercise as an example.

      Basically, when suffering anxiety, your body reacts how it would in a state of fear - it becomes tense. Like during exercise, your body becomes similarly tense. As in exercise, your body may be using muscles it didn't know existed. Similarly with anxiety, your mind may be using muscles you didn't know existed.

      Thus, Fibromyalgia

      The key is in being able to learn relaxation techniques.

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    I have also suffered from this anxiety with all the symptoms that you describe,and more,but it is getting the better of me.When I go to bed I am not sure that I will make it to the next day,and when I DO I am so surprised that I am still around!

    i watch a lot of T v to distract myself, 

    but when a series comes to an end I cannot look forward to the next series as I am scared that I will have become too ill to watch anything any more.

    illogical ,I know,because the doctors all tell me it is JUST health anxiety!It probably is,but it is ruining my life as I am unable to look forward to one thing.In fact I do not have ONE social engagement this side of Christmas,but it is nothing new.


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