Pains and Anxiety

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So I started getting weird Under Arm pain which comes and goes or even just is there but not as intense. I'm not sure why I have it but something would have showed up when I was getting my chest x-ray to look at my lungs for my Asthma, right? One doctor at an urgent care clinic said he felt a lympth node but didn't concern him and if it was something serious, it wouldn't cause me pain. (I should also mention that I am currently being tested for rheumatoid arthritis as I have pain in my joints, which they also thought was Fibro because I get chronic headaches) I went to my doctor about the joint pains and mentioned my underarm pain. He felt around and said he didn't feel any lympth nodes. So here I am relieved yet still concerned thinking maybe something was missed. I have very bad anxiety and always being in pain doesn't help. I also had a cervical mri done on my neck as my jaw mri showed a cyst in my neck, I'm not sure if the mri would have showed my chest area because I have been having pains before the mri. I also have TMJ, my fingers and toes go numb, hands swell, headaches, pains all over, etc. When I had the headaches I had bad anxiety about blood clots. This anxiety has been hell, and I feel like doctors are not taking my pain and concerns seriously. 

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    How old are you? I'm almost 29 and I get random pains all over too! Right now I have just random pain in different places, it's like the pain moves around. Since getting anxiety I've felt lots of joint and muscle pain. Few days ago my jaw and neck were hurting pretty bad but it stopped. My pains always stop and then pop up someplace else eventually.

    I know I clench my teeth alot and my shoulders are always tense but it's the joint pain that scares me the most.

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      I'm 29. These pains started 2 years ago, starting with chronic headaches that started after I took Flaygl (SP) for BV. It really messed me up and the anxiety started. I've always had a bad jaw due to it dislocating and having to be put back into place. It started with the headaches, then proceded with abdominal pains and bloating which is just a slight non alcoholic fatty liver and acid reflux. I went to a nurologist and had a CT done on my head because the headaches were so bad but was told it was probably Fibro because I was starting to get pains all over my body. The pains have only recently started to get worse. I have had numerous blood tests and I mean numerous which have all been awesome according to doctors. I am just waiting to see my dcotor about the blood test for arthristis I just had and if something shows up I might go for xrays. I think the pains under my arm freak me out the most because of lympth nodes and all that, but it could very well be muscular. My doctor originally thought it was because I started a New birth control and said the breast goes under the arm because I was having pain in my right under arm as well, just not as badly. I stopped taking the pill but I still have the pains, just not as bad. But when you have health anxiety it makes things even worse. My mom has gone through this and was kind of dignosed with Fibro, she was in her 30's at the time and the only difference between her and I is that she smokes and I don't. 
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      I did go to a doctor who told me I had chronic anxiety but unfortunately I haven't had numerous extensive tests. But I was fine and healthy until anxiety came along.

      I'm sorry you're going through so much for two whole years, I've had my issues for almost 5months.

      Hopefully your doctor can figure out how to ease your pain. Hopefully mine will go away too, health anxiety is HORRIBLE!!

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      My doctor doesn't seem to take my anxiety seriously or will prescribe me pain meds because I assume they think the pain is all in my head. I am moving to a different country where the health care is better so maybe I will have better luck there? I just need to believe that because my scans and blood tests are good, I should trust my doctor. Though I haven't had an ultrasound of my underarm, I did have two doctors check it. I guess because one said he felt nodes and the other didn't (even though it was 2 months apart) It makes me feel like maybe something was missed. 
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    I have the same thing..... There's little bumps too that sometimes get big I forget what the dr called it but he said don't worry about it
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      Lymph nodes? I'm just paranoid. My family is all relatively healthy even though most of them smoke and the only cancer has been related to smoking (aunt had throat cancer, grandpa had lung cancer

      I just get paranoid and think since everyone else seems healthy, maybe I will be hit with bad luck? The only thing my family does have is mental health issues, hense my bad anxiety which my mom also has. 

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      Omg you're so much like me right now! My family all have a history of living very long and healthy lives. I have TONS of relatives who all live to be in their 90s. My grandma is currently 94 and my great grandmother passed at 110.

      Still I worry I will be the one who is unlucky to get a deadly desease before I hit 30sad

      My mother is a worrier with hypertension and I'm also a worrier.

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      Nope its not in bad taste at all. Lucky you, you have a partner too.

      I literally have nobody to talk to about my issues, right now my depression is back. I hate having anxiety and depression and I just feel like the rest of the world is so happy and I'm on the outside looking in.

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      I am very fortunate. We just started dating in October and I feel like he "puts up" with me but he reasures me that he doesn't. But again he went through what I went through before he was able to get the proper care. I'm moving to where he is (long distant relationship)
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      I was also doing long distance, met my gf in December and she also had Anxiety years ago she she understood and really helped me out when we first started dating. But she dumped me around March. It hurts even more than if I wasn't already going thru so much emotionally. But I'm still alive so....
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      Nattalie if you ever need anyone to talk to I'm in the states so I think our time difference is about six hours but feel free to message me.. I know how that feels to just want to vent to someone and not be able to.. Sucks.
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