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So for the past couple of months I have had problems with my legs due to stress and anxiety. They are always so tense and nothing eases them, I wake up and can hardly walk until a couple of hours later when it eases off throughout the day with stretches and exercise. At night they throb continuously.
During a panic attack or stressful situation, the pain becomes 10 times worse so I am guessing it is anxiety related.
It's pain radiating from the balls of my feet, calf muscles and tendons behind by knee / thigh. They are basically all just to tense to the point that it hurts just standing still on the spot. It's got to be anxiety as no exercise I have done justifies this tension. I have just been getting on with it - my job is pretty physical and I am on my feet all day.
This morning though, I have a pretty nasty looking bruise behind my knee and a lot of pain around my tendon which looks pronounced and red. I think this tension might have damaged it finally, I can barely bend my leg now.
I am currently sat in work with knee supports on, dosed up on painkillers trying not to freak out as I am stuck in a constant panic state.
I have had no tests done to confirm if there is a different problem and avoided the doctors as I can guarantee I will just get told to try anti-depressants again.
Stupidly I have googled what it could be and whilst anxiety seems more fitting, I have taken propranolol for 3 months and never contributed the pain to a possible effect of it.
Can anyone suggest how to go forward or has experienced anything similar?
I really can’t have any more time off work (hence staying in) but it’s driving this anxiety and depression to no ends and starting to think I am better off walking away
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