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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Anxiety and Pain
Can anxiety cause nerve pain in different spots all over your body ex. hands, knees, jaws, ect.?
It is not unusual for people with anxiety to have physical symptoms. commonly reported symptoms include fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes. People with anxiety may feel lightheaded or out of breath. They also may feel nauseated or have to go to the bathroom frequently. It is possible that some people with anxiety may describe some of these pains as "nerve pains."
Check out the web link for more information about anxiety.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati