• lissamonkey lissamonkey
    May 01, 2008
    Can anxiety and stress cause body aches?
    lissamonkey lissamonkey
    May 01, 2008

    I've been super anxious for a while and I've noticed my legs (especially my knees) have really been bothering me. My back hurts as well. I was wondering if they could be related to stress or anxiety, and if so what I can do about it?



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  • crissy2112 May 01, 2008
    May 01, 2008

    I am no expert, however I have suffered from anxiety for many years. It is very possible indeed for stress and or anxiety to cause anything on your body to hurt. I definately think you need to go and get a complete physical and bloodwork if not already done to rule out any medical possibilities, then if all clear seek a good pshyciatrist.  There are good one and there are meds. that can help you live a good life. But just remember there will always be stress, it's all in the way you handle it. Some people just need a little help.   Smile Take care and GOD bless..

  • Renee Culver August 14, 2014
    Renee Culver
    August 14, 2014

    Hi Lissamonkey,


    I'm sure you've gotten an answer to your question by now, but yes, it's absolutely possible for stress and anxiety to cause body aches. On the other hand, anxiety can also be a symptom of other health problems that often include body aches! So you see why it's important to talk to a doctor about all of your symptoms. She or he can help you determine what you can do about your pain, or if it's a sign of another health problem.


    I hope that's helpful. If you're looking for more information on anxiety-related things these links may be helpful.


    Low-Cost Treatments For Anxiety Disorders

    Mental Health Resources When You Don't Have Health Insurance


    Good luck to you!



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