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Can stress give you pain?

(69 Posts)
TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 17:12:34

I am very stressed at the moment and now have a stitch like pain in my side. It hurts all down my back as well and I am so tired I could cry. I will get a break tomorrow when I have to go to hospital.

MrsHuxtable Tue 23-Aug-11 17:54:31

Yes, I believe that stress can give you pain. I would however still get it checked out if your worried.

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 19:40:18

Thanks. It got worse but has eased off now so I think I am okay.

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 20:18:29

And now my breathing isn't great. These kids of mine will be the death of me.

LynetteScavo Tue 23-Aug-11 20:22:24

Yes, definately. We sold our house when DD was a week old, and I had stomach pain untill we moved 5 months later. I started to think I has something really wrong, but I was just tense.

I also know someone who ended up hostpitalised and on morphine because of groin pain...eventually it turned out to be stress.

hayleysd Tue 23-Aug-11 20:24:41

My friend was off work for months as she was stressed at work and it made her muscles ache and she was having palpitations so yes it can hurt

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 20:25:42

I have just had to use my inhaler as I am so stressed my breathing is not natural. I really need a break sad.

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 20:26:36

Sorry for that lisa sad.

Bodies are weird things.

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 20:27:09

Lynette, not lisa. Sorry.

LynetteScavo Tue 23-Aug-11 20:29:22 do need a break.

Is there anyway you it could happen?

TheOriginalFAB Tue 23-Aug-11 20:31:19

I will get a little one tomorrow while I go to hospital and dh has the kids.

SlightlyJaded Tue 23-Aug-11 22:11:47

Absolutely - particularly stomach pain. I get quite strong cramps in my tummy if I am really upset/anxious/stressed.

It does sound like you need a real break - a couple of days to just lounge around without any guilt or worry about the kids. Is that feasible?

TheOriginalFAB Wed 24-Aug-11 08:08:53

I was so stressed last night that I had a bad asthma attack and really struggled to breathe normally and my inhaler didn't help. I am full of cold this morning with a sore throat and cotton wool head.

There is no chance this week of a break.

nightcat Wed 24-Aug-11 09:36:20

FAB, take some B vits as stress makes u deficient and this leads to more stress

LoveBeingAtHomeOnMyOwn Wed 24-Aug-11 09:39:50

Yes it can, it's like a pressure cooker it has to cone out somewhere. And defo makes you more likely to catch stuff that's going round.

Can you do some relaxing stuff, quiet bath, reading, running whatever?

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 24-Aug-11 09:43:50

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TheOriginalFAB Wed 24-Aug-11 09:54:32

DD and DS2 are seriously stressing me out atm and my breathing is getting laboured again.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 24-Aug-11 10:11:27

on with nhs direct

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 24-Aug-11 10:14:06

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TheOriginalFAB Wed 24-Aug-11 10:15:10

ringing docs now

ShoppingForCarbsWithClaire Wed 24-Aug-11 10:18:17

Yes deffo. When I have anxiety (diagnosed and sometimes medicated) I have stomach pain and pain in my forehead and jaw

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 24-Aug-11 10:19:44

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TheOriginalFAB Wed 24-Aug-11 10:24:55

inlaws coming, one to havce kids oand to tak wem to to sdoctros

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 24-Aug-11 10:37:49

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TheOriginalFAB Wed 24-Aug-11 12:16:14

Im back
chest same as after neb
got steroids and antibiotics
and diff inhaler
did normal inhaler while waiting and i am still same as before any puffing

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