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Anxiety = physical pains or physical pains = anxiety?

As well as anxiety I have many digestive upsets, tense shoulder and sinus issues.
I tend to realize they get aggravated more when I am upset or anxious. However I sometimes wonder is it that I'm upset then it happens or I get upset because it happens? Is there a way to really differentiate? Alot of the people around me seem to think it's somatic which only seems to make it worse as well becaus I feel they don't believe me XP
ALot of the times though I feel the physical pain comes first which triggers anxiety which in turn makes the pain feel even worse.....
IDK, any ideas?
thanks
Kianni
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It's hard to say but probably the first - anxiety = physical pains.
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It's hard to say. It's like what came first, the chicken or the egg?

Anxiety usually causes symptoms first... but a lot of the times... when I have a pain... I worry about it... irrationally think about what it could be... then comes anxiety... then comes more pains... etc. etc. etc.

It's a cycle.

So I think it's just different for everyone how it starts.
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I found that I got an odd feeling mainly in my legs that would then lead to me to a panic attack.  We recently found out it was RESTLESSNESS from now diagnosed ADD.  If I am uncomfortable (bad headache, my wrist aching badly from an injury) I find I will panic, which of course seems to intensify things.  Know that you are not alone and you have support here!
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its hard 2 say but i get pains and i let my mind take over woundering what it could be then it becomes worse cus the anxiety kicks in big time like they say its a circle and knowing how 2 break it is hard it will keep going and going.
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Hey Kianni
I have the EXACT same symptoms. I think the tension causes the congestion from draining. Going to a chiropractor today. It also causes dizziness. The stress causing tension and allergies. My allergies and tension came on after a year of prolonged stress. I still have the allergies but they aren't as bad because I take quercitin and bromelain for them. I'm hoping that by balancing out my histamine levels over time, they will disappear. Good luck!
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