I'm feeling really down right now, this whole anxiety thing has me has me on the verge of tears quite frequently. I feel like this is the only place that has people who are willing to listen and who understand me. Just a quick update for those who know of my situation...I went to an internists doctor 3 hours away and she felt all of the joint popping and ordered me to get X-rays and more blood tests. I called and she said the X-rays and blood work came up normal, but I did have positive bands for Lyme disease, but only band 41 in the IgG and IgM, but technically my Lyme disease test is negative, she said. But she said she's gonna treat me for Lyme anyway, but probably only for a month just like all other doctors. I am also on 50,000IU of vitamin D per week because my vitamin D is a little low. I think it's like a 28 or something, but no one thinks that the low vitamin D could be causing my symptoms. As of now I have horrible jaw pain, bad tension headaches and pain in my temples, I have slightly blurred vision, have double vision sometimes(can see my nose in my vision constantly), I have horrible fatigue, weak muscles, all of my joints pop and crack when I mover especially after sleeping or sitting for a long time, and I also have bad depersonalization, I feel like nothing is real, and I feel like I'm not inside my body, like I'm out of my body watching my life. It's so weird and scary. So my question is, does anyone here have these exact symptoms too caused by anxiety? Could it be my Vitamin D deficiency causing these symptoms? Could it be Lyme disease causing my symptoms? Or could it really just be anxiety and only anxiety causing all of my symptoms? Please someone help me. I am at a really low point in my life, I just want to feel better and feel normal again. Any feedback would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
I'm not a Dr. BUT! Anxiety can DO MANY things to our bodies. I have had joint and muscle pain due to anxiety. Muscle spasms as well. Sometimes my neck pain would last for 3 months.
Lyme Disease is one of those diseases that are REALLY hard to diagnose. My buddy who I work with came to work one day limping, said he didnt know why... went to the Dr. they suspected Lyme. He took some meds for it I think for a while, and now he's fine. Doesnt have to take the meds for it anymore.
Now, as for Vitamin D sufficiency... isnt that the vitamin responsible for strong bones? This could be a possibility, but I'm not a Dr.
But anxiety could really be a big cause of this. My aunt suffers from "Fibromyalgia " (sore muscles and joints) but I don't really believe in "Fibromyalgia" I believe Fibromyalgia is caused by depression and or anxiety. I really do. I think it's something that Dr's made up b/c they don't really know what's causing their muscle or joint pain so they say well it must be "Fibromyalgia ".... and you know what they prescribe her?... anti-depressants. lol.
Anyways, hang in there. Don't worry, trust your Dr. =) You are fine. Okay? X-Rays and Bloodwork all came back good. So you are good!
Do you exercise? When I had stiff neck and low back pain, my Dr. told me to exercise, and lift weights etc. I did, and it helped drastically. =) It's amazing what exercise can do to your body.
Thank you for your post. Yes I do believe that Vitamin D deals with the health of your bones. I'm hoping all that is wrong with me is anxiety and Vitamin D deficiency. I just do not know if anxiety can cause constant sore and weak muscles, and constantly popping and cracking joints? That's what really doesn't make sense to me. I mean seriously everytime I move something cracks. It hurts sometimes also, it's scares me. I am 21 years old and I feel like I'm 80. But you are right, all of my test results have came up negative, except for the vitamin D, which I'm now taking supplements for, and the Lyme which was still negative but showed up 2 bands positive and my new doctor said she's gonna treat me for it. But other than that everything else has came up fine. I do not EVER excercise brcause i feel so horrible on a day to day basis, but i am going to try to excercise today. I have read that depersonalization is caused by anxiety, and it is one of my WORSE symptoms, along with my popping and cracking joints, extreme fatigue and muscle pain. Do you really think it's possible for anxiety to cause all of my symptoms? I honestly hope so. When you said I'll be ok in your last post, tears came to my eyes because it was so nice to hear someone say that, it gave me hope. Thank you for your help.
I feel the same way you do i also always feel dizzy everytime i do anything and i feel like fainting. I have both deppression and anxiety. What im taking is vitamim B complex vitamin d, and magnessium, i havent felt that it jas been helping but i domt know try taking some and see if it helps
I have excactly the same symptoms and I'm a 20 years old (female) and feel like I'm 80 too! I've never come across someone that has described my symptoms so accurately and so spot on. As well as what you said I feel exhausted, weak, which makes me emotional and generally want to cry, not been able to hold a conversation with friends because you're not all there, I know EXCACTLY what you mean by it feels like a dream, I also sometimes get double vision or find myself completely zoned out and everything is blurry until I snap back to reality, my bones cracking constantly, muscular pain every day, severe headaches, dizziness, almost faint getting up quickly, severe period pain, can't concentrate, slurred speech the list goes on its horrible I know how you feel. it's been going on for about 6 years getting worse as the years go on. I've been diagnosed with depression and anxiety in the past and put on medication that did not help, and I honestly feel that the symptoms I'm experiencing cause the anxiety and depression.
I have a very bubbly personality but can barely wake up of a morning and struggle to keep my eyes open even if I've had plenty of sleep.
I've notcied light makes me exhausted, sleepy and emotionally drained and even the weather if it's overcast opposed to sunny, sounds weird I know.
Another thing I've really notcied is the sypmtoms are 100x worse around my time of the month which makes me think that whatever it is that I have is massively related to hormones.
The worst thing is doctors can't dignose it, anything I mention it could be like fibromyalgia for example they look at me like I'm an idiot.
At 20 all I can think is if this doesn't go away how long can I physically and emotionally live like this.
It's draining and you feel so hopeless.
Know that your not crazy though, and there's other people experiencing the same thing as you.
Hope you have better luck then I have with finding some answers!
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