Anxiety Community
Tense Muscles?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Tense Muscles?

For the past couple weeks my sternum and lower back have been hurting, not to the point where I can move but just an achy feeling. Once and a while I am short of breath but I believe it is caused by pulled muscles. I do have anxiety and I am probably making it worse then it really is. I am just really wondering if this could be a pulled muscle or something more than that. I do smoke and I am 20 years old. My job is very physically demanding and always have to keep moving, I really dont rest when I get home so I believe that I keep stressing the muscles even more, my chest and back are very tense in the morning. So I am really just wondering what this might be. Thanks Tom
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
We can't say, but it's always best to check out any new symptoms with your doctor before assuming it's anxiety.  You need to know if it is a pulled muscle or not, you may be doing more damage by not taking it easy, and having a physically demanding job like you do would make one lean towards it being a muscle.  But only a doctor can tell you this, and knowing for sure what it is will also ease your anxiety.  Take care.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi!! Of course, I'm no doctor but I can tell you based on experience that it seems like anxiety could be behind this. Of course you want to see a doctor if it bothers you enough and persists. I know that when my anxiety gets really bad I have horrible sleep and that causes my back to get all out of whack. My chiropractor has told me before that problems in your back, like a pinched nerve, can wrap around to the front, so sometimes an adjustment helps me with that. Of course if you are having breathing issues, quitting smoking would help, but you know that. Breathing sensations like shortness of breath, or more like a feeling I'm not getting enough air to my own satisfaction often couple with my anxiety and then everything is down hill from there. It's easier said than done, but relax and take some over the counter tylenol perhaps, or if you take anything for anxiety. If it keeps making you that worried or uncomfortable then give the doc a call. Hope this helps some.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
3060903_tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on So much ambition, so ...
2 hrs ago
6942344_tn?1405732905
Blank
Amandag78 commented on Amandag78's status
2 hrs ago
6942344_tn?1405732905
Blank
Amandag78 Is sick of withdrawaling fr... Comment
2 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
coh123
Grand Rapids, MN
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
coh123
Grand Rapids, MN