Is this post about your anxiety or your back pain. Hard to tell. You do seem overly anxious but it is prudent to look into a pain we have. Kidneys stones would not be what I go to as that is all the time pain and you were able to go to work and be fine. Sounds more to do with musculoskeletal. Which is really common and can be painful enough to wake you up at times. Did you take some ibuprofen or something to relieve it and did that help? Anyway you can ponder all you want but as to the root of the pain, that does nothing to understand it. Go to a doctor for that.
For the anxiety issue of taking a bad couple of days of a back ache and then general back tension that is pretty common and turning it into major illness in your head, that's anxiety. When at the doctor, talk first about the symptoms you are having and second about the anxiety and that your mind takes it too far. Might be time to seek either therapy or medication to work on the anxiety. When we have health anxiety as well, keep in mind that we tend to hyperfocus and every ache and pain is intensified.
So, time for the doctor to intervene. good luck
I have anxiety and back problems. I was bedridden for several months from a herniated disk, but even after surgery my anxiety wouldn't let me get back to "normal". It wasn't until I adopted a dog that I was able to start getting back on track. A dog may not be the best option for everyone, but some sort of close companion (person or animal) that you can rely on any time of day or night to help calm you and cuddle (cuddling releases oxytocin that helps reduce pain as well as elevating mood).
Thank you for your responses. They’ve helped. I MAY actually consider a puppy believe it or not.
So, I said I’ve been afraid of Ankylosing Spondylitis, right? One of the symptoms is red eyes and eye pain. I woke up with both eyes being red.
But anyway, I sit down and decide to watch a comedy to relax. Put Shallow Hal on. Next thing you know... it’s that scene where he pretends to get conjunctivitis to avoid seeing Mary and that threw me into a panic.
So then I say, “Enough with the TV” and go to my normal routine of putting the hot shower on and laying on the bathroom floor, surfing the web. Except this time I start playing a game on my phone based off of Jurassic World. Long story short, I earn a new dinosaur... a ANKYLOSAURUS!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
And that then SERIOUSLY threw me off. Now I’m off to work and soooo exhausted.
Stay off the Google if you don't have a diagnosis from a professional. It will drive you nuts and you won't learn a thing about what you might or might not have. Lower back pain is very common, but the treatment of it is usually physical therapy. You stretch some, strengthen some, but you don't rest completely, you need to move so things don't tighten up. This is why you get professional help if something physiological is bothering you enough to keep you from sleeping. When you don't do that, you're avoiding, a sign of anxiety disorder.
Your multiple symptoms make me personally feel that your manifestations’ are causally related to your anxiety issues. Traditional sciences like Ayurveda, homeopathy, etc, state that when your body terrain is out of whack, it manifests in different ways. I believe meditation and yoga can do you a world of good. Moreover, you can try natural herbs, homeopathic tinctures and nutraceutical combinations that regulate your immune functions. As an immune system overdrive, anxious feelings, etc can lead to autoimmune disorders like ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.