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I have occasionally suffered from anxiety but very bad at present. Can it cause pain in your back?

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Gain
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I have a lung condition and AFib and thought it might be my chest so started taking antibiotics. I am isolating but keep thinking it must be Covid 19. I otherwise feel ok.

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Narwhal10

Hi Gain,

I’m sorry to hear you are unwell and are anxious. I feel it best that you contact your doctor and discuss your symptoms.

Best wishes

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Gain in reply to Narwhal10

Thank you. Best wishes

Hi Gain,

Sorry you are so anxious. It must be difficult to differentiate when you have other underlying health conditions. I assume you have antibiotics for your lung condition as those couldn't help with COVID19. Of course neither you, nor we can say whether you've contracted it or not, and you can't know if you haven't had testing, but you are doing the right thing in staying in isolation. Try not to worry too much, but if you do find that your breathing becomes more difficult I'd say get expert help sooner rather than later. But meantime, take good care of yourself and hope for the best! Very best wishes. 🙏

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Gain in reply to

Thank you for your very kind words. I have started antibiotics last Monday because this pain started last Friday. I will check with GP again on Monday. Many thanks again I am grateful. 🙏🏻

Hi Gain

I'm so sorry you aren't well and we are here to listen. I can see that you are very anxious so it's best to talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

Take care

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Thank you, I have spoken to one today who suspects anxiety but will check again on Monday. Thank you

in reply to Gain

I'm glad you have spoken to one. Have you tried meditation before? I find if I'm not right then it helps great deal.

Take care and stay safe🌻

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Gain

Thank you, I don’t find it easy if I am feeling anxious. I think I need to try it when not in a state. Thank you for the helpful suggestion and taking the time to respond. I am v grateful.

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Entela15

Hi Gain

I have had fibromyalgia all my life and have had periods of time when I've been very depressed and anxious. My pain gets a lot worse when I'm anxious, not only my back but my head too. We're all different, some might not have pain symptoms when they are anxious but I do. If you think anxiety is causing you back pain then try your hardest to manage it. Sometimes I have to take anti anxiety medication and I find my symptoms get better. Walking and jogging is also good but if it's a persistent problem seek professional help. Best of luck x

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Gain

Thank you very much for your kind response. I have a friend who suffers from Fibromyalgia and it is a horrid condition. I am sorry you too get anxiety from time to time and in recent weeks mine has been simply awful a few days without symptoms and then it hits me again. I have been given seven tablets of 2mg Valium which doctor says they will not repeat but honestly when really bad I take one and it is usually enough to get me back on an even keel for a while. But terrified of using them in case I don’t have one in an emergency. Anyway, thank you again and I wish you well.

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RoadRunner44

Hi, you don't say where the pain is in your post. I have a pain in the middle to upper part of my back. It really does effect how far I can walk or how much housework I can do. After having an Xray it is apparently deterioration of the spine. I hope you get some answers as these sort of simple, but painful back problems make such a difference to our well being.

I suffer with bronchiectasis and thought the pain was connected to this. I hope others can give us their opinion as seeing a doctor at the moment is very difficult.

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