Can Anxiety Do This?FeelingsCan Anxiety Do This?<div class="ExternalClassA007A4EF1F1E4ABD8B1E46264D1D472A"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">Idk where else to go about this because my doctors don't tell me anything and say it's nothing, but I feel like my anxiety is so severe it's causing me physical pain and I can't do anything about it. I'm even taking medicine and it doesn't work but the doctors say " oh give it time" but it's been forever since I've started taking it. Anxiety makes me feel like everything is killing me and it also makes extremely painful stomach pains and stuff for me. Can anxiety really do this?  </span></p></div><div class="ExternalClassF8ACD7276D9D4DCAB6B9C7FC44DB42C0"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">Yes, absolutely our emotional state can affect our physical state and visa-versa.  Stomach pain or stomach aches often can be related to stress, so to get your anxiety to a manageable level would be best for your stomach too.  </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">Here are a few things to try.  It might sound repetitive, but check your medications and make sure you are taking them as directed.  A lot of medications have to be taken with food or they can damage the stomach lining so just be sure to read all of the labels. Daily exercise is a must.  Whether it is an hour at the gym, a long walk or jog with a pet, skateboarding, or doing yoga, exercise releases endorphins in the brain which helps bring your emotional and physical self to a relaxed state.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">You might really like some of the tips on the website here.  The best thing you can do for yourself if to practice different self-calming skills.  Are you still going to have some panic attacks?  Probably, but if you practice the self-calming skills you will get better at it just like you would with any other skill, and it feels great to have a little control too.  You can also call in if you need a little support too.  It truly is a sign of strength when you ask for help.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">Laura, Crisis Counselor</span></p></div>19

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