I understand that this sounds strange. I have been going through an EXTREMELY stressful few years. I started to have all over burning body pain when the stress/anxiety really hit and it is been off and on now - mostly on when I feel a lot of anxiety.
Of course, i have been 100% convinced I have fibromayalsia, though when I have been evaluated, I don't meet the criteria. The docs just dx me with stress/anxiety. I started a low dose of meds last year and that has helped with some of the anxiety I now see that I was experiencing - like off balance, feeling like I was going to faint, hard to breath, etc. I don't feel any of those anymore - just pain.
I have a job where I have to be on my game all the time. Like tomorrow, I have to present to a room of 100 people. I have to wonder it I ...
1) Have managed to cope with my anxiety by cooping it up inside (so i can function on the "all eyes on me" stage) which brings the pain bring out the pain as an alternative.
2) Am so freaked out that I have fibro and that depresses me totally, that my physical symptoms get intensified.