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Offline Yoko Littner

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Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« on: June 23, 2014, 07:42:28 PM »
Bit less then a year ago (when I first got anxiety) the tendon on/above my capitate bones in my wrists hurt bad enough to where push ups are impossible and firing a gun would be difficult.

The pain will come out of no where for a few weeks the go away, the come back.. Sometimes it alternates between either/both wrists.

I think it's Tendinosis....oddly enough many suffers state that high stress and Tendinosis are hand in hand...
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 08:33:15 PM »
I can speak from first-hand experience I've had excruciating tendon pain during anxious episodes.
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 08:36:08 PM »
I beleive you. Any ideas on what's wrong with us?
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 08:40:45 PM »
Anxiety causes unwitting tension. Tense muscles are more likely to develop overuse symptoms. There could be other explanations and contributing reasons, but this one was sound enough for me.
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 08:46:25 PM »
Oh my. I did not know that. So you see this as a viable possibility in my case?
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 08:49:49 PM »
I think I have a similar thing that happens to me. I get pain that almost feels like weakness (but my strength is normal) in my right arm, mostly wrist & below the elbow, but sometimes it's in my upper arm, too. This has been happening on & off for a few months now & over the weekend, it happened in my left arm. Anxiety & stress DEFINITELY make it worse. I think my problem is that when I'm really stressed I tense up in my neck & shoulders & I think it pinches a nerve or something. I have a friend who is a massage therapist & she said holding tension in your shoulders can definitely cause arm pain, "weakness", pins & needles feeling, etc.  It certainly wouldn't surprise me if there was some sort of connection with tendons, as well. It's insane how closely everything is connected.
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 08:50:40 PM »
If it tends to coincide with your anxiety, yes, I would think so. You mentioned it coming and going, if it becomes chronic I'd at least mention it to my GP. Still, it's nothing huge to worry about.
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 08:52:42 PM »
Happens with hangovers too. (We know what our HA and hang overs do to us)

Very informative...
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014, 08:57:28 PM »
Another possible explanation is simply malnutrition. When we're anxious, at least some of us, eat and drink less. This could relate to hangovers as well as we're dehydrated.
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 09:00:54 PM »
Any possibility it's Tendinosis?
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 09:04:28 PM »
I mean, there's always a possibility. If you're concerned the best advise I can give is to mention it to your GP.

Still, don't stress about it. If it goes away, then you'll have a better approximation of the cause. Since you've said it occurred during an episode of anxiety I would suspect that it's related.
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Re: Anxiety induced Tendinitis?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2014, 09:08:36 PM »
Mhm true. My reasoning has always been "if there was something genuinely wrong, Id know...)
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