I guess it is just hard for me to accept that my mind could be causing all the symptoms I have right now. I am not joking when I say my body hurts everywhere. How could my brain be causing that? It has to be something else. I am just so tired of feeling this way.
the body to hurt all over
feelings of hopelessness
feeling sorry for ourselves
feeling like we are dying
the inability to accept anything other than what BEASTY peddles
an anxious brain can cause a women to behave as if it was pregnant--growing belly, growing breasts, cessation of menses....
an anxious brain can cause amnesia
an anxious brain can cause blindness
an anxious brain can cause paralysis
an anxious brain can cause psychogenic non-epilepetic seizures
an anxious brain can cause heart flutters
an anxious brain can cause headaches
an anxious brain can cause...........
here is a list of things I've experienced neurologically speaking when I've been in the same place as you:
anxiety can cause all kinds of symptoms
This is my "neuro" symptoms I've had. Well it isn't a complete list
*Shocking pain down thigh and left arm--due to herniated disks
*Sciatica pain--due to stress and the disks
*numbing and tingling over various parts of my body--fingers/toes/hands/feet/back/legs/stomach/groin etc
*Twitching/spasms---all over my body. My right thigh sometimes twitches quite hard--the entire muscle
*muscles feel weak/fatigued/heavy
*patches of skin or limbs that feel wet
*burning skin or chilled skin
*vision--jumpy eyes (not eyelid twitching, though I've had that), blurry vision, floaters (which have ZERO to do with MS), sore aching eyes, pain behind eye orbits
*sore aching muscles and joints--name a muscle and a joint and it's hurt me
*headaches---that just won't go with meds
*sharp/shooting/jabbing pains down my arms or legs or stomach or head
*dizziness--sometimes mild; sometimes I've been off balance. Once it was a 'dizzy day'-I spent most in bed
*head feeling swirly
*jolting awake, trouble sleeping, waking with a panic feeling
*trouble saying words--saying the wrong word repeatedly
*face pain--primarily my right side of face--pressure/numbness/shooting pains
*Stress incontinence--buy hey I've birthed quite a few kids
*when anxious--fast movements muck with my eyes--makes me somewhat dizzy/headache--ie. watching the page on the computer scroll down
when i was worried about breast cancer I had burning breasts and shooting pains. when it was lady cancers, bladder spasms, back pain and bloating. After the birth of my 6th child I my mind convinced me that I saw my tooth moving in my head.
After my sister was dx'd as low thyroid, I amazingly ended up with all the symptoms. I thought, hmmm I've gained a few pounds, I've been tired, yeah I sweat..... next thing you know I could tick off almost all the thyroid symptoms. i think I've had2 or 3 tests since then at annual doc visits. i still don't hypothyroid. i still have some of those symptoms. Guess what.... I'm stressed out....
Whether you can believe anxiety/depression can make you feel this bad, is irrelevant. Because it does. You have IBS (which I wouldn't be surprised if it was completely anxiety based). It can also make you feel bad. But with your thinking, it makes it ten or hundred times worse.
yes as much as we hypoes hate to think such things: our thinking DOES control how our bodies feel.... the term is mind over matter. A person with a cold can be purely miserable and wail and gnash about it for a week or the person could keep moving (while taking care of himself/herself). You know the one who will likely fair better is the one that kept moving....
We ha peeps can NOT get bogged down in our body sensations.... it will just make matters worse. We all can make the choice of feeling well and behaving in ways that will get us on the healing path...