Possible physical symptom?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by whoaaxxsamm, Jul 3, 2011.

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  1. whoaaxxsamm

    whoaaxxsamm Well-Known Member

    I know that physical symptoms can at times closely follow depression.
    I just wanted to know if my physical pains, can be caused by depression.
    I just wanted opinion, maybe based on past experiences.

    It's been a few weeks now that I've been having pains in my legs, and only in my legs.
    It usually happens around night time, and feels sort of like growing pains.
    I will add that I am fully grown, so that wouldn't be the cause.
    Recently, the pains have gotten worse.
    I broke down into tears last night, because it hurt so bad.
    It felt like a mix between, growing pains, numbness, and that feeling you get when you have the flu, and your muscles, and joints ache.

    Now, it's not always this bad.
    It went away for a bit after I slept, but as I started moving around, and walking, the same pain would come back, but on a lower scale, when I wasn't moving at all.

    I don't really know what it could be.
    I just kind of wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else.
    I wanted to know if there was a possibility of it being related to the depression, whether it be because of fatigue, or stress etc.

    Thank you.
  2. texaskitty

    texaskitty SF Cat Lady Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Sam :hug:

    Yes, depression can manifest itself as physical pain and suffering.

    But its important to rule out any medical condition first.

    You might remember last year when I was so sick and in pain with my stomach, I did all the tests and they found nothing.

    But still everything was medically ruled out before attributing it to my mental state.

    Can you see a doctor and get yourself checked out?

    Thats where I would start.

  3. whoaaxxsamm

    whoaaxxsamm Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's true.
    It's really hard for me to go to the doctor, because a lot of the time I think it's mind over matter.
    I complained a lot as a kid, and overrated, and I think I have a fear of that now.
    I think I will see how everything goes for the next week, and if there is no improvement, or it gets worse during that time, I will go get checked.
    Thanks Angie. :hug:
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