Have a history of psychosomatic pain, cymbalta helped mostly stop it, but after starting concerta it came back
By - ratdigger
Story of my life basically. I have severe anxiety and ADHD too and I always had psychosomatic pain along with every other symptom of anxiety. And Ritalin made it worse for the first few weeks. It is very common with people who have severe anxiety. I'm always like that since I was a kid. It did get better with time.
It took me two years after the diagnosis to reach a good baseline. And I still get symptoms here and there. Last week I started drinking coffee in the morning. And oh my god after only one week of doing it now I feel every symptom of anxiety back. My eyes hurt, every muscle in my body is tense, my heart sometimes beats in a weird way, my mouth is inflamed, I feel like something is stuck in my throat, and to the degree that I struggle to swallow food. Every time I drink coffee I'm surprised by how much anxiety it produces. Now I'm back to zero and have to start again.
I have tried so many medications in the past. At least a drug from each class. Venlafaxine, Prozac, Amitriptyline, Ativan, and Atarax. And non of them worked in the long term.
Meditation and having good sleep hygiene is the best thing I discovered. It won't solve all your problems right away, but it will build up slowly. Also, there are things that we simply can't control. I also noticed that when I get stressed because of something in my life it will send me back to this state. And especially lately due to covid and some family problems. So don't go hard on yourself.
If you have any specific questions I would love to answer them. The subject is just too complex to explain everything here. And don't lose hope, it will get better.
Also, you can visit my profile and read some of the comments I made about this a while ago. I think you will find them helpful.
You might suffer from TMD, Temporomandibular Disorder.
No, been to many dentists, physio, oral surgeon, mri on jaw, all said its fine
Is it possible that you’re having trouble with your teeth?
No, I've been to multiple dentists, an oral surgeon, physio therapy, had an mri on jaw joints, also idk if antidepressants would help it like that, also anti anxiety meds improve it to a point
True, it’s probably just a physical response to extreme anxiety. I’ve definitely had it happen before. I hope you can get some answers! I know how important being medicated is