Can you be stressed and not feel stressed?
I think whatever warranty I had on my body has expired. I recently turned 35, and have developed two disturbing medical conditions. I think both of them could be related to stress, but really, I don’t feel that stressed out.
My medical conditions:
Jaw Pain – I began experienced awful, sharp shooting pains in my jaw whenever I ate. I went to my dentist who told me I am grinding my teeth at night. He prescribed me muscle relaxers and told me to wear a mouth guard at night.
Rash – I developed this awful, disgusting rash mostly on my lower legs. Bright red dots. They do not itch, but sometimes I feel a mild, burning sensation. But it is not painful. I went to my PCP, who basically shrugged, gave me a cream and told me she’d send me to a dermatologist if it came back/got worse. It has come back.
Did I mention these both first started happening on the same day?
Like I said, I really don’t feel that stressed out, but there are a few things going on in my life that could be potential stressors.
My husband and I are trying to have a baby. Unsuccessfully so far, we have just started going through fertility treatments.
I just got laid off. Hopefully temporarily, my boss said he hoped to bring me back in the spring when they got more funding. I only worked part time, and my husband makes good money, so financially we are still okay.
Like I said, I don’t really feel any differently than I did last year. Am I fooling myself? Do I need anti-anxiety meds, or should I just resolve to meditate and do yoga every day? What do you guys think?