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Sharp frequent pains in ankles, knees and wrists, pain in stomach, nausea, depression, stiff neck. What could be causing all this?

I am 25 years old and I keep gettin sharp frequent pains in my ankles, knees, and wrists. I have also been experiencing pains in my stomach and nausea . I wake up so stiff from my neck to middle back I can t hardly move and I have frequent headaches . I have suffered from depression since I was a teenager and I wana know what could be causing all this. I m starting to get worried.
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Your symptoms are most likely due to depression and you already mention about history of chronic depression in your case.

Depression can manifest not only with psychological symptoms but with a variety of physical symptoms also like: Tingling, numbness, hot and cold sensations, palpitation and muscle spasm (lead to pain in multiple parts of body) etc.

Your symptoms will reduce with improvement in depression. For long term control of depression following measures are helpful: relaxation exercise, medicines like SSRIs and non drug treatment like CBT. It is better to get evaluated by psychiatrist and start treatment accordingly.

Wish you good health and all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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