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Tiredness, exhaustion, back pain, tense neck, breast pain. Taking valium for stress. Permanent cure?

morning, I have been to the er and they gave me hydrocodine and valium for my stress , but i still hurt on my left side especially my brest area , its to the point that i dont want to type cause its uncomfortable , im always tired and sleepy and my back hurts . My neck feels really tense . what do you think it may be.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Stress and anxiety can lead to pain symptoms (psychosomatic symptoms) which are not explained by physical illness. Hydrocodone is used for pain management and valium for anxiety for short duration only. Long term use of both of these medicine lead to addiction and dependance on them.

In your case assessment and long term management is needed, which can be done after in person evaluation by psychiatrist and supervised treatment.

Till you meet psychiatrist, following simple measures will help you:
-Healthy diet: Milk and fruits in diet.
-Daily morning walk
-Breathing exercise, yoga and meditation (which you can learn from some expert in person)

Wish you Good Health and all the best.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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