29. You have body aches
A lot of people struggling to get through a difficult time in their lives complain of physical pain. Some tension in the back and neck muscles are common. These can be caused during sleep when the person is having bad dreams.
When struggling with a life-changing event, the body can be tensed up all the time. The muscles might spasm when tensed for prolonged periods.
Many people complain of phantom pains during times of emotional pain and stress. They might experience sharp or dull pains in their arms or legs. These pains have no physical basis, but they are intense. They are the body’s way of telling the mind that the soul is tired.
Self-medicating is dangerous in this case. Most painkillers are habit forming, which has long-term consequences. Stopping the use of painkillers may be a challenging experience.