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A 19-year-old female asked:

should i be concerned that during intense panic attacks i experience facial numbness on the right side of my face? and minor headaches on the right side as well? i can even think myself into experiencing these sensations because i have severe anxiety

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: Paresthesias are common with panic attakcs - often effecting lips, face or fingers. I am not sure why you have symptoms just on the right side of your face. It sounds like your panic attacks are not well controlled. If you are not already seeing a psychiatrist/ psychologist/ therapist - would recommend that.

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you might check this out as well: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00351
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