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Head Ache Health Anxiety
Continuous head pressure/neck pain, shoulder pain,eyes sore,temple pressure,scalp sore, jaw clenching, anxiety, for 2 weeks. Anxiety about brain tumor
Not likely a tumor: A brain tumor is pretty far down the list of possibilities. I think you have pinpointed the most likely cause yourself: muscle tension. Neck, shoulder, temple, jaw muscle tightness and pain create anxiety which causes more tightness which causes more pain which ... I don't discourage you from seeing your primary care physician but I think you can worry less about a brain tumor. Feel better! ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?
I have terrible head pain, neck and spine pain. Pressure behind eyes, cannot lay on head, nauseated, lack of sleep?
Is nausea headache shooting earache & shooting head pain teeth grinding dizzyness light headed all side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?
Not necessarily: Many of your symptoms appear to be related to a TMJ/TMD issue. Prozac (fluoxetine) does have some terrible side effects (bad effects,) and should be explored. But the question is if you had any of these symptoms prior to going on Prozac (fluoxetine). Get to your Dr. or pharmacist and ask many questions. You may need more than one Dr. and/or a TMJ/TMD specialist. ...Read more
Could neck shoulder tension cause weird lightheaded feeling constant daily for years I do have anxiety panic disorder?
You may have : anxiety and fibromyalgia. Go see a primary care. Neck tension can be caused just by your anxiety so talking thru their diagnositic clarification can help you understand what you have and how to treat it. Its common to have mood issues and fibromyalgia and or somatic issues. Science isnt clear what comes first yet. Exercise and managing your stress is very helpful. ...Read more
Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.
Multiple issues: Jaw and ear pain, and sore shoulder and neck might be due to TMJ dysfunction. This is often the result of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which is often caused by stress. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. See your medical doctor for the feet tingling, especially if it is recurring or lasts longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more
Constant nausea, dizzy, diarrhea, anxiety (but mentally happy & love life), sleep disturbances, joint aches, migraines. Part. Hyster, no gallbladder.
As above : See u p CP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Tingling/burning sensations randomly on body, head, and neck. Occasional shooting pains in head & pressure? Anxiety or brain tumor? Im getting a mRI?
Neurological exam: An MRI is not necessary unless neurological examination or history of your condition reveals either a specific defect or suggests that there is an architectural anomaly in the brain or spinal cord. See a neurologist for further help. If you'd like to discuss things: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Have bad health anxiety. Last month dizzy, mild blur vision, shaking feeling legs/hands tingling & pains in legs, neck lower back. Worried is serious?
Anxiety: Commend yourself for awareness of your “bad health anxiety” and various symptoms of anxiety. This is not serious if these symptoms have not severely affected your work life, relationships and personal interests Anxiety is treatable with very good results. Become Captain over your Anxiety, not VICTIM. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more
Dizziness, poor concentration, major head pressure, anxiety, blurry vision, memory problems, stuffy nose, depersonalized, urgent care told me that it's not sinuses iys a viral cold & anxiety. True?
Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?
Headaches: Headaches, unbalanced feeling, neck soreness , top head soreness are symptoms of concern and needs further investigations to evaluate for vascular, intracranial , meningeal problems from various different causes in addition to sinuses , inner ear problems etc . Consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine, light headed, dizziness, head hurts, rinding in ears, cognitive delta, tingle in one side stiff neck w/ throbbing pain. What can this be?
Migraine/seizure,etc: If similar to past migraines-not huge worry.If never had before-could be virus or serious from seizure to meningitis.Impt enough to seek immed help & rule out dangerous causes.If those are ruled out, could be anything from pinched cervical nerve to trigeminal neuralgia, or neurologic pain complex set off by thoracic or cervical dysfunctions.Good osteopathic hx and phys could help find & fix. ...Read more
Symptoms= burning/numbness in left leg, pressure on forehead, body aches and pains, scary jolts while drifting off to sleep, panic attacks, no sleep?
Fibromyalgia : Sciatica, sleeplessness, "panic attacks, body aches" & frontal headaches, absent feverishness, suggest fibromyalgia. General physical exam & blood tests needed to rule out other causes. In young males a unifying cause for this symptom constellation is often biomechanical injury (extreme sports?) on a background of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). Mitral valve prolapse & sciatica common in JHS. ...Read more
Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?
Head pressure in back of head, tight neck/shoulder muscles, balance issues, head heaviness, extreme fatigue, for 6 months straight, what could this be?
That's a lot!: Sounds like a lot of the physical symptoms that can occur with stress. If you are not typically an anxious person and are under a lot of stress right now, see your doctor to discuss medications and counseling. If you have these symptoms and your life is calm and you can identify nothing to cause it, see your doctor to have blood work and exam done. ...Read more
Everyday, im tired. Muscle soreness in neck/shoulders, stabbing chest pains all over, pain in elbows , dizzy, sick stomch, feeling of doom. Heart is ok.?
I am experiencing feeling depressed, sleepiness, headache (side: back, front, left, right) (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressu...
Bouts of crying, agitation, & irritable. My jaw is always clenched. Body feels off after eating anything. Insomnia. Mild headache & head feels clutter?
I have a lump on the left side of my head which isn't on the right side, lately I've been getting headaches; but however I also have health anxiety?
Duration?: How long has it been there? Skull asymmetry is common. For proper assessment, see your MD. ...Read more
2 days ago I hit the top of my head on car door suffer with health anxiety so was really scared now all day have a slight ache/pain in the spot I hit ?
I'm suffering from health anxiety and for the last four weeks have a daily headache which burns on the top of my head
It gets worse in the afternoon ?
The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?
Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, your symptoms merit having a consultation with a neurologist and likely getting a brain MRI to look for other possibilities, as well. Treatments are available after a diagnosis is made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small bump on the left side of my tongue that I noticed about two or three days ago. I also have a cold sore on my lip I was wondering if the two could be related? I suffer from health anxiety so this is making me think I have oral cancer
Don't jump to cancer: You are right to think about your health anxiety - and you'd be right to get that under control. There are psychotherapists who specialize in this type of anxiety - it's fairly common. But the probable connection is a virus (herpes) or something like that and you can ask your Dr or a pharmacist for symptom relief. Canker sores should go soon, so if it lasts - see your Dr. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 3 wks ago, was eating noticed pain on left side throat when swallowing. Ear pressure, under jaw LF side. History health anxiety. Pain is on and off made worse by thoughts of cancer. No sore throat just one side. Help. ?
I have a terrible head ache and a history of migraines. What is best to take: stress, anxiety, or headache meds?
Head feels twitchy sometimes and short headaches for a few weeks... chest is slightly sore + anxiety problems... worth a checkup or any selfcare tips?
Shortness of breath, elevated heartrate, anxiety, head ache, trouble sleeping. been a few days and seems worse. What could this be?
20 year old female, very tired (may be due to endep) sore throat, headache, weird cloudy feeling in head. anxiety it's meningitis making me feel worse?
Probably not: Meningitis usually causes fever, extremely severe headache (the kind that gets you to the emergency room), and vomiting. Your description doesn't sound like meningitis. Sounds more like a typical virus, compounded by anxiety. If not not improving after 3-5 days, or if worried, see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety .... Help?
Went to family gp, tension headache said its anxiety, as BP ok. But I have pinkish mucus, forehead ache & top face pressure for more than one month.
Tightness/congestion in my chest constantly. Slight stuffy nose/headache/teeth ache. No cough, no runny nose. Chest infection or anxiety?
Health anxiety bad, been had 2neurological exam at drs &said ther is nothing wrong with me but anxiety&tension, but stil panic when tight/pressure head?
I am 27 years old and suffer from mild "health anxiety". Could my neck cause localized pain in my head? My anxiety think it is an unruptured aneurysm
Aneurysm fear can be: very uncomfortable. You need to see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then have your anxiety treated by a mental health professional. Please don't use medication only. Lear some skills for coping w/anxiety such as meditation, clinical hypnosis, etc. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. We can't control much in life. Do what you can and let it go. Don't be Atlas. ...Read more
I have spells every so often of lethargy, weird dreams, and just a general blah feeling. Dull headaches are present too. Hard to explain. It probably lasts a week or two at a time. My health anxiety gets kicked up during these times too. I wish I knew wha
Never had headache after sex, did yesterday but went within few minutes. Anything to worry about? I havr severe health anxiety
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more