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Anxiety symptoms that are tormenting me.



New member
Jan 6, 2020
Hi fellow members.

I have lived my last 6 years with physical symptoms that I cannot seem to bear anymore. I got fed up.

I have this tension coming from my neck/shoulders shooting into my cheek from behind the jawline up to my mouth, and it feels as if the muscles keeping the mouth firm on that side are are tense, being pulled downwards all the time. I sometimes get stabbing pain on that side of face, temple area, and behind skull occipital area.

People say that nothing is wrong with that side of my mouth but I physically see an asymmetry in the mouth corner, and feel those muscles tense. And again I can feel it all starts from behind the jawline, from those neck muscles meeting there just below the ear.

I can't seem to find an answer. When I massage those muscles behind the back they seem to radiate some tingling to that area, so I believe it is a muscular problem, as I also feel those muscles meeting below the ear being VERY tight.

It gives me discomfort to be in public, it is as if I was sad only on one side of the face, and strange enough affects my mood, actually makes me sad. Has anybody ever experienced this? What do you think?


Well-known member
Dec 26, 2019
Well many people have asymmetrical mouth corners, so that's why people probably wouldn't notice as you do that there's something weird. As you think it's something to do with muscles, have you tried some massage? I think professionals can do some stuff to relieve the tension. :) I hope you get well :)


Dec 17, 2019
Try seeing your dentist about it. You may have temporomandibular joint disorder. Do you grind or clench your teeth at night? Talk to your dentist about it and see what they have to say. In the meantime, try giving yourself a log hot massage on your temples, your jaw, directly up from your temples into your hairline, and the occipital bone. Also try doing neck stretches if you aren’t already. You can also request to be seen by Internal Medicine or Neurology if it gets progressively worse. I hope you can get some answers soon. One other thing, Sometimes a doc can also prescribe Ativan or a muscle relaxants, which can help too..