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Head pressure with anxiety - anyone else?

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tashaxxx

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Hi guys,

Three months ago I moved city to start a Masters course and have been struggling with it massively. For the past three months I have experienced near constant head pressure, sometimes all around my head, sometimes on the right side. Sometimes I don't really notice it and sometimes it makes me feel like I am about to have a seizure of some description. It goes into my neck and jaw and makes the side of my face feel numb. I feel like when I am looking at things my brain is registering it three seconds late and sometimes mid conversation I feel so strange and foggy that I completely forget that I'm even talking to someone.

This is really worrying me. Has anybody else experienced anything similiar?
Thanks in advance
 
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I get preasure in the front of my head, i've got it right now. I'm feeling very stressed and anxious. It makes me feel quite ill.
 
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tashaxxx

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The front of my head seems to be the only place I don’t feel it, but it also makes me feel ill. I hope things start to improve for you
 
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Yep when I get super anxious I get head pain and 'fuzz' across front of head. Think it must be to do with whatever chemicals the anxiety triggers in the brain
 
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Welcome to the forum, tash. :)

This head pressure might be caused by your posture when reading or typing when sat at a desk, but also when feeling anxious, stressed and worried, our muscles sometimes tense up. I think you really ought to get checked out by a doctor, especially because you are feeling ill.

There may be still time to phone now, or perhaps you could make an emergency appointment for tomorrow, Saturday. Medical centres are usually open on Saturdays for patients who are either too busy at work or college during the week. A receptionist is bound to help you, especially if you use the word 'urgent'.

Failing that, call NHS 111
 
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tashaxxx

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Yep when I get super anxious I get head pain and 'fuzz' across front of head. Think it must be to do with whatever chemicals the anxiety triggers in the brain
Hi, yeah 'fuzzy' is probably a good way to describe it - almost like my head is swimming but my body isn't? Hard to put into words. Thanks for replying
 
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tashaxxx

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Welcome to the forum, tash. :)

This head pressure might be caused by your posture when reading or typing when sat at a desk, but also when feeling anxious, stressed and worried, our muscles sometimes tense up. I think you really ought to get checked out by a doctor, especially because you are feeling ill.

There may be still time to phone now, or perhaps you could make an emergency appointment for tomorrow, Saturday. Medical centres are usually open on Saturdays for patients who are either too busy at work or college during the week. A receptionist is bound to help you, especially if you use the word 'urgent'.

Failing that, call NHS 111
Hi,
Yeah I did go to the doctors and he did say he thinks its tension headaches but it also turns out I need new glasses so that could be contributing. If things don't improve in a couple of weeks he told me to go back but feel a bit better that other people experience similar things and that he didn't think it was anything too scary!

Thanks for replying :)
 
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Hi,
Yeah I did go to the doctors and he did say he thinks its tension headaches but it also turns out I need new glasses so that could be contributing. If things don't improve in a couple of weeks he told me to go back but feel a bit better that other people experience similar things and that he didn't think it was anything too scary!

Thanks for replying :)
I'm glad you consulted your doctor because it's 50% of your worries stopped. :) It could well be eye strain, but only an optometrist can tell you that. Just be wary when they try and sell you a pair of glasses and frames because they make fortunes on people like us.

There is an online site that sells very reasonably priced glasses frames. All we do is supply them with our dioptre. Right now I can't remember what their name is, but I'll find out.
 
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