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alwayssomething
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/23/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi- I hope I'm posting this in the correct area!!! I just found this site when searching my symptoms. Although I'm sorry that we all have the problems we have, it's good to see that there are others out there that have similar issues as me!
I was diagnosed six years ago with depression and anxiety, while going through a bad marriage and soon after a divorce. I have dealt with the effects of anxiety ever since.
I have been dealing with severe neck pain for the last four years. It causes lumps at the base of my skull and debilitating migraines. There are days I can barely function. Just wondering if anyone else has this specific problem. And what do you do about it? Chiropractic visits help occasionally, but have not been a cure.
The latest symptom, which I see others here have similar problems- is a strange movement in my left temple. It's fairly quick, lasting only a second or two, but it feels like there's something moving in there, as opposed to a twitch or tightness.
If anyone has any ideas on either of these issues, I'd be glad to hear your thoughts.
Thank you!!!

Aries8
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome!! I'm sorry I can't post about neck pain or strange movement in the temple. But, I'm sure someone will come along who will know something about that. What have the docs said about the lumps at the base of your skull?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
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Allestaria
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 341
   Posted 6/23/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome!

I can relate to the funky temple "thing". I have no idea what to call it. But for me it feels like a umm worm has wiggled its way under my skin and moves. I guess that is the best way to describe it. Though not so pleasant thought.. ewwww. Ok not so good of a description..lol

Anyway doc said its a muscle spasm. Though not painful just annoying and uncomfortable (mentally wise) and gave me a muscle relaxer for it. He said it was caused from TMJ, anxiety and sinuses. I clench my jaw pretty much 24/7. When I think about it I try my best to relax my jaw. And since the doc had brought this to my attention the "crawlies" have settled some.
I know have to take my allergy meds everyday to help relielf some of the pressure thats in my face. That has also helped.

It can also be caused from eye strain. Usually which means the dreaded glasses. (Which I'm supposed to have.) A visit to the eye doc is recommended along with your doc and maybe a dentist if the doc thinks you might have TMJ.

But for some its just a symptom of anxiety and tension.

Now the lumps in your neck. Tension? Sounds like to me you have major neck tension. I get lumps in my shoulder area. Huge ones that hubby has to work out for me. And if he doesn't everything else tightens up and becomes painful. Headaches, back pain, chest, shoulders, arms, legs etc. All act up when I get over stressed. The numb feeling drives me batty. Tension headaches are the worst. I hate them.

But take a deep breath. Relax!

Big hugs
Cary-Ann

alwayssomething
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/23/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! When I was describing the temple "twitching" I've been having I was reluctant to say it felt like a worm, because it does sound yucky! But indeed that is EXACTLY how I would describe it! LOL!

alwayssomething
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   Posted 6/23/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, the vertebrae in my neck. Yeah, I believe it's tension, as does the chiropractor. He says I'm doing a great job of paying his children's way through college- not so funny! The doctor isn't quite sure, because I haven't followed up with the advanced testing he wants to do. I need to, just keep putting it off. As my user name suggests, there's always something to see him for. Like I said in my first post, the problem is debilitating and out of control. I have it more days than not anymore. I've wondered if starting up the as needed Lorazepam would help?

Allestaria
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 341
   Posted 6/23/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
If this med lessin's your stress then go for it. Sounds like you could use something to help you cope with some of this stress. So try them and see if they will work for you!
Besides everyone needs a little help at some point!
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