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   Posted 8/4/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone get head/face pressure due to their anxiety/stress? How does it make you feel if you do get this?

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   Posted 8/4/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I get pressure in my head/face. But it is not from anxiety. Instead it is allergies. My sinus do not drain as they should. So I have to take Zyrtec to relieve the pressure.

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   Posted 8/4/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   

I will get an occasional headache that is stress related but face pressure - no.  I will get terrible shoulder pain from stress.

Take care and I hope you have something to help with the headaches and pressure.



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   Posted 8/5/2009 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have shoulders pain and neck and yes it's all related to stress. did you do anything to feel better?
stkitt said...

I will get an occasional headache that is stress related but face pressure - no.  I will get terrible shoulder pain from stress.

Take care and I hope you have something to help with the headaches and pressure.


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   Posted 8/5/2009 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I get a strange pressure in my head sometimes. It's not all that bad really, just seems like a tightening of the muscles. For me it's basically the same as all the other symptoms, I'll notice it and then as soon as I stop dwelling on it and letting it bother me it drifts out of focus and becomes relaxed again.

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   Posted 8/5/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
The face pressure to me sounds more like allergies or sinus problems. When I am stressed my neck and shoulders will tense up and sometimes cause a headache. I hope that helps some.
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   Posted 8/5/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I think my medicine is causing some headaches and the more I think about the tightness, the more I have it. When Idont think about it it is gone. I think it is stress related and I may be bringing it on myself. I am trying not to think of it so much and I am also going to come off my bisoprolol fumarate medicine to see if the headaches go away. Thanks everyone

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   Posted 8/6/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
i had it today pressure in my forehead and behind my eyes .my ears even felt like pressure was in them. this was the first and of course i thought it was a side effect as they just increased my paxil. then i decided it was a brain tumor. lol thats what we do. later i noticed my eyes and nose were burning took tylenol and it went away i believe it was sinus from change in the weather i hope anyhow. at least its gone now and i didnt die.

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   Posted 8/7/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I live in a constant state of facial pressure, i know where you are coming from. For me, i have a long and unpleasant history with chronic sinus issues. Ive had surgery to correct the problems, however it did not work. Have you discussed this with a doctor? you may be suffering from congestion, which blocks your sinuses and prevents them from draining, leaving your face feeling like its going off like a pressure cooker. I would see a doctor and rule out any allergies or sinus activity.

Hang in there,

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