The symptoms you describe are classic symptoms of tension in the facial muscles. I have been dealing with a severe TMJ (temporomandibular – jaw joint) disorder for all of my adult life (I'm 60). So I am very familiar with the muscles in the head/neck/jaw and how they feel when they are tight and tense.
Stress and anxiety cause us to tighten our muscles. The main chewing muscle, the masseter, is the muscle in your cheeks. It is the strongest muscle in the body by weight to enable you can chew food. It is likely that you are unconsciously clenching your teeth when you are anxious, which will tighten and stress the muscles and cause discomfort and even aching in your cheeks./www.kenhub.com/en/library/anatomy/masseter-muscle?sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjVxLy8-sbRAhXFLo8KHTTbAAcQ9QEIEDAA
There are five muscles in the head and neck that can refer pain/discomfort to the forehead:
Sternocleidomastoid (clavicular head),
Sternocleidomastoid (sternal head),
Here is a web page that discusses these muscles:/www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=14447
Here is a web page that shows some self-massage techniques for these muscles:/www.muscle-joint-pain.com/pain/headaches/headache-forehead/
You might try consciously relaxing your jaw. Let your mouth gently drop
open like you are saying "duh". Learn how it feels to have a relaxed jaw. Check in with yourself throughout the day and see if your jaw is relaxed or if you are clenching your teeth.
Moist heat on your face, neck and shoulders can also bring relief. A moist heat heating pad that is long and narrow is the easiest way to do this. Thermophore makes a good one (4 x 17 inches) that is available on Amazon.
You might consider massage. You need a good massage therapist who has training in medical type massage, not just spa massage, if possible. Also, you do NOT want somebody who thinks deep massage is the only way! Start gently. Work on your neck, shoulders, and back will be important. You'll only want a little work on your face/head in any one session, especially to start.
Learning ways to manage your anxiety will be the most helpful. Best wishes for feeling better soon.
Post Edited (ReadingTeacher) : 7/29/2018 1:46:33 PM (GMT-6)