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Weird Feeling in Head

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Hi everyone,
About a month ago I had my first panic attack and since then I've been having new anxiety symptoms every week.
One week it was feeling like I couldn't take a full breathe, another next week it was heart palpitations, another week headaches/migraines. My most recent symptom for the past two weeks, I've been having this strange feeling in my head. I hate it because it's not easy to explain. It's not a headache it's more like a just discomforting/heavy/almost numb feeling, sometimes a prickly feeling. It makes it hard to concentrate and I feel like its throwing off my balance. My neck also feels a little tense too. Does anyone else experience this? I've made a doctors appointment to see if a different health concern could be causing this head symptom, but if any of you also experience this it would be comforting to know. Maybe some tips on how to relieve the feeling too.
 

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Hi everyone,
About a month ago I had my first panic attack and since then I've been having new anxiety symptoms every week.
One week it was feeling like I couldn't take a full breathe, another next week it was heart palpitations, another week headaches/migraines. My most recent symptom for the past two weeks, I've been having this strange feeling in my head. I hate it because it's not easy to explain. It's not a headache it's more like a just discomforting/heavy/almost numb feeling, sometimes a prickly feeling. It makes it hard to concentrate and I feel like its throwing off my balance. My neck also feels a little tense too. Does anyone else experience this? I've made a doctors appointment to see if a different health concern could be causing this head symptom, but if any of you also experience this it would be comforting to know. Maybe some tips on how to relieve the feeling too.

Hello,

I literally made the same exact post in the hypochondriac forum about my head too. I'm getting this somewhat crawling feeling on my head as of yesterday. But as many people have told me it most likely stems from anxiety and stress. I got very stressed yesterday. So I would also assume it's because of your anxiety as well. As of your balance it could also be light headedness which is also quite common with anxiety. Although it definitely doesn't hurt to go to your doc for a peace of mind.

If your neck feels tight try to massage it gently.

Hope this helps
 

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Hiya, that’s so funny I’ve been suffering with the same feeling. I’ve suffered with anxiety for around 5 years and this has been the first time I’ve had these feelings in my head. It’s like a pressure and tingling with a sore neck. I’ve been under a lot of stress with work and have slowed down and that’s when my anxiety is at its worse. I thought it was just stress and anxiety and was riding it out xxx


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I've been suffering with generalized anxiety for 11 years and I can safely say that whatever you're feeling it's quite likely caused by anxiety. It's a real master at creating symptoms, I've had my fair share of them. That said, it's always better to check with a doctor if the symptom persists, just to be on the safe side.

I did have anxiety-caused tension headaches, so I'm sure anxiety could cause this weird feeling too and difficulty concentrating was one of the first symptoms I've experienced back when it all started. I remember freaking out that I won't finish high school because of it but I did (even college), so hang in there!
 

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I've been suffering with generalized anxiety for 11 years and I can safely say that whatever you're feeling it's quite likely caused by anxiety. It's a real master at creating symptoms, I've had my fair share of them. That said, it's always better to check with a doctor if the symptom persists, just to be on the safe side.

I did have anxiety-caused tension headaches, so I'm sure anxiety could cause this weird feeling too and difficulty concentrating was one of the first symptoms I've experienced back when it all started. I remember freaking out that I won't finish high school because of it but I did (even college), so hang in there!
thank you for your response!
 

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Absolutely!! And a lot of my friends that suffer from anxiety have talked about this too! Symptoms always seem to change which makes it more scary because we are like “well I never felt like this before so this time it’s different and dangerous” but it never is just another symptom keeping us on are toes! Not harmful but sure is uncomfortable.
 

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I have the EXACT same symptoms after my first panic attack I had a couple months ago you are not alone! I’m having those feelings in my head right now. It’s horribly hard to explain but I totally understand and you are not alone! This is almost definitely caused by anxiety.
 

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Yeah! I can describe mine as pressure inside the head, more around the neck and ears like a pot wanting to explode. I get this from time to time. I used to be like this - have a new symptom every week but I have been practising prana breathing and mindfullness and they are all gone. The only thing that comes back from time to time is exactly this type of headache which in my case is triggered by work stress or heart palpitations, again triggered by work stress. But yeah, meditation helps me fight those two bigger symptoms. You do not need to see a doctor because they will confuse you even more. It is what I used to do - visit a different doctor every week :D
 

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Yeah! I can describe mine as pressure inside the head, more around the neck and ears like a pot wanting to explode. I get this from time to time. I used to be like this - have a new symptom every week but I have been practising prana breathing and mindfullness and they are all gone. The only thing that comes back from time to time is exactly this type of headache which in my case is triggered by work stress or heart palpitations, again triggered by work stress. But yeah, meditation helps me fight those two bigger symptoms. You do not need to see a doctor because they will confuse you even more. It is what I used to do - visit a different doctor every week :D
thank you for responding. what is prana breathing?
 

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Almost definitely anxiety. I have ever changing and strange feelings in my head. Sometimes it's more pressure, sometimes tense, sometimes a zapping feeling. Dealing with a mix of them now.

Good news is that they all eventually disappear for a while....
 

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As other posters have said, it is probably a symptom of anxiety - I personally find my anxiety exhausting, it could be another aspect of that.

As someone who suffers regular migraines, just thought I would share that I feel 'fuzzy' a few days after a migraine. Might also be linked to this? If it is this, then it is nothing to worry about, sometimes people feel like they have a 'migraine hangover' where your head feels fuzzy for a few days after. Completely normal part of the migraine, often called the 'postdrome' stage and goes after a few days.

Either way... you're not alone and it's not something to worry too much about! Be kind to yourself :)
 
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