... this makes my eye feel funny cheek feel s swollen but doesn't look any different when I look in mirror doctor says its anxiety/stress and said he is not conserned. does anyone else suffer with this im 28 and this numb feeling started july this year but have been a anxious person from as far back as I can remember
I have had spots on my face around my eyes and forehead that are numb and when I'm tired or stressed they get worse. I also have a few other places on my body that are numb. I can't remember when I first noticed this. They aren't totally numb you can feel but you don't feel sharp feelings and they feel swollen. I have fibromyalgia and that is one of the symptoms of it. Anxiety does cause it too. If you are really concerned, have you seen a neurologist? I spent a long time running to look in a mirror to see if I had a swollen face, lol.
Besides the numb feeling in your face, what other symptoms of anxiety do you have? When you see a Dr., you need to be able to say how anxious you are on a daily basis. On a scale of 1 to 10, if 1 is totally relaxed with no anxiety and 10 is so anxious all you can do is shake nervously, feel hot and then cold, be unable to eat or sleep, and walk around uselessly, grade how you are during a normal day. You need to be able to give a Dr. an idea of how much anxiety affects you during your normal day. If all you have is a numb facial area, that's a nuisance you can live with. If you have other symptoms, those need to be addressed.
If you only have numbness in your face, you can monitor your breathing to see if you are breathing too fast. Consciously take slower, deeper breaths if you are. Try to imagine your body tension draining out of your muscles and onto the floor as you let the tension go. You can look up techniques for details on how to do these if you need them. They are harder to do if you're at work, but still possible to a degree. You should be able to improve the numbness problem this way. Possibly your Dr. may prescribe a tiny dose of a muscle relaxant or anti-anxiety medicine. Possibly, if there are other symptoms of anxiety. That's my opinion but I'm not the Dr. Best of health to you.
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