It seems like whenever I start to have a panic attack, I get a headache. I clench my teeth a lot when im panicking so maybe thats why??? Is this common?
Don't know that it is common but if you are clenching your teeth then that can definitely cause a headache. The headache is most likely from clenching your teeth or from the physical stress on your body, such as muscle spasms and increased blood pressure, caused by the panic attack.
I'm sorry I can't remember your particular situation. Are you being treated for your anxiety disorder? If not, you may want to investigate treatments so you don't have to live with this discomfort.
Wishing you the best,
Hi, When you have a panic attack your body gets very stressed. Some times I do get a headache afterwards and than very tired. It takes a lot out of you and you need to go to a quiet safe place. Talk to your doctor and see if he can give you some thing to help you through the attacks. I have to take xanax and i keep them with me at all times because I never know when I will get one. Please take care and let me know how you are doing.
I think it is common to clench ones teeth with anxiety. I do it, and take Xanax for it. Do you grind your teeth at night, while sleeping? If so, you might have temporal/mandibular joint disorder, it causes headaches and ear pain.
Ask your doc for something that will quell the panic attacks, and you will feel much better.
Best wishes to you,
when I use to have the panic attacks realy really bad it would scare me so bad that half the time I wasn't even fully aware that I was clenching my teeth as hard as I was and as I started to get better I noticed all the things that you mention that went along with the panic, I think it was a result of the intense fear from the panic because as you well know until you have experienced a panic attack no person can fully understand unless they've ever had one. I made myself a promise if I ever survived those terrible episodes I would spend as much of my time as possible in encouraging and helping other people who also were going through such a horrid experience to realize that I was someone who cared about them, was there for them, and willing to listen/help in any way possible.
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