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Is this all anxiety related?

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  • Posted By: frigpog
  • August 27, 2013
  • 05:25 PM

When I’m talking with people, often times I feel like my head keeps trying to fall or lean back. As if it’s being gently pulled. I’ve tried searching for it and seen descriptions like “heavy head” but not sure that’s the best way to describe it. This has been happening for the past few months. I also feel the glands in my neck and they appear to be swollen. This is something that I recognized quite a while ago and I believe a year ago I asked my doctor about it and he said they are slightly swollen but that it could be normal with me. I always tend to feel them because there are times that I feel nauseous, not extreme, but feel a tightness in my neck.

Last night I felt a tightness in my chest and was a slightly dizzy. (I assume this was an anxiety attack) but it is concerning because I do have heart related issues in my family.

The things that I keep thinking it might be is:
Anxiety
Hyperthyroid
Sinuses

Can anyone speak into this? The head feeling like it wants to fall back is really annoying.

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  • Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life. So it is better to not to take too much stress.
    Allendawson 18 Replies
    • October 4, 2013
    • 00:21 PM
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  • Hello, I believe that anxiety is quite common in students, especially those who are shy. You might be feeling woozy and light headed when people come and talk to you. But you also mentioned that your glands at the neck are swollen. You should definitely read a few things here http://www.researchomatic.com/essay/medical-school/ and if they do not help consult a doctor.
    VincentMcFarley 1 Replies
    • December 2, 2013
    • 05:43 AM
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