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  • Posted By: Spoony124
  • December 20, 2007
  • 01:12 AM

Hello, I've been having pressure in my head for about 2 weeks now and I was wondering if anyone can help. A few weeks ago I was at a friends house and I started to shake uncontrollably. The next day it happened again. I went to my doctor and was told that it is anxiety. Since then I have had no shaking but developed a pressure in my head in the center of my forehead. This can also move to the sides of my head between my ears and temples. Sometimes it is a fierce pressure and other times it is faintly noticiable but it always there. I have wisdom teeth coming in and they are creating a pressure in my jaw. I was wondering if my wisdom teeth could be causing this pressure in my head or if it could be related to my anxiety. My doctor says the head pressure is anxiety related but I'm not so sure. Has anyone experienced this before? Or can anyone maybe explain what could be causing this? I also have trouble sleeping because of the pressure and only sleep for maybe an hour before waking up and having to fight to fall back asleep again. Thanks for reading and any answers will be greatly appreciated!

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  • I think you'll be fine and that it is the wisdom teeth. Have you seen a dentist? You probably need to get them removed.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 04:34 AM
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  • I also get pressure in my head but for me its like a sensation that is rising to my head but it is also accompanied by strange tingling/fizzling in feet,huge pulsating in stomach feet,head etc,hyperacusis,hysterical crying or rage,huge internal shaking etc.For me these are episodes that happen continually hundreds of times day and night.Whats happening might be from your wisdom teeth like monsterlove said,especially if it started at the the time your wisdom teeth started coming through.If its not that have you also looked into epilepsy,migraine,hypoglycemia and magnesium deficiency?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 07:27 AM
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  • I looked up impacted wisdom teeth and didn't see anything related to forehead pressure. I think you are having mild hypoglycemia which can have the symptoms of shakiness and anxiety. Mild HypoglycemiaPale and Clammy SkinRapid Heart RateWeakness and or TremblingAbnormal sensations of the skinAwareness of the heart beatingShakinessHungerNauseaAnxiety or panic Had you eaten recently at your friends house? Alcohol consumption and lots of exercise in the evening can cause you to be hypoglycemic. Mild Hypoglycemia TreatmentUsing carbohydrates of even just a small amount, around 15 grams, can resolve a mild case of hypoglycemia easily, emitting a positive response from the patient. How can you be sure that the carbohydrate rich food taken measures only 15 grams? Here are the several examples: 1 cup of milk 3 ounces of grape juice 6 ounces of orange juice 3 teaspoons of honey 5 ounces of Coke or 7up
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 10:20 AM
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  • Don't assume it's the wisdom tooth that could be coincidental. Ask your doctor to refer you for an MRI brain scan to make sure all is OK there. Don't panic but it's just good to make sure there is no other cause.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 11:13 AM
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  • I have a dentist appointment tomorrow to see about having my wisdom teeth pulled. I also have a doctors appointment on January 3rd where I intend to ask him for an MRI and blood work just to rule out any possible causes. I tend to overthink these things and it seems it gets worse the more I think about it and the more I panic. They have me on Paxil and I've been taking it for only about 5 days and feel no change yet. But these things take time I guess. Any other possibilities? Thanks for reading everyone, it makes me feel better to know people listen.
    Spoony124 2 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 05:43 PM
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  • Let us know what the dentist says. Sounds like you are taking control of the problem.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 06:57 PM
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  • Hello, I've been having pressure in my head for about 2 weeks now and I was wondering if anyone can help. A few weeks ago I was at a friends house and I started to shake uncontrollably. The next day it happened again. I went to my doctor and was told that it is anxiety. Since then I have had no shaking but developed a pressure in my head in the center of my forehead. This can also move to the sides of my head between my ears and temples. Sometimes it is a fierce pressure and other times it is faintly noticiable but it always there. I have wisdom teeth coming in and they are creating a pressure in my jaw. I was wondering if my wisdom teeth could be causing this pressure in my head or if it could be related to my anxiety. My doctor says the head pressure is anxiety related but I'm not so sure. Has anyone experienced this before? Or can anyone maybe explain what could be causing this? I also have trouble sleeping because of the pressure and only sleep for maybe an hour before waking up and having to fight to fall back asleep again. Thanks for reading and any answers will be greatly appreciated!Let me ask a virtually unrelated question:How is your sense of smell? Do you get affected by strong smells? Are your gums always tender or bleed easily?Do you have a sweet tooth? What did you eat before you started to shake?How much water do you drink? Do you dislike drinking water?Sincerely, Fruity.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 07:08 PM
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  • Geez its been so long since I wrote this. Still havent had my wisdom teth out since espite being told they really needed to. Two of the four wqere impacted. Doctor upped my dose of paxil to 20mg and that helped a lot. Doesnayone still read this far back?
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