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Old 16-08-09, 20:06
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Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

There is a lot of talk about head pressure, but am not sure if this is actually the same? I sort of feel like the pressure is "on my brain", feels horrid and its freaking me out. My ear is also "deaf" and have some tinnitus..so that prob is just anxiety but can anyone relate to the brain thing?
Was doing really well, until had to take antibiotics and this is why this "brain squeeze" is back. Im so convinced that its the antibiotics but my subconcious tries to tell (shout) that because I am so scared of antibiotics (long story) that I have now "developed" this weird head thing and major anxiety because of it. Also a lot of negative stuff has happened lately, a lot. But i thought I was doing so well and been so brave about it, thats why i even more "believe" its just the antibiotics. Maybe if somebody out there knows this "brain squeeze", tingling feeling, I could just start to relax and forget the stupid idea that ive somehow damaged something in my head by taking the antibiotics..
god, how embarrasing..

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Old 16-08-09, 20:14
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

Hello evita,
Sorry you're not feeling too great, the brain squeeze sounds more to do with your antibiotics phobia than the antibiotics themselves. I used to get a tingling feeling in my brain when i was anxious, it felt like a brain hemmorhage or something it was horrible. Not sure about the squeeze sensation though but could be tension due to your fears. Hope you feel calmer soon, take care x
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Old 16-08-09, 20:21
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

hi evita yes i get the brain squeeze when my anxiety levels are up,my scalp also goes funny.I doubt it could be caused by the antbiotics,i think you have got yourself all worked up and the anxiety is causing it through your fear of antibiotics
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Old 16-08-09, 20:29
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

Hi guys, thank you so much for your fast replys. I always turn here first before i freak out majorly.. Yes, i think it is the fear of meds although once more have hard time believing anxiety causes something this nasty.. especially since been doing months so well :(
i wanted to add that it feels also a bit like burning sensation inside my head, make sense..?
Thank you once more!
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Old 17-08-09, 08:28
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

Evita,

I feel as though someone is sitting on my head alot. I get muscle spasms on my head tingling and hurting all over m head much of the time. I think alot of it is from tenshion and nothing to worry about. Michael
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Old 17-08-09, 10:47
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Thank you Michael
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Old 18-08-09, 21:39
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

Hi Evita

Just wanted to add my own experience here as I get loads of 'brain' type things!
I get ice-pick headaches that literally make me grab my head, I have had numbness before, I get shooting pains and I get burning/tingling sensations as well. I've mentioned it to my doc before but I know it's just anxiety and she doesn't seem at all fussed lol. when I chill out it all goes away. I'm going on a dreaded flight soon and for the last few days have had neck and head pains, then I stopped worrying and forgot about it for a bit and it disappeared. Annoying but not dangerous and I think you are having the same thing hun, please don't worry xxxx
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Old 18-08-09, 22:00
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

Thank you Augeam, Im sure youre right Im slowly coming into terms with my headaches and weird sensations being a part of this anxiety and especially neck tension. it feels at the moment my shouldeds and neck are on fire so no wonder it effects my head too (she says cautiosly.. But although Im sorry you suffer too, am happy to know its nothing to worry about.
I hope you have a great flight! I had a severe aviaphobia, didnt fly for 3 years but then 2 years ago had to start flying every 3 months across the atlantic (for 2 years). Had to literally study everything I could and do all possible methods to succeed in winning my fears. And it really worked! Of course Im still a bit apprehensive everytime i fly and nervous before a flight but nothing compared to what it was. Self study has helped so much. So if you or anybody out there wants some tips please let me know!
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Old 18-08-09, 22:10
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Thank you Augeam, Im sure youre right Im slowly coming into terms with my headaches and weird sensations being a part of this anxiety and especially neck tension. it feels at the moment my shouldeds and neck are on fire so no wonder it effects my head too (she says cautiosly.. But although Im sorry you suffer too, am happy to know its nothing to worry about.
I hope you have a great flight! I had a severe aviaphobia, didnt fly for 3 years but then 2 years ago had to start flying every 3 months across the atlantic (for 2 years). Had to literally study everything I could and do all possible methods to succeed in winning my fears. And it really worked! Of course Im still a bit apprehensive everytime i fly and nervous before a flight but nothing compared to what it was. Self study has helped so much. So if you or anybody out there wants some tips please let me know!

Thank you so much! I have ordered a book so I can educate myself, I understand the science and engineering behind it all, it's the what-ifs that bother me, and I guess a fear of the unknown, it's well outside my comfort zone tbh! Ah well, can't be helped it's too late now anyway, i'm getting on it and tha't that so I better be ready lol!
If you do have any tips though, I will be grateful

Back to the head thing though, tightness was one of the first syptoms I ever had, it felt like I had a brick in my head and a tight band around it, my head always felt 'heavy'. Never ceases to amaze me though, just when you think you've had all you can, another random sympton pops up, darn it!! xx
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Old 24-08-09, 20:54
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Re: Feels like someone "squeezing" my brain, freaking out..

Ohhhh Ohhhh I recognise that... Squeesing of the brain. pressure. Takes me back a bit. It hurts, don't know what to do. Nobody understands. This is a great place to talk over things. You will get great advice.
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