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Diagnosed with anxiety, tightness & burning sensation throughout face, lips, head. What is this?

I have been diagnosed with anxiety and developing a tightness and burning sensation throughout my face, lips and head. Sometimes it last all day and sometimes it comes and goes even when I'm not anxious. I feel completeky restless but cant sleep because i feel completely dehydrated as well. Is this anxiety or could be something else?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi there, thanks for asking. he symptoms you have described are related to anxiety. Dehydration throughout the night could be related to anxiety or any other problem which can cause mouth breathing. It could be related to allergy as well. It also could be related to sleep apnea if you are obese and snore. It could also have other reasons like large tonsils, etc. I suggest you ask your doctor to have a full examination. I wish you a good health.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
You have perfect symptoms of nxiety disorder.
But nothing to worry.
This is generalized anxiety disorder.
There are psychological tests available to find out the depth of anxiety.
Also check which peronality type you are.
Then the psychologist will prescribe a therapy suitable for you alongwith the ongoing mediction.
Your troubles will be made negligeable if treated rationally.
Wish you good future.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It is quite likely that the symptoms that you have described are due to anxiety. It is important to understand that anxiety can present with not only psychological symptoms but also with physical or bodily symptoms. Tingling, burning, hot sensations, tightness, etc. are symptoms which are commonly seen in anxiety disorders.

I hope you have been prescribed medication or therapy for your anxiety problem. I would suggest that you take treatment regularly and go for prompt follow ups. Trying relaxation techniques like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, meditation, etc. can all help you with your symptoms.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Nehal Shah's  Response
Thanks for using healthcare magic.

I have gone through your available history.

Your symptoms are attributed to somatic symptoms of anxiety.

You should consult psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and management. Doctor may prescribe Antidepressant drugs with anti anxiety drugs like peroxetine or duloxetine.

Meanwhile you can do stress management and relaxation techniques and yoga, meditation.


Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

As per your details, you are possibly having underlying anxiety/depression. Tingling and burning sensations can occur in such cases. For this consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. Following treatment strategies would be helpful-

1) Antidepressants like SSRIs (escitalopram, sertarline, paroxetine etc)
2) Antianxiety agents like clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam etc
3) Psychotherapy/ Counselling sessions
4) Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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