opinion ALEXIS ELLAThursday, August 29, 2019 5:52:52 PM
For the past few weeks, I have been having this condition - a feeling of tightness in my face which gradually moves to other parts of my body, such as my head and upper arms.
The tightness is especially bad when I am stressed, anxious Tight face when I physically exert myself doing activities such as mopping the floor or brisk walking. I have been through a magnetic resonance imaging MRI Tight face of my head and a computed tomography CT scan of my face.
I have also had a scope of my nose. It is important to look for any physical causes to your symptoms which could be neurological in origin although you did not actually describe the discomfort as pain.
You did, however, mention that the discomfort was aggravated by stress, anxiety and physical exertion and was relieved by relaxation and rest. The main characteristic of a generalised anxiety disorder is excessive worry which is chronic lasting six months or longer and is associated with restlessness, irritability, concentration and sleep problems, and a tendency to get Tight face easily.
In addition, patients may have muscle tension which may be experienced as "tightness" and muscle aches, and may tremble, twitch and feel shaky. But I note that your symptoms have been present for only a few weeks, and hence the duration criterion for a generalised anxiety Tight face is not met at this point.
If there is an identifiable psychosocial stressor - meaning if you have recently experienced a stressful event or experience - then you could be suffering from an adjustment disorder with anxiety, which is causing your symptoms.
With Tight face treatment, many people experiencing anxiety disorders can lead normal, fulfilling lives. The latter Tight face include general advice, lifestyle modifications, stress management, or specific therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy CBT.
CBT helps people change both the thinking patterns that support irrational fears and the reactions to anxiety-provoking situations. If your symptoms persist, you should go back to your doctor for further assessment and treatment may be warranted. Skip to main content.
What is the cause of 'tightness' in the face? I am a retired year-old woman.