anxiety & tiny bump on forehead


I recently bumped my head on the wall , walking out of the bathroom πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.. There's a tiny bump where I bumped my forehead at , now. It's been 3 days since the incident lol. I'm a bit clumsy . I recently saw my GP earlier this afternoon. He said it was fine , only a bruise or tiny bump . He gave me an exam too. But, my health anxiety is driving me nuts . I keep thinking that I injured myself more than what I have actually done , which is a totally minor head bump lol. I'm so tempted to go to a clinic to get more input . When I bumped my head ..I was aware that I did so, beforehand I was fine. Afterwards , I got anxious ..said "ouch" then went to my front room , turned off the lights , put cool rose water on my forehead & relaxed that whole afternoon. I haven't felt like crap at all really since ..i was a bit queasy the second day ..not sure if that was anxiety or what.. but that went away , by that afternoon. Currently, the bump is sore , & my anxiety is a wreck & grinding my teeth on top of all of this isn't doing anything . Any advice on what could assist in relieving the soreness from my forehead lol ..? Has anyone else been in a similar situation? How did you relieve your anxiety plus treat the bump on your forehead lol?

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  • Oh man, I collided heads with my dog once and got a HUGE bump and it really really hurt. I wish I could attach a picture to a comment becasue it was really impressing. It did take longer than I expected to go down. I am not sure why they take so long but don;t worry if it stick around for a while.

    I have found that there is something called "Arnica Gel" that you can get at the pharmacy/chemist/drugstore (not sure what country you are in ;) It is AMAZING for making bums and bruises resolve really fast. I use it on bruises and I cannot believe how much faster I heal with it applied topically. Apparently it helps with pain but I was just so impressed by the superhuman healing powers!

  • I'm in the US ? You think they have it here? πŸ‘€

  • Oh for sure! online you can see some pretty cool "before and after" pic of bruising cleared up with it:

  • Hi, you did the right thing by seeing your doctor today and having him check it. The problem with our anxiety is that we always have that doubt that they might have missed something. I know, I understand. But after it being 3 days since you bumped your head, I would say that the problem now is more your anxiety over it then the bump. Believe me, if It were something more serious, you would have known long before now. The next time you do bump yourself anywhere, it is always preferable to put cold on the bruise right away, taking it on for 15 minutes, off for 15 minutes. This will reduce the swelling. You should be starting to feel better soon since it's already been 3 days. Give it a chance to heal. I hope you feel better soon :)

  • Thanks :)) πŸ’žπŸ’ž

  • Yeah I'm still googling stuff , knowing I shouldn't :/ but thanks ..for your words πŸ’ž

  • Put ice in a zip lock bag and put on bump for 15 minutes at a time, will reduce swelling.

  • I'm still getting anxious over this , googling for reassurance. I know I should be relaxing , laughing etc ....but geez ..I'm like overthinking , anxious & it sucks tht I was clumsy like that

  • Thinking of you and wondering how you are doing regarding the bump on the head.

    Any better? I hope so.

  • Yes , it's going down ! πŸ’žπŸ˜Š I'm still a bit overwhelmed & stressed sometimes , but I'm relaxing more which is great for my anxiety too . I have googled up on this stuff before but I'm not doing it anymore .

  • I'm giving you a "high 5". Good job.

  • Well....update . I still have anxiety over all of this . I'm like obsessed with watching how I am . I've asked questions on my dr app & I know they're annoyed with me. I'm like afraid to relax & do whatever I want because I'm obsessing over this. One dr said I had pcs , based on what I told her but only reason I told her certain things was so she'd actually look at me & examine me . I am such a worry wart . Then my primary dr said I do have a bump but didn't have pcs but wanted me to watch & relax , even him saying that had me anxious. I am alone in having these anxious emotions as everyone thinks I'm a hypochondriac . I am lol which is funny but it's not something to joke about . I am worrisome 24/7, grinding my teeth. I already have TMJ so , my neck aches , my temples ache. Idk if I'm dealing with PCS or not , I haven't had any issues since bump went away. I wish I didn't have anxiety or health anxiety ..then at least I know that when I healed from like a bump , I know. It's like I always want reassurance. I don't trust any Dr's word....well at least not only one. I'll go to specalists ....get exams , tests , & I know this costs.. I hate having health anxiety. Ugh

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