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Hi all for the last few months I have been suffering with tingly fingers, numbness to head & face & more recently my right ear felt numb. I have seemed medical advice & at first I was told I might have belpolsy & then the doctor said it might be a stroke, I have no symptoms of having one, my face is not droopine. He spoke to a specialist in that area who said they had no concerns, however more things kept happening & he then diagnosed me with anxiety & gave me propranolol that made me feel like I was in a dream so I stopped taking them immediately as I live a busy lifestyle & didn't feel comfortable, also he gave me dazipeak if I feel worse? that I never took because he cannot tell exactly what's wrong with me. I am waiting for an appointment with a stroke specialist & allergy clinic as I had a reaction to food. I have been dealing with this with no medication by sometimes doing some yoga breathing as i am short of breath sometimes & it helps me to relax. But it still do not know exactly what's wrong with me. I do suffer sinuses all year round but this is the worse it has been & I just want to get to the bottom of it.

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I also purchased a herbal remedy called rescue over the counter that a work colleague recommended to me when I start getting any feelings which helps, I haven't used in the last week as I didnt feel the need to use it but I carry everywhere I go just in case.


This can also be due to migraine (even if you don't have a headache!) especially as you are reacting to food. Good luck with sorting it all out!

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How to get rid of the anxiety tingling in head symptoms?

When the tingling in head symptoms are caused by apprehensive behavior and the accompanying stress response changes, calming yourself down will bring an end to the stress response and its changes. As your body recovers from the active stress response, this tingling in head feeling should subside and you should return to your normal self. Keep in mind that it can take up to 20 minutes or more for the body to recover from a major stress response. But this is normal and shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

When this feeling is caused by stress-response hyperstimulation, it may take a lot more time for the body to recover and to the point where the tingling in head symptoms are eliminated. We explain the many complications to recovery when the body becomes stress-response hyperstimulated in Chapters 2 and 3 in the Recovery Support area of our website.

Nevertheless, when the body has fully recovered from either an active stress response or stress-response hyperstimulation, the tingling in head symptoms will completely subside. Therefore, these symptoms needn’t be a cause for concern.

You can speed up the recovery process by reducing your stress, practicing relaxed breathing, increasing your rest and relaxation, and not worrying about this feeling. Sure, the tingling in head symptoms can be unsettling and even bothersome. But again, when your body has recovered from the stress response and/or sustained stress, the tingling in head symptoms will completely disappear.

When tingling in head symptoms are caused by hyper- or hypoventilation, regulating your breathing to a normal pattern will restore the proper CO2 levels in the blood, which will eliminate ventilation caused tingling in head symptoms.

Chapter 9 in the Recovery Support area of our website is our anxiety symptoms chapter. It contains detailed information about all anxiety symptoms, including what they are, why they occur, what you can do to eliminate them, and how many people experience them (the percentage of people who experience each anxiety symptom). All anxiety symptoms are listed and described there.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to overcome anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to eliminate problematic anxiety and its symptoms once and for all.


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