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I have am appointment to see a Dr on the 9th regarding my symptoms. He is going to try me in a lower dose of propanalol. I also explained the pains I've been getting. He doesn't think they are related to the tablets . So what the hell is wrong with me. At the moment I have permanent tinnitus, pain above one of my eyes. I feel sick and have sharp pains in my head. I also get pains in my neck. Sometimes it's as though I can feel a warm liquid in there too. I really think something's seriously wrong and it's not all anxiety related after all. I think I'm going to have to be a bit more forceful with the drs and try and get some tests done.

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Hi Jane, if you think it might be the propranolol then you could stop taking it and see if the symptoms go away. If they don't and you feel the propranolol was helping, you could resume taking it. My gp is also a cardiologist and told me most people are prescribed propranolol for anxiety to take as and when they need it, many who don't have general anxiety take it when they have to give a presentation or exam.

It's usually prescribed for anxiety sufferers who experience racing/fast heart rate. Is that one of your symptoms? If not, then taking propranolol can slow your heart rate and lower blood pressure, both of which could make you feel faint and lightheaded.

I regularly get neck, left arm and chest pain, some of the most worrying symptoms of health anxiety. At my most recent appointment with the gp, she felt my neck on the left side and said it was very tight and knotted! So the pains could well be coming from there. Pain is often referred pain and not always obvious. The pain above your eye could be tension or sinus issues (the latter quite common at this time of year in the UK. )

Do be as persistent as you can with your dr. It can be hard but they are there to help and have to listen to their patients.

Have you tried meditation? I use the Insight Timer app and can recommend it.

Hope you have a good night.


Hi Jane3285,

Anxiety builds up tension in the muscles. Each person feels the pain differently, it may be in the head or the neck and shoulders.

There is an excellent website where experts describe massage tips you can try on yourself to ease headaches, back pain, and to help you relax away the stress. These simple, self-massage techniques that incorporate the best soothing rubs and pressure-point applications that massage has to offer.

In my experience, a regular remedial massage every 2-3 weeks works wonders :)


It sounds almost like allergies to me. Although I have seen people suffering from anxiety with every single symptom you are having. Try an antihistamine/allergy pill and see what happens.


Somethings not right. I can't move my head without a sharp pain going through it. Also I walked upstairs and my heart was pounding and skipping beats. I haven't been feeling anxious today either. Randomly I have a twitchy eye too


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