neck/jaw feels unusual and numb and struggle to swallow/slight chest discomfort, is this stress?

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19 year old male

Fit and healthy

Recently had an extreme injury to hand

Has anyone expereience these side effects of stress/anxiety

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    Yes, your body is tightening us so much in reaction to your anxiety. Grinding your teeth is common when you are anxious, at night for example so you wake up with your jaw hurting. You'll find when the anxiety subsides so will the jaw pain. I'm experiencing the same thing now!

    Chest discomfort is probably one of the most common anxiety physical symptoms. The more you focus on these symptoms the worse they'll feel. Your mind and body are so connected that your mind can completely bring on physical symptoms. Panic attacks etc. Wouldn't exist if this was not the case. Hope this helps!

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