Pressure in head and sinus related to anxiety?

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I frequently have pressure around my nose, eyes, forehead, temples, and back of head and it worsens when I read or socialize. It affects my cognitive functioning and ability to function in general because the pressure gets worse and my brain feels "foggy" and I cannot visually focus. The lights seem too bright and everything is a little bit blurry. I have felt this way for many years. I do not have a runny nose or cough, but have recently noticed that I feel some post nasal drip. I have also noticed that sometimes I see sparks or stars, but not frequenly. I have talked about this to my doctor many times but he thinks that it is something psychological related such as anxiety or depression. He has referred me to a psychaitrist who said the same thing and prescribed me an anti-depressant called "Trintellix" which apparently improves cognitive functioning alongside treating anxiety and depression. 

Furthermore, I have done some blood tests and the only thing that came out of this was that I have am low in iron. I have since increased my iron levels and it is now in the normal range. I feel anxious and sad most of the time because of the affect that this physical feeling has on my functioning. It feels like I cannot function normally. I cannot hold conversations because my brain feels foggy and I cannot concentrate.. I am wondering if anybody experienced this before and is it related to anxiety or something else? Thank you so much. 

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    Yup app just anxiety, all very common. Seems hard to believe I know, but really it is. Get some help with anxiety and these problems will fade
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    Hi ,

    I can relate to the bright lights. I have that constantly. I sometimes see stars too and sparks. I'm on paroxetine.

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    I did not see where you were examined by an opthalmologist
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    Yes! I get such bad pressure throughout my whole head sometimes just my nose or for head somtimes just the top of head or temples.... Whatever... It varies and does what it wants... Whether I'm anxious or worried or not...: it also badly effects my concentration. And I get very spaced out and foggy brain.. It's been going on for about 6 months for me now... Had MRI and ct scan.... All normal... Dr said its anxiety and add.... It also seems to get worse when I'm looking at my phone or doing school work on the computer for a while

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      Its the worst , Emily I relate to.you the most because most of our anxiety sensations and symptoms are In our heads which is super scary and painful at times , not to mention the other anxiety issues we face
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      Have you had like a pressure you feel in your sinus and you squeeze up on the roof of your mouth and feel pressure increase in sinuses? I get a pressure feeling and then it never results in pain, just like sinus pressure feeling like a balloon inflating..
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    You need an eye test to make sure your eyes are okay  smile I bought my adult son a Neti Pot because he has similiar symptoms due to sinus problems. It cleans out the sinuses. I got it from Amazon. Lots of people swear by them. It won't harm to look it up, but no googling symptoms!!!!!!!!!!

    Helen

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