Headache when I see violence(4 Posts)
PennyGold Tue 10-Dec-19 18:14:40
AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 10-Dec-19 18:15:24
Swirlygirl Tue 10-Dec-19 18:16:05
PennyGold Tue 10-Dec-19 18:36:27
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Hello! I'm hoping to get a response, I'd go to the doctor but I don't want to waste time when I'm not actually unwell.
Whenever I see violence e.g. a fight or a scuffle as someone is arrested etc i get a really sharp headache that lasts until the 'violence' is over. I can still see, hear fine but I struggle to speak and i get all clammy.
Has anyone had this or know how I can prevent it? It's quite hard to try and manage as i barely ever witness anything violent.
I'd appreciate any insights. Thanks.
Is it a form of panic attack, do you think?
I’d say it was an extreme stress response. Not sure medically what you can do apart from leave the scene immediately
Thanks for the responses I appreciate it. I don't think so @AnchorDownDeepBreath
That's what I tend to do @Swirlygirl but I'm more clumsy than usual when it happens (another 'symptom' I guess).
It's just really strange, hoping someone has seen it before/ knows if there's a 'fix' for it.