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Loss of father
Posted on: 06/16/2010
Is it possible that I damaged an important nerve behind my ear? The other day I was hugged real hard by someone and they accidentaly pressed my ear against my skin and the earring back hit that skin behind the ear and pricked it. I don't see any marks or holes behind it. Now I'm experiencing weird feelings on that side of the face and it won't go away. I'm also anxious because my father passed away a few months ago. I've been having a lot with anxiety also. Could that be causing this? Please help. And tell me what to do.
First, if you continue to experience the weird feeling on the side of your face or behind your ear, I recommend you see your doctor to rule out whether there is some medical condition caused by the earring prick. Sometimes when we have an experience that causes anxiety, like the death of your father, you can be more vulnerable to other situations which create anxiety. It may be that the anxiety related to the death of your father has left you feeling more susceptible to physical aches and pains. This is a common experience for someone who feels anxious. I recommend you speak about your anxiety to your parent or another adult with whom you feel comfortable. You might even consider speaking to a therapist or counselor about your overall anxiety, it sounds like this would be a good time in your life to get some extra support.