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    An_247743 posted:
    hi i have been expeirencing the exact same thing going on 3 yrs. i have been searching for similar stories! i can relate to everything your saying regarding this pulsating bump i went to several dr's some have said they have never seen that which scares me!! and theres nothing you can do about it! And others have told me that its the facial artery that im seeing insinct with my heart beat its just that its superficial?? why and how this happen i dont know it scares me cause its always there and doesnt seem like its going away after all these yrs now:( seriously honestly deppresed over this when i look in the mirror:(
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    I'm not an MD, but I do know that when stress builds up, it can raise blood pressure and that may be what's contributing to this and I do agree that to hear docs say they've never seen it before it is a bit disconcerting. It may be that they have limited experience. Remember, docs don't know everything and, if they don't work in a major medical centre where they see hundreds if not thousands of patients each year, they don't see a lot of things that may be something "normal" in the larger population.

    How is your BP? How much stress are you under? What's your family history regarding medical illness? Check everything out.
     
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    delasol replied to Patricia Farrell, PhD's response:
    Hi thank you for responding, as this has been of great concern to me. So depressing to see this and not understand why it hasnt stoped its basically a heart beat on my cheek, i dont have a history in my family of anything that would be connected to this?? My stress level is high but i always have something to stress about i fear that this looks like its getting bigger as when it initially 1st started? And i'm helplessly deppressed over it:( i fear that i might get a paralysis or something due to this pulsation:(
     
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD replied to delasol's response:
    I can understand. If it is becoming larger, your PCP has to figure out which specialist to send you to for evaluation. And your work is to try to, however you can, decrease your stress. What have you tried so far?
     
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    delasol replied to Patricia Farrell, PhD's response:
    It's hard not to stress, I have noticed it becomes larger as my anxiety rises??? So i know for a fact this was anxiety that brought this on just never thought it would happen in my face:(
     
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD replied to delasol's response:
    The body is one great mystery and no two bodies are exactly the same or respond exactly the same. Since you know this happens when you are especially anxious, try our relaxation breathing video in our Tips column. Do regularly every day, several times a day just to keep the stress/anxiety down and see how you do.


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