Anxiety Community
Dark circles under eyes, anxiety/stress related.
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Dark circles under eyes, anxiety/stress related.

Does anyone here get dark circles under their eyes due to anxiety and stress? Just wondering because I just got them recently and have been going through anxiety and stress.
Related Discussions
15 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
370181_tn?1408130715
I don't think that anxiety or stress, by themselves, can cause you to have dark circles under your eyes. More likely what is happening is that you are not getting enough sleep due to your anxiety/stress. Even if you say you are sleeping, your mind is still going at warp speed and you're probably not getting adequate REM sleep, which is the really deep, resotrative sleep we all need. I think a visit to your doc is in order to discuss this. Sleep deprivation can have some pretty nasty and sneaky, side effects.
Good luck and please let us know how it goes, OK?
Peace (and sweet dreams)
Greenlydia
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks, I have been getting a decent amount of sleep lately, although it is very possible that it isnt good REM sleep. I just hate the circles that are under my eyes all the time lately.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Anyone else?
Blank
396099_tn?1216258586
I'm totally new to this forum but I just thought i'd pop up to say yes.  I'm suffering from generalized anxiety (mostly from drug withdrawl (withdrawal) 100 days clean) and even though I'm unconcious for a good 8 hours a night I still have dark circles under my eyes and fatigue.

I'd wager that it's more the lack of quality sleep rather than the time spent "under".
2 cents..
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Yeah thats how it is with me, I can get 8+ hours of sleep but I still have the circles and dont feel totally refreshed in the morning.
Blank
480448_tn?1403547723
Yes, all of the above can cause the dark circles...and it USUALLY is due to the sleep deprivation, like Lydia mentioned.  Also, like duck said....more the "quality" issue than "quantity" for sure...

If you sleep for 12 hours a night, but it is a very "restless" sleep (common with anxiety sufferers)...then absolutely those dark circles can rear their ugly heads!  Your body isn't properly "resting" and allowing itself to "rejuvenate" so to speak.  A LOT of anxiety-ridden folks will complain about waking as though they hadn't slept at all....not that "refreshed" feeling.

I know it is an understood pretty much for health in general, and I am bad at it myself...but drinking a sufficient amount of water daily helps with all of these things...the stress, anxiety, etc etc.

Hang in there....you won't have those circles forever.

And duck....my sincerest congratulations on your recent success!!!  100 days, what a HUGE accomplishment!  Even if you end up with a few darker circles...I'd say it is WELL worth it!!!  Way to go!!!!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I havent woke up with a refreshed feeling in a month. As soon as I wake up I feel anxious and nervous right off the bat. Ive been drinking a lot of water as well and it doesnt help with my sleep, but it does make me urinate like 7 times a day.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I must be just as anxious and worried when im sleeping as when im awake. Last night I had dreams about all the things that I am all anxious and worked up about. Its like all my worries are following me even when I sleep and wont let me be.
Blank
370181_tn?1408130715
As nursegirl said, the dark circles won't last forever........IF you do something about your sleep problem which is related to your anxiety problem which is related to your sleep problem..........see where I'm going?
Time to take your tired butt and your dark circles to your doc for a wee bit of a chin wag about some "issues!"
I recommend some time with a good therapist and your doc could possibly give you something MILD to help you get some sleep, to get some rest until the work with the therapist does for you what the drugs helped you with.
Sleep is very important, but it must be the right kind of sleep to help restore and rebuild what our body has used up during the day, and give our minds the freedom to play with the good things in our lives.
Talk to your doc.............OK?
Sweet dreams!
Peace
Greenlydia    
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on Shannon79's status
4 hrs ago
517872_tn?1409410929
Blank
realjimmy commented on Derealization and Dep...
5 hrs ago
517872_tn?1409410929
Blank
realjimmy commented on My last attempt
5 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
michigan07
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ThePinkFloyd
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
michigan07
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ThePinkFloyd