mess with (one's) head

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mess with (one's) head

To cause or attempt to cause one to feel confused, exasperated, frustrated, or anxious. All the rules and regulations with this business are really starting to mess with my head. I don't know why you have to mess with his head like that. If you don't want to be in a relationship with him, just say so!
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mess with someone's head

cause someone to feel frustrated, anxious, or upset. US informal
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"It can mess with your head, and ruin your family," he warned.
That sort of scrutiny can mess with your head, leave you feeling as though you're the most hated person that ever lived.
Don't let Big Brother's crafty gameplaying mess with your head. All of which is easier said than done when you have to live with egos bigger than Mount Everest.
First up, ignore the misleading monicker, it'll just mess with your head. Classic soul albums with contemporary cool are hard to come by, but Hey Stranger takes classic cues from Marvin Gaye and mixes in 21st century R&B.
An urgent case at the moment has been six months, how much longer will he have to wait, there is no quality of life, referred pain only adds to the problem, painkillers, well 2 a day mess with your head (and you can take 8 a day) in this area we worked very well with three hospitals, now it is chaos.
He'd rather mess with your head and leave you a gibbering wreck.
at some stage this game can mess with your head a bit," Blewett said.
"I'm somewhere else trying to play football and it does mess with your head. "It has been really, really tough but I'm trying to deal with it with the support of my family and friends.
Computers really do mess with your head, although I've no idea how.
* Wrap up the lesson by asking students: How would you respond to someone who says, "Drugs mess with your head a bit; what's the big deal?" or, "I'm healthy; what's there to worry about with drugs?"
They mess with your head and soothe your savage beast.
Going from one extreme to the other, he admitted, was liable to mess with your head.
Steroids can mess with your head. They can even make you violent.
The 20-year-old says the industry is full of backbiters who "mess with your head", adding: "I wouldn't suggest this as a career for anyone."
It turns out that what we all suspected is true - that place really does mess with your head.