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
See also: head, mess
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"Dieting screwed up my metabolism, and it messed with my head. I've fought with that multimillion-pound industry all my life, but I wish I'd had more knowledge before I started swallowing their crap.
We know that his flame lives on, in each of us" Meghan McCain, on her father Senator John McCain "Dieting screwed up my metabolism, and it messed with my head. I've fought with that multimillionpound industry all my life, but I wish I'd had more knowledge before I started swallowing their crap.
"It messed with my head and now I'm struggling to make ends meet.
Jen Larsen's memoir Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head (Seal Press, $16) should be a required manual for any woman uncomfortable with being overweight or any woman considering Lap-Band, bariatric or any other weight-loss surgery.
STRANGER HERE: HOW WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY TRANSFORMED MY BODY AND MESSED WITH MY HEAD provides a fine survey of a woman who decided that her key problem in life was her weight--and opted for bariatric surgery when the diets kept failing.
"That has really messed with my head in terms of what might happen to her now." Aoibheann is single at the minute but doesn't think she would ever fall for someone as dodgy as Decco.
"Because we didn't know what the thyroid thing was for such a long time that messed with my head a lot.
"It is a career I am thankful for and enjoyed, but over the last two and a half years it has messed with my head. I'd go to sleep hoping I would wake up not having a niggle or something wrong with my groin.
"The club thought it would be four or five weeks at the most but as time went on and there was no improvement it messed with my head. It was very depressing.
"I'm able to remember the fun side of that job as opposed to the parts that messed with my head.
'Within a week of coming back for pre-season I was told I wasn't part of it so it messed with my head a bit, which is what makes this all the more sweet for me now
"That always just messed with my head. Here I am praying to God for forgiveness and you see this man humiliate this child."
Former X Factor wild child Cher Lloyd has said she would not allow a daughter of hers to appear on the show at the age she did, saying it "messed with my head".