Dear Users,

1. Is it correct to use overbearing when describing pain? For example: I felt this overbearing tightness in my upper chest.

2. Is the meaning of overbearing similar to overwhelming? For example: The pain was so overbearing that I couldn't even stand.

Thank you


No. A person is overbearing. A thing can be, but only with at least a touch of personification. Both your examples take "overwhelming".