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BaByGaBe
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   Posted 10/24/2011 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Looks like we all are in the same boat :(

orlafitz
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   Posted 10/25/2011 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
hi hope some one can help me.it all started in fab 20012. I was just over a bad cold at Christmas i went out for dinner i had fish i was not well and i went to AE. they said that i had a side effect from eating mussles.i was very sick for weeks. i went to the Doctor i was having pain in my stomach so she put me on paeiet and for pain paralief witch did nutting.then they sent me to see a specialist and he put me on colofac for irritabe bowel syndrome. I dint think that i have ids but i still take the medicine.I can deal with my stomach but i cant deal with the presser in my head and neck and also presser in the back of my eyes and also my ears. My doctor treated me for ear infection and also sinus but im still the same . I have this presser all the time i mite have one or two days in a month that its not bad.I am a mother of four and i need to get better i have no life since feb my husband is great but for me i need help.I even went to see a faith Heller. The presser on my neck and head is bad sometimes i fell my hart flicker and i get very nerves.I had to give up collage because i could think or do my work. orla from ireland

orlafitz
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   Posted 10/25/2011 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
hi hope some one can help me.it all started in fab 20012. I was just over a bad cold at Christmas i went out for dinner i had fish i was not well and i went to AE. they said that i had a side effect from eating mussles.i was very sick for weeks. i went to the Doctor i was having pain in my stomach so she put me on paeiet and for pain paralief witch did nutting.then they sent me to see a specialist and he put me on colofac for irritabe bowel syndrome. I dint think that i have ids but i still take the medicine.I can deal with my stomach but i cant deal with the presser in my head and neck and also presser in the back of my eyes and also my ears. My doctor treated me for ear infection and also sinus but im still the same . I have this presser all the time i mite have one or two days in a month that its not bad.I am a mother of four and i need to get better i have no life since feb my husband is great but for me i need help.I even went to see a faith Heller. The presser on my neck and head is bad sometimes i fell my hart flicker and i get very nerves.I had to give up collage because i could think or do my work. orla from ireland

jjmcgough
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   Posted 12/7/2011 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, guys. I'm having a similar problem.

23-year-old male. Pain started about 6 weeks ago, just after I recovered from Bronchitis.

I sometimes have intense pressure from the base of my skull down to my neck. Seems to be agitated by alcohol use. Pain comes in waves-- a few times a month, each bout lasts about 5-10 minutes of excruciating pain. Went to the doc-- they said they think it's an issue with my spine. Apparently it curves in the opposite direction. They suspect that I'm having intense muscle spasms in my neck due to my spinal predicament. They prescribed me to meds to treat the muscle spasms for the next week; although, it looks like I'll need physical therapy. If PT doesn't work, then surgery might be required.

stunna033
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   Posted 12/8/2011 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
im in medication for panic disorder and i take rivotril tablets.but i get this huge pressure in my neck and back of head that frightens me!!!SOMEONE PLZ HELP!!!

sicknomore
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   Posted 12/12/2011 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Anyone suffering from anxiety  

I struggled with all the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks, Went for tons of tests etc. and the pressure in the back of my head was one of the symptoms!!!

I was given anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills galore. Some helped but didn’t take it away.

I did a lot of research online and found the Panic away site.

I was sceptical at first but after reading the book. I was off all my meds in 3 days and back to almost normal in a week. If you are hopeless as I was and tired of searching online for cures and only finding tons of people who have the same symptoms… here is the site that saved me.
I hope it might help you as much as it has  helped me.

http://www.panic-away.com/index.html


sonnyd
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   Posted 12/15/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
This last post is so disgusting and annoying. You have a bunch of people posting about their struggles with these symptoms, asking/pleading for help, and you're trying to make a buck out of that? Sickening. DO NOT GO TO THAT SITE

scaredofswine
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   Posted 12/19/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
It's also been happening to me, this has been off and on for me for a few years, then in june i went on celexa for depression, which at first i thought it would help my depression and anxiety attacks, NOPE, my panic attacks were getting stronger and stronger i had to call the ambulance and everything, so i quit celexa from going off on a taper down to about 2.5 mg and the past maybe month or 2 i have had pressure in the back of my head, and light headedness, and sometimes pain will move toward the front, and it definately causes me to FREAK OUT, and go into full panic mode, i almost went to the E.R yesterday from this but I took almost 2mg of xanax which is a high dose for me, and i was scared because this wasn't helping till after maybe 2 hours passed then i was pretty relaxed, So I am starting to wonder if this is from anxiety and panic attacks, Have any of you tried xanax to help? And did this work? I am having it now and i took about .5mg and it hasn't done nothing yet but it's only been about a half hour, Also if any of you are on xanax have you noticed the qualitest company is NOT as effective as greenstone, my pyschiatrist has now prescribed me greenstone which i need to pick up, also i can't concentrate anymore i always feel like im gonna pass out, i cant take being like this much longer I am 33 years old and I'm a male, this is very scary and my heart goes out to all you others that have to put up with this also.
Fibromyalgia, Manic depression, Panic disorder, Anxiety attacks, Degenerative disk disease, Arthritis, Bulging disks in L4 L5 C4 C5 All this at age 32 :-(

Xanax 1mg twice a day, hot baths for the pain, due to strange doctors where i live

babyblu43
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   Posted 2/9/2012 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had similar problems over the past 4 years. It all started out with a feeling like I was going to pass out when i was out of town for work.  I went to the ER and the said that I was only dehydrated.  Put an IV to replenish and then sent me home. Over the next month, I was having a hard time functioning. I would get up in the morning for work, get in my car and then start to drive but have to turn around becuase I couldn't concentrate.  I went to a neurologist who stated that I am having classic migranies (never had them before).  He put me on Topomax.  That didn't solve the problem.  I then went to an ENT who did a CT and found some sinus issues and did surgery in 2009.
 
Things got better, but not completely. I started to see another neurologist that took the time to listen to my symptoms and actually treat me.  I have been on amitryptilyne 50 mgs for about 2 years and it seems to help, until recently.  I started to get panic attacks and fears that I never had before. My PCP put me on Clonazepam .5 mg and combined with the Fioricet that I take for the migraines, it has helped.  the headaches are still there (back of the skull, behind both eyes, and on the top of my head).  I have had every test in the book, and everything is coming back normal.  The dizziness is still there from time to time, but I can't say that there is one thing that triggers it. 
 
As all of you feel, I just want to get back to leading a normal life that does not give me the headaches, dizziness, lightheadness, and anxiety.  Finding the right doctor is the best medicine.  You need someone to listen to you and how you are feeling.  If you are seeing a doctor who dismisses your symptoms, go see another doctor. 
 
 
 

texas king
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   Posted 2/14/2012 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had pains in the back of my head for the last 2 days. i think it was because i took pain killers for stress, i believe they were stress, or migraine related, pains. However after reading everyones post last night and comparing them with my symptoms i tried coming up with a cure myself, one option was trying to fix my vision, another was putting ice on the top/back part of my neck, or messaging/exercising it. i went to sleep and woke up this morning fine, thank God :)
Prayer helps too for those that dont know about religion look it up. I was hit in the head about 6 or 7 years ago by some punks that jumped me in my hometown, one of them had a crowbar, i got hit twice, at the time i was in boxing and was drinking and taking pain killers, however i blacked out i looked back up and turned around and the guy looked at me face to face, said something then hit me again. Thank God i didnt go down or else he would've killed me, and my wife was pregnant with my first child. They took off, my wife later took me to the hospital i got 13 staples in one scar and 9 in the other scar. From people that i knew that passed away in these past years related to head incidences , i thought i was go the same way eventually. But i have 5 kids now, im 26 years old, and own 2 small stores, i dont want my time to be yet, or anytime soon. I have too much responsibilities, and i prayed God helped me and he did, again. Take care people i hope that helps in some way.

Puck
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   Posted 2/23/2012 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have had these symptoms now for 5 years
But I when I was really suffering I to had MRI, ent tests, blood tests and even tried
Hypnotherapy. I can only describe it as being drunk and the morning after, walking on clouds, things going into slow motion, But the thing that give me any slight relief, was a mixture of taking Amytriptaline and propanalol together managed to subside it for a couple of months. When it started to come back I just had my medication uped to keep on top of it.
Hope this helped
Puck

KittyCatTri
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   Posted 3/31/2012 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone I have similer problems were i have trapped tenstion at the back of my head. I will admite i have a very highly active imagination and i may suffer from depression or anxiety at times. i think it could have something to do with the over active mind causing the pressure, because that part of the brain seems constantly stimulated and maybe thats where the pressure is coming from... just a thought x idea

KittyCatTri
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   Posted 3/31/2012 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
By the way sicknomore i went to that site http://www.panic-away.com/index.html and while just reading about it my head ache completely disappears lol mental x

HigherPower
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   Posted 5/2/2012 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I found this website just search the web. I had a stressful period in the 1st semester of 2011. Anxiety and fear came, a few panic attacks. Went to ER a couple of times, family doctor, ENT and nothing. Sugar a little high due to stress. Decided not to take any medication even though my symptoms were bad. I was afraid if I had started taking medication it would be difficult to stop taking them. Had stomach churning, pain here and there, TMJ, .... Read a lot about stress, anxiety and fear. Started working out 3x a week, moderate exercise (for me swimming works really well), do breathing exercise, meditation (get a devotional book, or a Bible verse and think about it), muscle relaxation that I read in books, started therapy, asked people from church to pray for me. But I didn't share much with my friends even though I thought I should. In the stressful season I didn't have time for friends. Just wanted to rest, stay home. But maybe it made me get worse.
Today my symptoms: lightheadedness, eyes heavy, neck and base of the skull tight, TMJ. Started in July 2011. Saw one chiropractor that treated my TMJ with exterior techniques. It worked, but temporarily. Tried acupuncture, but I felt I needed someone with a different approach. I am seen this chiropractor who not only adjust your back but uses different techniques (aromatherapy, NET, NRT, etc, supplements, food allergies, etc) and it's helping me a lot. He knows what's he is doing because he doesn't guess. With applied kinesiology (muscle testing) your own body tells you what's to be done.
Support of hubby was tremendously important for me. Always by my side and giving me space when I needed. My faith in God is the main big plus. Learning to trust Him not only in the good times, but in the difficult times as well.
I am still in the process of getting better and won't give up.

delightful
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   Posted 5/6/2012 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I experience these headaches as well. There are a lot of different triggers. Of course all my tests showed nothing as well. First thing to do is remove everything from your house that has a "fragrance." Shampoos, body wash, household cleaners, glades products, deodorants, cologne/perfume, laundry detergent etc. The toxic chemicals made up to manufacture these "fragrances" are not tested, don't have to be so there is no long-term research on the side effects of inhaling them. Basically you can create a toxic chemical and as long as it smells good market it for sale. This may sound over whelming a task at first but your health depends on it. What products should you use. Around the house for cleaning use vinegar and baking soda. If you have pets use Borax to treat your floors for fleas and other bugs. Laundry detergents can be bought free and clear. I like 7th generation brand myself. They have everything. As for deodorant use Naturally Fresh unscented or any other salt crystal type. No you cannot use Fragranced dryer sheets either. Go through your house and read the label and if it has a fragrance throw it in the trash. open your house and let it air out. This is step one.
There are other triggers, lighting can be one too. Try avoiding too much computer work or tv watching, go without for a week if you can.
Find some solitude, go for a bike ride down an old country road, walk on the beach but remove yourself from your situation and just be alone and quiet for as long as you have time for, might be a walk to the mailbox and back, walk slowly.
Yoga. Yes yoga. You need more oxygen in your system and yoga gives that to you. It also strengthens you and gives you better posture.
POSTURE!!! How do you sit? Are your shoulders slumped? Not having proper posture causes all kinds of discomfort and pain and has side effects that are hard to overcome but you can do it. Put your shoulders back, don't force them, and elongate your spine and stretch your muscles (Yoga)
Exercise to the point of heavy sweat. When you get your heart pumping and really work up a sweat your body releases endorphin's, these work better than pain killers.
Stick with at least the basic in healthy diet, avoid sweets and deep fried foods. Every day take a fish oil, probiotic, multi-vitamin and vit C. Drink lots and lots of water, no sodas or juice only tea sweetened with honey or agave. Before bed take 500mg of magnesium, make sure there is NO calcium in it. Calcium utilizes your magnesium in its absorption and low magnesium levels cause.... headaches.
If you can do all these things you will feel remarkably better. there will be times when life gets the better of you and you haven't exercised in a while and you'll feel it. You will start to slouch and you will feel the pain coming back. Remember these rules. Post them on your fridge. Make them a new way of life, they saved my life. Remember you are NOT going to die the pain cannot kill you but only make you stronger.
Massage really helped me too, if you can afford it, do it but you have to do all these things to keep the pain away.
I pray that this information finds you all healing and comfort. God Bless

HigherPower
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   Posted 5/11/2012 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi delightful, I agree with you. I had to stop using perfumes for sometime as well as change my laundry detergent, deodorant, ... because the muscle tests showed that they were affecting my body. After some treatments I was able to use them again. But sometimes you just have to quit them.
I will check the 7th generation brand. My chiropractor recommended Botanic Gold. Muscle test "approved". But it's pretty expensive.
I don't have headaches, and that's impressive, because before all this happened I used to have more often. I do have tired eyes, some kind of sinus pressure and lightheadedness. Oh, and sensitive ears for high pitch. but it's better than a couple of months ago.
I am avoiding seafood (shell) and nightshade plants as well (A particular group of substances in these foods, called alkaloids, can impact nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function).
I have a neck traction that I use also to stretch my neck. Should use everyday, but I do 2, 3x a week only.
Book I am reading this week is "The Road Less Traveled". Deep.
This week I have PMS, which doesn't help much, got some stress at work as well, but today was my last day and I am going on vacation tomorrow. Blessings!

autunm
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   Posted 5/12/2012 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
hi babygabe.looks like you have had quite a few posts to help you out.i suffer pressure from the back of my head too.i also suffer chronic migraines and headaches for over 25 years.after years of trying to fix it,i believe the pressure is stress.might i suggest you try an osteopath.
always keep a heatpack handy.look at what you are sleeping on too.have you got a supportive pillow and do you have a firm medium mattress.do you suffer allergies or sinus because they can cause similar issues that you described.
you said you suffer anxiety.i know how you feel.i don't know what your daily life is like but you need to try and reduce the stress and in turn that might reduce your anxiety a little bit.i too had sleep apnea.spent a year using the breathing machine but it was too noisy for my chronic headaches and migraines.i now don't use it.i have been told that if you suffer sleep apnea,it can make you wake up with headaches and pressure at the back of the head.i am not sure of this though.
i am here for you.you can talk to me anytime.please look after yourself and i really hope things will improve for you soon.take care and good luck. eyes

stayawayfromCLA
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   Posted 5/16/2012 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, I developed the most excruciating headaches in early March after a few days of taking Spring Valley CLA supplement recommended highly by Dr. Oz for weight loss.  On day 4 I thought I was literally going to die from either a stroke, heart attack or aneurysm because of so many varied severe symptoms all at once.  I have varied reasons for not going to the ER at that time and taking the neverending route of doctors and tests and drugs. The headaches were mostly concentrated at the base of my skull which I had never experienced before, and more on the right side of my head, and it felt like a rubber band was attached at the base and pulling upward.  I would have sharp shooting pains like a 'swoosh' as I saw it described on a different thread, passing from left to right behind my right eye. So dizzy and nauseous I had to hold on to walls and furniture to get through the house. Irregular heartbeat that felt like it was trembling, for 20 minutes straight.  Numbness and tingling in my right arm and leg most of the time, but also in the left. Once I realized on day 7 I got sick at the same time I started taking CLA, I stopped it.  One day later the severity of the symptoms went away.   But the headaches and lightheaded spells haven't let up in 2 full months now, day and night 24/7.  They ease up then come back just when I think I'm recovering. Sometimes it's severe at my crown, sometimes on the right side below the crown, and sometimes all across the back of my head.  At this very moment I feel like I'm wearing a beanie with really tight elastic around my whole head.  Last week at the dentist I nearly passed out from the pain triggered by my head laying back on the headrest.  Once I realized it was caused by CLA, I did a lot of research and found lots of stuff about it damaging the liver, pancreas and thyroid.  Kept putting off starting endless tests because Spring Valley won't tell me what chemical reaction CLA is supposed to trigger so doctors would have a starting point instead of going in blind with so many different symptoms. Just this evening I got my Lifeline Screening (the traveling van) results back, and my TSH number is 3.6 with recommendation to see a physician for hypothyroidism.  As soon as I started researching TSH, I saw numerous comments by people who are hypothyroid about having weird headaches on the back of their head, being in a vise which is how I kept describing mine in my many messages to Spring Valley asking for help, so there's no doubt that's what CLA did to me, it wrecked my thyroid.  I just wanted to post this now so all of you who have suffered so long with these strange headaches and lightheaded feeling with no help from doctors but lots of expensive tests, insist on your thyroid being checked, and not just the TSH, it's my understanding you need the T-3, T-4 balance also.  Which I will soon have to get.   I will post later if I get any improvement from the medical community.  Sorry this is so long but there's no way to condense it.

Terminus6006
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   Posted 7/12/2012 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I BELIEVE I KNOW WHAT IS WRONG!!!

Let me ask a question, seeing as I went through the same exact thing that everyone else is describing..
Has anybody here done anything to strain and/or tear their neck muscles?

After visiting a walk-in clinic and receiving blood tests for Lymes and Thyroid issues (both of which were negative/normal) we speculated on a strained neck due to my highly active and rigorous lifestyle. I was given flexerol (used to relax the muscles) and after a short time was alleviated of my symptoms.

I highly suggest attempting this route..
PS: As far as panic attacks go, I was going through the same thing.. I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, and I'd have mini freak outs. However I believe that may have been completely in my mind due to not knowing what was wrong with me. After I started on the flexerol my appetite returned in full and I had a completely relaxing, full night of sleep!

Post Edited (Terminus6006) : 7/12/2012 10:38:02 AM (GMT-6)


ahansen
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   Posted 7/29/2012 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
After lots of research, I believe Terminus6006 is right!

I quite suddenly had all of the same symptoms described here and didn't know what to make of it. I found this forum and saw the last post mentioning muscle tearing and at first I sorta dismissed the idea because I'm not really active and I thought I'd know if I tore or strained a muscle in my neck or back. But I decided to start doing research on headaches caused by muscle tearing and it turns out that 9 times out of 10 you don't even know when you've injured yourself!

I also noticed that a lot of people here mentioned having just gotten over a cold, or bronchitis or a sinus infection etc. I just got over a sinus infection myself when the headache started. As it turns out, the difficulty in breathing during sleep can actually cause you to unconsciously sleep in weird positions which lead to the muscle strain/tear. And since it happens in your sleep, you don't even know.

I identified where the tear was (in my upper back on my right side) and started to baby that area along with several other measures, like rest, rest, rest, icing the area, and my headache almost immediately eased and then disappeared.

It totally makes sense why it lasts so long now. Because you're not addressing the torn muscle, you just keep re-injuring it.

I found this article that was really helpful in describing how this works and how to fix it long term.

http://headacheanalyzer.com/clin_mono2.pdf

Feel free to message me if you'd like any details as to what I did to find relief. It's been 3 days since I started addressing the muscle issue and my headache is gone, my muscles are finally healing and relaxing. Which, by the way, made it easier for me to notice the specific sensation from the tear. A dull pain that is a little tingly. I didn't notice it all until all the other pain went away.

Such a relief to finally know what's going on and to have a plan to solve it!!

cuspgrl
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   Posted 8/6/2012 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't believe how many of you suffer from the same thing as I do, and it makes me not feel alone anymore. I also went through MRI's, cat scans, heart monitors, etc. Doctors told me it was stress, but I kept on thinking there was more to it. I panicked, I thought I might have something seriously wrong. They said I was stressed and I should try meditation and yoga. After about 1.5 years, I went on a meditation retreat of 10 days and for the first time in about 2 years, I stopped having the symptoms. So they might be right. It might be stress. Now I'm back home, I stopped meditation, stress is back and the symptoms are back. I don't know what the answer to our problem is, but this are the facts in my situation. My symptoms are just like yours: tension headache (I feel like someone is pushing my head forward constantly and I have to resist it), nausea, vomiting sensation. What do you guys think?

Trobi9
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   Posted 8/21/2012 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone. I have had the same symptoms for the past 2 months, and i have to say its scary. There are times when im walking and i have to place my hand on a wall for balance. I do have a anxiety problem, and i think this feeling is due to that, but seeing what Terminus and ahansen wrote it does make sense. Ive been the type to panic all my life, but i went to a physical therapist to fix something in my chest, and she had me do a type of stretch that pulled on my neck and back. Ever since then ive been feeling what everyone has been feeling. Prior to this ive never felt this before, which means this must be whats is causing it. So im going to give it a try and let you guys know if this helps out or not. And a question for Terminus and Ahansen, how do you know the affected area, do i ice then heat it, and should i take flexeril or should i not. Please get back to me guys. Thank you!!!

Alec M
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   Posted 8/30/2012 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hi everyone, looks like most of us are in the same boat.

It all started at the end of April 2012. I just woke up on a normal Saturday and felt some kind of a pressure all over my head, I got up and simply couldn't process what exactly what was going on. Had weird pulsations as well in the head. It just didn't feel like it was myself anymore. It felt like a very bad hangover. At first I thought that its due the 2 - 3 drinks I took the night before, so I decided to support it and resume my day. A few hours in, I was literally feeling that I'm about to pass out... I was in the house and twice within the hour I was sure I'm about to pass out, I run to my bed and lie down. The next day, same symptoms... I was basically a zombie. I seemed fine from the exterior but deep inside I wasn't really there. I was seeing life through a fish bowl, could literally stare at a wall for hours.... pulsations in the head, pressure around the head... around the eyes, sometime pressure around the nose.... I can honestly say that I wouldn't wish this to my worst enemy. I had very poor balance...forget about driving a car or even being present in a car... couldn't even stand for very long or enter a retail store... I was going nuts. I also sometime felt some pressure around the years.... but the most unpleasant was having this pression in the head... it felt like im floating... totally light headed... not totally present.

I started having some panic attacks... let me tell you that Google searches didn't help much... it was just creating crazy anxiety. It tells you the worst of the worst.
I tried taking a glass of wine, I felt that it helped me a little... then I took a second one and perhaps it was mental but it's as if it froze the head pressure for a while...but not for long.... Once the alcohol effect left, it was the same or even worst!

I've decided to go see a general doctor about 2 weeks later, he diagnosed me with labyrinthitis - inner ear infection and prescribed me with an ANTI-VERTIGO drug that unfortunately didn't do anything at all. The symptoms kept on going and going - The doctor said that a Scan is not required and this type of virus can last for weeks.... just try to be patient and relax.. avoid stress...

I couldn't function for work... it was torture. It's not that it was hurting, it was as If I was living with a helmet on my head..a very heavy and tight one.... the worst was explaining to people what is wrong with you. You seem totally fine from the exterior.
WEEK 3 , WEEK 4... it wasn't getting better. Seen another doctor for a second opinion.... same diagnosis..probably labyrinthitis and a scan is not required... they told me to relax.... I was going nuts! pulsations, head pressure always present. Felt like passing out very often.. scary.

WEEK 5 - Started to have better days... some gave me hope that I'm actually getting better.... but pulsations, head pressures still very much present... feeling that I will faint still present.. especially when entering big stores or standing up for long period of times.

WEEK 6- started to feel better... became positive. However after a little celebration and a few drinks one night, the next day I had a complete come back. Let me tell you that this specific day was probably one of the worst of my life.... I had a panic attack anxiety and started thinking that this curse would never go away.... I decided to stay away from any alcohol. It's as if everything came back to DAY 1.

WEEK 7 - Same feeling - real torture - Everything came back. No more alcohol.
WEEK 8 - started to feel slightly better.
WEEK 9 - started having better days.
WEEK 10 - some days I almost felt cured, some it was coming back out of nowhere for no special reason.

WEEK 11 - WEEK 12 - It slowly started feeling better with good days lasting for a few days. little head pression - pulsations present most of days but nothing compared to what I had to suffer weeks ago.

WEEK 13 - I almost felt cured... most of the days I was fine, however it did happen sometime that I felt little symptoms... but the level was insignificant.
WEEK 14 UNTIL TODAY AUGUST 30TH .. The head pressure came back a little, not as bad as the first weeks but not as good as the last week- I do feel little pulsations around the head sometime as well. My eyes feel swollen, sometime I feel some pressure around the nose. I do usually suffer from allergies around that season (ragweed) perhaps this doesn't help as well.... but thank god that I DON'T feel like passing out as much.... from a scale from 1 to 10 I would say I'm at 7.5 today compared to 1/10 on the first 3 weeks.

I'm planning to go see a doctor in the next 2 weeks to follow up, but I do feel better...but it could be even better if it goes away. I want my life back.
Good luck to everybody!

moorey
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   Posted 9/7/2012 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I found this thread and am interested in your thoughts. I have been feeling strange now for the past 6 weeks, it is hard to describe, I would not say dizzy but more of a lightheaded feeling and sometimes my legs feel heavy and I have to stop or hold on to something. I also have a continuous ringing in my ears but only bothers me when I concentrate on it. I have gone from hating lying in bed in the mornings to not wanting to get up and feeling extremely tired all day long. I have no symptoms when sitting but I feel like I don't want to socialise as I feel safer sat down.
I have just sold my business and about to start a university course so stress could be a factor. I have also had 6 weeks off not working so could the tiredness just be my body reacting to not having work pressures etc?
I will go the doctors soon I just keep hoping it gets better, I think the worrying though is making it worse!

Sam P
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   Posted 9/15/2012 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
ahansen said...
After lots of research, I believe Terminus6006 is right!

I quite suddenly had all of the same symptoms described here and didn't know what to make of it. I found this forum and saw the last post mentioning muscle tearing and at first I sorta dismissed the idea because I'm not really active and I thought I'd know if I tore or strained a muscle in my neck or back. But I decided to start doing research on headaches caused by muscle tearing and it turns out that 9 times out of 10 you don't even know when you've injured yourself!

I also noticed that a lot of people here mentioned having just gotten over a cold, or bronchitis or a sinus infection etc. I just got over a sinus infection myself when the headache started. As it turns out, the difficulty in breathing during sleep can actually cause you to unconsciously sleep in weird positions which lead to the muscle strain/tear. And since it happens in your sleep, you don't even know.

I identified where the tear was (in my upper back on my right side) and started to baby that area along with several other measures, like rest, rest, rest, icing the area, and my headache almost immediately eased and then disappeared.

It totally makes sense why it lasts so long now. Because you're not addressing the torn muscle, you just keep re-injuring it.

I found this article that was really helpful in describing how this works and how to fix it long term.

http://headacheanalyzer.com/clin_mono2.pdf

Feel free to message me if you'd like any details as to what I did to find relief. It's been 3 days since I started addressing the muscle issue and my headache is gone, my muscles are finally healing and relaxing. Which, by the way, made it easier for me to notice the specific sensation from the tear. A dull pain that is a little tingly. I didn't notice it all until all the other pain went away.

Such a relief to finally know what's going on and to have a plan to solve it!!


This an post above it is most insightful and useful.

Exact same issue sincluding panic and nervousness.

MRI found slipped disc C5 C6. Doing PT to fix it but also feel a muscle in left back which is sore. Am going to get that checked out and report results but feel better if I relax or ease pressur eon that muscle.

God Bless.
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