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Posted By : BaByGaBe - 2/9/2008 8:31 PM
I have been getting this pressure in the back of my head, for like 2 months now, not constantly, but mostly everyday.  There was one week where it totally went away, but it csme back. Some days I get it so bad, the only thing that makes me feel a little relief is when I lay down. The sooner I get this pressure or tightness in the back of my head, I get nervous, and start to think bad things like what if I pass out, and what if I panic and get a panic attack... (I also have anxiety disorder) the first thing I feel like doing is going to the ER, but I have been there already twice last month is the same week for this head pain, and they did CT scans, cat scans, EEG test, chest x-rays, head x-rays, blood tests, you name it. Every single test and scan, and x-ray they have done to me came out negative. They all say there is nothing wrong with my head, sinuses (even though they are constantly clogged and I can't breathe through my nose), or heart.

I am very distraught about this, because in the back of my mind I am thinking terrible, that maybe I may have brain cancer, or a tumor that is causing this. I doubt it, but it terrifies me. I am also terrified to pass out. Sounds kind of stupid, I know, but I have fainted several times in my lifetime so far, usually when I see a needle coming towards me, and I hate that feeling of passing out.  I also recently read somewhere that some guy can't look at an LCD tv, or a Plasma tv for more than a few minutes otherwise he gets a migraine. I have an LCD computer monitor, as well as a Plasma screen in my bedroom where I spend all of my time.  Could that be the cause? My doctor is sending me to a sleep apnea specialist to do a sleep study on me on March 9th, as she says may be the cause of my headaches and other issues. I will let everyone know how that goes. I take Paxil 12.5mg for my anxiety, and my doctor said that I should take Tylenol if I experience a headache/head pain. I have been doing this, but not everyday. Some days are worse than others, and the amount of pain I feel changes all day long.

If anyone has any experience in this field, please let me know what I can try to make this go away. I go to a Chiropractor, and it works occassionally, but it won't last all day. I also have had someone suggest I make a journal of the time I wake up if I have pain or not, to what I eat, and how much I eat, and the times I eat and if the pain gets worse, to write it all down. I am going to attempt this this week to see if there is anything that is triggering my head pain. I read an article that some foods like cheese, and too much bread triggers some headaches and other things. I will let everyone know what goes on in the course of the week

Posted By : Annuk - 2/10/2008 4:03 AM
Hi BabyGaBe,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry to hear you are suffering with this. It is good to hear that your tests (MRI, CT etc) have come up clear as that rules out any nasties!

It could be that the computer screen etc is aggravating your condition and triggering a headache sometimes, but it will not be the cause. The cause of Primary headache is another subject entirely, it is usually a malfunction of the chemical balance in the brain, or a malfunction of such as the hypothalmus (a gland in the base of the brain). None of this is life threatening in any way!

The ideal way forward for any headache sufferer is to find a preventative med to take daily and to use abortive treatment not more than twice per week to prevent rebound attacks. A good Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist will have that as their ultimate aim, to maximise a sufferers quality of life!

Hang in there and find your self a good Headache Specialist, take care

Ann


Co-Moderator of the Migraine/Headache Forum


Posted By : Wonka_Vision - 6/12/2008 10:14 PM
Hi BabyGaBe

In case you haven't yet found a cure to your symptoms,
I suffered with what you are suffering from for a few months a year ago. In my case, it was an ophthalmology problem. I am slightly more myopic in my right eye than in my left. This imbalance caused a "headache" similar to what you've described. Kind of like a tightness from the top of the back my head down to the middle of the back of my neck. I found it quite debilitating.
What fixed it in the end was getting corrective glasses. It went right away.

You can actually test this yourself by putting on sunglasses and waiting a bit. If it goes away, then it's probably a problem with your vision.

Migraines/stress can also bring it on. Unfortunately, our minds have more control over our bodies than we might like, in some cases. Stress can certainly cause your symptoms as well.

Hope that helps

Posted By : cynryan07 - 8/1/2008 11:43 AM
I am 20 years old and I am experiencing the same thing. It just started last week. I use to think its the energy drinks because I drank one like everyday. I also had really bad anxiety when I was 16 and it went away and never really had a problem with it until last Sunday. All of a sudden I was one step away from having an anxiety attack. I dont take medication for it bc its a mental state. I dont believe in taking meds for something I can fight mentally. What I suggest for you with the anxiety is to go to meeting and hear that your not the only one in the world like that and believe it or not their is alot of people out there with this condition. The last few days the pressure in my head has gotten worst and after reading your post I feel alot better. I am scheduled to go to the Dr. next week. I think its the same exact thing I got. The fear of passing out sucks too I know. I do look at a computer all day at work and when you saying looking at a computer or a TV might be the problem as well. I also thought it might be high blood pressure too as well because of being light headed. Whatever it is I hope that you and me fix the experience we are having because you dont want to spend day in and day out with this feeling. 

Posted By : sega - 3/20/2010 10:44 AM
Hi, I'm 17 years old and you've just decribed exactly how I've been feeling for a few months. I get this tight pressure at the back of my head and down to my neck very often and sitting down makes it worse. Sometimes the pressure gets so bad that I can feel it all around my head and it's really stressful. I'm really scared of passing out or something in class and I get really anxious, and then I start to worry that I'll panic in class, if I'm asked to participate it gets much much worse. At first I thought the pressure was just stress and psychological but it's gotten worse to the point where I can just be at home with no stress and it will happen. I also was suffering from anxiety attacks during my exams, it's my final year and the works kinda hard so I don't know if that brought it on. But if I focus really hard on relaxing when I get the same feeling then normally I'm okay... I've been put on manesium B6 for anti-stress but I don't think it's helping. I had blood tests done and they showed nothing, but I think it's something in my head anyway. I'm getting an MRI scan in a couple of weeks and an EEG, and I really hope they might come up with something. I know these posts are pretty old, but if any of you have found an answer yet to what it might be please let me know. It would be a really great help! Thanks and I hope the problem has already gone for you.

Posted By : migraines no more - 3/22/2010 1:03 PM
Hi
 
Sorry to hear your dilema, i have also heard it being related to T3 levels that the thyriod produces.
i get some real corking head aches at the back of the head from this.
done a bit of reasearch and put it in my book about migraines.
 
Regards
 
Paul


 
please click above for a short book i have writen on migrianes has some great info


Posted By : BaByGaBe - 8/22/2011 7:18 PM
Hey guys I know it been a couples year back but I'm back with the Head pressure again it's been 3 months already I'm thinking the same thing about if imma pass out or just hoping is nothing very bad, tomorrow I am going to see if i can find a neurologist, I can't do my regular stuff i do, I'm afraid to go out again because of my headache, I never knew a stress headache can do so much to a person :(

Post Edited (BaByGaBe) : 8/22/2011 7:23:49 PM (GMT-6)


Posted By : Bri in ohio - 8/23/2011 10:58 PM
BaByGaBe
I know how you feel. Six weeks ago I began having the same
kind of headache. It started with a pressure in the back of my
head No matter what I took it didn't help. It got so bad that
it caused my neck to get stiff and sore. I also had a pressure in
my ears just like an inner ear infection. Went to ENT but
he insisted it was my blood pressure there was nothing wrong
with my ears. One doctor said it was rebound headaches from
my new blood pressure medicine. Another said it was tension
headaches. It gets so bad that it feels swollen or inflammed
it causes nausea and dizziness. I can't stand noice or voices
and it get to the point were its to much for me to even talk.
Then it comes up ov er the back of my head and I can feel sore
pulsing veins in head around my temples. sometimes it comes
around the bottom of my ears and into my jaw.
The only thing that helps is alternating heat then ice to the back
of my head and neck. Needless to say my anxiety level goes through the roof. Sometimes if I go outside and walk it will help the anxiety level and the headache becomes tollerable.

I had a MRI the first time this happened six years ago and nothing
Bri

Posted By : BaByGaBe - 8/25/2011 4:16 PM
Hi bri in ohio

Thank you for your reply, I'm sorry to hear that you felt the sameway.. I will try the ice pack and the heat to back of my neck I usually won't go for a walk cause I be extremely lazy and also fear I might pass out outside but soon I will try it.. I'm going to a chiropractor in a few mins hopefully that will help, thank you for the info and keep in touch.

Posted By : Drury - 8/29/2011 12:22 AM
Hey BaByGaBe,
sorry to hear about your head pressure. I've been having this same thing for a couple months now. And same, negative with the blood, mri, everything, and I didn't really have any lifestyle changes, if anything I got stress relieved from me. I visited a neurologist and he gave me divalproex for migraines, I'm no doctor but have you heard of that option before? I hope to hear from you and that you feel better!

Posted By : BaByGaBe - 8/29/2011 8:50 PM
Hey Dudry,
Thank you for writing... I'm sorry to hear you have the pressure also. I never heard of it.. Did you looked it up on google? I have a appointment with neurologist for the first time september 14 hopefully he will have a answer for me. Thank you and I hope you get feel better also.

Posted By : ynglady - 9/21/2011 9:34 AM
Hopefully, you had this taken care of after seeing the neurologist, but just in case...I had a long road trying to figure out what was going on with me, having crazy symptoms like those you described -- check this out: http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/basilar-migraines.html . Good luck.

Posted By : Drury - 9/23/2011 8:06 PM
Hey, sorry it took too long to respond...but I still have had no luck :( the meds did nothing, possibly even worsen it so I'm just miserable everyday...but hey things could be worse

Posted By : klk8251 - 10/4/2011 9:12 PM
I am a 25 year old man and have been dealing with constant head pressure for about 4 years now. The pressure seams to be mostly in my face behind my nose and eyes but I can also feel it in the back of my head near the base of my skull.
The pressure is with me 24/7 and seems to get worse with exercise and alcohol. Other symptoms include ocasional dizziness and constant fatigue. It all started after a bad cold that lasted for a few days (could be unrelated). I just woke up one
day and noticed the pressure. Since then I have had several tests (CT Scan, MRI, Blood work, ct of neck and sinuses) and everything has come back negative. I have been on countless medications (none have worked and most made the pressure and dizziness worse)
including several anti-deppresants, migraine drugs, seizure meds, and pain killers (tramadol has helped me slightly, but it could be more that I seem to care less about the pressure while taking it). I am having nasal surgery this month although the surgeon (and I)
are skeptical that it will help my sypmtoms. If that doesnt work, I am back to square one. I am looking for anyone who has had any luck curing this type of head pressure. I am a completely different person now than I was back then. I never feel like doing anything, I
have a hard time concentrating, I can't drink alcohol with my friends, and I am otherwise just apathetic to life because of this horrible desease. If anyone can help me, I would be forever greatful. Thank you

Posted By : Drury - 10/4/2011 9:17 PM
Hey Annuk, I'm so sorry to hear about whats happening with you :( thats awful to have to deal with it for 4 years. My doctor gave me Lexapro thinking depression was a side effect of the pressure in my head and it actually has started taking away the feeling, I know you said you've tried anti depressants, which ones did you try?

Posted By : klk8251 - 10/4/2011 9:27 PM
I have taken Celexa, Nortryptilin, amitryptilin, and prozac (pardon my spelling). Each of those made it worse. I will ask my neuro about Lexapro. Thank you, and I am glad that you seem to be getting better.

Posted By : Louip - 10/9/2011 4:00 AM
Have you guys looked into the possibility of Lyme, or chronic Lyme disease?

I recommend seeing an llmd, a Lyme literate medical doctor.

Message me if you want to know more.

Lou

Posted By : mandi84 - 10/9/2011 12:38 PM
i also experience the same thing as baby gabe, i really do not what started it or a clue of how to stop it??? It make me think things, like something must be seriously wrong with me! I always have bad dreams now and watching movies where others die or is a lot of fighting seems to make the pain worsen. BABYGABE did you find a soloution? , ive done exactualy the same as you, head scans, blood tests the lot and they still said nothing is wrong. I was provided with amitryptillin, it hasnt worked and the thought of having to take it forever with not possitive help from it just seems ridiculous.The constant burning pain just never seems to get better


Please help

Posted By : mandi84 - 10/9/2011 12:38 PM
i also experience the same thing as baby gabe, i really do not what started it or a clue of how to stop it??? It make me think things, like something must be seriously wrong with me! I always have bad dreams now and watching movies where others die or is a lot of fighting seems to make the pain worsen. BABYGABE did you find a soloution? , ive done exactualy the same as you, head scans, blood tests the lot and they still said nothing is wrong. I was provided with amitryptillin, it hasnt worked and the thought of having to take it forever with not possitive help from it just seems ridiculous.The constant burning pain just never seems to get better


Please help

Posted By : BaByGaBe - 10/16/2011 7:49 PM
I'm sorry I couldn't get back to you guys asap.. And sorry for the others that suffer from the same pain as I do..

I went to the neurologist and he checked me out and just told me that I have no tumor or cancer or nothing bad so he told me that my head pressure might be that I could be sleeping wrong or it can be that I suffer from sleep apnea and he told to take cloclobenzaprine when I feel the pressure or pain, and to also go see a chiropractor.

I haven't had a headache as badd as I do till today I went for a walk and as soon as I got in my car my head was pounding and hurting so much that when I got home I had to go straight to bed.

I hole everyone feels better, god bless you all.

Posted By : Batman55 - 10/16/2011 9:49 PM
klk8251,
 
I have something very similar, except mine has been generally 24/7 for nearly 8 years.  I also don't usually have the dizziness, but I do have the fatigue.  Alcohol can make the pressure worse, but generally it's more like I have an intolerance, in that I can get very unpleasant symptoms from just a couple drinks.  Certain kinds of exercise make it worse too--especially anything strenuous.  Running and any kind of lifting activity seem to cause the most problems.  However, walking a few miles (or more) seems to be the best--it doesn't make the pressure worse, and it just makes me feel better overall.
 
I know of one person who used to be here who also shares our symptoms, and she found a lot of relief with Amitriptyline.  I haven't tried that drug though--for a few reasons it's not a good fit for me.  I have tried Topamax, though, but it didn't help and the side effects were very annoying.  The next one I'm going to try is Flexeril, probably.
 
lemme know if you find anything helps, or if you have any progress otherwise.

Posted By : Sam2011. - 10/16/2011 9:54 PM
Some one help me? I'm going through the same thing, nearly been two years now :( I have the head pressure, started at the front of my head now in the back of my head and upper back. I have a tight feeling also in the right side of my chest. I feel dizzy all the time, i'm never relaxed, I can't stand up for too long anymore. I can't have fun, move my head to quick, I can't even sleep anymore because i'm that scared of this feeling. It gets worse when I try and sleep, I experience a feeling that can only be described as some one sticking a fork in my brain and twisting it... It doesn't hurt, its just scary.. But it's getting hard to live with now. I've been on every medicine possible and had every scan and test you can think of, i'm starting to really give up on life having not slept for 3 full days. Would be amazing if some one could help ...

Posted By : Drury - Yesterday 10:47 PM
Hey Sam2011. Have you been depressed/anxious for awhile? Have you tried any types of anti-depressants (SSRI's)?

Posted By : Sam2011. - 10/19/2011 8:42 PM
Doctor put me on amatriptalin or how ever you spell it, 5 months later, no better. Also got put on another tablet for anxiety and depression, same thing. Doctors cannot explain it. Just gets worse by the day..

Posted By : RocketMan2011 - 10/20/2011 8:13 PM
I have been dealing with all kinds of headaches for more than 20 years. I have been diagnosed with migraines, stress headaches, sinus headaches and cluster headaches. I have been on most of the meds discussed in the messages above for anxiety and headaches. Just recently i started feeling the pressure in the back of my head that will radiate behind my eyes, nose mouth and neck. Seems to get worse when i move my head or eyes from side to side. Overwhelming feeling that I will pass out or something. I am in the middle of the EEG, MRI and cardiologist test, but my regular doctor put me on lexapro for anxiety and it seems to help the pressure and headaches. The neurologist put me on amatriptalin (sp?) but i could not function well on it so i stopped taking it. I have a 3 yer old and a job that will not allow me to come in with a cloudy mind.

I am so glad i found this post....I thought I was going nuts! My wife and doctors look at me like im nuts. I really hope someone figures this out and is kind enough to post their results on here.

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

Posted By : orlafitz - 10/25/2011 8:35 AM
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

Posted By : orlafitz - 10/25/2011 8:36 AM
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

Posted By : jjmcgough - 12/7/2011 10:08 AM
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.

Posted By : stunna033 - 12/8/2011 10:03 AM
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!!!

Posted By : sicknomore - 12/12/2011 6:16 AM

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


Posted By : sonnyd - 12/15/2011 11:02 AM
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

Posted By : scaredofswine - 12/19/2011 5:31 PM
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

Posted By : babyblu43 - 2/9/2012 2:34 PM
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. 
 
 
 

Posted By : texas king - 2/14/2012 10:52 AM
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.

Posted By : Puck - 2/23/2012 7:27 AM
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

Posted By : KittyCatTri - 3/31/2012 9:43 AM
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

Posted By : KittyCatTri - 3/31/2012 10:14 AM
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

Posted By : HigherPower - 5/2/2012 8:49 PM
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.

Posted By : delightful - 5/6/2012 7:15 PM
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

Posted By : HigherPower - 5/11/2012 7:51 PM
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!

Posted By : autunm - 5/12/2012 7:30 PM
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

Posted By : stayawayfromCLA - 5/16/2012 7:10 PM
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.

Posted By : Terminus6006 - 7/12/2012 10:31 AM
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)


Posted By : ahansen - 7/29/2012 5:32 PM
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!!

Posted By : cuspgrl - 8/6/2012 12:40 AM
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?

Posted By : Trobi9 - 8/21/2012 10:46 PM
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!!!

Posted By : Alec M - 8/30/2012 8:48 PM
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!

Posted By : moorey - 9/7/2012 6:20 AM
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!

Posted By : Sam P - 9/15/2012 9:49 PM
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.

Posted By : Jtoz54 - 9/27/2012 8:26 AM

Hi I suffered from headaches and dizziness all my life. 5 years ago I discovered that I was Salicylate Intolerant, allergic to aspirin and all foods containing salicylates. Aspirin is a salicylate that comes form the bark of the willow tree. All plants produce salicylates as a natural insecticide. It is in things likes fruit,most vegetables, tomato sauce, olive oil and many more. Theres a good list of foods in the book,"Salicylate Intolerance and The Healthier I Ate the Sicker I Got."

Right before I hit bottom I had such a pain in my right eye that I went for a CAT scan to rule out a tumor. Once I went on a low sal diet I got rid of my headaches,sizziness, nausea, neck pain, arthritis, asthma, dry eyes, nosebleeds, swollen glands and a foggy headed feeling.
Check out sickfromsalicylates.com

My headaches always used to start in my eyes and moving them back and forth was very painful and nauseating. This food intolerance really affects the muscles of the eyes as well as the ears, causing clogged pain and sometimes ringing in ears.
No one should just accept a diagnosis of Migraine Headaches or Fibromyalgia when they can prevent them by finding out whats causing them. Its usually a food intolerance. Unfortunately there is no test for Salicylate Intolerance because it isnt an allergy. You have to go off the foods that are high and very high in sals and see how you feel. Good luck, Joan


Posted By : Christineann - 2/27/2013 10:53 PM
Hi! I have been experiencing the same things. I also have double vision in my peripheral vision. I've been very persistent and decided to get an out of state second opinion. I live in Vegas and decided I would drive to California where I finally had received a diagnosis of "fibromyalgia"! All my symptoms including the pressure in my head. The disorder is different for everyone. I now take vitamin supplements, eat healthier, exercise lightly (15 min cardio), niacin and fish oil pills and make sure I get plenty of sun light. Surprisingly it really helps Alot. It takes a few weeks to kick in though. I start slacking on my vitamins, fish oil pills and exercising and all symptoms came back....very devasting. It took 3 weeks to get back on track. Since then, I haven't had an episode. Also your sinuses can play a part in having pressure in the back of your head. Do yourselves a favor and google fibromyalgia. Let me know if this helps or if any questions. I have seen a chiropractor, nuerologist, ear, nose, and throat doctor, heart doctor, therapist (CBT), Opthamologist, and Nuero Opthamologist. I've been to the emergency room over 25 times in a six month period. I went so much I was told don't go unless I pass out lol. Be encourage and fight for answers

Posted By : Stephie_372 - 3/12/2013 12:41 PM
Hi Everyone
I am 25 and for the past year have been experiencing severe presssure headaches mostly after exercise. I get shooting pains in the back of my necks and down my spine when I attempt to stand up, and a throbbing pressure in my head with ringing in my ears. All these symptoms are simultaneous. I have had several tests including an MRI which came back saying that I have a slit in my spinal cord. The neurologist says he doesn't think that the slit in my spinal cord is the cause of my symptoms and he thinks the slit was something I was born with. I am loosing my mind. I have cut out all physical activity because of the pain I suffer after the fact.I've tried physio acupuncture and massage therapy as well. Can anyone help?

Posted By : Kaiserella - 3/13/2013 3:24 AM
Hi I have had the same symptoms as you, I am sorry you are so bad. I have been put on a preventative med called Epilim 100mg. I started this last week, I started on 1 pill a day for 10days, then 2 pills a day for 10 days, then up to 3 pills a day. I got so worried abt it all & the pain in my head,I thought I was going to die. I have had all the tests to check out if any problems, MRI, CT Scan, Blood Tests, ECG, seen ENT Dr., but no one could tell me what was wrong. I have finally been seen by a General Physician.

Things that would trigger it was watching TV, or light, loud noises, stress, some times even weather has triggered it. Dr told me to also take Paracetamol every 2 hours & Aspirin Clear every 2 hours, as in, take paracetamol at 10am, Aspirin at 12pm, Paracetamol again at 2pm, then Aspirin again at 4pm. My last Migraine lasted for 36 hours then I have the hangover the next day. I have been getting them for a long time but have got worse over the past year due to stress.

I was also an athlete at a high level & after some games was totally worn out & exhausted, which was unusual for me.

I hope this helps & you find some relief soon.




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Posted By : Jon UK - 6/20/2013 6:45 AM
Hi,
 
I just read through this post. I have similar problems which only started recently. I am pretty healthy and walk a lot but I have been very stressed recently, but that is not the first time I have been stressed. Life has stressful times for all of us! These will pass.
 
I have no anxiety issues that I am aware of. I did pass out a month or so ago whilst out at an event which was a first - but I had not eaten much that day at all, I am naturally skinny and that is probably the reason - no great mystery, if you don't eat and keep pushing yourself then by 10pm you may well feel dizzy and pass out. It seemed a logical reason although it had not happened before.
 
Since then, however, I have felt very dizzy most of the time. It has gone away for the odd hour but then it is back. I also feel exhausted, but then I am very tired as I am setting up my own business and have the normal stress and lack of sleep whilst lying in bed worrying about various matters and a lack of money!
 
But other than almost constant dizziness and tiredness, I cannot personally relate to many of the things written in this post, although I genuinely sympathise.
 
I have just read elsewhere that sitting in a position all day, or for many hours, with tense shoulders can cause my symptoms. This is what someone posted elsewhere 'The symptoms I had were off balance feeling, head pressure, headaches, dizzy spells, concentration problems, terrible memory problems, I felt like I was losing it.'
 
 
This can be all be down to bad posture and tense shoulders which affects the blood supply directly to the back of the head and causes the above. I am going out now to buy a decent chair to sit on and work from home on. I have also done these neck stretches sitting here ([head] forward hold 10 secs, back hold 10 secs, hold left side of head and take head down to relaxed shoulder hold 10 secs, then same to the right). These have helped a little bit but I am sitting here tense again, its become a default posture sitting here all day. I need to sort it out.
 
I think this is often about how we are sitting, so many of us working on computers nowadays. If you are working in an office, demand a proper chair (its a legal right in UK anyway) and set it up properly. If, like me, you are perched on wooden chair that is too low and sit with permanently hunched shoulders, tensed up (and without thinking much of it), I think (and hope) that is your problem. Nothing more.
 
Hope this helps someone. God Bless. turn

 


 

Posted By : Mr. Leon - 6/24/2013 11:39 AM
Well it seems that if I can say you are experiencing a nervous tension experience from something, If you lie down it seems to go away, when this happens you seem to relax and be ok... soo...

somehow in the back of your mind it seems , getting up is seeming to be associated with perhaps stress and additionally anxiety conditions... if you are not happy about some things or events in your life , perhaps its time to begin the simple task of questioning, why you feel what you are feeling as you rise each day...a few positive thoughts or poems lines or scripture text may be a good way to begin your day, ok.

Thoughts are so strange sometimes, especially in preparing us for each moment and lifes experiences. I suggest overall a change in food eating or lifestyle habits you can look at these too...but the answer may be right in front of you even how you are coping or handling events...Remember "you are fearfully and Wonderfully made", do your best to enjoy all of your life, ok and be as well as you can, its easier as you learn to surrender to a good and promising Life from our Creator, ok.DV.

Posted By : julzjc - 9/4/2013 5:21 PM
Wow! I didn't realize how many people have the same pain I do! I am 33 and suffer from regular migraines since I was 10. I just recently began getting pressure and pain in the back of my head/neck a month ago. This pain and pressure is totally different from the migraines I get. I can handle the migraines I normally get, but this pain is something else! I had pain and pressure so bad that I was rushed to the ER where they did a CT and found a cyst on the back of my head near my neck. I was sent to a neurologist who was supposed to be the best. He said I have probably had this cyst since I was born or young and it probably had nothing to do with it. Yet, I have had several CT,MRI,EEG and dye exams for my regular migraines, not one dr. said I had a cyst. I was so frustrated cause he tried to just give me medication I have already used for my regular migraines( which I have those under control without medication) and said he doesn't know what's wrong with me. So I went and got a second opinion. I'm Native American but I don't use the hospitals provided for us because I have excellent insurance and usually you're there all day. I decided to give them a try. Within one day of being there they already gave me hope. I haven't seen the neurologist yet but the Dr I seen understood what I was saying and said there had to be something wrong. about two weeks ago my vision started getting blurry. So they sent me to the optometrist. They did every test they could. They couldn't really give me any answers to why my vision is that way, but they gave me glasses to relieve the blurriness and said they will be working with my dr and neurologist to get an answer. So I am hoping they find out soon. But I can totally sympathize with you guys. It's not fun feeling this way. shakehead shakehead

Posted By : Leigh44 - 9/14/2013 2:37 AM
Hello, I hope everyone who has headaches will try a reputable acupuncturist or a well-recommended chiropractor...Sometimes, just a curve in the neck, a vertebrae that's out of place, or a pinched nerve can have debilitating effects.

Posted By : Marsky - 9/14/2013 7:04 AM
And I might chime in if I may, I recently became alarmingly aware of artificial sweeteners and the havoc they can wreak on the human body (and mice apparently, from test studies), aspartame, phenylalanine, sucralose, Nutra Sweet, Amino Sweet, Acesulfmane-K, etc - can induce migraine headaches. These sweeteners are toxic and you should never consume food (6000 items and counting now) and diet drinks that contain these chemicals. Read each and every label when purchasing groceries, avoid processed food as much as possible, and strive for organic, plant based produce or meat if it comes from free range animals. Drink 2-3 quarts of filtered water as well. Up your Vitamin B intake. Be a savvy shopper, question everything single thing you put into your mouth - 90% of gum sold in grocery stores now contain these very harmful chemicals, avoid them like the plague (yes this includes Dentyne, Trident, etc.).

If you do all of this and still experience headhaches, at the very least you've detoxed your body from aspartame and it's poison sisters.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99, Cochlear Meniere's Disease
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Cholestyramine 1 T daily
- Eliminated aspartame, caffeine and alcohol from diet.

Posted By : Tk4ever - 9/15/2013 10:00 AM
I'm having pressure in my head fallowing horrible headache and I can't stop thinking bad things , my brain taking control of me I can't stop think that something bad is gonna happen to me
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Any help what I should do?? Went doctor he said is just tension headache ..

Posted By : sassym - 9/26/2013 5:35 AM
Really sorry to hear that, recently i read about a research may help you, a new study links this kind of throbbing pain to obesity. Here's details about the research: www.doctorshealthpress.com/health-articles/the-real-reason-for-your-throbbing-pain

Post Edited (sassym) : 9/26/2013 5:44:58 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : dark0psy - Today 6:17 AM
klk8251 i know it's been two years but if by any chance u see this please tell me if you have found something to cure your symptoms as I am suffering with the same for the past year. This piece of crap of a forum doesn't even have an option to pm another member which is the reason I created this ****ing account. **** everything about this forum.

Posted By : pepperlady - 12/3/2013 4:19 PM
Is there anyone with info on Intractable Migraines, I was recently dx. My neuro said I was 1 she is going to have really look @ all test. I started having pressure on left side base of head and entire left side traveling pain in 10',  many drs & tests.  1 dr was a neuro for migraines said I'm sorry but there's nothing we can help you with you don't have migraines. If I have Sinus pressure or inflammation in my head my pain level starts climbing from 7.   had very low Vit D 9, b12 xtrmely low (didn't get what it is) vit D 50k iu 1xwkly my foot cramps are gone I can move my toes without cramping which would last for 5-10mins.  b12 now down to 1xwkly injection 1mil for 1mnth.                            

Dottie Cerv & Lumbar spondylosis, femoral nerve damaged numb, fatigued, Raynaud's vasculitis, Chronic left side pain, Factor II genetic disorder, Fibromyalgia, HSV II, intractable migraine

Posted By : Jasmine4894 - 1/6/2014 12:27 PM
hey guys, ive been having the same problems for a long time now. I've gotten a million brain scans and bloodtest and heart test that all show up normal. The only test that i did poorly on was a tilt table test. I suggest you all try to get that. What they are thinking I have is

POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)


the strange pressure in the back of the head id not listed here but i also experience that

from wikipedia

Symptoms[edit]

Lightheadedness, sometimes called pre-syncope (pre-fainting) dizziness (but not vertigo, which is also called dizziness)[6]
Exercise intolerance
Extreme fatigue
Syncope (fainting)
Excessive thirst (polydipsia)
Chronic or acute hypoperfusion of tissues and organs in the upper parts of the body are thought to cause the following symptoms:
Cold extremities
Chest pain and discomfort
Disorientation
Syncope
Ventricular fibrillation
Myocardial infarction
Hypertension
Hypotension
Tinnitus
Dyspnea
Headache
Muscle weakness
Fibromyalgia
Tremulousness
Visual disturbances
Autonomic dysfunction is thought to cause additional gastrointestinal symptoms:
Abdominal pain or discomfort
Bloating[7]
Constipation
Diarrhea
Nausea
Vomiting
Cerebral hypoperfusion, when present, can cause cognitive and emotive difficulties. Symptoms that persist in the supine (recumbent) state are difficult to attribute to "cerebral hypoperfusion":
Brain fog
Burnout
Decreased mental stamina
Depression
Difficulty finding the right word
Impaired concentration
Sleep disorders
Inappropriate levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine lead to anxiety-like symptoms:
Chills
Feelings of fear
Flushing
Overheating
Nervousness
Over-stimulation


Symptoms of POTS overlap considerably with those of generalized anxiety disorder, and a misdiagnosis of an anxiety disorder is not uncommon. Some patients may be able to show a marked, and speedy, reddening of hands on lowering to resting position to challenge this misdiagnosis.

Posted By : tdimes - 1/23/2014 2:07 PM
Dehydration is what gets me, pushing too hard in the gym, work stress, sun exposure. Advil helps...but only sometimes and never quite offers complete pain relief. I've tried the prescription medications and each one delivers one side effect or another. What helps, especially as a first line of defense, is a natural remedy called LipiGesic M. It's over the counter, but it provides relief almost immediately. The speed and efficiency of pain relief is due to the under the tongue delivery via a small liquid filled pouch. The product was recommended to me by a dear friend who is an investigative reporter for a major network's news division (talk about pressure and stress). I thank her weekly for steering me toward
LipiGesic M, and since I have FINALLY found a product that does what is say it well do, without prescription side effects, I feel it is only right to share this find with others who share this burden.

-T

Posted By : Dia22 - 3/5/2014 12:24 PM
I have the same symptoms in the right parieto-occipital side of my head and sometimes on my forehead too.It's a tight band fealing around my head and neck that turns into a pression everytime I lay down especially if i lay on my back it creates tremendous pression feeling something will explode out of my head.I also get stabbing pain in the back of my head and permanent diziness and blurred vision feeling sometimes that I will black out.My neurologist told me I have occipital neuralgia I took a bunch of meds which helped only for a while.Then the discomfort came back and made my life miserable again.I take Diazepam at night which lessens my pain a little bit.I've been living witg this condition for 4 months and I developed major anxiety attacks I just want mt life back. :(

Posted By : MikesBeenThere - 5/30/2014 11:36 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know I go through the same thing, the sinus pressure, head ache, dizziness, light headedness, pretty scary. I've noticed many of you mention anxiety. Anxiety and this go hand in hand. It used to be the "Bracing disease" because folks like us are incredibly tense, in our muscles, especially, back, shoulders, neck and so on. Believe it or not your muscles wrap all around the back and top of your head, and you've probably felt those sharp pains in your head as well. It took me forever to realize it but it's mostly anxiety, it can really do a number on your body. It's not in your head, the anxiety causes your to get so tense you screw up your body.

Posted By : MikesBeenThere - 5/30/2014 11:54 AM
Jasmine4894, sounds like Lyme Disease. I've had it 4 times, once in Connecticut and three times in Indiana. Honestly, you're symptoms sound dead-on like Lyme. Most people don't realize it but a nymph deer tick (juvenile) which are the most potent are no larger than the period shown here --> . I am not kidding, you'll never know they bit you and most people do not get a bulls eye ring or rash. There are many tests, most are worthless, but you might get lucky and get a positive result. Igenix labs does the best testing, they can definitely tell you if you have it.

Doxycycline seems to be the best antibiotic for it. I know I have left over co-infections and maybe even lyme itself still but I've realized I'll never rid myself of it. Cut sugar out of your diet, as long as you don't have kidney issues I suggest CALM magnesium, I take it every day, just the plain kind, I hate flavored stuff. Wish you the best man. If they tell you lyme is uncommon in your area they're full of crap. I put a white bed sheet under my bushes and beat on them with a broom and captured around 75 deer ticks, took them to my doctor because she thought I was nuts, that nobody gets lyme around here (Indiana) and she said, those are not deer ticks, I sent them to Purdue University and they came back positive as Deer Ticks, almost all of them carry lyme.

Posted By : Sad cat - 7/20/2014 2:12 PM
I been having a problem since Feb 2013 Its like when I breath in or out I feel and kinda hear pressure by my left ear inside somewhere.. its been kinda scary. when its harder to breath though my nose the problem gets worse but in other ways it goes like this. at random times its barley noticeable and random times its normaly noticeable so i know its still bothering me and at random times still, its very noticeable and when its very noticeable I get kinda scared or worried or a mixter of both. and it takes stress you know? It happends every single day.. I dont wanna go to a doctor yet because for 1 my ears make a lot more wax and faster then other people and the doctor even said so. And why I dont wanna see a doctor because of that is because when they have to look in my ear I cant hear anything.. is that normal cause I dont know.. anyway when they look in my ear somehow they always push some wax more down were I cant hear anything untill they have to clean it far down and that makes me pretty scared... And 2 my ma said im getting a new doctor.. im not sure if i have a new one yet or not.. anyway if there is a way to get this problem away without seeing a doctor first can you please tell me..? the problem is normal happing were ik its there.. well its getting worse..

Posted By : Ethiopian - 8/19/2014 2:26 AM
Hmm, knowing this is not only my problem, am feeling a bit released now. Honestly everything you all said is just what am experiencing for this year round. Tight feeling around my head, burning sensation on top and back of my head down to my nape, light headedness, Left eye strain, feeling of some pain on my Left-top brain side directly above the top of my left eye(Sometimes it feels like a pressure), I used to feel numb down my face and neck when I first experience the problem, sometimes i feel a slight paralyzed to my left side(very rarely) . . . A doctor suspected Brain tumor or bleeding case and recommended CT Scan, but the result was Negative. I have taken a few anti-depressants but they gave me a temporary relief but the pain comes again. Through time i have recognized what triggers it.
The triggers:
1 - Computer - feel burning and pain behind my head down to my nape when i use computer for five minutes
2 - Walking - I feel dizzy and some head pain if i walk through a sunny day
3- Talking too much with loud voice
4- Watching TV for several minutes
5- Reading white paper texts...
Treatment:
1 - I stay away from my PC. I don't know up to when, coz am a university teacher and need to use computer.
2- I wash my head with cold water every time I feel pain and get relieved
3- Drink coffee I try to relax and forget my pain with friends
4- I feel better when I lie down
5- I feel good and relieved when i seize my head when i feel pain.
6- Close my eyes and hold them with my palm
7- Take in oxygen and breath it repeatedly. . .
I have read somewhere that this is tension headache. It is a problem caused when head muscles in between the skull and the head skin get tensioned and distract the flow of blood, then the nerve attached with them irritates and sends pain signal. That is what somebody write on somewhere on the web. No matter what, I haven't gotten a complete remedy yet. If any body knows or get a terapy please share me. From Ethiopia. Thank you.

Posted By : DeboraS - 2/8/2016 6:29 PM
Pressure in the head can just be anxiety. Anxiety can feel very severe and has sent many people to the hospital thinking they were having a heart attack. the medical profession should know by now, but obviously they are still dishing out meds and doing expensive tests, which of course make your anxiety worse because you think something is really wrong with you!

First thing is not to change out the engine or the brakes, but just look under the hood and see if it the oil - if you know what I mean. So, firstly, consult a therapist or go to a wellness practitioner, before you run to the expensive and usually useless option: the doctor.

I used to have a band of pressure that ran around my head and I swore it literally felt like I was wearing a band! As I learned about anxiety and how to control it via my therapist who specoalized in anxiety, the band went away - as did many other symptoms.

25 years later, I can still have far more subtle attacks of anxiety, and when I am quiet, and sit still and really listen to my body while it is in the panic attack, I can still feel that pressure in the head. this website explains:

http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/signs/head-pressure

Best thing you can do is meditation and yoga, ti-chi or something like that that focuses on the body and calms the mind at the same time, because body awareness is key. The more you can feel your body, the easier it is to apply the techniques to calm it. If you have an attack and need relief to just get a grip, try relaxing herbs. Positive thinking is the biggest cure, which is not about putting a nice face over your anxiety, but about noticing what you are thinking: usually you are thinking worst case scenario. You literally change this with the opposite thought: best case scenario.

Posted By : Aimzee - 2/11/2016 6:49 AM
My husband put up with the headache pain for several months and finally got an MRA done. He has been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He is scheduled for coiling surgery later this month. A trip to the doctor may result in a MRA or CT scan. Just wantws to pass this information along.

Posted By : Ferdous - 3/6/2017 11:43 PM
Hi BaByGaBe,
Hope you are fine now. I am suffering with the same problem as you mentioned for the last two years. I did blood test, CT scan, NCV test & so on but situation not improved at all. Though it is not continuous but when triggers I really become very sick & starts to think that I will pass away. My wife , doctor mentioned that it is my mental problem.

If you have overcome the problem please share. I will be really grateful to you. My quality of life is totally decreased. I can find any joy of life.

//Thanks
Ferdous

Posted By : abhi - 3/23/2017 10:52 PM
mine has same issue.15 month into reaserch by trial and error.great success in headzche with 60000iu vitamin d ,maganasium,ivermectin,alina.suspecting neuro lyme.further go with iv rocephine

Posted By : aych001 - 7/31/2017 10:21 AM
BaByGaBe said...
I have been getting this pressure in the back of my head, for like 2 months now, not constantly, but mostly everyday. There was one week where it totally went away, but it csme back. Some days I get it so bad, the only thing that makes me feel a little relief is when I lay down. The sooner I get this pressure or tightness in the back of my head, I get nervous, and start to think bad things like what if I pass out, and what if I panic and get a panic attack... (I also have anxiety disorder) the first thing I feel like doing is going to the ER, but I have been there already twice last month is the same week for this head pain, and they did CT scans, cat scans, EEG test, chest x-rays, head x-rays, blood tests, you name it. Every single test and scan, and x-ray they have done to me came out negative. They all say there is nothing wrong with my head, sinuses (even though they are constantly clogged and I can't breathe through my nose), or heart.

I am very distraught about this, because in the back of my mind I am thinking terrible, that maybe I may have brain cancer, or a tumor that is causing this. I doubt it, but it terrifies me. I am also terrified to pass out. Sounds kind of stupid, I know, but I have fainted several times in my lifetime so far, usually when I see a needle coming towards me, and I hate that feeling of passing out. I also recently read somewhere that some guy can't look at an LCD tv, or a Plasma tv for more than a few minutes otherwise he gets a migraine. I have an LCD computer monitor, as well as a Plasma screen in my bedroom where I spend all of my time. Could that be the cause? My doctor is sending me to a sleep apnea specialist to do a sleep study on me on March 9th, as she says may be the cause of my headaches and other issues. I will let everyone know how that goes. I take Paxil 12.5mg for my anxiety, and my doctor said that I should take Tylenol if I experience a headache/head pain. I have been doing this, but not everyday. Some days are worse than others, and the amount of pain I feel changes all day long.

If anyone has any experience in this field, please let me know what I can try to make this go away. I go to a Chiropractor, and it works occassionally, but it won't last all day. I also have had someone suggest I make a journal of the time I wake up if I have pain or not, to what I eat, and how much I eat, and the times I eat and if the pain gets worse, to write it all down. I am going to attempt this this week to see if there is anything that is triggering my head pain. I read an article that some foods like cheese, and too much bread triggers some headaches and other things. I will let everyone know what goes on in the course of the week


I have almost the exact symptoms as you. It started one night around 2 weeks ago when I tried to fall asleep. It was very late (around 2 am) and I was feeling this pressure at the back of my head and having trouble breathing. Every time I was just going to fall asleep, I felt like I was about to pass out and stop breathing. So I kept waking up in panic. I took a Paracetamol tablet and finally managed to fall asleep. There was no sign of the headache in the morning. I checked that my blood pressure was normal.

After that the problem returned with an interval of 3-4 days. I would get the headache in the morning though. One day I was in class and started feeling slightly dizzy during the headache. Once it happened again at night and I felt that my nose was blocked. Inhaling steam from hot water helped and I could fall asleep.

The difference between you and me is, laying down on the bed usually doesn't help. If I take a small walk even inside the house it seems to release the pressure. And yes I agree with you on the anxiety part. The fear of having something really wrong inside of your head like a brain tumour or brain cancer hits you during the headache and it causes anxiety making the matter worse. Also using the computer for 2-3 hours i.e. staring at a LCD screen seems to aggravate it.

From what I've read on the Internet, the symptoms seem to align with 'Tension headache' caused mainly by stress and/or physical fatigue. But I don't think I am in a lot of mental stress right now but maybe it is fatigue.

I am going to a General Physician tomorrow to get an diagnosis. Let's see how it goes.

Posted By : aych001 - 8/11/2017 10:24 PM
Here's my follow-up after my visit to the GP. He told me to get X-rays done of my head and neck to check for sinus and spondylosis. I got them done and it seems that there's no problem with my sinus. But it turns out that I am showing signs of Early Cervical Spondylosis.

The doctor showed me a simple neck exercise to do. But I don't think that's enough. Because the pain and discomfort keeps returning intermittently.

I am going to consult a specialist doctor in this field i.e. an orthopaedic surgeon. I will let you guys know what happens.

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