Any suggestions for head pressure?

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springsjean
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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Every single day I feel as if someone has my head in a vise, pushing in from the temples.  Anyone have any suggestions for relief?  Not glad I have lyme, but after three yars, glad I now know that this head pressure willl hopefully go away. 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually put muscle rub on the back and sides of my neck. It seems to relax everything especially pressure in and around my head. I hate that pressure feeling. Does it get more intense when you stand up?

Also, there is something called Olbas that has menthol in it that you can rub on your temples to relax it. It also helps with congestion too. You have to get it online.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


RottenDog
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   Posted 5/20/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
i too have had this, my nerp gave me gabapentin 300mg x3 it did help me more then anything else i have tryed. i still have headaches but nothing like i did b4

hope your doing better soon
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 


rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 5/23/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
i too have the head pressure
I also get terrible face pressure usuall one side
does bells palsy make pain my daughter graduated yesterday in pics my left side of face is affected i think
it was my smile did not go up on that side.
does anyone have trouble writing legibly?
 
lisa
 
also i am not on abs anymore i wonder if I still herx. ironically i found my posts here are around the same date of any given month
 

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 5/24/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
advil sometimes help -- i take six a day when necessa.

Am finding and it was confirmed here -- it is the weather! Depends on what's blooming out there.

Roses -- you can flair at certain times...the theory is they activate at the same time...don't know how that's possible. but anything is. it's a flair rather than a herx since you're off all meds.
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pcpc
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   Posted 5/25/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like Babesia to me

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 5/25/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
If you aren't treating babs or mystery proto thing (eww!) try a sauna or bath (hot hot w/ steam).

Someone suggested it to me, and yep! IT WORKS. (See my post on same subject -- different location -- back of head).

I bet I have babs but i test negative and am out of doctors and prescription money. SO, I'm on doxy and garlic and green tea.
Bit June 08.


springsjean
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   Posted 5/25/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Really sound like Babesia? Tested negative for it but then again I tested negative for lyme too. Tested positive for erlichosis only. Go figure. Thanks for head pressure advice.

peacesoul
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   Posted 5/26/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have horrible head pressure, but I’ve just discovered that I have MAV (migraine associated vertigo). I also am in perimenopause and feel it’s related to that. I feel that my lyme is 99% healed so I don’t associate it to lyme.
I was sick for years with lyme but the head pressure only started 2 yrs ago, when I got a bout of vertigo.
Don’t fall into the trap thinking every ache and pain is lyme related.
Until there is reliable testing for lyme, it’s wise to rule out other causes as well.

springsjean
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   Posted 5/26/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for advice but that's a very hard thing to do.  I spent three years doing the opposite, having every doctor tell me there was nothing wrong with me but menopause.  I "believe" my head pressure is from lyme as I never got headaches before all this nonsense started.  I am openminded and realize not everything attributed to lyme but can only hope as I get control of the lyme, the headaches will subside.

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 5/26/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
hey RottonDog,

I just figured out you're talking about neurontin...which is also prescribed for fibro...while looking this up, I learned that neurontin's double first cousin is none other than Lyrica...That drug that was recently all over the airwaves with the couple in front of St. Louis Cathedral traipsing along buying handbags and holding hands.

Anyways, I digress. How is it working out?

Thanks,
Bit June 08.


RottenDog
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   Posted 5/26/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
so far i havent had a migrain in 3 weeks, new record for me, i still have the dull throb tho but nothing like it was b4 the gabapentin. i also found out most of my friends are useing it now.
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
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hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 5/27/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It is hard to not fall into that trap described by peacesoul.

Since I got the rash I have had weird burning pain -- it's gone now.

But then the D@#$ trigger fingers set in.

Next, two crunchy and painful shoulders, one episode tendonitis, comes and goes.

Neck that pops but back of head sounds like shattered glass.

Oh and a few corisone shots in both heals -- plantar fascitiis it's called AND morton's neuroma.

What a difference a year makes.

To think, I never went to the doctor before this year. LOL.
Bit June 08.


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 5/27/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and just recently, severe sinusitis symptoms...

At this rate, what will old age feel like???

BTW, memory is shot, ears ring, and eye muscles feel "stiff"...

Arthritis in toes -- diagnosed.

What doc do I see? No one does anything for me. But LLMDs do listen. They can't cure. But they care.
Bit June 08.

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