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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
My head feels like it's full of helium.

But what's weirder is breathing can make it feel fuller.

Or yawning.

Or eating -- moving jaw muscles.

Wonder if its tightness or TMJ.

Seeing doc next Friday.

Not holding out much hope, but you never know.

No, he's not an LLMD. I just hope he take the time to look me over.

Any chance this is anxiety.

Hating life right now. Claritin might have helped soem.

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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmmmm, that's really weird. I bet it's pretty uncomfortable too. I get a fullness in my ears sometimes and a pressure in my head but not like you described.

See what your doctor says. I hope you find an answer and feel relief soon.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
i have EXACTLY what you describe. my head pressure is out of control, and it gets a lot worse when i take deep breaths. i also find that my jaw is severely clenched when i have the pressure. but i am sure the pressure causes the clenched jaw and not vice versa.
i also hear a whooshing in my ears when i have the pressure.

the weird thing for me is that the head pressure is really only significant in certain weather conditions. i was completely unable to live on the east coast because of the combo of humidity and low barometric pressure before rain. i moved to CA, and the head pressure is WAY better. but in the winter here in no cal, it rains and gets overcast and a little humid, and the head pressure comes roaring back.

do you find any correlation to the weather patterns? i have no explanation for it at all. it's horrible. i haven't tried any medication for it, as doctors have no idea what it even is, but i'm hoping that i can find something to help. the head pressure will last for days for me, and i'm completely debilitated by it. fortunately, it's sunny and dry, so i'm feeling head-pressure free these days! but i live in constant fear of the winter!

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Does it feel a little like your brain is here and your body is here, but they're not quite together? Like there is a slight gap between them, or something. I had that as I was coming off of the extreme vertigo. It is weird and kind of scary. When I was just on the Doxycycline, my symptoms kept changing, and moving. That one did go away as the next set of symptoms began.

I don't know how encouraging that is, but the IV ceftriaxone has helped, and I feel better overall. Still have a bit of stiffness in knees, back ache that I hope is just from having fallen down the steps as I was recovering from the vertigo, and my glands and lymph nodes are still shrinking in size.

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   Posted 6/6/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I had it start while on doxy or biaxin. A weird head pressure. Went off meds cold turkey due to some issues with them and two months out I have real sinus pain. I took a claritin and it cleared it right up. But the pressure and exactly what turquoise sky described -- a little off -- just like that -- and of course I'd rather be in California where everyone seems healthier than the east coast.


Hope the ENT has answers...that will be an interesting appointment. Yesterday was posting about migranes on migrane forum. Claritin must have helped -- some anyways. I wonder if I have a sinus problem now that I have Lyme.
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