Occipital region pressure

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   Posted 5/9/2018 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
This was one of my first symptoms and has yet to lessen with treatment. What causes this?

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   Posted 5/9/2018 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
my 1st symtom also 20+ years ago!! it would give me such a bad headache i would vomit!! that and chronic prostitis were the first.....that eventuslly subsided now its sbout 100 other problerms!

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   Posted 5/9/2018 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you know what caused it? A particular infection?

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   Posted 5/9/2018 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Ashleyann82587 said...
Do you know what caused it? A particular infection?

Probably bart or babs. I've seen it listed under both depending on the source. All 3 B's can cause headaches. Bartonella headaches are worse pain. Babesia is described as more of a feeling of head pressure.

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   Posted 5/9/2018 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
i have been told by my llmd that i have bart bab and lyme

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   Posted 5/9/2018 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Ashleyann82587, since diagnosis of co-infections is so unreliable, I never tried to figure out those. I just kept on treating Lyme and eventually did things for the co-infections. I KNOW others will disagree. That is because we are not all alike and we all will need different treatments.

As for head pain. Glory did I have this. Around my eyes, behind my ear was the worst, and the lightening zaps on the top of my head.

Head pain was the reason I went to the doctor initially. I thought all kinds of bad things were happening in my head. Not one medication stopped it.

It was lyme treatment that finally got rid of my head pain. I was doing herbals and so many that there is no way to say which ONE made it go away. Frankly, I think it was a combination of all the herbs. Like herbalists say, synergy.

Just keep on treating and drink lots of water!!! Sorry, I am not more helpful.

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   Posted 5/9/2018 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you checked for lymph node swelling?

There are occipital lymph nodes.

I had one flare on bartonella treatment - just above the occipital lymph node (behind my right ear)
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

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   Posted 5/10/2018 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
since youre seeing Dr P, i agree with Peteza, try not to worry too much about which infection it is....dr P will hit them all on the protocol....i think alot of people forget that there are many strains of bart, lyme etc, some discovered some not, testing bad/non-existent....so its really BabLo and BartLo (babs like organisms)...who the hell knows what that tick had...i keep trying to tell myself, that if i am reacting/herxing, then whatever i am on is hitting it....i THINK bart is my big problem, but i have tested positive for lyme and babs, not bart....so who knows....just detox and keep going....

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   Posted 5/10/2018 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
i think it's swollen nodes in the occipital area. if u gently massage the area around your eyes you will notice instant relief.
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