Back of head pressure, lightheaded, and fear of fainting...

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   Posted 8/11/2017 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 1/23/2018 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I had similar symptoms pain in the back of head, almost fainting, pressure in the ears and then I even got ringing ears and blurry vision. I had every inch of me imaged with CTs and MRIs and nothing came back. But, one doctor just put me on antibiotics because my ear looked infected. Cured everything within a few days. Then when I came off antibiotics 2 weeks later, everything came back. My doctors wouldn't believe it was an infection because everything tested normal. After two months off antibiotics I convinced them to put me back on and I stayed on for 6 months which made me feel amazingly better, but not completely healed. Don't know if this will help anyone else but it made a huge difference for me.

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   Posted 1/24/2018 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I WONDER if you posted on the Lymes Forum, if you would find people going thru the same thing?

Just a thought.
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   Posted 4/25/2018 1:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Alec M said...
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!

Alec, i know long time ago you posted this , i am already suffered exactly the same symptoms after drinking on Thursday 12 April 2018, would you please tell me what it was and how you cured your case because every single doctor i saw couldn't diagnose my case ? i am really suffering and need your help
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