Posted 2/9/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)

I am new to this site.  I am having pressure in the top of my head on the right side.  It is always in the same spot.  It lasts all day like every hour it happens. Sometimes it feels that something is going to pop out.  I also have a feeling of cold in my head.  I am afraid to go to the doctor, they will want to do a brain scan and all other tests and I am afraid that the results will be bad.

This just started last week.  Has anyone experienced these symptoms.  I am very scared.

Posted 2/20/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -6)
Ok this is especially for the lady that experienced symptoms aftr childbirth but I think it can apply to everyone. Find a very good headache specialist and ask him about csf leaks (cerebrospinalm fluid leaks). Most doctors only believe you can get these from lumbar punctures, hence the lady that got symptoms after birth pay attention. Usually after a lumbar puncture the headache will be so painful meaning a big leak that can easily be found with CT mylogram. However lately doctors have been finding that pinhole leaks can occur spontaneously or after head injury. These will not be found on CT myleogram(CT of spine) and can be cured with a blood patch. ask your neurologist about this. Does your headache get better when you lie down? Does caffeine seem to decrease the pressure? I dont mean a cup of coffe I mean like 4 or a few shots of expresso. Caffeine raises your spinal fluid pressure and should make you feel better. Let me know if you have any questions my e-mail is droos@live.com
Posted 2/20/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)
GREEN TEA:
did you look at my thread about headaches on the right side of head? is it similar?
here it is: I am also worried.
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=31&m=1390506
Posted 2/21/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)
Rooster427 said...
Ok this is especially for the lady that experienced symptoms aftr childbirth but I think it can apply to everyone. Find a very good headache specialist and ask him about csf leaks (cerebrospinalm fluid leaks). Most doctors only believe you can get these from lumbar punctures, hence the lady that got symptoms after birth pay attention. Usually after a lumbar puncture the headache will be so painful meaning a big leak that can easily be found with CT mylogram. However lately doctors have been finding that pinhole leaks can occur spontaneously or after head injury. These will not be found on CT myleogram(CT of spine) and can be cured with a blood patch. ask your neurologist about this. Does your headache get better when you lie down? Does caffeine seem to decrease the pressure? I dont mean a cup of coffe I mean like 4 or a few shots of expresso. Caffeine raises your spinal fluid pressure and should make you feel better. Let me know if you have any questions my e-mail is droos@live.com
Caffeine makes head pressure worse for me, and so does lying down.  I have a lot of trouble sleeping because of it.  What could this mean?
Posted 2/23/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)
I am not sure but I would like to talk to you further about your symptoms as many of our experiences are the same. I would like o know more of your symptoms especially when this all started. Shoot me an e-mail.
Posted 2/24/2009 2:03 AM (GMT -6)
Rooster427 said...
I am not sure but I would like to talk to you further about your symptoms as many of our experiences are the same. I would like o know more of your symptoms especially when this all started. Shoot me an e-mail.
How would this help?  In the five years of researching my problem on the internet, and even discussing it with others who have it, I have not received one useful piece of advice.  Nothing suggested has worked.
 
There are the suggestions of getting the expensive medical tests, which I would do if I had the insurance, but other than that this whole self-research thing has made me jaded.
Posted 2/26/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)
Washburn,
 
I read your post on headaches.  MY symptons are similar but its not a headache.  It also feels like a throb like my brain is expanding in that area. It only lasts a second.   I am not dizzy, vision is good and no headaches. Did your GP want to do all kinds of tests on you?  I also notice that it happens more when I am on the computer and when I think about it.  I have Xanex 0.25mg low dose I was thinking of trying that. It did go away for aout 2 weeks and now it is starting up again.
 
I try not to think about it.  I did go to the chiropractor and he say it could be coming from the nerves in my neck.  I will try that, I really am afraid of medical Drs. 
There are times that it feels like my hair is standing on end, like chills on my scalp.
Posted 7/10/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)
Tom200001 said...
I have the same issue of Pressure/Tightness on the head for more than 12 years ... around the head, mainly upper fore head, behind the head and right side of the face.... a feeling of tightness also on the muscle under and corner of the right side of
the right eye.

Tom, I have similar issues here. And I have also a feeling of being besides myself and slow-thinking, somehow in a way that's disproportionate to pain itself (the tightness feeling deep inside my forehead).

Tom200001 said...

I have a feeling that is some nerve jammed somewhere sending this false message to the brain.

There are rare problems in the nose cavity that in fact do just that. Something called a contact point headache has to do with cartilage or bones that are gnawing at each other and pressing nerves.

It's hard to find any info on this, but try Nose and sinus headaches without (or with) sniffles. The test is straightforward, it's just a question of numbing the inside of the nose with cotton balls soaked in something anesthetic. Most ENTs would have no clue about what to do it seems.
Posted 7/22/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)
I have had head tingling (like bugs crawling under my skin), tightness on my forhead (like I have my hair up to tight) with off and on headaches for a a few months. I had fallen and hit my head pretty hard, but I got a MRI and nothing was on it. It's not constant but it's off and on all day almost everyday. My doctors keeps on telling me that he will refer me to a neurologist but hasn't yet. I'm concerned because it's lasted for so long and nothing like this has happened to me before (I am 25). Any suggestions on what it may be or ways to make it stop! and if I should find neurologist by myself since he seems to think it's not necessary.
Posted 11/25/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)
Hi All who have posted their problems here regarding tightness of head.
I have a quick and easy solution for this..
Breathe deeply for 5 minutes and you will feel that the tightness has eased to some extent..
if you have time refer ALOM VILOM PRANAYAMA.. it is an excellent cure
Posted 11/27/2010 5:58 AM (GMT -6)
hi !! i am also a prisoner of migraines but it have been 2 years since i get my last migraines..so i hope it will help you all and share my remedies to prevent migraines..
 
good luck to all !!
 
 
since i have already write in my blog, it would be easier then typing it all over again..
just don't take anything that stimulates your stomach..
Posted 12/8/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -6)
I am having this tightness in my head (but not associated by headaches) and really cannot fall asleep for long hours as I also have ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Even when I fall asleep, I wake up so often and during the day I am all the way tired and can't talk as my jaw starts to feel tight.
Posted 2/21/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -6)
Hello Tom,
This thread is old, but I was wondering how you got on? Any relief?

I have had constant pressure in my head now for about 2 years, its ruining my life. I spent 5 years at college/uni getting good qualifications, but now I'm thick as ****. I cannot remember anything, I'm constantly dizzy, light headed - foggy.

I have constant pressure in the top right hand side of my head. It throbs when I bend down, and occasionally its like a get hit with a dagger in the same spot. I went to a Neuro about this, he said it was IcePick headaches. But, I do no think this is the case. They frequently happen near the temple and with regular occurrence. I have only had 5 of these attacks, but they are always in the same spot I get my pressurized dull ach. I think its this dull ache that causes them.

This constant pressure is not overly painful - its just annoying and makes me feel all floaty. I had an MRI a year ago, and nothing. But the constant pressure in my head is getting worse. I can now feel it behind my right eye, in my ear.. Speaking to the Dr's they just basically think its all in my head - but not in the way I want them to think! shakehead

The constant pressure is there 24/7 - like someones holding down their thumb on my head. I never get headaches, I never get migraines - just this darn floating feeling and the pressure. If I push on my right temple, if feels like this activates my pressure spot on my brain. This leads me to think its a vessel issue. Not sure, but I'm going to Dr's again about it. I don't care if they think I'm making it all up..

Anyway, how it going now.

Spencer

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