Posted 9/29/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)
Hi, I was very surprised to find that so many of you have this same problem...I had never heard of anyone else having head pressure at all, never mind all the time like I do. I've had it for about 3 years now and I'm 22. Looking at all of your posts, I'm guessing it will not go away on it's own very quickly.
As some of you do too, I have stomach issues, and these started about 2 years before the head pressure hit. I thought that maybe the meds I was taking for my stomach had caused the pressure, but now I'm doing homeopathy and on something else to control my stomach, and the head pressure hasn't let up, except for about 3 days after I started it. (This always happens, with my head getting better after starting anything new and then going back to the same again a few days later.) It's very annoying bc just when I think there's hope, it returns for more.
I have the pressure all the time, and I've had so many medical tests come back negative (MRIs, CT scans, blood tests done by endocrinologists, tropical disease doctors, etc, GI scans, etc.) I can understand what many of you must be going through as well, and I am guessing that we all have a very similar illness that they just haven't figured out yet...hopefully they will soon, as a lot of people are clearly suffering from whatever this is.
The only things so far that I've found to make the pressure better are when I am actually in the process of eating and when I'm doing some form of extreme exercise (usually running). Naturally, this makes it difficult for other people without head pressure to believe that there is a real problem, as I'm sure a lot of you have experienced. I have a tough time relaxing, but get tired easily after exercising to get rid of the pressure. I am actually supposed to be going into Americorps starting next week, and I refuse to let this stupid pressure take me away rom that, but I am very scared that I will have to come home due to extreme over-exertion or something related to my head. At times I wish something drastic would occur so that I would just know what this stupid thing is and could find some way to fix it.
Thanks for listening. If anyone wants to talk about all this head pressure stuff, I would love to. You can facebook friend me if you want: Megan Conners Please do. Although it is sad that so many ppl seem to have this pressure, it is also reassuring that I am not alone and it would be great to actually talk to one of you.