Well where to start with all of this then…
More than a month ago I was lying in bed with my I-Pad as millions do around the world when my eyes went funny (a dizzy spell) I couldn’t focus on anything and decided to just switch off TV and go to sleep. Next morning I felt strange like I was in a fog like state, didn’t seem like myself then later that day I started getting this head pressure and dizziness. I panicked and started to think I had some sort of brain illness like ‘tumor’ which has never left me to be honest.
My fiancé put it down to a tension headache and by the next day still there all day constant, decided to go to GP that Monday who though sinusitis gave me Amoxicillin for a week and nasal steroid spray. That didn’t help at all so back I went to GP to say I was still dizzy and pressure headaches all the time, he sent me to hospital to get a CT scan with contrast and LP. Neuro at hospital done the exam and said I was fine and sent me on my way with no scan, next night I checked myself into A&E where they done bloods, ECG and CT with contrast. Everything came back normal. Didn’t receive the LP though.
The day I got out hospital was the only day out of 33 that I didn’t feel this pressure (dizziness seems to have settled, still lightheaded though), the very next day it was back so back to GP who again said sinuses and inner ear gave me coamoxidol which I have just finished and still this head pressure.
I am really struggling to get any quality of sleep (for about 3 weeks), getting to sleep is no trouble but staying asleep is a nightmare. I wake up about 4/5 times a night every night and only get 3-4 hours sleep. My eyes look terrible with red veins because I’m not rested and my heads constantly filled with pressure. The only relief is when lying down where the pressure eases or out in the cold air (I live in Scotland). I have tried steam with menthol crystals, exercise, plenty water, paracetomol and ibuprofen don’t make any difference either (I don’t take more than 2 pills every other day in fear of rebound headaches).
I’m at a loss now, I can’t say this is a migraine as I have no sensitivity to light. I work at a computer all day and if I had a migraine people say I wouldn’t be able to. I feel the pressure all over with slight throbbing on my left side only. No pain or pressure at back of head or neck at all it's just from my crown downwards and temples.
People say stress/anxiety well yeah…I’m stressed out my mind because this headache is ruining my life. I was 100% fine before this started. Now I think I need an MRI even though the chances my GP referring me will be slim after CT was normal. That fearful thought ‘tumor’ keeps churning around in my aching head all the bloody time!
Anyway thanks for reading and if you have any similar experiences or advise please share, I’m really struggling these days.
Post Edited (scottio19) : 2/27/2014 8:37:01 AM (GMT-7)