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osirissunra
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   Posted 4/10/2015 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
to "Poetrygirl"
about the pressure in the head... I've dealt with it for years...
I've been given everything from pain killers to muscle relaxers...
The ONLY thing that works for this is either Xanax, or Valium. Xanax is a lot better because it doesn't take more than 1mg. In fact.. A lot of times half a mg is all it takes... and the great thing about Xanax is that you don't have to take it everyday and it leaves the system quickly. It works Very Fast to relieve the pressure and I can tell you.. After everything I've taken.. It's the only thing that works... maybe Klonipan..lol.. sorry, Im too lazy to look up the spelling , but yes.. The pressure for me always starts in the back of my head and then it feels like my brain is swelling up like a balloon. Just ask your doctor for Xanax.. Do NOT let them start giving you pain killers because you don't need them, they are too strong, and they simply are not as effective as the Xanax.

tennisgirl
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   Posted 11/27/2016 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Poetrygirl I know you posted several years ago about having severe head pressure and stroke like symptoms after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. My husband has many of the same symptoms that you describe He was diagnosed about 1 1/2 years ago. He is currently taking Sinemet. He tried dopamine agonist, but had too many side effects. He suffers the most from the extreme head pressure. When his head starts hurting his ability to use his hand and foot on his left side decrease. He also has loud ringing in his ears and has dizziness at times. He has had several spells of stroke like symptoms also. He has went to ER and had CT and MRI's, but nothing shows up. We are both getting discouraged. We have seen 5 different neurologist and no one seems to be familiar with head pressure and Parkinson's. If anyone has any information they could share, we would greatly appreciate it!

osirissunra
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   Posted 11/29/2016 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
to "tennisgirl" ....
Has your husband tried Xanax ? try half a miligram at a time... I believe it will immediately relieve the pressure. Unfortunately due to expenses, i have yet to receive a proper MRI .. CT scan showed nothing. Oddly enough , alot of or some of my symptoms have disappeared over the past 14 years.. from when it all first began, anyway.. the pressure in the back of the head, and then the feeling that my brain is blowing up like a balloon.. Again.. Xanax will take care of it i believe. (Just to make sure he's not having "pain" like a migraine, right ?? Mine is not pain either.. just a debilitating pressure .. Maybe swelling of the brain or something.. I still dont know. Unfortunately due to our nations poor medical care for poor people, i suppose i will never know. In my case, i actually need a walk =in MRI whenever this pressure is happening so the doctors can see what is happening.... Anyway.. In your husbands case.. Try to get some Xanax.. or Valium.. both work. Xanax just acts faster, and leaves the body faster, and you can just take it whenever you need it, instead of taking a daily regimen of pills. Doctors love to put people on "Daily doses" of pills they dont need for some reason. I currently have a friend going to the Veterans Administration for years for headaches, lack of sleep, and they use him like a experimental animal.. giving him every drug in the book, except for the simplistic xanax. For some reason, they will never give him that. He got ahold of a few pills..and his symptoms disappeared completely .. for that week he slept, His headaches were gone.. etc... anyway.. try it. It works perfectly.. And it has no affect on any motorskill functions except for me it makes me MORE alert and helps me to concentrate and focus effectively.

poetrygirl
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   Posted 12/16/2016 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
5 years after my last post on this, I'm sad to say I am still plagued with this head pressure. I happened to be searching again for an explanation for this symptom when I saw these recent posts. It has surely been my worst symptom as it brings with it a host of other symptoms. I've tried topomax, which I call "dope-o-max" because it makes you pretty stupid and do dumb things. It also altered my taste so that everything tasted metallic. I was also tested for Lyme disease, which was negative. So far, the 5 or 6 neurologists I've told about this pressure have all looked at me as if I have 2 heads and have said they never heard of this problem. I've come up with what for me is the best description of the pressure. It feels as though my brain is actually hardening and more each second and truly feels like the back of my head will explode. I always have pressure but when it is at its worst, my lower legs and right arm become extremely weak, I feel pressure in the trachea and I am forced to sit or lie down. It has definitely gotten worse over the years and, even though none of the docs seem concerned, it is quite alarming when it occurs and it occurs daily. I have gotten Botox injections in my neck and shoulder muscles, but no relief. I am going next week to a headache specialist in the hope that it may be migraine related. I am so disheartened that in 7 years I have found no relief and am afraid I will never find relief. I will ask about xanax or Valium and appreciate the suggestion. Will let you all know if I find an answer.

Poetrygirl

Post Edited (poetrygirl) : 12/18/2016 9:56:35 AM (GMT-7)


poetrygirl
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   Posted 12/16/2016 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, does anyone with head pressure also experience facial muscle stiffness so bad that you can hardly speak and it's difficult to open your eyes? This is also something that goes along with the extreme pressure times. Again, the pressure is not painful, but everything together is quite alarming.
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