Hi again Chris,
I'm only responding because your symptoms are so much of what I have.
The only thing I can tell ya from 5 years of this junk is, REST.
If your body pain is alleviated by reclining .... then that's what you need to do.
I have the dry eyes, body pain, pressure behind top eyelids that yes, does add to the feeling of tiredness.
Most of my head pain is from the right side also, along with the right eye.
I don't have sinus problems causing it. There are a few things, like you mentioned, like Fibro, CFS or CFIDS, etc. that cause these things ... But we're back to the only known relief in the Med-Journals --- REST.
Limit your time reading or whatever else triggers the pain.
Believe me, no one likes this RX of "Rest" --- I can't stand it neither and have fought against taking all these stupid rest times myself. Very much so. I was extremely active before '02 and I can't stand that I can't just jump up and do all the volunteer work I used to do besides having a JOB. Now I'm venting .... but to not be able to have an income and take care of myself the way I'm used to can be maddening but I've HAD to learn coping skills.
There are worse fates my friend, indeed. That's all that gets me through. I think of the folks who are in worse shape - homeless folks, people in other countries and what they're going through and on from there. Then having a roof over my head seems like the greatest blessing in the world.
When I read the other forums on here about folks with horrendous diseases, then "rest" seems like nothing compared to the unbelievable pain and bodily malfunctions these other guys are going through. I hate resting but compared to things like 'ostomies' or Parkinsons or Alzheimer or these other very painful ordeals they have .... I'll bite my tongue as best I can and just swallow the dang Rest RX.
Don't know if this helps - but it's helped me and I'm more than twice your age. No wisdom teeth here, but got a bit wiser in the last 5 years of being physically stimied.
I wish you Peace.
LateNeuroLyme + CFIDS = Lord knows what.
Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that ALL things work together for the Good, Y
for them that Love God, for them who are the called according to His purpose.
Posted 5/31/2007 5:33 AM (GMT -7)
I agree - it could be a lot worse.
Unfortunately, when I get anxiety it's usually combined with a massive dose of hypochondria. So I'm usually convinced I have a debilitating, life threatening disease. Logically I know there's very little chance of it being anything other thand anxiety/stress, but still for that time it's almost like I have whatever condition it is I'm paranoid about. I feel stupid and rather insensitive towards those who do have conditions like that by saying it, because (I hope) the phase always passes and I go back to normality, but whilst it's happening I can never see that being the case.
Anyway.... went a bit off topic there.
Back to the headaches - seems to be concentrating more and more on the right side, along the top of my jaw, my right cheek and round my eye. Think it might actually be an infection of some description - I've had a squelchy feeling in my right ear for a few months now (like you've just come out the swimming pool!) - the doctor couldn't see anything, but from what I've read it could be an ear, tooth or sinus infection causing pain in those areas. As for the other symptoms, well they could just be a combination of stress and RSI or something.
Posted 5/31/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)
A warm welcome to HealingWell.
Great job by all the members that answered you. They live the life so they are the ones who can answer you best.
I rarely have headaches, but if I did.......I would be worried to so remember to keep posting for the support you need .
Glad your with us.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
Posted 6/13/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)
Hi - I am been having bad headaches for over 3 weeks now. They are constant. They started in the back of my head and then moved around. I have had them on the top of my head, on the sides, and in my forehead and face area. right now its everywhere. im not sure if this is from anxiety? I started getting them a few days after my panic attacks struck. and also after i went back on zoloft - i had been off it for 3 months and have snice been back on for 3 weeks. the headaches feel like pressure on my head - like bricks on my head or like my head's in a vice. there's also a burning sensation and it feels like my brain jumps a bit - esp when i hear a noise. like its rattling in my skull. i have been so afraid of having something life threatening. i have been to th dr 5 times and to the er once. i also have seen a psych dr who has me in therapy. they all say its stress (tension headaches?), anxiety and hormones (i am also 19 weeks pregnant). anyway they are freaking me out and i cant seem to calm down about them. my neck is real tight too. has anyone felt like this before????