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Head pressure, Spaced out, foggy, dizzy, fatigue, top neck ache

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 27, 2008
  • 09:49 PM

Hello

A month and 1/2 ago i started feeling constantly spaced out, and cognitively deficient. A couple of days after i started feeling a constant dull headache... almost like it's brain pressure. A week after that i realized how the dull headache would radiate from the base of my skull / top of my spine and spread through out my head. Now my whole neck aches and the the dull ache at the top of my spine / base of my skull and head intensified slightly.

i use to enjoy intellectual conversation but now find it somewhat difficult because of frequent brain ****s, memory gaps and I feel mentally slow. I constantly have to wrestle with a shortened attention span and a spaced out feeling with passive meditation. I also feel like everything in my head registers things much more slowly... verbally and visually. Sometimes i make really stupid decisions like looking for milk in the co bard... as if i'm so spaced out that i do things without before i think about it..

some history:
I use to be a gym freak until 6 months ago. 2 years ago, While working out i use to feel a pinched nerve in my neck... one time i got really sick after immediately after a gym session where i was lifting heavy overhead. I was in the Navy so they just handed me Tylenol and sent me back to work. I was so sick i could barely move and my neck was aching... I had a lot of cold sweaty nights. It lasted about 5 days and i lost 20 pounds. i thought it was the flu but my two overweight friends saw how skinny i was and ( I s**t you not) decided to lick the rhym of the cup i was drinking out of but never got sick. When i got somewhat healthy I went back to the gym and the same less intense symptoms showed up again.. but i felt my neck hurting first. so i stayed out the gym for a month.

also, i expirimented with Pot this year from June till September.. then again in the beginning of November for a week. But i know people with who smoked for a decade and don't share my symptoms.

unfortunately i can't go to the doctor at the moment because i don't have health insurance. (No you don't get it once out the Service) Can anyone help me out, i've been reading forums all week and didn't get a diagnosis. Does anyone have any information or know where i can ask around?

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  • Hey People,I think we may be on to something (?).I have also suffered from the ecxact same symptoms; pressured head (as if I have went through a tunnel on the underground, or my ears need a good 'popping'), vision problems (cant really concentrate on one thing, vision feels slightly jumpy), fatigue, cloudy head, foggy head, neck aches at the top and feels extremely tight at the base of my skull. And alomost as if I have a tight band around my head.I have felt this way for over 8years. This in a way should give you hope that it's not something that will hurt you, but however, it is crippling in terms of your life. I find it hard to concentrate on anything when I have this constant 'thing' going on. It has almost ruined my life and the past 8years have been a blur, honestly. I have still managed and pressed on and now expecting my first child with my beautiful partner (yey!). I have been fed tablets, therepy, you name it, ive had it and nothing has worked, my Dr thinks Im completley bonkers cause nothing 'seems' to be wrong. Neurologist, Blood Tests etc etc NOTHING!I remember the very first day I felt this, I was a gym fanatic, 5 days a week, and then one night I was trying to 'Home Gym', resting on my bed and using a chair to balance my head on I was bench pressing (do not recommend it) and I felt a twinge in my neck. Ever since then I felt 'strange', all the above symptoms, my vision started to deteriate, I noticed than I couldnt see the clock at work properly, and another symptom which you should recognise is when you turn your head fast from one side to the other, you have to wait a second for the 'Wooozyness' to stop.Seeing this formum has now spurred me on to figure out what it is. Lets keep this going and see if we can get a result.Good luck to you all!N
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!Hey Dude,Im the same, see my post on page 1.I also get the 'Guilt Feeling'. I dont think its guilt, its just alcohol/hangovers makes you feel incredibly anxious. This constant 'FullHead' that most of us feel is obvioulsy making us depressed/anxious etc so most of the symptoms that we qoute to the doctors appear as if it could be anxiety or depression. I usually go out every fri with my mates and the hangover lasts for days, shakey, anxious, nautiuos and just a bizarre feeling as if iv done somthing wrong ha, its insane!Few things to try:Do you drink plenty of water ? I was seeing a ciroprachter and he mentioned being dehydrated makes you feel dizzy/light headed and can make the muscles in the back of your neck/base of your skull ache and spur on headaches.Other things I was thinking of were eye strain, If i close my eyes i dont feel so bad, sounds odd but try it!!Also posture, if you feel at the base of your skull where it joins your neck, either side of there is always tight and stiff, even though I keep myself fit. I drive alot and sit at my desk, all crunched up, just habit, this could be causing the tension feeling.You've defo hit the nail on the head tho matey, the 'Hungover Feeling'. It does feel like that, almost as if youve had a couple of pints, or even the morning after.Hang in there bud!Keep the post going, its good listening to other people who have the same probs... Mabye someone might get an answer to what it could be!
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  • I have been suffering with this for 14 years. I was one of the top 3 state troopers in my state. Im here to tell you that this gets worse. The fog was there for many years, after 13 years it turned into horrific fatigue. I am now out of work. I have had 5 sleep studies, 2 MRI's multiple, multiple tests. They can find nothing. I did as a kid have some pain in my neck. When I turn my head I can feel/hear a grinding sort of thing. Yet the scans show nothing out of the ordinary. WE all here are saying weird stuff in the neck. This cant be depression or anxiety. I was happiest person in world before this hit me, LITERALLY over night. I have lost many things due to this, including a wonderful career but I am not giving up yet. Anyone here wake up feeling way better if they wake up on stomach? That is about only thing I notice has helped slightly. As for all these theories on yeast, anxiety etc. Been there, tried them all with doctor, waste of time.
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    • October 23, 2009
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  • I have been suffering with this for 14 years. I was one of the top 3 state troopers in my state. Im here to tell you that this gets worse. The fog was there for many years, after 13 years it turned into horrific fatigue. I am now out of work. I have had 5 sleep studies, 2 MRI's multiple, multiple tests. They can find nothing. I did as a kid have some pain in my neck. When I turn my head I can feel/hear a grinding sort of thing. Yet the scans show nothing out of the ordinary. WE all here are saying weird stuff in the neck. This cant be depression or anxiety. I was happiest person in world before this hit me, LITERALLY over night. I have lost many things due to this, including a wonderful career but I am not giving up yet. Anyone here wake up feeling way better if they wake up on stomach? That is about only thing I notice has helped slightly. As for all these theories on yeast, anxiety etc. Been there, tried them all with doctor, waste of time.Suffering for 14 years is so long. I was a happy laid back person too that got hit all of the sudden and been the same ever since. I just started taking flying lessons and ended up quiting with all these symptoms I have now. I've lost the thrill for doing anything.
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    • October 28, 2009
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  • I too have been dealing with similar symptoms.I am a 25 year old male in pretty good shape.I use to smoke and I drink occasionally.It all started when I was 15,I just started getting a dull ache in the back of my head and feeling like I was high,drunk all the time,with extreme fatigue.I have been going to doctors for 10 years now as this "disease" has progressed.My symptoms are a dull ache in my head that sometimes progresses into headaches(migraines),I have a constant feeling like I am high or drunk,I feel like I am very slower than I used to be(mentally),burning eyes,aching behind eyes and in temples of my head,extreme fatigue,lack of expression or emotion,terrible anxiety about going around others,I sometimes get the chills through my body at random moments(even when it's not cold),and just an overall slowness compared to my former self.I have been checked for thyroid problems,had catscans and mri's on my head,checked for diabetes,tumors,had a stress test for my heart,pretty much everything,and it has all came back negative.It is so frustrating having something so debilatating and not even know what it is(much less figure out how to fix it),and when the doctors are so "nonchalant" about their diagnosis,or lack there of one,because they don't understand and probably don't care.So I am taking a pro-active approach and looking up stuff on my own based on my symptoms and have been taking these possibilities back to the doctor,praying for an answer.At hi time I have about 6 i will be asking him about next time...Occipital neuralgia,Arteriovenous fistula,cervical dystonia,Arnold Chairi Malformation,and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.
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    • November 10, 2009
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!Same problem. Will it ever end is the question.
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    • November 30, 2009
    • 02:49 AM
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  • I have the exact same symptoms. my memory, concentration and cognitive abilities are sluggish, my brain feels cloudy and foggy. Fatigue every day. nech aches (ususally when I tilt my head back). My symptoms match CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME OR HYPOTHYROIDISM. If I have CFS I dont want to live anymore. Please help if you have any ideas. Thank youHelloA month and 1/2 ago i started feeling constantly spaced out, and cognitively deficient. A couple of days after i started feeling a constant dull headache... almost like it's brain pressure. A week after that i realized how the dull headache would radiate from the base of my skull / top of my spine and spread through out my head. Now my whole neck aches and the the dull ache at the top of my spine / base of my skull and head intensified slightly. i use to enjoy intellectual conversation but now find it somewhat difficult because of frequent brain ****s, memory gaps and I feel mentally slow. I constantly have to wrestle with a shortened attention span and a spaced out feeling with passive meditation. I also feel like everything in my head registers things much more slowly... verbally and visually. Sometimes i make really stupid decisions like looking for milk in the co bard... as if i'm so spaced out that i do things without before i think about it..some history:I use to be a gym freak until 6 months ago. 2 years ago, While working out i use to feel a pinched nerve in my neck... one time i got really sick after immediately after a gym session where i was lifting heavy overhead. I was in the Navy so they just handed me Tylenol and sent me back to work. I was so sick i could barely move and my neck was aching... I had a lot of cold sweaty nights. It lasted about 5 days and i lost 20 pounds. i thought it was the flu but my two overweight friends saw how skinny i was and ( I s**t you not) decided to lick the rhym of the cup i was drinking out of but never got sick. When i got somewhat healthy I went back to the gym and the same less intense symptoms showed up again.. but i felt my neck hurting first. so i stayed out the gym for a month. also, i expirimented with Pot this year from June till September.. then again in the beginning of November for a week. But i know people with who smoked for a decade and don't share my symptoms.unfortunately i can't go to the doctor at the moment because i don't have health insurance. (No you don't get it once out the Service) Can anyone help me out, i've been reading forums all week and didn't get a diagnosis. Does anyone have any information or know where i can ask around?
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    • December 5, 2009
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  • Hello Everyone. I too have alot of the same symptoms. About a year and a half ago I was receiving a neck massage from my husband. While rubbing my neck, my ear started ringing pretty bad. Ever since that day, I have had a foggy head, a whooshing sound in one ear, fatigue, and a type of myopia (like Alice in wonderland syndrome). I do get dizzy on occasion, but I have been diagnosed with Benign Positional vertigo, high blood pressure. I have had MRI's on my brain, neck and back. I do have degenerative disc disease in one of my upper vertebre and two lower discs that are slipping. The doctors are baffled and just say they are sorry. Not good news, but I continue to search the web in hopes of being able to enjoy life the way I used to.
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    • February 9, 2010
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!Everyone, it sounds like all of you are suffering from sinus pressure. Believe it or not, when sinuses are swelled they put pressure on muscles and nerves in face and head causing all the symptoms mentioned in all the above posts. Ask your doctor to give you medicine to relieve the pressure and reduce the inflamation. It may or not not be an infection, per se, but just inflamation and swelling. Have it checked out.
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!yes i know what youre talkin about ,i have a constant infection of my ears and brain lining,even before i got lyme disease and tic delaruex,its sad what doctors dont know whats goin on,people wonder why i hardly smile ,people just dont get it,some doctors dont etheir,Scott
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  • Hello everyone. I am 18 years old. I have had all these symptoms that you all are talking about for the past month. You guys have no idea how relieving it is to find a blog like this, in which everyone (at least a lot of the people) have the EXACT same symptoms as me. A little bit about myself, I'm a student in high school, I am attending a great University this summer, I am extremely active (lifting and playing basketball 5x a week), I experimented with weed and had an incident in November that involved overdosing on laced weed and I ran through a door (obvious neck and head trauma), however, I was completely fine until recently with no symptoms after that incident. (And i doubt any of this has to do with that incident but I thought I'd put that in there anyways.)When my symptoms first started, it scared me so I went to the ER and they did a CT scan, came back fine. Ended up doing an MRI, that came back fine also, JUST like everyone else in this website. Had a spinal tap this week, there were no infections and they are testing it for MS and other bad things that it's hopefully not. However, after reading these posts, I am beginning to think this is a pretty bad thing in itself, and it is VERY scary. Doctor's have had no answers for me as I've seen the neurologist.Here's my symptoms: Extreme headache in the back of the head and the upper neck,it feels as if I'm wearing an extremely tight headband around my head that never lets go EVER, extreme fatigue, terrible vision, It's almost impossible to concentrate on one thing (like in school), and anxiety. Earlier on, not so much anymore, I had tingling in my hands and feet. It feels as if I am high or drunk ALL the time. Nothing seems to get rid of these symptoms. Vicodin doesn't even help with my headaches.Doing some research, some diseases that have the same symptoms as what most of us are describing (however, slightly different), are Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (and hypotension), Lyme's Disease (in some people's symptoms), and some types of nerve blockages in the neck. However, I don't believe any of us here have these diseases.So here's the deal everyone. I'm not the type of person, as i'm sure none of you are either, to just let this take over your life and let it control you, like it is doing to me. I'm a fairly intelligent young man for only being 18 years of age and I'm not going to let this take over my life OR any of yours. Just throwing this out there real fast, but after reading all the posts, and in the case of myself, I couldn't help but notice that almost everyone with these symptoms are avid weight lifters or these hit the gym regularly like myself? Ultimately, I've concluded that the three most common ways that this could onset in a person is 1.) Perhaps over lifting or tweaking something in the neck while lifting? 2.) A brain trauma, such as a car accident and 3.) Seems as though lots of the people have been, or tried, drugs such as (i think one person said) salvia, and marijuana. That's just what I've thought of though.I met an absolutely amazing woman not too long ago and I feel like I will do anything to become normal again for her. The first step to this, I believe, is to find someone you can talk to. In my case, she is my person. Anytime my symptoms are raging, I call her or text her or do something that involves her, and that calms my anxiety and that sense or feeling that you will never recover from whatever this is. Secondly, I feel as though drinking a ton of water helps a little bit, so staying hydrated is definitely a plus. Haven't tried any of the neck exercises yet but those definitely can't hurt any. Also, stay positive. This is not an incurable thing? Stay optimistic and don't get down on yourself, doctors get paid big dollars for a reason, because they are the best at what they do. And if you are like some of the people on here, who find no positives in all of this except to say we are never going to get help, then don't even bother posting anything. Keep posting what helps you're symptoms...As I will keep posting mine. Keep doing what you love is my best advice.keep your head up. Feel free to email me with any questions, or comments or anything at all. Baller21kd@aol.com. -K.Davis
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  • I have similar symptoms that seem to be triggered after eating a lot of wheat/gluten and or sugar. Seems to be certain foods trigger it or when I have eaten a lot of these foods and they've built up in my system. Foggy head, jittery, pressure at the top back of my neck & head & around sinuses. I suffer from frequent migraines which usually stem from tension in the same place at the back of my neck. Often, if I tilt my head back, there is a loud click that seems to relieve some of the pressure. The migraines are often triggered by stress but I am beginning to see a connection to particular foods I eat & am thinking they are both connected somehow. I also get random pain in my ears every now and then- it feels like someone is sticking a knitting needle in my ear. Also sensitivity to sounds- not all the time but usually when I get the ear aches. I've just started Alexander Technique lessons for the neck pain/migraines & this was recommended to me by a Neurologist (I've had CT Scans, MRI, X ray etc.). But I definitely agree with the person who mentioned Candida. I've read this before and it makes perfect sense to me. So many adults are developing or discovering food intolerances etc. or reactions/symptoms that are a result of their diet. I'm definitely going to try an anti candida diet and also try eliminating wheat & gluten to see what difference it makes.It makes sense because it's all connected- sinus, ears, nose, neck, head. Sinus pressure, ear ache, headache, dizziness, nausea, brain fog, fatigue, even depression & anxiety. FOOD people! Look at your diets! I will post again & let everyone know if I have any results with the anti-candida and anti-wheat & gluten diet.I'm sure there won't be one answer for everyone and most likely there will be several things we can do to help relieve these symptoms but I think diet is a great place to start...
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  • I just sent you an email: But looks like others may benefit from my reply so here goes: My left trapezius/levator scapulae area is always sore, and scalenes and SCM are nasty too. After 2 years + suffering and all the tests… I’m still battling, but I think I am back focusing on it, and if you follow the idea below you will see how this defeats recovery. Because the Neurologist sent me to a Psychologist and assured me I’d be better in two weeks - I was open to the possibility that I could fix myself… The Psychologist didn’t really help as she was not the one I was supposed to see…. The other thing I do is Trigger Point therapy. It fixes up tight knots in muscles. I’m a runner and it’s great for knotted calves etc. , and I use it on my neck and shoulder. It can’t be a total fix though if TMS is the problem. I found with weights I built up good strength so my muscles don’t fatigue and get sore, but I needed stretching to make sure I was supple and not imbalanced. Some exercises tightened up my usual culprits – e.g. Lev Scap, and neck, when I did deltoids,- so I had to find a way not to annoy them, and then stretch too. My head is not fuzzy when I’m running, and is much better when I’m outdoors in the fresh air. That’s one basis for it being not “physical”, ask any shrink! And I get more oxygen when I run and am outdoors!! TMS I think so! Just have to Know so! Let me know how you go. Sue.
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    • August 11, 2010
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  • I've posted here before with the symptoms everyone else has. I just did a glucose blood test and they found my sugar staying high 2 hours after drinking the sugar punch. I'll see the doctor 24Aug2010 and see what happens after that. When I first went to the doctor for these symptoms, they found an under active thyroid but getting thyroid numbers good did nothing for the symptoms. Let's see what happens after getting my sugar level good.Very interesting stuff - I have the same symptoms as everyone here too and also an underactive thyroid. Same with me, thyroid meds didn't sort it out at all for me, still left with fatigue, dizzy head, spaced out all the time.Tell me, do you feel like this all the time? Or does it come and go because it's with me all the time. Do let us know how you got on - best of luck.
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!My mum has been having the same symptoms for 4 yrs now , she has had , head scans , brain scans soft tissue scans , ultra sounds etc .... for a yr they put it down to virtigo , then dismissed it .. finally she has been diagnosed with thyroid problems ! hope this helps x
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    • September 23, 2010
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  • HI pls reply , i have the same problem , is there any of u have found any help , pls help me i am sooooo depressed ......pls reply me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzsohailI have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!
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  • I'm a 31-year-old female living near San Francisco.I've had fibromyalgia for most of my life, so i am used to constant pain and discomfort; i have developed a fairly high tolerance for it over the years. Meditation has helped a lot with the "observation" of the pain without reacting to it. Regardless, it has always been there.Three years ago, i ripped a muscle in my lower back while working at Trader Joe's. It was awful; happened beginning of December and the worker's comp therapists were all booked through January, so i received literally zero treatment for three weeks following the injury. By that time, the muscles had refused, but considering how much pain is still there, they must not have healed properly. Lower back pain, hip, constant, on top of all the fibromyalgia nonsense--i thought i had hit even my high pain limit. Declared 5% disabled, not sure how they get that number considering i will never lift more than 10lbs for the rest of my life without excruciating pain. I've been taking 600mg of ibuprofen, 500mg of acetaminophen, and 440mg of noproxin sodium every singly friggin day, for 2.5 years. I went through a whole concoction of prescription pain killers before settling on this cocktail, most of which made me too groggy to function properly.But six months ago, i thought i was getting the flu: severe fatigue--i went from one or two cups of coffee a day to needing five or six; severe but dull, achy neck pain that radiates up into the base of my skull; listless exhaustion; headaches everyday that arrive suddenly, intermittently, are either swift or lingering; the desire to crawl under a rock and make it all go away. But the symptoms never progressed beyond this. It never turned into a flu or cold, no fever, no nausea, no congestion beyond my regular allergies, just the incessant dull, achy, fatigue. Combined with my back pain and other fibromyalgia issues, i can hardly stand it.I had to let go of my health insurance when Trader Joe's declared i was unfit to work for them anymore, considering i could no longer lift the required 70lbs in order to stock the store, and the worker's comp insurance settlement wont even cover the OTC costs of the pain meds, let alone any other treatments for my back. So, like millions of other Americans, i'm left to try and cope with what i can scrounge together from the internet and a supermarket.I've tried several "symptom" checkers online, but "Fibromyalgia" keeps coming up--and since i have had that for over 20 years and am quite familiar with it, i can safely say these new symptoms are NOT fibromyalgia. I've been taking it very easy since my back injury, obviously. No neck trauma. No whiplash. No gyms, let alone gym injuries. Even my sex life has been severely hampered by the back injury (which basically ruined my life).I -have- had a history of migraines, as well, though i only get maybe one or two a year, and i haven't been able to identify what my specific triggers are. If its a migraine progression of some kind, i guess i'm S.O.L....My income after paying rent and utilities is less than $12,000 a year, 3 kids and a husband who has late-stage ulcerative colitis and hasn't been able to work in 4 years himself, so going to a doctor is literally a constant joke at our house--we always say if we ever won the lottery, we'd go to the doctor. :DI've been growing more worried that its something serious; i'm kinda glad to see others have had it for far longer than i and are still (relatively) okay, all things considered. Though i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. The OTC pain killers i take help dull the lower the back pain, but barely lesson this weird neck pain, and do absolutely nothing for the fatigue and listlessness, which hit me in unrelenting waves. If anything, the pain killers give a strange, detached sensation to the neck ache, making the flu-like sensation even more pronounced. At least with the flu, you know it will go away. :/My brother does massage and that has helped when he has been able to work on me, though within minutes of the session's end, the pain is right back again. The fatigue does not seem to be affected by the body work. But considering it has helped at all, i am hopeful it might be eventually successful.
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    • January 6, 2011
    • 00:17 PM
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  • I have also been feeling this way for years now. Like a constant drunk feeling. I regularly get nose and throat infections. I have not had a car accident or anything like that. No acidents at the gym. I do suffer from sleep disorders though and went to a nurologist years ago for that. But everytime I go to my doctor I get fobebd off with something or another. I have been tested for diabeties, vit b-12, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome. All sorts. But it really effects my day to day life... I find it hard concentrating at work. Makes silly mistakes. I too look for things in silly places, or I will be looking right at it and not see it... I forget if I have said something to someone. Things like that. Constantly tired and spaced out. Its horrible! Its really getting me down. And it seems the non one understands. I feel depressed for no reason! Its so so so so wierd. My last diagnoses was adult azbergers!!! Absolute rubbish! My doctor said basically there is no cure, you just have to live with it... Well I am not sure how much longer I can without going completely insane! Needless to say I have changed doctors and am off to see them next week... Even while typing this I feel wierd. I fullness feeling in my ears and that half drunk half sober feeling... Not sure if anyone else gets this... but guilt feelings? From nothing... you go out and have fun or something but feel terribly guilty the day after.... EEEaaak!!!!!!!!!Oh my goodness! You hit the nail on the head! This is exactly how I feel too! I kept thinking it has something to do eating. I drink coffee and feel this way mid-morning and I think its because I've had too much cofeee. Then I have it again before lunch and I think its because I'm hungry and my blood sugar is probably low. Then its REALLY bad after lunch and I think its cuz all the blood is going to my stomach... I have no clue obviously! But I can totally relate! Frequent soar throats. In ability to concentrate. Blurry vision - I have to concentrate to look at something... foggy brain. I thought maybe its a sinus headache cuz when I move my head my forehead hurts. I write or type things backwards - transpose numbers. Make stupid mistakes or don't see something that's right in front of me. I feel like such an idiot because I can't remember people's names or something that happened recently. And I have terrible balance! I trip over or run into things all the time and people think I'm drunk! So embarassing! I've never been in a serious car accident. Don't sleep well, especially if I have to work the next day. I feel spaced out and depressed all the time. My husband has told me I really need to see a Shrink because I get so depressed some days. Sometimes I wonder if its just stress. But then why is my thyroid the size of a softball (diagnosed as a "goiter") and my throat is always soar???
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    • January 14, 2011
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  • So i have read through over 100 of these posts, i have become so frustrated and desperate. It looks like there may be over a thousand posts from people all over with these same symptoms, but yet no one has been diagnosed, please if you are reading this and you get diagnosed positively and have a solution please come back to this website and post it! i have spent thousands of dollars on ER visits, chiropractics, physicians, massage, pills, vitamins, pillows,neck massagers, gym memberships...I had a chiropractor for some time who made me feel better than i had felt in my whole life! then she retired, sold her business to some quack who she told me i could trust, and it has been a nightmare ever since! here are my syptoms-pain in the base of my skull on left side-stiffness in neck/restricted movement-also feel bumps on that side on the base of skull that were never there before.-Headaches 2-4 times per week(have become more frequent) that dont go away until i sleep (if i can fall asleep) pressure as if someone has my head in a vice, and like a hammer has been swung into the back of my neck-pain usually slowly moves from shoulders/neck to base of skull all the way up to forehead behind eyes- Short term memory loss...in conversation cannot remember simple words often. Blank spots- dream like state as if i might not be awake-questioning myself, is this real? am i going crazy?- Guilt feeling for no reason...mentioned in a early post which i can totally relate to-dizzy- weird vision like i have to look a few times to comprehend what i am seeing.-Foggy feeling----constantly feel foggy-spaced out- indecisive- feeling in ears like they need to be popped, i clean them out and get that same watery fluid as previous post...might be normal?-occassional numbness in hands, fingers, feet legs arms, one time my left leg had stabbing pains and was numb and tingly down to my foot for hours with lower back pain.I have had a lot of trauma to my spine i know that. roll over car accident--so whiplash, other falls bangs..etc.dentist says i have tmj and need a mouth gaurd for at night, havent gotten it. but although i have jaw pain it doesnt seem as prevolent as in neck...and insurance does not cover that. I think i may go bankrupt trying to feel like a normal person! still dont have a diagnosis. Chiropractor said i have scoliosis and arthritis in the neck...physicain said neck xrays looked normal, er dr said tension headache, massage therapist said nerves possibly, said my rib was out probably from bad chiropractic adjustment..i cannot live like this i am 25 years old! i think of not wanting to live anymore when the pain comes out of nowhere, just when i think i have done something to help...drink more water, excercise, vitamins, eat healthy, rest, massage, chiro...I have been prescribed pain killers that do not help the pain jst takes the edge off at times, but sometimes increases pain, the last week i have tried them cause i cant live with the pain, and it makes the fog so much worse! i cant think i cant live, i cant have normal relationships! i have become a hermit because i am embaressed that i cannot put thoughts together and i feel awkward a lot like i do not feel the same as other people. did i mention the fatigue? so often i feel like i took a sleeping pill, cant be around people when you feel this tired
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2011
    • 06:12 AM
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