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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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  • This is interesting, I have the same symptoms, I also go to the gym. Last night I had to go bed earlier then usual. If I walked around I felt like crap about to pass out. I went to the gym earlier, no weaker, but I was getting knocked up a whole lot worse. Before I went to bed, headache, pressure above the spinal cord back of head, felt not so dizzy but sort of. Woke up and I feel fine, but I still don't feel right. Been like this for the last two weeks. I am going to see Doctor myself as this is not normally me.Good luck with your troubles mate.Kind Regards,Jim
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  • hey everyone.. new to this, but here goes! I too have similar symptoms. started 4 moths ago, as a "spaced out feeling", not dizzy, but like with a heavy head kinda feeling. like you would feel if you had a sever head cold, you know the symptoms ( head hurts really bad when shaken). so went to my dr. he told me with little or no discharge, it was more than likely "viral".. told me to add more vita min c to my diet. sysmptoms kept recurring over the next 2 months, while adding in ear pain, and slight headaches. I was now convinced I had an inner ear infection, so back to my doc, he found nothing upon exam, referred to me ear nose throat, and then an eye doc. had lengthy exams at both, with no problem found at either. convinced the ear doc to start an antibiotic, it did nothing.so back to my regular doc, convinced himto try another anitbiotic, as I was sure i had an infection somewhere causing my problem. so after 3 doses of antibiotics, and many ibuprofen and acetamenophen. still NO help in resolving this issue... please anyone with any ideas let me know : )
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  • Sounds to me as though you need to see an osteopath or physiotherapist. You could try wearing a foam cervical collar when the headache is bad. Keep away from the gym. Get some ice packs onto the back of the neck. Get someone to gently massage your neck to relieve the muscle spasm.
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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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  • WOWI am not alone.I have had this for 1 year and 1 month now. At frist like above i honestly thought i wasn't going to make it very much long as i was sooooooo spaced out i could barely drive. Whatever it is have gotten a bit better for me i am able to function day to day now where as before i was working and then just laying on the couch all night till it was time to sleep. I dunno if any one else is hypogyicemic (sp?) but i had one bad attack of this 1 year and 1 month ago and have never been myself since i am desperate to go back to my normal life. Now days there is some times i feel pretty OK then it sets back in comes and goes. Its too hard for other people to understand how bad i feel witch also makes it very hard.I have some different syptoms as some of you me i get...-pessure at the back of my skull/neck witch will spread all the way to the back of my eye and only the right side-check mussles get sore they feel like i have been holding my jaw shut tite for hours and i get an anxious feeling-of course the brian fog /dizzinessI do think i get "headaches" it just a dull pain when it goes from my neck to my eye not really thrubing like a headache. also my vision just instanly worsened since this all started.
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  • Hi everyone! I have been reading all of your responses and I am so glad that I'm not alone. I've had so many different symptoms I don't know where to start. 2 and a half years ago is when I started getting tingling sensations. Sometimes in my fingers, sometimes in my legs, even my lower back. Gradually over time I've experienced muscle spasms, sharp pains down my spine and a whole bunch of other odd symptoms that would take me all day to describe. I've suffered from allergies ever since I was a kid and I'm now 25. Post nasal drip, sinus infections, etc. are nothing new to me. However, for the past several months I've been living in a fog. My head stays cloudy constantly. My vision is getting worse and I'm drowsy and fatigued all the time. I tried to excerise to help with the symptoms but instead I would get this pounding pressure in the back of my neck near the base of my skull. I'm also getting tension headaches in that area from time to time. The list goes on and on. I don't know if all the symptoms are related or isolated from eachother. Also, all these symptoms conveniently began after my lifestlye and habits changed. I got a desk job working on a computer for hours at a time, had a death and the family, and went through a separation. Lots of drama. This makes it hard to determine whether it's stress, poor posture, or health. I've been going back and forth to the doctor for 2 years and now I don't even go anymore because I feel embarrassed that my doc thinks I'm a hypochondriac. The only time I feel better is when I pray. Thats the only thing that helps. I just wish these symptoms would go away because this head cloudiness and numbing senses are making me feel like I'm slowly dissapearing.
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    • August 21, 2009
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  • I too have all the same symptoms and over time have discovered that as I get older (I'm 57 now) any physical activity that involves overhead lifting triggers this. Something as simple as doing some weed whacking, or just recently, lifting a chair overhead that was in the back of the garage.After doing the abovementioned I would start having a annoying headache and stiff neck. At first I would just ignore it, but it would just get worse and I would start to feel nauseous. I have learned that if I take Tylenol, within 30 min l could feel the back of my neck starting to relax and mask the headache.I must admit I have little overhead strength and my posture is poor, due to my 6'4" frame sitting hunched over a computer. If fact, sitting at the comp too ling also caused these problems.What exercises should I do to slowly strengthen my upper body?Hope this helps ... MKDP
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    • October 14, 2009
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  • I have the stiff/sore bone cracking neck, dull headaches, foggy head, nervous stomach, get less sleep and anxiety that started in the afternoon of 08Mar2009. I take underactive thyroid medicine and Centrum Silver Vitamins. I feel best (most relaxed) in the evening hours. Might be watching TV makes me forget about the symptoms and any worries.
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  • Hello Everyone,I am 24 years old living in Florida. I'm 5ft 9in at about 183lbs. I'm not the healthiest person in the world by any means. I eat a lot of junk food and have gained weight but I'm around average.In July I noticed I was getting slight fevers and headaches. I was also feeling "out of it" or "spaced out" and a little dizzy not really too much. I also had my feet and hands would be cold and or sweating. After two weeks I went to the doctor. She told me that I had slight Anemia and that I had some sort of Bacterial infection that was going away after some blood work was done.After a few weeks since then, I saw no changes. I went to another doctor and gave him my test results. He told agreed with the other doctor saying that it looks like I had some sort of infection and that it was going away. He prescribed Omoxcillen. I took those for the next 10 days and felt good. I actually was energized the first day I took the pill and hyper. Some time went by and realized I was again out of it. My hands and feet were cold again sweating.Oddly, I had a toothe that had to be removed since it was a bad cavity. I was precribed Pencillen for the infection. I took that until it ran out and I thought I was cured. Two days after I was taking this medication I'm back to how I was feeling before. I feel out of it and spaced out. I feel tired. Whenever I walk in the mall or stores I feel very weird and out of it. Whenever I look at the computer screen it feels weird. My hands and feet sweat occasionally.I'm extremely concerned and don't know what it could be. I'm concerned it could be Lyme disease since I've been reading a lot about that as well.
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    • October 27, 2009
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  • Hello,I am no stranger to most of the symptoms pointed out so far in this thread, however i can state that my symptoms were not as bad as some of you, i either had one or two of the symptoms but never more at one time, and have found ways to eliminate, or atleast reduce the symptoms for a lenghly time period.It all started with constant headaches, i literally had one all-day everyday for weeks and just couldn't think of what the cause could be. However one day i randomly sprayed deodorant to my arm-pits (which i excessively did at the time becuase of the heat during summer - more for the 'cool' breeze rather than smelling good) and my mum's friend told me (who coincedently witnessed me doing it) that "ahaha i heard too much deodorant causes head aches", and it instantly hit me that THIS is what was giving me these headaches all this time, and honestly deodorant was the last thing on my mind. So anyway i decided to temporarily quit using deodorant, and magically my headaches did subside and eventually went away.However it was after this when i started to feel affected by the already stated symptoms in this thread, such as feeling dizzy, dosey, unfocused, unbalanced when walking, occasional migraines, light-headed spaced out etc. I first thought they would pass with time but eventually realised that was not the case. I first sought for a cause, as once i found a cause it would lead to a solution; so i tried many things from changing my diet, sleeping activities, daily exercises etc and i noticed one thing that did repress some of the symptoms was waking up earlier, getting less sleep. So i kept this up for a while and i was happy, but unfortunately it seems that the body adapts to these new patterns, builds a tolerance and the symptoms would strike back. BUT they wont be as bad as the initial stage. I then decided to shift my diet, i initiallty went healthy mode (no fastfood, more fruit - particularly apples, etc.) and this did help but the thing which most helped was my reduced intake of food. Although i was losing weight (and still am to this day) i still feel more focused, which i need to in order to graduate university and so i intend to maintain this pattern for the time being. The main point here is that random new habits may cause these symptoms (in my case headaches from excessive deodorant) and new random habits may reduce/eiminate these symptoms (again, in my case less food consumption).So, a few important facts i came to realise along my 'journey'; First, its obvious that everyone is different and different things will affect different individuals, and it is up to YOU (the individual) to find something which works as a 'blocker' for YOU and only YOU.Second, a recommendation from experience; STOP feeling sorry for yourself, and really challenge yourself and confront these symptoms, because trust me, once your on top of them you will only get better as time passes. Once you find ways which help control the symptoms, you not only feel better externally but you gain confidence and this leads to more sub-conscious optism which will eventually eliminate the symptoms.Today, i do feel better, i have been battleing this state which no one else could comprehend (except those who are going through them like those in this thread) for a few years and i finally feel i have the upper hand. Occasionally they do come back in subtle ways but i noticed the period of non-symptoms is much longer than the period where they kind of come back, so all in all i feel like the winner, and i hope those who are also suffering from this can eventually defeat it, and not giving in.
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    • October 30, 2009
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  • 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.I'm not sure how any of this works, or if I'm even writing in the correct area of the page. I've never heard of this Derealisation or Depersonalisation, but I have to admit it sounds like something mental to me. My foggy head/spaced out problem is becoming worse. I can’t seem to concentrate on anything for very long. I recently suffered a “fall” from my front porch, injuring my right leg, which has now become an issue of it’s own and created more problems. I am dizzy a lot lately. I get headaches from time to time and they have recently started settling behind my eyes, mostly almost pressure, behind my right eye. I have had a neck area problem for about 25 years that has recently gone further down into my upper back and as far down as my lower shoulder area. In approximately 1986 I began to have a nagging ache-almost burning sensation on my right hip area. Basically my gluteus, about where a medicine shot is given. About age 12, I had some problems with my right heel that eventually went away and nothing other foot-wise until about the late 1990’s when the bottoms of my feet became painful if I went without shoes. My family doctor at the time told me to just not go barefoot and that eventually subsided until I suffered a broken bone on my right foot, early summer of 2007. Since that point I have had many terrible foot problems. I can barely remember what I am doing, just moving from one room in my home to the next. When I drive I am becoming so absentminded that I scare myself. I do occasionally have clear days, but they are becoming less frequent and I desperately want to figure out if there is anything I’m doing to cause it or if anything I do helps it to clear. I asked one of my past doctors if she thought I might be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, since I am now in my 50’s, but she said no. I have experienced episodes of non-clarity all of my adult life and even had some back in my teens, but they are now becoming so bad that much of my family and people that know me, think I am just plain nuts because I have made some really bad choices in the last few years. I have been going thru the anti-depressant ringer on and off for about 15 years and getting tired of that, because now I seem to be getting symptoms from those, so I quit them again. Now developing a sleep disorder, which I also had as a teenager. Had a horrible bout with it, about at puberty. My biggest fear right now is losing my job. They are too hard to come by and my husband isn’t in great health. I just don’t feel like I can continue to work and come anywhere close to taking care of myself or him. I’m so sorry to ramble on about this, but does anybody out there know any tests that they have had run, that says anything conclusive?
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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 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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  • I keep getting a foggy head too. I feel like i'm in a dream and can't function or think properly when this happens. It happens at different times of the day and all I want to do is lie down and go to sleep in hope that it will go away. I went to the docs to have blood tests to check for aneamia, diabetes, thyroid all came back fine. Looking on the internet I thought it may be SAD syndrome or depersonalisation (anxiety related). I have researched and kept a log of when I get these feelings (time of day, what I have eaten and drunk, what I have been doing). I have noticed the following patterns;- It started when I came off the pill- It is usually when I am in a room with artificial lighting- It is usually after I have eaten (cheese or chocolate or pasta - stodgy foods)- I'm thirsty- I can't move without feeling going to faint- I feel sick- When sleep for a couple of hours i usually feel better- when i take paracetomal or neurofen I feel betterI have looked up these triggers/symptoms and I have pinned it down to being a migraine. Apparently you can get migraines from eating certain foods, flashing lights and a migraine does not always consist of a headache but can be just a foggy head - it can also be triggered by a hormonal change. As all of these symptoms match mine and the teatment seems to work too I am going to avoid cheese and chocolate and carry neurofen on me - i'll keep you posted on whether I am right and can keep this foggy head away!!!I hope this helps someone else if they are experiencing the same.Jo
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    • January 3, 2010
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  • Hey everyone, I'm having the same problem it started at least 8 years ago (when I was in school). It seems like it is getting worse...the constantly spaced out, my head feels foggy (like nothing there), headache every once in awhile. Just last year in Feb. I had surgery on one of my ear and it seems to have made my back of head even worse. I quit college because of me spacing out and not remembering anything that was going on in class. Sometime I didn't remember going to the next class. The spacing out thing I can remember having it even longer than 8 years ago but it hasn't been this bad. I haven't been to a doctor about it and maybe I should but I get kind of nervous talking to people (in fact I haven't told anyone). I had to see a therapist about me staring in space all the time and they thought that I was depressed. About a three/four months ago I have been feeling dizzy. Any help would be great.Thanks, Samantha
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    • January 14, 2010
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  • Ok, been going through this for 35+ years. You would thing with all the modern medicine and test that after 35 yrs they could find something, not....I have given up on doctors.I have had migraines for 35 yrs. Two years ago my headaches went chronic, I have pressure on my head all the time (like having a hat on that is to small), and one eye droops. I have a earring in my ears now that drive me nuts. Now I have Fibro and RA also, for about 10 years. Half the time I can't think straight because of 24/7 headaches, pressure on my head, and ringing in my ears. And BTW, if you want to know what it is like to have ringing in your ears, just drive your car for about an hour with the radio on low and on a static channel. By the time you get home you will be nuts.I have had so many MRI's, MR this and that, X-rays,etc., that I should be glowing in the dark. I have been to so many doctors that I'm sure I help them buy a second home. I've been to pain doc's, what a laugh, they like to play God. I have been told now to get discouraged and in the same breathe told they may never find out what is going on. I'v also been told that the ringing in ears have made some people go crazy. Talk about encouraging. I have had doctors look at me as if I were a nut, that one gets me, I walk out and never go back.I wake up to a headache, have it all day, and go to bed with one. The pressure on my head is there all the time,and gets worse off and on but always there. My vision is bad and I get what I call double stamped vision all the time. I've been on all kinds of meds, vitamins and herbs. Nothing works. I've been told "if you will just do what I tell you too you will get better". That's a good one because I do and nothing works. They just like to make you think it is your fault and not that they can't help you.I told one of my doctor about 6 months ago that one day I will have the ER call you when I wind up there with my head split open from the pressure, and then maybe you will believe me. I though his mouth would drop to the floor.I hate to sound down and bust anyone bubble but I have lived with this for more than hald my life and it does nothing but get worse, with no help from doctors. You see, I am 54 yrs old, my first migraine starting when I was 19 yrs ago. Now with all the new problems, and them having all the new meds and test, they still can't do anything or find anything. Oh, and for the one that stated "anxiety" don't think so. Maybe in some cases but with me, been there do that and taken meds for it, it doesn't work. I am on blood pressure meds now because I am in pain 24/7 and it effects my blood pressure.BTW, I have even tried to get doctors to have a standing order for an MRI so when I get a migraine they can runn the test right then to see if they can find something. I am willing to go through the pain of a migraine and test at the same time just to find out what is going on. Was told they can't, they have to schedule them. Hey, if you have an accident and are taking to the ER and need an MRI right a way, they can do it. But in my case they cannot.I'm at my whits in. I have to deal with this every day of my life. I can't work anymore because no one wants to hire someone that may or may not be able to come in one day. I'm not saying the medical field is bad because they are not, in most cases they are great. I am saying that doctors need to listen more to people in pain and not brush it off just because they can't find anything wrong. They need to listen to people in pain and try more to help them instead of thinking the person is just a nut. Maybe we all need to find a doctor like House, they will either kill us or cure us,but it would be better than what we are going through.Sorry if I have sounded off a little here. You will be there one day also; where you have day that your nerves are ontop of your skin and you just can't take it. If that happens just sound off to someone that cares about you. Talk to them and want them that you may need a sounding board sometimes and ask them if you can make them your official sounding board. Trust me, it helps sometimes. Mine is my loving, precious, 80 yr old mother. God love her, she a saint putting up with me all these years. Don't know what I wold do without her.Find a sounding board. Hang in there everyone. Maybe with everyone writing in some doctor, somewhere, will decide to take on the task of trying to find out what is going on with all of us.Good luck by painful friends and hang in there.Christal from Florida
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    • January 15, 2010
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  • This is interesting, I have the same symptoms, I also go to the gym. Last night I had to go bed earlier then usual. If I walked around I felt like crap about to pass out. I went to the gym earlier, no weaker, but I was getting knocked up a whole lot worse. Before I went to bed, headache, pressure above the spinal cord back of head, felt not so dizzy but sort of. Woke up and I feel fine, but I still don't feel right. Been like this for the last two weeks. I am going to see Doctor myself as this is not normally me.Good luck with your troubles mate.Kind Regards,JimI think you should check to see if you have Meningitis. I have heard of an increased risk at gyms due to the conditions and occurrence of infections. Here is some info. on it:Clinical HistoryThe classic presentation of meningitis includes fever, headache, neck stiffness, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, and signs of cerebral dysfunction (eg, lethargy, confusion, coma). These symptoms may develop later in the course of illness in some patients who may initially present with atypical symptoms such as leg pain and cold hands and feet.The triad of fever, nuchal rigidity, and change in mental status is found in only two thirds of patients. In a meta-analysis of 845 patients, the sensitivity and specificity of these classic symptoms were poor. Fever is the most common manifestation (95%), while stiff neck and headache are less common. However, the negative predictive value of these symptoms is high (ie, the absence of fever, neck stiffness, or altered mental status eliminates the diagnosis of meningitis in 99-100% of cases).The classic presentation of acute meningitis is the onset of symptoms within hours to a few days, compared to weeks for chronic meningitis.
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    • January 26, 2010
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  • Hey guys, what a lot of us have are what is called "brainstem migraines". The symtoms are different because of where the affected blood vessels are. It constricts the blood vessels in the brainstem and cause a decreased blood supply to the brain causing the fogginess, heaviness, unclear thinking, dizziness. Almost like a hangover feeling. Mine usually satrt with a quick wave-like pain in one side of my head, usually around my eye descending back up over my head then I go into the foggy,sand-like, dizzy feeling for hours or days. Before it ends I'll get another wave of pain and it feels like everything is opening back up. My neurologist says because we don't have a lot of pain we are like - staying in the aura or pre-phase of the migaine. I've lived with these for 20 yrs before I was correctly diagnosed. I'm still looking for better management but my neurologist gave me prescription strength Naproxen Sodium 500mg tablets. (Has more salts in it than over the counter Naproxen such as Aleve). He said to take it as soon as I begin to feel the symtoms. I'll lie down if I can and it often will take it away or relieve it. I also noticed they came more around ovulation or my period. My GYN gave me 1/2 an estrogen patch to put on 2 days before my period to ease the sharp decrease in hormone fluctuation. That has helped a lot ! (The patch takes about 5-7 hrs to work if you put in on after you start). More recently I had the Marena IUD placed which nearly has stopped my periods and the hormone fluctuatuons and it has been a godsend. Hope this info helps.
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    • February 14, 2010
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  • Hey guys, what a lot of us have are what is called "brainstem migraines". The symtoms are different because of where the affected blood vessels are. It constricts the blood vessels in the brainstem and cause a decreased blood supply to the brain causing the fogginess, heaviness, unclear thinking, dizziness. Almost like a hangover feeling. Mine usually satrt with a quick wave-like pain in one side of my head, usually around my eye descending back up over my head then I go into the foggy,sand-like, dizzy feeling for hours or days. Before it ends I'll get another wave of pain and it feels like everything is opening back up. My neurologist says because we don't have a lot of pain we are like - staying in the aura or pre-phase of the migaine. I've lived with these for 20 yrs before I was correctly diagnosed. I'm still looking for better management but my neurologist gave me prescription strength Naproxen Sodium 500mg tablets. (Has more salts in it than over the counter Naproxen such as Aleve). He said to take it as soon as I begin to feel the symtoms. I'll lie down if I can and it often will take it away or relieve it. I also noticed they came more around ovulation or my period. My GYN gave me 1/2 an estrogen patch to put on 2 days before my period to ease the sharp decrease in hormone fluctuation. That has helped a lot ! (The patch takes about 5-7 hrs to work if you put in on after you start). More recently I had the Marena IUD placed which nearly has stopped my periods and the hormone fluctuatuons and it has been a godsend. Hope this info helps.
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    • February 14, 2010
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  • I feel as if I have just found somebody who understands what I've been living through!!! Mine started a year and a half ago, except rather than the gym scenario, mine started after a week of very elevated temperature and flu-like symptoms. I've had every test imaginable, all completely normal. Most of the doctors I've seen are convinced I'm batty and an attention seeking empty-nester (even though my nest is yet to be emptied). I went along with it and hooked up with a really great psychiatrist and therapist a year ago. They both agree that whatever I have is not psychiatric, but have no clue what it could be. I am taking anti-depressants, and my shrink put me on Ritalin so I can go to work. I've had to cut my work hours in half just so I can get through a day. I was seeing a chiropractor last year, and it helped tremendously with the base-of-the-neck tension and the headaches. However, on one of my last visits with him, I completely lost consciousness when he adjusted my neck, so he didn't want to do that anymore. He said he'd never seen anything like it, and it scared the wits out of him. Luckily, my son was with me and was able to drive me home, as I was completely "drunk" afterwards. The chiro wanted to send me to the ER by ambulance, but I'd already taken that ride 3 or 4 times by then and I refused. I hate that my cognitive thinking has diminished, that I can't read a decent book from lack of attention span, that I lose words and forget things, that I sometimes slur or stumble in public and people stare, that the ringing in my ears is bordering torturous, that my husband thinks I'm mad, that I was the most efficient multi-tasker you'd ever met, and now I can't remember my computer passwords, that I can feel my muscles atrophying from lack of use, that I feel as if I'm no longer a part of the world around me, as though I'm living in a plastic bubble. I think the worst part is the frustration of not having the life that I had 18 months ago. I dropped out of school, and I don't drive anywhere but to and from work anymore. I feel like an invalid, but nobody understands. I'm so glad I found this page. I only hope that somebody out there has a breakthrough and reports back with the miracle cure!
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    • February 24, 2010
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