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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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  • contd... the Left AIC is the underlying pattern that needs adressing first and is the cause of the others that have developed slowly up the chain over time, eventually affecting the neck and right up to the mid head.

    It appears it can affect the neck muscles, pull the atlas out of whack, and even have an effect on the sphenoid and sinus cavities.

    I am just starting with this, and as I find out more I will let you know.
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    • February 8, 2016
    • 01:11 PM
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  • I have had similar symptoms off and on. Could be from clenching or grinding teeth and all the muscles- jaw, neck and shoulder gets tight and causes these symptoms.

    See the dentist for a night guard, see a Atlas chiropractor, do yoga and massage neck and shoulder muscles.
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    • February 21, 2016
    • 05:07 PM
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  • Hey everyone. I suffer from this same phenomenon. One difference I've had is that sometimes when I drive, I get pins and needles in my hands neck and face, and it usually sends me into a bad anxiety attack. I've only been dealing with this for a short time, 2 months or so.. But it's hard to handle some days. I'm going to begin treating the anxiety and depression symptoms with medication and counselling and I will be sure to update you all on whether or not that helps.
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    • February 24, 2016
    • 09:06 PM
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  • Hello guys! In a sad way I found relief in all your posts and I feel that we are getting somewhere here. My story is similar. It all started in 2013 when out of the sudden I started feeling dizzy, with a floating sensation, headaches, blurred vision, memory problems, fainting sensation, chronic fatigue. I used to be a creative, funny and smart person, but I couldnt be like that anymore. It was getting hard to think clear and fast, to concentrate etc. I couldnt stay up anymore at nights and I woke up everyday tired. I used to go to the gym but now I felt really really bad and I quit. When I walk and when I am hungry I hear this fizzy/bubble sound in my neck and I have all my neck muscles in pain for no reasons, also my left shoulder is lower than right. When I am prolonged sitting or driving gives me a spinning effect and a floating sensation and my eyes feel tired. It's a nightmare...Two months after it all started I lost my job...
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  • Hi, i'm a 17 year old girl with somewhat the same symptoms that have been going on for 2 weeks now going on 3. I've told my mother but she think it's the pollen. I've taken Aleve but it only gets rid of the pain and pressure throughout my whole head for a short amount of pain. I feel heavy in my head, neck is stiff, ears ring here and there, and I can't look at bright or shiny objects. I've felt around my head for any sensitivity but their was none. I havn't been in any accidents or serious situations so nothing could've caused trama to my head or spine. It happened to me all of a sudden while I was with my grandmother in her car. I felt a sudden passing out feeling and pain to my head. I didn't worry about because I thought I was just hungry. I ate, nothing. I drank something, nothing. Nothing is working and I need some advice, thank you.
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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 wit
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  • I have felt the same way for about 7 years (im 14 years old).
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  • I take Xanax. I have been on them for 10 years. I usually use them to sleep (.5mg). When I get these "foggy symptoms I take it during the day instead of my nightly dosage. This really helps! Once I got over feeling guilty about this my symptoms have decreased because I know if I have these symptoms there is something out there that will relieve them. I have recently weened myself off lexapro and it's been 7 months since I have taken an SSRI. My symptoms of the fog have increased in this time. I continue to use strategies to limit the sensations. When I get stubborn and don't take xanax (yes there are days) I noticed really working on my posture helps reduce the effects of the fog. Shoulders down, not rolled back! The. You suck in your belly a little. This has helped me when taking long walk with the dog. I will also wear hats and sunglasses when driving, in malls, or outside. This helps you to focus on less stimuli in your environment. I find it really useful to limit flourecent light!
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  • I also bought an infrared sauna for detox purposes. All this chemicals we Injest can be helping. I think their is some legitimacy to really drying out the yeast in our bodies and eliminating certain things. I'll tell you this if dairy makes me dizzy I will live this way forever. Can't give it up! I feel worse in the morning but no matter how bad the symptoms I bang out some push-ups this helps as well. I think anything that refocuses your thoughts and makes you healthier will help. No cures here though as it never truly goes away. Just some things to maybe get you through the day. Being on an SSRI was really the only thing that almost cured it for me.
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  • Hey, i am 16 and have my final exams in less than a month. i am suffering from pretty much all of the same symptoms and don't know what to do. i have been feeling this way for about 1 week and it needs to be fixed or i am in danger of failing my exams because i am so spaced otu all the time. if anybody has a fix or a way to dull the symptoms PLEASE let me know ASAP, thanks
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  • My symptoms are as follows: stiff neck, vision jumpiness, cognitive fog, sensory storms where it feels like everything is about to shut down but lasts for a second or two but is incredibly powerful, equilibrium issues, problems concentrating, never had social anxiety before but now increases equilibrium issues. All of these first started back in 2002 and lasted until 2007 when I changed all my eating habits. Cutting out sugars, breads, most carbs, caffeine and lost about 40lbs. Suddenly it all stopped. I had gone to see all types of Drs, , cardiologists, a team of neurologists, chiropractors, acupuncture etc. and was tested for just about every neurological disorder. Drs found nothing but thought is was some type of seizure disorder. I didn't believe it. Just 2 weeks ago it started all over again. I had just gotten over a nasty cold which went into my chest. For almost 2 years I had gone back to eating a horrible diet, too much sugar and carbs and not exercising. I think it all plays
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  • I started getting really bad headaches about 3 years ago. My parents and pediatrician labeled them migraine and I got a prescription of ibuprofein and caffiene (to make the ibuprofein activate faster). The pain eventually faded and i was left with a foggy unnerving feeling at the base of my skull top of my spinal cord. It varies from time to time. Sometimes it'll start as pain and stay as pain throughout the day. Other times it would just start out as foggy with a sharp dull pain. sometimes its even like a wave of numbness that goes down my spine. I didnt injure myself and I have no idea what had triggered it. My new doctor said it was the flu which made absolutely no sense. I feel so scared. I dont know what it is or why its happening but it is. It lasts for weeks on end and I maybe get a day without. Its just scary not knowing. So if anyone has any advice I'd love to hear it.
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  • I had similar symptoms - couldn't figure it out for 5 months. All my bloods were fine but really weird head pressure and feeling spaced out. Felt like I had some kind of illness in the head. Antibiotics from the doctor, anti-parasitics from the naturopath, nothing worked. It was driving me nuts. Then I went to a great chiropractor and she said that if your top vertebra is out of place it can cause a blockage of cerebrospinal fluid in your head - hence the symptoms. After a few weeks of seeing her and doing the neck stretches she gave me every day, I feel back to normal. Best of luck, hope this helps...
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