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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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  • 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?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2009
    • 09:55 PM
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  • i have been experiencing head pressure,constant spaced out, dizzy sometimes, neck pain sometimes , sometimes feel sick , tingling sensations,, i also cannot go into shops my brain feels overloaded and its awful,, also feel worse after eating , ive noticeced if i dont eat all day i feel slighty better ,, ive had it 10 months after the birth of my son,, im 20 and i dont understand why this is happening to me but im so scared and its ruined my life..also ive started to have vision problems everythings fuzzy and i carnt see the tv properli its so annoying , i changed doctors twice and after tests being negtive iv been diagnosed cfs which i think is a load of sh*t i need help??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 16, 2009
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  • Hi Amy: These are some of the classic symptoms that can appear following the birth of a baby, or period of stress or any time the body is flooded with hormones. The not so good news is that you have a major influx of candida into your body. :confused: Like me, you may think of candida as something women get in their vaginas - and it is. However it always starts in the gut and spreads from there. It produces allergies, digestive issues, asthma, fog head, eye and ear symptoms, interfere with sleep, make us achy, weepy, miserable and terrified. The good news is that you can feel much much better within 2 weeks. ;) You will need to restrict your intake of sugar, including fruit, wheat, yeast and dairy for that 2 weeks :rolleyes:. Trying to get rid of it while feeding it all its favourite things is counterproductive. This will halt its rapid growth. However, you need to kill it. Otherwise as soon as you start to eat normally it will become robust again. Contact me at swrightman@telus.net for a questionnaire which will clarify for you whether this could be the issue, a copy of the food plan and a highly effective way of getting rid of it even if you are nursing your baby. Your baby may have contacted this from you so I will send you a questionnaire for your baby as well. Take heart. You can feel much better very soon.
    candid 17 Replies
    • December 17, 2009
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  • Thank you all for sharing. I'm 28 and have some of the very same symptoms. I describe it as though there is cotton in my head. I just feel blocked with short-term retention problems and stupid sometimes!! I feel like I'm often in a fog, with a heavy head and sometimes like I'm getting a cold. I have also been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis -- basically disk degeneration in my cervical spine. Based on reading this site, it sounds like people with these symptoms also have spinal issues.I just had a physical and all my blood work turned out fine. I had been convinced that there was a thyroid issue, but now, Im thinking this has to do with my bad neck. I have found that exercise can sometimes help, but I've been advised not to run because of the stress it puts on the spine. I also regularly practice yoga, but have found the cardio work to be most effective.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 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
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • 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
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • 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
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • 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.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2010
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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.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2010
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  • You guys all need to go see a chiropractor,im sure they can helpI have had these problems for years and now i feel much better after getting treatment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 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.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
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  • WOW! I cant describe how crazy it is to read these posts. I hope some of you will read this since it has been so long since the last post.I have had the exact same symptoms, and also a gym/fitness lover.I had an experience that changed my life which is also what sparked these feelings. It led me on a spiritual journey which is what you will all need to do (when ready).Jiddu Krishnamurti, Allan Watts, Eckhart Tolle are teachers that I used and are very helpful.You are awakening to your true nature and the feelings your having are from your "ego" dying.We have been conditioned by society and told what and how to feel. You will start to realize you are the universe and Pure consciousness (light). Love is the key. Treat everything with love: people, animals, nature, earth, situations ... and you will begin to understand. Try and express your creativity, that is what your soul is desiring to do.Cannabis helps tremendously and I believe is a gateway to this realization.I hope this helps some of you. Thank you for readingMikey
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
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  • Head fogginess, numbness, tight band around brain feeling, head pressure, neck and back of eyes pressure, lack of awareness etc etc. So I have found that Tramadol works very well, but beware. Try hard to stick to minimum dose and use only when you need to such as sleeping and going out. Perhaps cycle it. It got outta hand for me and i weened myself off it. Was up to 10 tabs a day. Now only 1 at night when i need to get a good rest. Tried Lorazapam antianxiety that worked well after a few days, but it messed up my emotions and literally cried over spilt milk within a few weeks so got off that and only use that in severe periods. Best check with your doctor first and be monitored while taking these strong meds. Good luck everybody. Keep talking with friends. it's the best thing that distracts me from the Ducking drustration. D=f
    stud858 1 Replies
    • February 16, 2010
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  • I have the same symptoms. but i have only had them for about a 2 months now. I have a 8 month old daughter. And it is very hard to pay attention to her when all i want to do is lay on the coutch to try to relieve some pressure in my head. i also feel very confused and will leave things where they shouldnt be.. like today i put the water jug in the cupboard . and couldnt remember where it went untill 3 hours later. i hate feeling like this . But i would have to say my first symptom is that i am pretty sure i have a pinched nerve on my lower back.. because it really hurts i dont know why this is happening.( i used to go to the gym all the time before i got pregnant)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
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  • Hey guys, greetings from Australia,God I am so relieved to read all the responses as I have the same symptoms...started out with a pinching feeling at the back of my neck from lifting arms above my head...then after that the head pressure at base of skull, lack of concentration, slowness started.Its been over a month now. I am going to see my doctor to get brain scans to rule out any nasties.Yes I suffer from all the things described in the subject title. The pressure just stays, it goes or rather I don't notice it as much, if I focus on other activities that don't involve me doing much...watch tv or look at magazines. I'm afraid of what these symptoms will do for my work...i have a desk job working on contracts and legal documents and I need to focus...but I find it hard to concentrate.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 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!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2010
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  • Hi, i feel your pain and frustration as I too suffer from all of the same symptoms. I have degenerative disease in the neck. I had a fall which injured the neck. I am in physical therapy and am making progress.My PT has a good understanding on what is causing the pressure and is able to relieve it, by working with the muscles at the base of the neck. It is somethingyou might want to consider.....good luck everyone
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    • February 24, 2010
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  • Hi all,I'm afraid to say that all of you describe exactly what I have had for the last 15 or so years. I am not even sure anymore how long I have had it. All I know is that I have lived like a zombie for way too long, and lost friends, jobs, and I am totally unrecognisable from my former self. A lot of days I have no idea how I make it from morning to night and do a days work in a stressful and demanding job in banking, but I guess I do because I have to. I have tried everything over the years - sleep clinics, sinus surgery, parasite cleanses, all sorts of herbal remedies and the like, and more useless doctors than you can imagine, who all prescribe all sorts of wierd and wonderful pills. I was once given pills for schhizo's, which made me feel roughly 200 times worse than usual. But one thing I found recently that definitely does help, and sometimes quite considerably, is simple neck exercises. Sit down and keep your back straight and turn your head slowly from side to side about 5 or 6 times, then up and down 5 or 6 times. I find that this often brings amazing relief, and a few times made me feel (dare I say it) almost normal. I have also managed to make myself a lot better sometimes through meditation - I kid you not. I sit down and close my eyes and try to imagine exhaling all my problems (which I represent by black smoke), and inhaling clear fresh good things, which I represent by clear air, and telling myself that I am exhaling all the bad stuff within me. And I do this for five or ten minutes until I feel that all the black smoke from inside has gone, and am sometimes amazed at how good I feel afterwards. So if you are like me and you try anything, I would give the simple neck exercises a go, and the meditation. Sometimes it surprises me. But for some reason, and I don't know why, it is only ever temporary relief, and I always forget to make it a regular thing. That's another huge downside I find with this condition - I can't keep routines up. I am in too much of a mess. But it is definitely interesting to read your comments. I had no idea when this started or why. After reading your posts about events ion your life, I am wondering if it started shortly after I had someone drive into the back of me back in 1995, and I suffered badly from whiplash for about a week or two when I couldn't get comfortable in any position because my back and neck were full of an annoying intense dull ache. And I think it was shortly after that when it started. But this is a very annoying thing to deal with for sure. Because if you ask a doctor, you can be diagnosed with so many different things it's untrue. All I know is that I get the dull neck pain, spaced out like you wouldn't believe, dreadful brain fog, and the past two weeks have been incredibly bad because every day I am struggling to keep my eyes open from waking up to going to bed agian. I have been sat at work all day doing nothing because I can not concentrate for a second and I have an intense desire to sleep. I am sure if I had closed my eyes at any time, I would have been asleep within a minute. It's been terrible. All I want to do is sleep, and to add to that I have had many days where I have been in a really bad mood too, snapping at co-workers and my little boy at home who I love dearly and does not deserve it. I have also been getting dark thoughts too, which I am not happy about to say the least. I feel like I am not far off going completely mad. So, hopefully one day I will find the cause. I really can't work out if this is something physical that has brought on some mental issues, or if it is all mental. I have no clue. I have had anxiety attacks many times, but they're pretty much gone now except for a few rare occaisions. I have also had bad depressions. but I guess after dealing with this awful problem for 15 years, anyone is likely to get depressed !FYI: my diet has been pretty bad, and the last while I have been drinking A LOT. I can't seem to stop drinking each and every day. And at work I normally only have a sandwich for lunch every day, and my diet is quite low in fruit and veg. I f my wife stopped making salads I think I would get hardly any real nutrition at all. Also my only exercise is walking to get the train to work each day, and back home of an evening from the station - probably 10-15 minutes walking each day. And I have been drinking approximately 3 coffees each working day too, and little water. So I am tempted to change ym life completely and see how I feel. I imagine that a diet that I just described is enough to make anyone feel run-down in one way or another. Best of luck to all of you. We need it ! I would hate for me to go through the rest of my days like this. I really would.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2010
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  • Hi All, have a look into CSF leaks... (Low pressure spinal headaches, intracranial hypotension (not hypertension)This wasn't the case for me but its a good start if your lost for words. Ive also had alot of tests done and nothing seems to show, I just had a detailed CT scan of my Cervical - base of skull area to see if theres any slight malformation or slippage that would be impinging a nerve or something. it feels muscle related like a deep neck muscle or sub occiptal muscle that is constantly tight. like a constant tension headache. Feels like a pulling sensation.Pressure at base of skull is current symptom. minor balace issues etc.
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