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Recurrent nightly head pressure

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 2, 2007
  • 01:32 AM

"I have had a headache almost every day for the last two months. it feels like a lot of pressure in my forehead mainly over the right supraorbital foramen and in the occipital area. My head feels like it will explode when I bend over far and when I laugh hard. I just had a CT scan which came out negative. When I'm not bending or laughing, I just feel a pressure or tightness in my forehead. I want to find out what is causing this soon because I want to get pregnant soon. I have been pretty stressed out and prior to getting these headaches, I had done some painting also. I just wouldn't expect paint to cause headaches for this long. I take no medications on a regular basis, drink plenty of water, and am only somewhat overweight (30 lbs.). We did lose a baby last year, so I wondered if depression could be contributing, but with the bending and laughing, I thought it might be more of a physical cause. I have also been pretty stressed out lately. The first day I noticed the headaches was
on vacation (it was the first time we had flown on an airplane in seven years.) I only got two hours of sleep the night before because I was so stressed out. My BP has been great (testing in the morning with little stress.) But I have also wondered how out of sync a person's blood pressure has to be in order to cause headaches. The other day, I had it checked, and it was 122/82 with a slight headache. Normal for me is 112/68. Also before we left, I had moved some furniture, so wondered if it was a neck problem.

My headache symptoms do not start until I have been awake for an hour or two.

Neurologist said it is probably tension/migrains. I'm not very convinced yet. I just don't see how muscle tension could cause so much pressure in my head.

Bthe way, on a really bad day, the pressure will also intensify when I swallow (when my tongue presses on my soft palate.)

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