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Pressure in head + strong constant tinnitus. please help!

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  • Posted By: yhan28
  • June 24, 2009
  • 05:48 PM

Hi, I'm 28, male and can't seem to get a diagnosis. These past few months I've been experiencing frequent pressure in my head, initially mild yet grew noticeably stronger over the past few weeks. Pressure is in the front upper part of the head, slightly on the sides and accompanied by a dull pain in the lower back of the head and in the neck.
The head pressure is accompanied by very strong Tinnitus - a constant high "weet" in both ears. By now, both the head pressure and the tinnitus are almost totally constant, from getting up in the morning till bedtime.

I've been thinking, maybe it's hypertension or some such due to lifestyle. I've been overexerting myself stresswise at work, I lead a very sedentary lifestyle and I've been prone to chronic fatigue (as in not getting nearly enough sleep). I've also been experiencing chronic GERD (acid reflux) over the past couple of years, moderate but very much felt. I thought maybe the GERD could have something to do with the tinnitus but I'm not so sure anymore due to the strong head pressure. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this and what can be done?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

ETA to add a few more symptoms: slight dull pains or twinges in left arm/left shoulder and left leg, and tingling palms. Figured most of that was due to the GERD but I don't know.

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  • Can anyone help please?
    yhan28 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Head pressure with bilateral tinnitus may suggest a neurological problem. Have you seen a physician or neurologist? Any scans done?
    m3dh31p 69 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same symptoms! Have you found any relief?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2010
    • 03:33 PM
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  • HelloI also have the same symptoms, and i have had them for about 6 months now.Pressure in the head the exact same way as you have described and a constant ear ringing, which gets better and worse at times, but its always there.I work as a sound designer, and it is extremely noticeable when working in an acousticly treated room, the ringing then becomes near unbareable at times.I have also searched for a diagnosis, i have had many tests including MRIs and ultrasounds of blood flow near to my ears, and none have given any results or indiciation as to why i suffer from this.I have read in a few places that stress can be a main cause. Let me just explain my life for the past 6 months. I moved to germany, i didnt speak and still dont speak very good german. I have a job which requires me to work 10 to 12 hours a day. I work for a small company, and have ajob that a lot of people would like to get, and if i dont do my job well, i will loose it, so work comes home with me also. In my spare time i try to do my own side projects, so my relaxation time is limited to about 1 day per month if im lucky. I have a girlfriend but our relationship usually involves daily arguements, and we have a high stress level running between us a lot of the time.I have money issues which play on my mind, and have also had to move house several time since being here.To cope with my lifestyle i smoke, and i drink alot of caffeinated products.I also get very little time to exercise.I acknowledge the fact that my life is stressful and this could be a main cause, however, i did have a 3 week holliday, and over this period there was no change in the conditions. In this time my stress level was extremely low. I have also read that it can be an allergy issue, which is dramtically increased in intensity by stressful lifetstyle.I will be testing taking allergy tablets for the next week, and i will share my results.If anybody else has any information please post. This is affecting my personal life, my work and my sanity.Nick
    Nickengland2 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you had an MRA? Hello I also have the same symptoms, and i have had them for about 6 months now.Pressure in the head the exact same way as you have described and a constant ear ringing, which gets better and worse at times, but its always there.I work as a sound designer, and it is extremely noticeable when working in an acousticly treated room, the ringing then becomes near unbareable at times. I have also searched for a diagnosis, i have had many tests including MRIs and ultrasounds of blood flow near to my ears, and none have given any results or indiciation as to why i suffer from this. I have read in a few places that stress can be a main cause. Let me just explain my life for the past 6 months. I moved to germany, i didnt speak and still dont speak very good german. I have a job which requires me to work 10 to 12 hours a day. I work for a small company, and have ajob that a lot of people would like to get, and if i dont do my job well, i will loose it, so work comes home with me also. In my spare time i try to do my own side projects, so my relaxation time is limited to about 1 day per month if im lucky. I have a girlfriend but our relationship usually involves daily arguements, and we have a high stress level running between us a lot of the time. I have money issues which play on my mind, and have also had to move house several time since being here. To cope with my lifestyle i smoke, and i drink alot of caffeinated products. I also get very little time to exercise. I acknowledge the fact that my life is stressful and this could be a main cause, however, i did have a 3 week holliday, and over this period there was no change in the conditions. In this time my stress level was extremely low. I have also read that it can be an allergy issue, which is dramtically increased in intensity by stressful lifetstyle. I will be testing taking allergy tablets for the next week, and i will share my results. If anybody else has any information please post. This is affecting my personal life, my work and my sanity. Nick
    TAtkins 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • same for me, but only for the past few months. Any diagnosis for anyone?
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm only 18 and have the same symptoms. Had cat scan and blood work done. Any answers yet?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 14, 2016
    • 09:07 AM
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