Unbelievable pain in the back of my head when I exercise or have any rise in blood pressure. This includes:
-doing more than 5 or so push-ups
-doing more than 3 or so pull-ups
-jogging for more than 2 minutes
Let me start by saying that I am a healthy person. I am a 22 year old man who stays healthy. I eat considerably well, I usually jog a mile or 2 every couple of days if I can. I am 5'9 and 145 pounds.
When my blood pressure rises higher than a normal resting rate, I get a seering, unbelievable pain in the back of my head. This isn't a migraine, this isn't a headache, I am in trouble. This started suddenly about 5 days ago. Embarrassingly enough, it happened the first time while masturbating. I went from being fine and dandy to unlocking my door in fear that I might pass out from pain. Needless to say, I couldn't finish.
The next day I went for a jog, I got about .4 miles down the road and realized my head was hurting a bit, as if it was starting again. I thought, maybe if I just excercise through it, my blood will open up this part of my brain that seems to be having pressure issues. This was a huge mistake. At about .7 miles into the jog, I fell over in agony. It was as if every time my heart would beat, the blood would send excruciating pain soaring into the back of my brain. It was unbearable. I couldn't move. I had to call someone to pick me up from the park and lay me down.
Later that day, I had an MRI which showed nothing out of the ordinary according to my neurologist. The next day, I went to his partner since he was out of town. He said he would feel parts of my neck to see if any of it was tender. It seemed every pressure point he touched would hurt pretty bad. We thought we found the solution. He gave me 2 shots of cortisone in my neck, which seemed to be inflamed. I have always had a sort of stiff neck, and this seemed to fix that problem. However, nothing happened differently. I still couldn't exercise or do anything to raise my blood pressure without getting this unbelievable pain again in my head.
It has been a few days. I have an appointment to go back to the doctor on Monday to supposedly give me more cortisone.
My question is, do you think this is the right course? I personally think it is doing nothing for my head pains, only making my neck less stiff (which, again, has always been a problem, stiff neck). So I almost wish I did this earlier for my neck, but it seems to be doing NOTHING for my head. Do I need to go to a hospital? Am I wasting time? Every bit of excitement hurts, any large sudden thought changes HURT. BAD. Please Help!