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Unbelievable pain in the back of my head when I exercise or have any rise in blood pr

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 25, 2010
  • 07:46 AM

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
-even masturbating

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!

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  • I am experiencing the same exact problem, have you figure out what it is? please emailme at jose@dotsik.comUnbelievable 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-even masturbatingLet 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!
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  • Did either of you figure out what it was?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2010
    • 10:46 PM
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  • Oh my gosh..i hope someone figures out what this is. I have exercise regularly and am healthy--I weigh 108 lbs 5"2, I was almost finished with my first round of P90X when I got sick with the flu. I could'nt work out for about 4 weeks. I just started back with my normal routine--mind you I feel fine now--however, every time I start exercising I get this excrutiating pain on the left side of my head. It is a sudden strong pain with no warning and it debilitates me where I cannot continue my workout. Sometimes it starts as early as 2 minutes into the warm up. My doctor thinks it's my blood pressure rising, however, my blood pressure is normally 112/67 or less...She does not think it's a clot or anything like that. I am extremely concerned--I don't know if I should see a cardiovascular specialist or a neurologist. Please help...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 11:34 AM
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  • When you find out the issue please post it. I'm encountering the same problem. Its feels as if there is alway weighton my head. Headaches are extremly painful and I would love to find a cure. 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-even masturbatingLet 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!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2011
    • 11:57 PM
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  • Hi did anyone figure this out? I have the exact same problem. The pain comes on anytime I strain (i.e. sit-ups, cough, laugh, shout). A response would be much appreciated. Els
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