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painful pressure in head

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  • Posted By: connor
  • January 5, 2007
  • 03:34 PM

hi, i'm a healthy young male with no medical problems, so should feel fine, but over last few months have been feeling painful pressure on the top sides of my head mainly the left, they come out of the blue and only last a few seconds but its quite nausiating and takes me back, it feels like it's pushing against my skull. note it will only happen on certain points on my head and it's not the whole head that hurts (mainly the left). also i've experienced the feeling like the left side of my brain is dying! sounds stupid but when it happens it's the worst sickening feel. i've had eye tests, blood tests and blood pressure tests and there fine and my diets fine, seems to be worse when i'm active. and mouth goes very dry after bad episodes and sometimes the taste of blood is present. if you have any theorys please let me know it's starting to take over my life. cheers.

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  • I have a headache almost every day. I was plagued with migraines for several years and could almost tell what day of the week they would come on. I am over 40 now and have had this new type of headache off and on for several months. The migraines were like a knife in one side of my head, usually the right side. But what I am having now is all over, like a pressure. I am hearing some kind of rushing sound in my ears, which is more noticeable when I lie down at night. My eyes seem to feel tense at times and kind of burn. I have had some recent episodes of high blood pressure, but my doctor says that I don't have true hypertension because it doesn't stay up all the time. But I feel bad much of the time and remember my mother talking about the rushing sound in her ears and she had high blood pressure. In fact, I went for a treadmill stress test just this week and they took my blood pressure upon entering the office. It was 160/110! They gave me a rest peiod before the stress test and it was 130/75 the next time they took it. Then during the test, they took it every few minutes and it remained at 135/75, which the doctor said was fine. Maybe you are having episodes of high blood pressure and don't know it. Are you waking up with a headache? Do you get one after you have eaten something with alot of salt? You might also be getting referred pain from a misalignment in your back.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 05:26 PM
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  • I came across your posting and am very sorry to hear about your condition. I hope you have been feeling better since you last posted. I wish I could give you definite answers, but the best I can do is refer you to a question that one of our affiliate doctors answered for another patient: Q: Does high BP make your head pound at night? If not, what can cause my head to pound? A: Most people with high blood pressure do not have symptoms. This is why hypertension is known as the silent killer. However some people will report a pounding feeling in their head. The only way to know for sure what is causing your nighttime discomfort is to get checked out by your doctor. I hope that helps! Chriswww.resperate.com
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  • yes. My daughter 24, she got for 6 mots bad headachecs, bed pressure to the head. She took so many meds, all tests. Last test mri.Mri show she got couple degenerate discks in her neck, and straght spine from work. She need to block all nerves at spine, botax can help too. Good neurologist find the problem. Good luck.
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