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headache, stiffneck, dizziness. Whats wrong with me?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2007
  • 04:23 PM

Well after about a month or 2 of feeling like this i am alittle sick and tired of it. Though it has gotten alittle better i still dont feel like a normal 18 year should feel. I feel slightly dizziness (gets worse when nervious) with some headaches with a kind of pain behide my eyes, stiffness in neck like the very muscle right under the back of the head, Some times ear ringing but hasnt happened recently, Also my right right side tonsil i guess(its right under my chin is swollen. I has blood test done a few weeks ago that was fine and a ct scan of head and neck and few months ago for differnt problem that came out clear though. Also the dizziness or feeling of fog i should say is worse right after awaking. If anyone knows what could be up i would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Will

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  • sounds like you need to have some blood work done. maybe mono? too young to be in so much discomfort.... good luck!
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  • Will, I had similiar symptoms, and I have special glasses with prism in them. It turned out that my problem was that my eyes were slightly out of alignment - that's why I had headaches and why I had pain behind my eyes.Good Luck!
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  • maybe you get stress,not enough sleep,exams,computers....etctake more rest see if it helps,get some fresh air.
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  • ME TOO. EVERYTHING. I'm unfortunately into the 6th month, though... I've had all kinds of blood work ups done to check thyroid, potassium, magnesium, iron, blood count, etc etc, urine tests for I don't even know what, MRI for tumors, cat scans for the same reason, x rays of my back/neck to see if my spine is pinching a nerve, psychological eval to check for depression/anxiety, endocrinology checked, neurologist for migraines/tension headaches, eye doc, ENT for vertigo/inner ear balance problem, gyno for hormone imbalance (tried oral contraceptives to see if they'd balance a hormone prob out, did nothing). That might be it...I can't even remember now. Mine started with a severe panic attack in early June...like 2 days before my high school graduation. Amazing trying to sit through that feeling like I was going to faint. Anyway, at first I was just dizzy, then I got headaches, but they didn't coincide with anything else. Now it's like my symptoms have synchronized and my dizziness and headaches come together. Usually I have squeezing pain in my temples and across my forehead or that aching pressure behind my eyes. I used to get a ringing or twinge of pain or even a sudden clogged feeling in my ears, but that went away. Basically nobody knows what's wrong with me. Still. Motrin seems to help the headaches, and as they go away the dizziness gets better. But yeah, it's not a spinning sensation at all...I heard someone else describe it like wearing another person's glasses. That's pretty accurate, I think...or at least the best way I've seen to explain it. Just an off-balance feeling... My symptoms do get a lot worse when I'm stressed, and if they get bad enough they make me feel like I'm in the pre-panic attack stages. I haven't had an attack since July, though, and the dizziness and headaches are still here. Every day, basically all day. I sympathize...I'm about done with it. By the way, I'm almost 19, female, petite, white.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 00:48 AM
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  • I am in a very similar state. I don't have the headaches, but not everyone gets headaches. Your descriptions of the "off-balance" symptom are very close to what I feel, along with the weird feelings in the ears, stiff neck and sometimes vertigo after an attack. I don't feel like that constantly, but during periods after an episode. My symptoms get worse with any exercise, lifting, stress, sitting in the wrong position. Mine seems to exacerbated mainly be physical events rather than mental events. I've been through a litany of tests and this has been going on now for 25 years. I was not feeling too terrible for a couple of decades and then it flared up very badly just recently for unexplained reasons. Have you had any luck yet with a diagnosis? ME TOO. EVERYTHING. I'm unfortunately into the 6th month, though... I've had all kinds of blood work ups done .... But yeah, it's not a spinning sensation at all...I heard someone else describe it like wearing another person's glasses. That's pretty accurate, I think...or at least the best way I've seen to explain it. Just an off-balance feeling... My symptoms do get a lot worse when I'm stressed, and if they get bad enough they make me feel like I'm in the pre-panic attack stages. I haven't had an attack since July, though, and the dizziness and headaches are still here. Every day, basically all day. I sympathize...I'm about done with it. By the way, I'm almost 19, female, petite, white.
    karljv 6 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 11:13 PM
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  • unregistered eureka.. ur symptoms seem exactly lik how ive been feeling for abt 2 months. the fact tht ur graduationg mightve given u anxiety or sumthin which mightve cause all these feelings. i dunno for me ever since i moved to dt toronto for my co-op job i've been feeling like that maybe anxiety too??.. where do u live btw? .. i dunno wats wrong ive had so many tests done even an MRI! n they found nuthing.. i'm only 21 and have no history or family history of any illnesses n i used to work out lik everyday before all this now i'm nervous abt hitting the gym:(.. right now ive been taking ativan and citalopram for anxiety and it seems to be helping me but who knows it might just be lik a long relapse or w/e cuz there has been days wer i felt lik nuthing was wrong with me. at times i believe tht this off balance feeling is just a result of severe fatigue lik so severe. i also noticed watching too much TV increases my symptoms i dunno but i think the radiation from the TV might be causing all this or it might be just a coincidence tht wen i dun watch tv for a couple of days i feel better ? my co-op job is near tht CN tower in DT cud I be lik sensitive to some radiation?? i really dunno. i'm sik of this seriously ..if anyone has an answer or wanna talk abt their symptoms plzzzz email me or add m on msn kakishr@hotmail.com
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 00:31 AM
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  • I am a 13 year old girl and I have those same symtoms but i have more than just that i also have pains in my back, knees, and ribs. I also have a problem with throwing up and passing out. I have no idea what is wrong with me and i have been to a doctor and they dont know whats wrong. they gave me a pill they thought would help but it just made things worse so i stopped taking it. I don't know what to do and i can't afford to have a lot of tests run for it so for now i just have to deal with it.
    gibbles96 1 Replies
    • December 17, 2009
    • 03:29 AM
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  • Yeah, im a thirteen year old girl too, I constantly have a headache, dizziness, and a sore neck, i also get ringing ears . i dont know whats wrong with me, i havent been to a doctor about it(should i?)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 30, 2009
    • 08:27 PM
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  • Well after about a month or 2 of feeling like this i am alittle sick and tired of it. Though it has gotten alittle better i still dont feel like a normal 18 year should feel. I feel slightly dizziness (gets worse when nervious) with some headaches with a kind of pain behide my eyes, stiffness in neck like the very muscle right under the back of the head, Some times ear ringing but hasnt happened recently, Also my right right side tonsil i guess(its right under my chin is swollen. I has blood test done a few weeks ago that was fine and a ct scan of head and neck and few months ago for differnt problem that came out clear though. Also the dizziness or feeling of fog i should say is worse right after awaking. If anyone knows what could be up i would greatly appreciate it.Thanks,WillI know this is 2 1/2 years later but i would look at TMJ-- tempomandibular joint disorder-- a qualified dentist could help in this area.. google tmj dentists in your area
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  • Hi, I've had the same problem for 2 years or so. Driving me crazy. All the tests - sent to a Psycologist... I'm trying trigger point therapy on neck muscles, scalenes and SCM. Tight muscles can cause all sorts of dizzines, eyes blurring, lack of oxygen to head... Talking lack of oxygen - I'm also trying TMS - see Monte Heufle - Running Pain website. It helped in summer when I could relax and do it. Now intense business and Marathon training! My neck is looser and dizziness better when I run!Just some ideas for you.I'll let you know if anything works!!
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  • Well after about a month or 2 of feeling like this i am alittle sick and tired of it. Though it has gotten alittle better i still dont feel like a normal 18 year should feel. I feel slightly dizziness (gets worse when nervious) with some headaches with a kind of pain behide my eyes, stiffness in neck like the very muscle right under the back of the head, Some times ear ringing but hasnt happened recently, Also my right right side tonsil i guess(its right under my chin is swollen. I has blood test done a few weeks ago that was fine and a ct scan of head and neck and few months ago for differnt problem that came out clear though. Also the dizziness or feeling of fog i should say is worse right after awaking. If anyone knows what could be up i would greatly appreciate it.Thanks,WillWell, I know I'm a little late. I'm seventeen and have been diagnoses with similar symptoms. Maybe you have a lymph node infection?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 12, 2010
    • 02:08 AM
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  • The problems your having is from Chemtrails being sprayed constantly everyday in our air. It causes dizziness, headaches which lead into migraines, ringing in the ears, tight chest, and viruses almost constantly. Look it up, Chemtrails. Its in our air constantly. Its for population control.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 03:21 PM
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  • ME TOO. EVERYTHING. I'm unfortunately into the 6th month, though... I've had all kinds of blood work ups done to check thyroid, potassium, magnesium, iron, blood count, etc etc, urine tests for I don't even know what, MRI for tumors, cat scans for the same reason, x rays of my back/neck to see if my spine is pinching a nerve, psychological eval to check for depression/anxiety, endocrinology checked, neurologist for migraines/tension headaches, eye doc, ENT for vertigo/inner ear balance problem, gyno for hormone imbalance (tried oral contraceptives to see if they'd balance a hormone prob out, did nothing). That might be it...I can't even remember now. Mine started with a severe panic attack in early June...like 2 days before my high school graduation. Amazing trying to sit through that feeling like I was going to faint. Anyway, at first I was just dizzy, then I got headaches, but they didn't coincide with anything else. Now it's like my symptoms have synchronized and my dizziness and headaches come together. Usually I have squeezing pain in my temples and across my forehead or that aching pressure behind my eyes. I used to get a ringing or twinge of pain or even a sudden clogged feeling in my ears, but that went away. Basically nobody knows what's wrong with me. Still. Motrin seems to help the headaches, and as they go away the dizziness gets better. But yeah, it's not a spinning sensation at all...I heard someone else describe it like wearing another person's glasses. That's pretty accurate, I think...or at least the best way I've seen to explain it. Just an off-balance feeling... My symptoms do get a lot worse when I'm stressed, and if they get bad enough they make me feel like I'm in the pre-panic attack stages. I haven't had an attack since July, though, and the dizziness and headaches are still here. Every day, basically all day. I sympathize...I'm about done with it. By the way, I'm almost 19, female, petite, white.even if posted 3 years ago, if that can help anyone, i had the exact same symptoms, dizziness like a floating sensation instead of spinning, as if wearing another person's glasses, small headache (mostly when waking up). i was feeling better moving rather than standing still or sitting, slight pressure behind my eyes, stiff neck yet still able to turn my head left and right, eardrums as if on a plane flying high (yawning not helping at all), i just saw a chiropractor and after 2 sessions i felt improvement, especially when he put pressure on my back, i could feel how tense my back was. then he pushed my upper back until i could hear & feel a 'snap', i started to feel better and i intend to go back. i am sleeping on a hard mattress also to help my condition
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 20, 2011
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  • chiropractic treatment helps with headache and stiff neck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
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  • Jojo, so i thought about this i'm 21 & i feel the same way do u guys ever think that after talking on our cell phones it feels as if ur ears ring headache exc. Sometimes i think all this radiation from all this technology that were surrounded by causes more problems than we think. Just a thought.
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  • I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome known as POTS. It's a very common illness in women. Search some of the symptoms online and see if that helps. The Mayo webpage has information for kids. You can look it up on youtube and see how it affects different people. The good thing is, if you are younger, you will have more of a chance of growing out of it! Good Luck!!
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  • Well after about a month or 2 of feeling like this i am alittle sick and tired of it. Though it has gotten alittle better i still dont feel like a normal 18 year should feel. I feel slightly dizziness (gets worse when nervious) with some headaches with a kind of pain behide my eyes, stiffness in neck like the very muscle right under the back of the head, Some times ear ringing but hasnt happened recently, Also my right right side tonsil i guess(its right under my chin is swollen. I has blood test done a few weeks ago that was fine and a ct scan of head and neck and few months ago for differnt problem that came out clear though. Also the dizziness or feeling of fog i should say is worse right after awaking. If anyone knows what could be up i would greatly appreciate it.Thanks,WillHi I know exactly how u feel. A year ago I had similar symptoms like yourself. In a Two weeks spam I had 2 ct, 1 MRI countless blood work done and two spinal tab! with all tests came back negative for all the horrible things I thought I had. In the end after seeing neuro specialists m ENT doctors conclusive that it was stress. They prescribe muscle relaxer for neck, strong meds but it worked. I only use the pills for less than a week and it has been a little over a year and I haven't gotten like that again! There are somedays where I feel it bothers me but I take excedrin n sleep it off. Good luck n hopefully you will get better soon!!!
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  • I suggest for anyone with these symptoms to see a chiropracter as there may be an issue with your neck. I used to have constant dizziness which a chiropractor fixed.. Ive found doctors not so good dealing with these issues if its a neck issue and just one chiro treatment can bring relief for many.
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  • I am a 13 year old girl and I have those same symtoms but i have more than just that i also have pains in my back, knees, and ribs. I also have a problem with throwing up and passing out. I have no idea what is wrong with me and i have been to a doctor and they dont know whats wrong. they gave me a pill they thought would help but it just made things worse so i stopped taking it. I don't know what to do and i can't afford to have a lot of tests run for it so for now i just have to deal with it.Have you been tested for Lyme disease? Sounds strange but pain in the back and knees, along with the headaches, tiredness and dizziness could indicate Lyme disease.
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  • Chiari Malforamation can cause all those symptoms. Its actually common it just doesnt plague all the people who have it with terrible symtoms. Also most docters dont know anything about it. Some neurologists at least know of it, an MRI can show if you have it but only if the Dr. knows what hes looking for. If not, it could easily pass as normal. I had surgery for my own chiari malformation years ago and many of the syptoms got better. In most cases surgery almost eliminates all symptoms. It's late but i hope this helps! xoxo
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2011
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