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Pain/Pressure in back of head when I laugh

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  • Posted By: venissa
  • November 17, 2006
  • 04:02 PM

Does this happen to anyone here?

If so, do you know what causes it? Once I stop laughing the pressure/pain eases up. This is not a normal pain from laughing......its different. Sometimes it hurts so bad that I have to stop laughing to make the pain/pressure ease up.

On rare occasions I notice it hurting even when no laughter is involved. At that time it is dull pain and pressure right at the base of my skull.

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  • I have the exact same problem. I never really thought about it being an issue but now that I am older it has been a concern of mine.

    When i laugh really hard the bottom on my head seems to swell, tighten, and cause pain. Once I stop the bumps( i like to call the swelling) go away and the pain stops after awhile.

    Have you found any other information about this?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 17, 2014
    • 03:58 PM
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  • I have just started experiencing this a few months ago and I feel crazy . Whenever I laugh, or am really happy, my head tightens and sometimes feels like it will explode. When my sister from 2,000 miles away surprised me on my. Doorstep , I thought I was going to have a stroke ! Any info would for great!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 3, 2014
    • 07:12 AM
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