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Many Head problems -- Help?

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  • Posted By: lectricxick
  • February 18, 2008
  • 02:20 PM

Hi, I'm a 21 year old female. Some what active but for work I have to sit for many hours, and then at school I sit as well. I have a very stress free life and anything that is stress related is usually easily solved. For about...4 years I've been having head problems. Strange ones at that. I ask for help here because I can't always get myself to the doctor, or really afford the things they have to offer. The problems are as follows.

Vertigo -- It seems like a giant ocean has washed inside my head and my whole brain is swirling, usually lasts for a few minutes, impairing me at the time. Vision blurrs, head pounds, and heart rate speeds up.

I also have a problem where if I stretch my upper body and yawn at the same time I will get the same ocean affect vertigo only this time I will loose all body feeling, going into fainting like symptoms with full bodied tingling and a short black out. They are quick to come and go so by the time I am passing out I am catching myself as well to not fall and then it passes.

I get what is called an Ice Pick head ache, those short stabbing head pains in one area that only last for a few minutes. I get them daily. They are very painful and disorienting.

I usually get headaches daily, sinus, light, and base of skull headaches. They won't go away until I take medicine for them.

I'm slightly insomniatic, I tend to fret about when I sleep and usually wake with a pounding headache or vertigo.

That's all that I can list and am sure that's it. If anyone can help with my problems I'd love any and all information. I find it ridiculous that my doctor can only help me solve my headache problems if I visit him when they happen but that's always close to impossible. I'm tired of dishing out 2 to 4 pills twice daily just so I can get through my day with out worrying that I might get a headache or a huge wave of vertigo.


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