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head pressure, arm and leg weakness

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  • Posted By: jp9929
  • September 9, 2008
  • 06:09 PM

Hello,

I'm a 21 year old male in college who has been dealing with illnesses for the past 3 months. In the last month or two I have been dealing with pressure in my head, mostly in the forehead and on top of my head, but ive noticed it to go to the back of my head on a couple occasions. It's not painful just more of a nuisance than anything. I've been to the doctor's on two different occasions, and on both occasions I was prescribed antibiotics as I also had congestion in my nose, sneezing, and sensitivity to light. When I took the antibiotics, I felt better, but the symptoms would come back. It's been a little over a week since I finished taking the antibiotics and now the head pressure is back, but now I feel weak in the legs and arms, on both sides of my body. I also feel lightheaded on occasion and my eyes are still sensitive to light. Do you think this condition is more in my head, or maybe a migraine, or possibly something else? Thank you very much for the help!

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  • Hi JP,I am in a similar situation. You need to get an MRI and a CAt Scan with and without contrast as soon as possible. These things can stem from many causes, such as MS, unruptured aneurysms, and even Mercury Poisoning. I also have head pressure and loss of balance. i also have had tingling and weakness in my legs walking. I feel like I'm really going to fall down. I was just hospitalized last weekend and they did 1,000 images on me in the MRI machine and found NOTHING. I was in there for 2 hours, and you can't move. My mother had the same thing and so did my aunt. ask your parents or close relatives if they've ever had the same thing. My parents are from Odessa, and this is something that doctors may dismiss in he states but it was considered a real problem in Odessa. I do not know the English translation, but it causes head pressure and loss of balance. It's something like "blood pressure that rises, but only inside of your brain ganglia." If you need to contact me you can e-mail me at elinacfk@yahoo.comBest wishes,Elina N.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 15, 2009
    • 03:23 AM
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  • Hi JP,I am in a similar situation. You need to get an MRI and a CAt Scan with and without contrast as soon as possible. These things can stem from many causes, such as MS, unruptured aneurysms, and even Mercury Poisoning. I also have head pressure and loss of balance. i also have had tingling and weakness in my legs walking. I feel like I'm really going to fall down. I was just hospitalized last weekend and they did 1,000 images on me in the MRI machine and found NOTHING. I was in there for 2 hours, and you can't move. My mother had the same thing and so did my aunt. ask your parents or close relatives if they've ever had the same thing. My parents are from Odessa, and this is something that doctors may dismiss in he states but it was considered a real problem in Odessa. I do not know the English translation, but it causes head pressure and loss of balance. It's something like "blood pressure that rises, but only inside of your brain ganglia." If you need to contact me you can e-mail me at elinacfk@yahoo.com. Don't panic, it will only make your symptoms worse. Best wishes,Elina N.
    ElinaN84 1 Replies
    • October 15, 2009
    • 03:30 AM
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