New collection of head symptoms - any sound familiar?

David Tyrer

Active Member
Hi all, so I've been going along with mainly the same symptoms - of varying degrees of severity - for a while now but have recently had a new load of symptoms in and around my head/neck.

These, initially, I assumed were vertigo related but the more they've hung about, the less I'm sure of that assumption now.

I have almost constant, nagging pain in the back of my neck, at the base of my head. Regular - not constant - pain in a strip across my forehead and front of my head. Strain and pressure behind both eyes and pressure in my ears. Almost feels as if somebody is blowing up a balloon in my head or pumping air into my skull!

I feel occasional nausea, but nothing like you'd relate to vertigo or Ménière's. I've had vertigo in the past and Serc 16 and the Epley manouevre set me right again but this time feels very different so, I'm just putting the feelers out there.

It's been ongoing for about 2-3 weeks now. I've put off going to my GP because I was hoping it was just stress/tension and would pass but as it's a weekend I thought I'd see if any of you had experienced anything similar until I can see him?

Thank you
 

annmarie

New Member
David, these symptoms sound uncomfortable, to say the least, and you have my sympathies! I experience these types of symptoms occasionally and I attribute mine to inflammation of the brain. It comes on when I’ve overdone it. (I have ME). I have found no medication to help—only hydration, complete rest, and time. I do think you should check in with your doctor. Best wishes to you.
 

David Tyrer

Active Member
David, these symptoms sound uncomfortable, to say the least, and you have my sympathies! I experience these types of symptoms occasionally and I attribute mine to inflammation of the brain. It comes on when I’ve overdone it. (I have ME). I have found no medication to help—only hydration, complete rest, and time. I do think you should check in with your doctor. Best wishes to you.
Hi annmarie,

Yes they do make it quite uncomfortable. Actually, I'm responsing to you right now whilst rest my neck as it always gets worse later in the day.

I try to stay hydrated but I do mouth breath a lot due to deviated septum, so I'll try to drink more. Plan to try and get an appointment with my Dr this week too!
 

Boolea

New Member
David, have your symptoms improved at all since this post?

I've had some bizarre head symptoms for about 3 years now. I've been to my PCP, Ear/Nose/Throat specialists, etc. with nothing amiss discovered. It started with weird pressure and pulsing when I got out of my car after driving for more than say, 20 minutes. It was like I could feel my blood pounding in my head and swooshing. Some lightheadedness but no fainting. I've had pretty bad tinnitus for years, too. But for the past year or possibly more I've had pressure in my head and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness and ickiness that is pretty much with me daily. It's one of the more perplexing and unpleasant symptoms in a long list of symptoms I have with my fibromyalgia.
It almost feels like if I could just swallow and pop my ears it would feel better. But it never does. It can be scary at times, like, am I going to faint, or have a stroke? Eegads.
 

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