Head pressure

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Hi I suffer really bad with health anxiety brought on again by menapause. The past 3-4 days my head just feels so heavy and tight plus by tea time my neck and shoulders are so sense. I do sleep with a fan during night because of feeling hot due to menapause and I have it directed to my face and head, wondering if this could also be be problem. Any advice please x

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    Hi Karen - I'm suffer from realy bad health anxiety this month too. I'm in perimenopause.  it has not been is bad in almost a year though The hardest part is all of the extreme physical symptoms that come at same time.  It's hard to convince myself this can just be hormones.  I've convinced myself I have a brain tumor at times because of the neck pain and weird head pressure.  I don't get hot flashes yet but extreme feeligs of skin itch and sunburn.Its hard to not focus on it.  Peoe don't understand I think? I just startthis forum and can't believe how much other women suffer too...I hope you are feeling better soon <3

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    Hi Karen,

    You are not alone in this! I am exactly the same as you and it is crippling at times. I have terrible health anxiety and my head feels heavy, odd, spaced out and my neck and shoulder and tight and very painful. I doubt it is the fan. It could be posture and sleeping position. I think my odd head is Peri and possible silent migraines xx

     

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      Thank you Sally for your reply, I throught it could be how I'm sleeping. But yer like you feel spaced out. It's a nightmare having health anxiety and menapause together xx

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      Hi Sally. Id been having terrible pain in back of neck and base of my scull for 5 days and I do suffer from migraine but this is very different like I'd hurt my neck. Started to feel nauseous yesterday as well so decided to take my maxalt wafer as a last resort. I take them for migraines. Within an hour the pain started to go. Maxalt only works on migraine to reduce the blood vessels in the brain so I discovered the bizzar neck pain I had for 5 days to be a migraine. It was definately the strangest migraine pain I've ever had and iv had migraines for over 25 years.

      Another bizzar menopause symptom to add to the long list.

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      Yes, the neck and shoulder pain is horrible. /I think it is sinus congestion related. There is gunk in the sinuses and it causes local inflammation. I have no tonsils so the infection spreads around other, smaller lymph nodes. I dont think treating the infection makes any sense since it is chronic.lease ladies let us know if anyone had this thing and finally it went away. I am actually losing hope.
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    Hi karen well im post menapausal but have also had this real bad pressure feeling in the head and neck and shoulders problem. was def made worse by bieng in a draft last week for a whole hr at a meeting so your problem could be made worse by the draft from fan. How long you been using the fan, how long you had the neck problem for?   Got one of them special neck shaped pillows which feels comfy but going a bit soft , think i need a new one now.   
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    Karen, try magnesium tablets for anxiety it's helped me. X

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