Head pressure and tiredness !!

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Recently was in the hospital from severe headpain which was diagnosed as migraines. I'm having sevre lighheadness and head pressure lately nothing seems to get rid of it. I have had all the tests done from mris to ct scans all came back as nothing is wrong. I've been getting really tired lately every time I wake up I feel totally beat like I haven't slept at all. It's getting to the point I don't know what to do anymore and I'm getting very depressed from it. I can hardly do stuff anymore do to the headpressure get so dizzy from it. I'm only 23 I want to be enjoying life but can't seem to be able to.just need some help and advice on what to do. Feel like I'm the only one going through this.

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    Hi Cassie,

    I sympathise so much with you, how long have you had your head pressure? I have had similar symptoms for 18 months and like you say, it's very difficult to enjoy life with a constant headache and feeling dizzy. I've been diagnosed with cervicogenic headache but it took over a year to get that far. I've also tried many different treatments, I've just had a Goni (greater occipital nerve injection) but unfortunately it didn't work for me but it does apparently for about 60% of people. I'm now waiting for the Botox migraine injections and am really hoping that might help. My best relief is my chiropractor, he manipulates the occipital nerve and it does seem to help. I know how difficult it is to stay positive, I have positive days sometimes and try to tell myself the headache and terrible balance can't last for ever. Has your doctor given you anything for your dizziness

     

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      Thank you so much for replying ! No they haven't given me anything except gravel. I'm supposed to see a neruologist in 3 weeks about them. And every time if get major headpain I get tired the next day feel like I've been hit by bus. I've mine for 9 months. I hope the Botox helps you ! That's what I keeping telling myself as we'll it can't last forever. The migraines they said I have was status migraine.  

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    Intracranial hypertension? I have headaches all day everyday. Lightheadedness, pressure, vision problems, dizziness. At first the neuro said tension type headaches or migraines but said I should get a break from them and not have them constantly... I'm awaiting tests for this but it may be a possibility for you too??

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      Good morning leah

      How do they do the tests are you waiting for please? I've had a CT scan but that came back normal.  My symptoms sound very similar to yours and I'd like to know I'm trying every avenue. Have you had your constant headaches for long? 

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      Hi Jude62,

      I've been having them for roughly 3 years now non stop. Some days are worse than others but it's always there. I've had an MRI as initially they thought it may have been MS and the MRI showed up clear. I was on amitriptyline about 2 years ago and that didn't work. Was on lamictal a year ago and it helped a little with the dizziness I think but couldn't try it out for that long as I then found out I was pregnant and had to stop. The neuro said a vision field test would show if this was possibly the problem then they would have to do a lumbar puncture to prove that there is high pressure if the vision field test suggested it. He said it would be treated with topamax initially and take it from there

      Leah

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      hi Leah

      Thanks for answering me. I am having an optician coming tomorrow, so I will ask her about the vision field test, I am just so grateful that I have another avenue to go down because that is what helps me feel positive, thank you 

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      hello leah, im having the same isses with you however my lumbar puncture result was 20 im in so much pain with my headaches and my neuro was sying theres nothing wrong my ct was  and mri what was yours do u know ? and any help will be appreciated im getting to the point were its too much for me i struggle with things i used to be in the army now i cant get out of bed most of the time 

       

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    Hi Cassie,

    Yes of course you want to be enjoying yourself this is only natural.

    Its good they have refered you to a neurologist so they can get you some proper diagnosis and get the right meds, But in the meantime get your GP t prescribe some sort of triptan, to relieve things, then when you see the specialist he will decide what is best for you to try.

    Try not to despair, yes it sometimes takes a while to get the right meds, but I am confident you WILL have a life and enjoy yourself.

    Good luck Cassie and take care.

    Let is know how you get on

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    Belive me you are not alone. I promise you that it may take some time but you will eventually have more good days/weeks than bad ones. I have had similar issues for nearly 3 years. The past week has been hell brought on by a cold but overall the past 6 months I have had many more good weeks than bad. My dizziness is always with me but I have weeks where the head pressure is much more bearable. I have tried many medications and I am now on my 3rd week of Nortriptyline. I find that Ibuprofen 400mg helps the head pressure a little.

    Be strong, I know it is very hard but try not to worry and think too much, get 8 hours plus sleep a night, drink plenty of water, avoid too much coffee, cheese, chocolate if you can.

    Thing will get better. Best wishes.

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    I am 51 years old.. Healthy with active lifestyle.. no heath issues.. no medications. I would like to get some suggestions on the problem I am going through for the past 4 months, which neurologist finally diagnosed as migraine.. though didn't name what kind.. my symptoms are almost daily, wake up most ok but soon starts with tingling & numbness on forehead, face, slow pressure/tightness in the head, dizzy.. tired. Sometimes dizzy spells/shoots 

    I have had head, neck MRIs .. all clean .. I am topiramate ..First week 25 mg, second week 50 mg.. last two weeks on 100 mgs.. I have had fair share of side effects too ... But I am yet to any benefits.. no other medication sometime I feel really bad I do take 400 mg ibuprofen 

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    Your not going thorught this on your own. I suffer form mirgranies but I haven't had any test done yet. I just on tablets for them. I also constantly tired all the time. I have no energy at all. feel like o never been to sleep. I feel like a walking zombie haha. I hate feeling like this o had it for over a year now and still the doctor don't know what it is . Here if you need a chat. X x

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    Hi Cas, Headaches are a nightmare how long have you had the headache? can you describe it as in the pain. Is it 24/7 which part of your head?  do you drink coffee, beer, smoke? Any triggers.
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