Head pressure/tingling in temples and base of neck

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I'm 21 years old and am in my third and final year of university.

For about a year now I have suffered from horrible pressure feeling that comes from my temples. It wakes me up every morning and makes me unable to concentrate on anything.

On top of this, I get this crawling ant like feeling in my head. It's a horrible feeling as I know I can do nothing about it, and doctors are always too keen to label it as anxiety and send me out of the door.

I have found nothing that can help so far. My symptoms can be relieved slightly by taking codeine/co-Codemal but that is only a short time fix.

I hope someone can help

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    I had it last month too. U can Try to relax more, advoid or reduce coffee/coffeine, eat and drink Vitamine or nutrition food, eat 3meals per day regularly, and massage ur temple by ur own to reduce pressure (u can found massage video on YouTube).
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      I've avoided caffeine for a long time now, need money to pay for a physio/osteopath but I shall remain hopeful
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      Balance has been a bit off recently, however the hearing is fine. I'll ask the doctor if that is he case!
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    If you are living away from home whilst at Uni, are you eating take-away food at all? The pressure sounds like a classic reaction to monosodium glutamate which is commonly used in chinese food.
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    You need a MRI to look for Arnold Chiari Malformation.

    Also.. IF it is Chiari... avoiding caffeine is the absolute WORST thing you can do!

    Try soaking a towel in ice water and wrapping it around your head like a turban.

    Biofreeze or essential oils.... also are helpful... in addition to caffeine LOADING... 

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    The rest of these responses are darn near scary... the pain at the base of the neck is a dead give away for Chiari.

    Nothing about a diet is going to help.

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    Hi joe. I suffer from exactly same symothoms as you, im so tired of it.. did you find out anything whats going on???

    Cheers x

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