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Old 04-25-2001, 04:55 PM   #1
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I feel like I'm going crazy or losing my mind! For the past several weeks I have had an almost constant feeling of pressure in my head with occasional dizziness and spaciness. I feel like someone has drugged me! Sometimes sounds are distorted and my eyes seem to see things in a spacey fog. I have a hard time sleeping at night because it always seems to get worse then. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like someone has their hands against my sinuses and the top of my head and they are constantly pressing. All of these symptoms seem to have started in January and they were followed with a severe attack of dizziness which my doctor said was inner ear infection. He gave me meclizine to help with the spinning and it went away in a day or so. Now it's cropped up again with a second attack of severe dizziness and led to the state that I'm in now. If I don't find an answer to this soon I'm going to go nuts!! Anyone have any advice for me?

 
Old 04-25-2001, 06:03 PM   #2
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Read the post titled "lightheaded and ears ringing".

My symptoms seem a little similar to yours, but I haven't had the vision problem or any hearing loss. I do have occasional lightheadedness (not room spinning, just sort of wooziness) with pressure around my ears and some ear pain and headache around my ears.

I've been using Chlor Trimeton (based on another poster's advice) and it has seemed to help some. I've also found that sudafed helps a little.

Anyway, good luck.

Is your pressure/problems on both sides of your head? Have you seen an ENT?

 
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Old 04-25-2001, 06:13 PM   #3
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The pressure seems to be located over my forehead on both sides and near the top of my head. It isn't too bad as I type now but it affects me about 80% of the day. It's very odd the way it comes on and decreases every now and then. It also seems to decrease when I shower and seems to be less when I wake up in the morning. Perhaps the shower is cleansing the air of allergins. I really don't know but I need to find a cure for it. I see another ENT next week.

 
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Hi,

I too am lightheaded, slighty woozy. My allergy also is less when I wake up. I also notice an improvement after I shower. My symptoms are not the same as yours, but share some similarities. I am taking Chlorotrimeton 12 mg. twice a day. This gets rid of about 90% of my symptoms. For more information see my post titled Lightheaded and ears ringing. Good luck !
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Old 05-20-2001, 06:41 AM   #5
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Meniers Disease is often mis diagnosed. It is usaaly accompanied by attacks that last a few days, wild spinning, extreme nausea, loss of hearing. These attacks are often brought on by diet - like salt. They can be controlled by diet. The allergy problems are usually constant. MD is usually a younger persons disease.
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Old 05-29-2001, 01:49 AM   #6
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I reconize those symptoms all to well. I have allergies and vaso motor rhinitis (my sinuses close off because of certain smells or vapors and I get frequent severe sinus infections). This sound like a sinus infection. Here's a little advice from my allergist that works wonders.

-You'll need to but an ear wax remover syringe, (the little blue thing that you squeeze water into your ear with). The saline mix consists of baking soda, salt, and water.

-You take 1/4 cup of hot water and disolve 2 teaspoons of salt and a pinch of baking soda in it then add 1-3/4 cups of cold water to it.

-Fill the syringe with the water, put your head upsidedown over the sink and gently swich the solution by squeezing and releasing the syringe a couple of times.

-Then after you've repeated the process twice in each nostril, with your head still upsidedown, squeeze the syringe as hard as you can so that the water comes out your other nostril.

It sound gross, but it really helps, trust me! You'll flush out your sinuses and releive a lot of pressure and if it's an intection, help heal your sinuses. Hope this is helpful.

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Hi,

You may want to check out the Inner Ear Disorder Boards - I have a posting there for the wooziness that I suffer; as do many others. My posting is called "Dizziness From Rochester, NY - It stinks". Hope this helps.

 
Old 06-08-2001, 04:29 PM   #8
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Your symptoms sound like nothing more than sinus allergies. I have them daily, they make you feel like your head is full of cotton, there is pressure behind your nose and you can't turn your head fast or look down because you get dizzy. A few years ago I had a CAT scan of my sinuses and saw that it was fluid/allergies behind my nose in the back sinus cavaties. Claretin or allergy medicine helps but it is probably not serious, just clogged sinuses that can be treated.

 
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Your symptoms sound like nothing more than sinus allergies. I have them daily, they make you feel like your head is full of cotton, there is pressure behind your nose and you can't turn your head fast or look down because you get dizzy. A few years ago I had a CAT scan of my sinuses and saw that it was fluid/allergies behind my nose in the back sinus cavaties. Claretin or allergy medicine helps but it is probably not serious, just clogged sinuses that can be treated.

 
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