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Old 01-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Constant Pressure in Back of Head?

Hello all,

I'm hoping to get some advice from others on here who've perhaps experienced the same symptoms as I. I do have hashimoto thyroiditis yet am not prone to developing migraines/headaches very often. Four days ago, I developed a horrible headache that would not go away and ended up going to the E.R. to alleviate the pain. After several attempts to calm the pain, this pressure developed in the back of my head radiating to my forehead. The only way to describe the pressure is feeling as though a rubber band is constricting the blood-flow. I had a CT scan at the hospital which turned out normal and blood work indicating I am anemic, nothing new.
The pressure is still just as persistent as it was three days ago and I feel like a bobble-head. The pressure sometimes sends a dull ache to my ears, will focus on either the left or right side of my crown area on the top of my head and worsens with movement and light. My vision is a bit off...and I've taken Ultram to try to calm the dull ache/pressure, but nothing is helping. I have the urge to pop my ears frequently..this is just annoying.

Any one experience this?

Thanks so much

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Re: Constant Pressure in Back of Head?

have you seen an ear/nose and throat dr. and have you checked into looking into allergies. Allergies can make your head feel as if there is an elastic band around it and I believe it is due to the swelling of the vessels in one's head. Allergies can also effect one's ears and sight. When my allergies are bad, my vision is not correct and I was just at the eye dr. who gave me a clean bill of health and also verified that allergies can throw one off balance as well as make the eyes worse. Good luck.

 
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Re: Constant Pressure in Back of Head?

I sympathize with your pain, and hope you can find something to help alleviate the discomfort.

I would hope you will consider consulting a neurologist, who will perform other tests to find the cause of your headache. He can also diagnose the type of headache you are having.

If it reoccurs, you will already have the initial appointment and consultation done so you can be a regular patient.

I wish you the best.

 
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