Hello, I am new here and thought I would share a few of the symptoms I've been having for the last 2+ months.
First off, I have already seen a doctor, who sent me to a neurologist who sent me for an MRI on my cerebral spine ~2 weeks ago. Considering I have yet to recieve any word from my Neurologist I am sure there was nothing major that was found there. I am going to call when the office opens just to be sure, but I want to know if anyone else has these same symptoms and if so, has anyone figured out what it was. I am a 28 year old male by the way, if that makes any difference.
My current symptoms are:
- Pressure at the base of my skull
- Feeling as though my head is too heavy for my neck
- Neck making a "crackling" sound when I bend it back, similar to that of pop rocks or Rice Crispies when you put milk in the bowl.
- Pressure on the top of my skull
- Pressure behind my eyes
- Back pain that seems to change location, most mostly in the upper region.
Strange thing is that sometimes if I lay on the couch while having a bout with head pressure and headaches and use the couch cushion as a pillow that area where the neck meets the back of my skull experiences a ton of pressure and is incredibly uncomfortable. I need to lay on my side to make it feel better.
Another thing is that for a while I was falling asleep on the couch and I would wake up with terrible headaches that lasted all day long. Only relief would be if I take Ibuprofens or Aspirins for the headaches.
However, if I sleep in bed with a normal pillow I find that the headaches are gone when I wake up.
I was just recently on vacation from work for the holiday week, lasting from Dec. 23rd-Jan. 2nd and for almost that entire time I felt good. Not 100%, but a whole lot better than I felt for the month a half prior. Now that I am back at work it seems the headaches and pressure are back and getting worse by the day, although unlike before I don't wake up with the headaches.
I work at a desk and use a computer all day. I
Could this be from sitting or maybe from my work PC? I tend to use my iPhone a lot and looking at that doesn't cause my symptoms to flare up.
I have lowered my brightnessed on the work PC to only 10, same with the contrast and I have lowered the resolution in order to make everything larger so my eyes wouldn't need to work as hard, but nothing seems to be helping.
Anyone else have/had this issue?