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    Old 10-17-2008, 07:48 AM   #16
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Bill,

    A common misconception with many conditions/diseases is that you have to have most or all of the symptoms to have the condition or the disease. This is so far from the truth...everyone's body is different as is their immune system...and ticks that carry lyme can also carry other bacterial infections so no one has identical symptoms. This is one of many reasons it is difficult to diagnose. Some people may only have ONE symptom of lyme disease...some seem to have EVERY symptom.

    I just read your post about your response to alcohol....and the only posts I've read in the past almost tow years that address an altered response to alcohol suggest lyme's disease. I really think you need to thoroughly read the lyme's boards. Perhaps an "advanced search" with the key word being alcohol might be a good place to start.

    Bethsheba

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    Old 10-18-2008, 01:54 AM   #17
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Thanks, I'll check that one out.

     
    Old 10-22-2008, 04:08 PM   #18
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Bill, When you say you have pressure, where are you feeling it, in the front of your head or back? Reason I ask is I had some of the very same symptoms as you are describing. After seeing several specialists, it actually came down to a specialized chiropractor who specializes in the cervical spine. It may be worth your while to find one in your area and have them analyze the possibility of your atlas being out of alignment. I recommend you also read up on that topic to see if any symptoms sound similiar to yours .. I know it's helped myself and many others. Good Luck.

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    Old 10-23-2008, 12:23 AM   #19
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

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    Bill, When you say you have pressure, where are you feeling it, in the front of your head or back? Reason I ask is I had some of the very same symptoms as you are describing. After seeing several specialists, it actually came down to a specialized chiropractor who specializes in the cervical spine. It may be worth your while to find one in your area and have them analyze the possibility of your atlas being out of alignment. I recommend you also read up on that topic to see if any symptoms sound similiar to yours .. I know it's helped myself and many others. Good Luck.
    Thanks for responding Debby. Can you elaborate on which other symptoms you share in common with me? (I also have another thread which discusses my case in greater detail, entitled "strange reaction to alcohol.")

    The pressure seems to be worst around the sides of my head, but it's also very often in the back of my head, and well, pretty much everywhere. It's in my neck too, especially the upper left side of my neck... I also have a lot of crackling sensations in my neck/head and these sensations can sometimes be associated with the pressure, too.

    Some things that modify the pressure:
    1) Sometimes during the process of eating, the pressure becomes less noticeable. However about 30 minutes after I've had a meal, it starts to get a lot worse than it was before.
    2) Strenuous exercise makes it almost invisible for an hour or two, but when it comes back, it comes back with a vengeance. Light exercise seems to be relieve it slightly, without making it worse.

    I'm looking up misaligned atlas... this website does not permit links to other sites here.. is there another common name that this condition goes by?

     
    Old 10-26-2008, 05:42 AM   #20
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Bill,

    Sorry, I didn't see your other thread, but will look at it. Can you answer
    a couple quick questions for me? When did these symptoms first start for
    you? Did you by any chance have a flu shot last year? Just curious.
    Anyway, yes, my head pressure is located mainly in the back of my head near
    the occiptal bone, behind my ears on both sides, sometimes worse on one side
    than the other. I also have ongoing symptoms of terrible neck pain and
    stiffness, headache, jaw pain. I too experienced problems worsening when
    eating. As well as when I did exercise it did help my symptoms for a short
    time. As I said, after seeing many many specialists, I stumbled upon this
    possibility of this being connected to a misaligned atlas. I have had
    several non-painful treatments to put my atlas back in alignment and have
    seen great improvement in my condition. These treatments are not very
    costly and do not require you to have them done 3 times a week, like some
    standard chiropractors .. so I definitely would encourage you to atleast try
    seeing one of these doctors. Many of them often will see you for a free
    consultation and can identify right off if they think this might be part of
    your problem. With regard to your reaction to alcohol, without having read
    your whole thread, I can say from my own similiar experience with strange
    reactions to meds since this all happened, that it does relate to the
    misalignment.

    I wish you all the luck. If I can help you further in any way, I'd be more
    than happy.

    ~ Debby

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    Old 10-27-2008, 01:23 AM   #21
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    I haven't had a head/neck injury, at least nothing profound, but I do tend to sit in the same position for a long time with my head/neck naturally hunched over. this has been a habit for years.

    Are you sure about the "free consultation" thing? Would I have to go to a specialist, but not a standard chiropractor?

    (Forgive me if I ask dumb questions, as I don't consider myself an intelligent person.)

    One other thing, have you had some other symptoms like trouble moving eye muscles, slight difficulty swallowing, occasional trouble with fine-motor control (harder to hold small objects etc.) and any lessening of skin sensation? Some symptoms get worse after a bowel movement?

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    Old 10-28-2008, 06:06 AM   #22
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Hi Bill,
    Although you've had no injuries, the position of your posture that you described could well certainly be causing your problems. I have had car accidents, which contribute to my problems, however, I too have sat a desk for over 20 years now and have been diagnosed with "forward head syndrome" which is a common outcome from bad posture, etc. I still highly recommend you try and seek out a specialized "Atlas Orthogonal" chiropractor vs. a standard chiropractor. The reason being is they have a very different approach to treatment and some standard chiropractors can make conditions worse, which we all don't want or need. I still believe that most chiropractors offer a free consultation .. hopefully in your area too - not sure where your from, but if you need help locating one of these specialists, let me know, I'd be glad to help. Yes, I have also experienced problems with eye pain, and swallowing, not so much with the bowel movement, but I definitely feel it could all tie into together ... Let me know what you decide. I really feel it's worth your while to look into.

     
    Old 10-28-2008, 06:20 AM   #23
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    We seem to have some of the same issues...I have had

    - Pressure in my head but mine is usually on one side
    - Cramps, muscle pain, muscle spasms, cold and hot sensations
    - Blurred vision ( one eye for me )
    - stiff neck, neck pain, knots in neck

    I also have GAD, IBS, and TMJ...

    After reading over your syptoms it sounds to me like you might have a couple things going on here. One thing that caught my eye though was the jaw snapping. Do you notice that you are clenching or grinding your teeth at all? I say this because it would explain SOME of your symptoms. And then the GAD and IBS would probably explain the rest except for the double vision...I would have that checked out. I am actually going Friday morning for a MRI because of my weird vision changes but I noticed you said you dont have health insurance. If your really worrried about it just go to the ER and they will probably do a CT Scan of your head and at least it would make you feel better. You will get a bill in the mail eventually but at least you dont have to worry about coming up with the money now. And hopefully some of your anxiety related symptoms will go away.

    I usually have a hard time seperating my anxiety symptoms from my real symptoms. Usually I figure whatever happened first is real and the rest of the stuff is just me freaking out and having anxiety.

    Good luck to you.

     
    Old 10-28-2008, 09:56 AM   #24
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    I seem to have some of those same things going on in my body. I had a MRI done of my neck where doc found some nerves being pinched. I asked him if it could cause headaches and he said yes. But, the headaches seem to go up from the neck to the side and top of my head. Often times it feels like someone is pulling my hair on top or a burning pain. Does this sound familiar?

     
    Old 10-29-2008, 01:28 AM   #25
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

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    I seem to have some of those same things going on in my body. I had a MRI done of my neck where doc found some nerves being pinched. I asked him if it could cause headaches and he said yes. But, the headaches seem to go up from the neck to the side and top of my head. Often times it feels like someone is pulling my hair on top or a burning pain. Does this sound familiar?
    I don't describe this "radiating from neck to head" as a headache. It's a feeling of pressure. It all started with pressure in my head, during a period of extreme stress and panic attacks.

    As time passed, the pressure started moving around, it goes into my neck (usually top left side--there's a knot there) and I also feel things pressing/pulling in my digestive system. Interestingly, sometimes I feel all the pressure "linked."

     
    Old 10-31-2008, 03:48 PM   #26
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Hi Bill
    I spent many years trying to figure out why I had a feeling of pressure in my head. I underwent every test imaginable with every kind of specialist you can think of for at least 10 years. Then I started getting hives. I went to a allergist and after some testing found out I was allergic to most everything...only slight allergies to most but when you combine them on a day to day basis.....makes for a wretched life. Anyway 2 weeks after taking allergy pills my head pressure disappeared..it only returns rarely..if I eat too much of the wrong stuff....worth a try...

     
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    What kind of allergy pills?

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    Old 11-01-2008, 06:54 AM   #28
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    Just an over the counter antihistimine.....I took Reactin ......not sure where you are or what is available to you.....

     
    Old 12-23-2010, 02:25 PM   #29
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    i have some of your symptoms,plus something like double vision of nose(two shadows left and right of half nose,exactly what this dude says http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=730362 ).I have a preasure in my head like a rhythmic beating or pulse and this affects my eyes.i feel like my teeths are pushing each other(sory for my poor english vocabulary),i have a light pulse on the rest of my body too especially on stomache where i feel sometimes a strong rhythmic beating.i have been in many doctors(neuologists and ophthalmologists)and most of them didnt find anything from the tests(i have done a tomography of my back,neck,head).of course because i had double vision(only in some cases not always),i did a muscle surgey on left eye.After this i have been better for 4 months(vision only) but now when i started the university,i have again these two seperate nose shadows that are in front of my vision.Two weeks earlier i have visted an ruusian neurologist that lives here in greece and he looked at the tomography of my back.He told that the disc(the top part of skeleton)is blocking an arterial so mayby this causing the problem.he gave me some pills like neurozan,stugeron and told me to come after two weeks for report and to give me something more strong.After 4 years my life is a misery but i keep searching to find my health back.So its very nice to see that im not alone with unknown and rare health deseases.If you found any solution for your problem please post it.

     
    Old 12-23-2010, 10:01 PM   #30
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    Re: How many of us have head pressure?

    Is there anything that relieves your head pressure a little?

    Sometimes eating can make mine lessen for a little while. Have you found anything that helps yours?

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