I've had a crazy week. 4 days ago, I was in a meeting , and I was sitting there looking at a power point presentation. I suddenly became very uncomfortable as I had my neck bent slightly to look at the powerpoint. so, I turned my chair so I was looking straight at it. I started feeling lightheaded and couldn't breathe, and then I coudln't keep my head up and had these sudden urges and felt a contraction in my neck and lower jaw forcing my chin towards my chest. It was like the nerve was activating.
I had to excuse myself to get a drink of water b/c i thought I was dehydrated/cramping or over-caffeinated. That didn't help, so I just left.
It LARGELY passed in the next 2 hours, but it happened again later in the day.
Well, yesterday I felt a lot of sinus pressure. And, Today I went ice skating and now I'm sitting in bed with fever and chills and sinus drainage and feeling achy.
As to the Head issue, I did some research and one thing people mentioned was the carotid artery being cut off from turning my head, lack of oxygen, and an ISCHEMIC STROKE.
Well I have been working out my upper back and my traps, and people mentioned the nerve being put under pressure.
Since I just found out about the stroke thing, I am going to go to the ER tomorrow.
I am quite sure that the history you give does not indicate an ischemic stroke and it is most unlikely that there was interference with your carotid artery. There are many aspects of your history that are missing, but I cannot related your symptoms to a problem with the nasal sinuses and chills and fever.
The story sounds like a version of torticollis, and if it recurs it might be a good idea to check in with a neurologist.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.
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