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September 18th, 2008
Hey!

Been reading all the recent posts and I swear I could have written them all myself Smile
Extreme headaches, pressure behind eyes nose forehead jaws face neck...
"Brain Fog", forgetting words, moods swings and irritation because of not remembering and feeling like my old self.
I've tried to e.g. paying attention to my eating habits (checking if I had intolerance or allergies), sleeping habits, "Controlling" My stress level etc with no luck.

I've had these symptoms for quite a while now, about 4 years on and off (I'm 24 now). First they came as attacks; Pressure behind nose and eyes, spreading out until I got a severe headache which led to a period of feeling very drowsy and out of it for about 2-4 days. Happened about 3-4 times a month. Later on it came more frequent & since May this year I've head pressure etc and headaches every day.

My doctor first diagnosed me with some kind of allergy (didn't do any test or anything) and gave me nasal sprays and some pills. That didn't work so she came to the conclusion that I had tension headaches and didn't really think the pressure thing was such a big deal (Maybe kind of my fault cause I wasn't really telling her how severe it got). She gave me really strong painkillers but it doesn't work unless I take them at the right time, just before the pressure rises.

I've been so bad the last couple of weeks that I haven't been able to continuing daily tasks without feeling exhausted and wanted to sleep just to get some relief.
Even after a good night sleep I wake up with a headache. The pressure actually got so bad that one time I almost fell down the stairs, feeling like I was on a boat. When I told her about this, she sent me to a TS-SCAN for "head and sinusis" which I'm going to tomorrow (I live in Iceland, don't know if TS is the English or Icelandic word over the Scan)

This is really affecting my life. I'm studying economics so this is no walk in the park. Had about 20 minutes presentation in front of my class in one of my brain fog attacks and let's just say that i wished I had that one videotaped! I actually pray to god not to be in that situation again.

If someone figures out what the deal is.. and finds a diagnose please oh please post it here:) I'll sure be telling you my results when I get it.
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replied September 19th, 2008
Migraines
I am 38 years old. Have had all the experiences of those who are posting here. After years of treatment with multiple medications, tests, mri's, etc., I finally found out that my headaches/migraines are completely related to the foods and drinks I put in my body. Now, I eat very clean (no preservatives, msg's, high fructose, fake sugars, etc) and I cleanse my system out once per week. The only remaining headaches I have are during my menstrual cycle, clearly hormone related.
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replied September 27th, 2008
Hi headdiscomfort, i've recently begun considering the possibility that my diet is the cause of my pain and discomfort and reading your post has reinforced this idea. I know i have a poor diet, eating most of the rubbish we're told not to eat but i don't really know where to begin. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions of good foods, meals or plans that you have tried and have found to have worked or maybe you could recommend a particularly good website. i'm sure it could help many others on this forum too.

Thanks,
FrancisG
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replied January 20th, 2009
FrancisG, i have the same symptoms as you for years and i still don't know how to stop this.
If someone had an advance on this issue, please let us know.
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replied April 23rd, 2009
For one year exactly, I have had problems with my left eye. Some days I wake up and it is very red and watery, also very painful. It's almost like pink eye. The light sensitivity is so bad that my eye will "shut down" at any time. It also causes my right eye to squint. It is especially bad when driving and my eye shuts down. Lately, I have had extreme pressure behind my eyes (both of them) and in my cheek bones and nose. However, there is no drainage. Strange. I always new that I have a minor case of TMJ, especially if I chew gum. But this seems different. I've been to the eye dr. and they said it was an allergy, but that was last year. It still continues to come and go unexpectedly. I also get cluster headaches and from time to time get a gurgling or sizzling sound in the lower back of my head. My husband thinks I'm crazy. My headaches feel like there are worms moving around in my brain. This is very frustrating. Nothing has ever helped, and doctors seem to think I'm crazy by the way I describe my symptoms.
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replied May 14th, 2009
WOW!!!
I looked at every single post on this site, and it sounds like me. I was really stress out at work one week, probably the only time in my life i have being that stress out.

On a tuesday i got what i considered a flu but only lasted one day, then the pressure started.

It started behind both eyes, temples and forehead. After a week of no relief the back of my cheeks started to feel full and pressure was there as well.

After two weeks I got one day of somewhat relief then again with the pressure. It makes me be forgetful, makes me feel like in a daze or fog.

Now, 2 months later, i still have the pressure behind my eyes, mainly my left, my temples, well right above my temples. Sometimes my left ear hurts.

This stupid pressure causes no pain just pressure. Sometimes when it goes to the base of my skull i do get pain there that goes to my neck but after a few hours it goes away and again just pressure in my head.

went to the doctor and my blood pressure was 165/96 i think, it was really high.

I have noticed that when my pressure in head is bad, my blood pressure is up as well. Not sure which is there first. But I wake up with the pressure and go to sleep with the pressure.

Any help would be apreacciated. You can write me.

Thanks for the help.
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replied June 11th, 2009
WOW! x2
I have the same symptoms as everyone else, just in my right eye. I don't believe the condition is diet-dependant; I eat very healthy. I don't think it's related to a lack of physical activity either, considering I work a labour job and am an avid cyclist. Sinusitis seems like an appropriate answer, which can be caused by allergies, smoking, and structural inadequacies. I've recently quit smoking and have not had any allergies...as far as I know I don't bear any nasal deviations either. Somewhere it said that viral/bacterial infections can induce this condition -now I'm curious if I've attained such a problem which brought upon sinusitis...this is confusing!

Regardless, I will continue searching for what exactly may be a cure for my condition;
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replied July 1st, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I had a cold-coughing up lots of phlegm and constantly blowing my nose. About a week ago I stopped coughing, and my nose has stopped being blocked all the time but I still need to blow it now and then and when I do the mucus that comes out is a yellowish colour.

About a week ago I had a really bad pain in my left top gum. I thought it might be my wisdom tooth coming through. It went away, but the last few days it has come back.
As well as this pain, I have been having this immense feeling of pressure behind my nose, as well as a bad headache every afternoon/evening.

Would this be more likely to be sinus problems, or maybe simptons of wisdom teeth coming through? Im 18.
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replied July 1st, 2009
Ill just add a couple more things.
The pressure feels like it is behind my nose, not my eyes. and its not there all the time, but when it is its really painful, so is the headache.

and my nose is still partially blocked, but I can very easily breathe through it.
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replied November 12th, 2009
This sounds like me!! had a mild sore throat 3 weeks ago but now have a feeling of pressure in my head, behind my eyes and in the bridge of my nose - aslo very fuzzy head - feel as if my balance is not 100% - went to the doc and he checked out the CNS - concluded that I had some fluid in my ears and gave me a strong decongestant - am hoping it will work - I don't like feeling like this!!!
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replied December 26th, 2009
Deviated Septum
I don't want to scare anyone, But I went through all of the same symptoms you mentioned when i was 27 years old. The pressure would sometimes make my upper teeth numb and even make my hands and legs get week jittery. I also thought I had a brain tumor. I felt too disoriented unconfortable from the head pressure I couldnt go to work or function. After several trips to general practitioner Drs. who kept telling me it was a sinus infection and giving me countless medications that didnt work. I went to an ear nose and throat doctor who dicovered I had a 50% blockage on one side and a 90% blockage on the other side of my septum(sinus canal). I ended up having laser surgery to remove the deviated tissue. I was finnaly cured. You should have seen the stuff that wasnt draining out of my sinus cavity that they pulled out . not pretty. Anyway good luck I'm not a doctor but I'M fairly certain you are suffering from a bad sinus infection or deviated septum or both.

My nose was also partialy blocked I was never stopped up totally. I had bad breath and pressure that would radiate to the back of my neck. If I shook my head it also felt like my brain was swollen up like a watermellon. I felt your pain, buddy.

untill you see an ENT DR. 1 sugestion that cant hurt is to get a pot of hot steaming water and a towel. put the towel over your head and the pot of hot water and breath the steam in through your nose out through your mouth for 10 min 4 times a day. Be carefull not to burn yourself .
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replied January 11th, 2010
can all of u get an xray of ur teeth and get the dentist to confirm that you do not have an sbscess in any of ur teeth! my husband has had the same symptoms as all of u for the past 15 years..constant pressure and he is about to go insane. Found an abscess in his tooth caused by a botched up root canal...will keep u posted if it works..he is due to get the abscess tooth fixed this weekk. worth a try!
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replied May 12th, 2010
temoromandibular joint disorder
i think you are suffering from tmj, all the symptoms im seeing here are consistent with that diagnoses.
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replied July 26th, 2010
I agree with billybobmac, it's probably tmj
I've been out of action for 7 years and experience all the symptoms people have mentioned here, the facial fullness, pain behind the eyes and bridge of the nose, pain at the base of the skull, ear and neck pain,excess mucas and an inability to swallow properly and also just a feeling of not being able to get my head comfortable.
I can't tell you how many gp's and specialists I've seen (countless to say the least), not one has even suggested that it may be a jaw or bite issue but after much of my own research I'm going to go and see a dentist that specializes in tmj.
So save yourselves alot of years of pain and frustration and make a cluey dentist your first post of call
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replied May 10th, 2011
i have these headaches, and pain behind the eys too, and also when i breath through my nose sometimes, it causes a headache, and also the top of my mouth/throat is itchy... i am always so tired, and im getting sick of it!!!!
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replied September 7th, 2011
I have similar issues, have you found any relief from anything?
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replied October 12th, 2011
Face and Nasal Pressure
I have had very similar symptoms that you are being discussed here. I haven't read all the posts but for me I get intense pressure behind my eyes, and nose. I used to get it in the roof of my mouth as well but that went away. The symptoms can occur at any time but they tend to happen often when i change the position of my body (ie when lay down to go to bed or when I pick something up). Anything that causes my heart to be at a higher elevation to my head relative to when I am standing up my nose wants to explode. I had two MRI's and a nasal CT that showed nothing, went to to Ear Nose and Throat specialists and a "migraine specialist" (i say that in quotes because he did nothing to help my but collect co-pays) and even had acupuncture. Nothing worked. I also have been having this since 2008. My ENT ruled out sinusitus and I don't think this is a migraine. My guess is that it is circulatory.
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replied March 25th, 2012
I have the same problem, I use my Neti pot in the morning with sterilized water, a crazy pollen looking mucus comes from the nasal passage in the side of the nose where my eye that has pressure and pain is, I also notice when I bend over my teeth hurt from the pressure
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replied August 13th, 2012
i would love if Emiliana could post her results, i have been going through the exact thing and i want some answers, sometimes i wonder if it is a cancer
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replied February 6th, 2013
Why do people post on these things and then you never ever hear from them again?? Has anyone been checked for CONCHA BULLOSAS? Or nasal turbinate issues? Doctors often overlook these things. Go to an ENT doctor!!
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replied March 4th, 2013
Tell this to someone who experiences headaches.
Do you know that when yout TRY to lick your elbow 50 percent of the nerves in your head relax so when you TRY to lick youre elbow your headache goes for a while... (this is a placebo)
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