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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Head Pressure And Dizziness

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Went to my dr cause had head pressure, and dizzyness. She said was sinuses. Gave me nuerological test said it was fine good sign. What do they prove?

Went to my dr cause had head pressure, and dizzyness. She said was sinuses. Gave me nuerological test said it was fine good sign. What do they prove?

Causes: A full neurological examination is done to look for an underlying neurological cause for symptoms. It sounds like your pcp thinks you have a sinus problem. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Unlikely: It's unlikely. See a physician to rule out medical causes first. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Cardiac congestion: Congestive heart failure (CHF) commonly can cause one of these 3 symptoms--dizziness. This is because the blood pressure is usually low, and can be made lower by the diuretics used to treat chf; it also tends to be fast. Both of these factors predispose to dizziness. The other 2 symptoms are not commonly due to chf, but are common with many of the medications used to treat chf. ...Read more

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What could be causes of itching anus, dizziness and head pressure? All three presented at the same time.

What could be causes of itching anus, dizziness and head pressure? All three presented at the same time.

Many things: Itching anus is most commonly due to irritation of the tissue in that area (hemorrhoids, tear (rough wiping), infection, dryness, rash) and may be visible with a mirror. It may be unrelated to other symptoms, but people facing crises can have all three complaints if rectal tension develops or they have to sit too much. Headache and dizziness can result from many things. If not better, see MD ...Read more

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Head pressure about 15 secs after standing no pain not dizzy. When I read about orthostatic hypo symptoms, never say head pressure. What other cause?

Head pressure about 15 secs after standing no pain not dizzy. When I read about orthostatic hypo symptoms, never say head pressure. What other cause?

Orthostasis: Gravity-induced blood pooling in legs compromises venous return of blood leading to reduced cardiac output, hence lowering of arterial BP. Some causes are Dehydration, Blood loss, Diuretics, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Inner ear problems, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabis, Eating disorders, Postpartum women, Vitamin B12 deficiency Alcohol. ...Read more

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Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Stress related?: It may be stress related if you have appropriately ruled out medical causes by visiting appropriate MD's and following their recommendations. If your primary care physician can find no medical issues/concerns, a referral to a psychologist for stress reduction, relaxation training and overall wellness sessions may be helpful. ...Read more

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Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 8 weeks and this week have head pressure, brain popping and dizziness on and off. Could lexapro (escitalopram) be cause? Please advise

Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 8 weeks and this week have head pressure, brain popping and dizziness on and off. Could lexapro (escitalopram) be cause? Please advise

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) has some side effects, and can even be experienced after taking for awhile. Some dizziness, lightheadedness, and even some head congestion are on the side effect profile. If it worsens go to the ER for an evaluation, or if not getting better in the next few days, I recommend seeing your personal physician. ...Read more

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When I stand up, floor feels like it's bouncing notice it more on left side. Head pressure dizzy headed. Dr says sinuses. No hearing loss or ringing. Balance test good. What could be other cause?

When I stand up, floor feels like it's bouncing notice it more on left side. Head pressure dizzy headed. Dr says sinuses. No hearing loss or ringing. Balance test good. What could be other cause?

Central/Peripheral: There are two causes of vertigo and balance problems. Involvement pf the peripheral iner ear and nerve and central causes. If the inner ear is normal, then the most common cause of vertigo and balance problem is the variants of migraine, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dizziness that comes in bouts over me all day and head pressure, why? Its effecting my life. Its all I thibk about

Dizziness that comes in bouts over me all day and head pressure, why? Its effecting my life. Its all I thibk about

Need tests: You may have an inner ear infection but you could also be having a disturbance of your heart rhythm. There are other possibilities too. It's time to see your family doctor! ...Read more

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Is been a month that I been experiencing continuous head pressure dizziness and weakness. Is this normal?

Is been a month that I been experiencing continuous head pressure dizziness and weakness. Is this normal?

Not normal: Many reasons for symptoms. Should see physician possibly neurologist or family practitioner for physical examination and possible blood and image testing. There are 128 conditions associated with dizziness, fatigue, headache and weakness (generalized). Sometimes metabolic problems than can be corrected. Sometimes infection, anemia, neurologic problem etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness daily, head pressure when laying down on one side almost like moving pressure, clear MRI?

I am experiencing dizziness daily, head pressure when laying down on one side almost like moving pressure, clear MRI?

Sinus?: Could be sinus related. Possible inner ear - labyrinthitis which can be viral. How long has it been going on? Any other symptoms? Vision changes? Hearing changes? ...Read more

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I have dizziness and head pressure. I recently started Abilify (aripiprazole) (1 month ago). Are these potential side effects? What can I do? On 1mg, was at 2mg.

I have dizziness and head pressure. I recently started Abilify (aripiprazole) (1 month ago). Are these potential side effects? What can I do? On 1mg, was at 2mg.

Dizziness/Headaches: Yes, these could be the potential side effects of ability. I would check with the physician who prescribed this medication and have it switched to something else that you may be able to tolerate. ...Read more

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Head pressure every morning. Slight dizzy and wobbly experience for the rest of the day. Symptoms improve in the evening. I was on proton inhibitors for the past 6 mons. Is this acidity related?

Head pressure every morning. Slight dizzy and wobbly experience for the rest of the day. Symptoms improve in the evening. I was on proton inhibitors for the past 6 mons. Is this acidity related?

No- not acidity rela (carisoprodol): The medication you were taking does not cause any such symptoms. If your symptoms interfere with your functioning then you should seek medical help from an internist or a neurologist. Try doing some morning exercise this will cheer your mood up and lend you some extra energy in the morning half of the day. ...Read more

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I've had daily painful head pressure, dizzy, lightheaded & air hunger every day for 2 yrs. What could this be? MRIs & bloodwork r fine. Pinched vagus?

I've had daily painful head pressure, dizzy, lightheaded & air hunger every day for 2 yrs. What could this be? MRIs & bloodwork r fine. Pinched vagus?

Stress or tension: You are describe on the symptoms of tension headache that could be caused by stress or muscle spasm in neck from sleeping or sinus pressure either way your best chance to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment mean while minimize stress sleep well on ore comfortable pillow with the head elevated take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and hydrate well ...Read more

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Ears won't stop ringing what can I do? Feels like head pressure. Dizzy. Had MRI about a year ago for spasms was clear. Sinus feels clear.

Ears won't stop ringing what can I do? Feels like head pressure. Dizzy. Had MRI about a year ago for spasms was clear. Sinus feels clear.

See your doctor: Early treatment possibly with steroids may help keep this from becoming a long-term problem. If you're if you might have an acute in your ear inflammation either infectious or from another inflammatory cause. ...Read more

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Having dizziness, blurry vision and constant head pressure for more than a year. Now, my pupils are dilated. Is this normal?

Having dizziness, blurry vision and constant head pressure for more than a year. Now, my pupils are dilated. Is this normal?

See a doc: The symptoms you describe above warrant a visit to your doctor. It is possibly that blurry vision may be causing headaches. The solution may be as simple as a pair of glasses. ...Read more

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Experiencing side effects (head pressure/dizziness/nervous feeling) since taking last dose of 5-pack Azithromycin 2 weeks ago. How much longer?

Experiencing side effects (head pressure/dizziness/nervous feeling) since taking last dose of 5-pack Azithromycin 2 weeks ago. How much longer?

Virus: Likely you have a virus. Antibiotics do not kill viruses only bacteria. Treat youself symptomatically. Get OTC meds at the pharmacy for symptoms. Talk to pharmacist.
If worse Sore Throat, head pressure, nerves contact a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Would a brain mri show any scary reasons for dizziness, brain fog and head pressure? It gets worse with motion and bending my head a certain way.

Would a brain mri show any scary reasons for dizziness, brain fog and head pressure? It gets worse with motion and bending my head a certain way.

Anatomy: MRI's evaluate anatomy and water content of the brain. It should help with diagnosing causes of vertigo and other CNS symptoms, even if it excludes them. ...Read more

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Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Now having head pressure, blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Now having head pressure, blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Call YOUR doctor for: Immediate evaluation if you are experiencing side effects of the medications or reaction to medicine, so they can help relieve it! ...Read more

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My symptoms: feels like I need to sneeze but can't. Tickle in my nose and head. Ear and head pressure, dizzy, what's wrong?

My symptoms: feels like I need to sneeze but can't. Tickle in my nose and head. Ear and head pressure, dizzy, what's wrong?

TOS: Is there family/personal history of migraines or seizures? Has there been a concussion or whiplash injury? These may be symptoms of costoclavicular compression of your brachial plexus if you have had an injury or have a straight neck. Should be checked out by a saavy neurologist ...Read more

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Head pressure building, dizzy going to sleep like feeling, ears ringing more and more, dream like vision, speech becoming twisted and difficult.

Head pressure building, dizzy going to sleep like feeling, ears ringing more and more, dream like vision, speech becoming twisted and difficult.

Multiple symptoms: We cannot help you if you give us absolutely no useful information about yourself. We don't even know how old you are and what your medical history is or what medications you are on. You may be intoxicated, having an anxiety attack or a stroke in which case you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when I get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when I get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Neurologist: Anyone with such frequent migraines and the other cluster of symptoms you have should see a neurologist for a history, exam and work up of your symptoms. ...Read more