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Exhaustion Head Pressure
Head pressure: I am concerned and curious about the head pressure. That could mean so many different things. Have you had this before? How long gave you had these symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion, as well? You should probably be checked by a physician. Then I can advise further. ...Read more
Fatigue: I'm not sure what you mean by head pressure. If this is something new for you, I think you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Fatigue?: Fatigue and head pressure are not necessarily related. Please explain in detail exactly what you are experiencing and how it happens. What happens first, what triggers the symptoms, what makes it better or worse, etc. I wish you well! ...Read more
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Absolutely: As a matter of fact, facial pain and pressure are the hallmark symptoms of a sinus infection. You may have started out with "just" a run-of-the-mill cold with mainly nasal drainage and congestion, but sometimes that infection will invade your maxillary and frontal sinuses, causes added facial pain and pressure, along with intense headache/pressure. Try a neti pot, hot steam, warm compresses, naproxen ...Read more
Been having light head pressure - very slight light-headedness - for almost 1 week. Is there something I should be worried about?
Tension-type: headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic TTH except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more
Stretching temples: It depends on the cause; common tension headaches can be due to muscular tension and stretching the temples by massaging them with fingertips could be helpful. Also try taking some ice in a thin cloth and rub it on the temples and back of the neck. ...Read more
Often due to stress:
Head "pressure" often is most often due to stress-tension-anxiety. Especially if you've had similar symptoms in the past when anxious or stressed. If the pressure is of recent onset, unrelated to stress, and located in sinus areas of forehead or cheeks it may be a sinus condition.
If non of the above apply then the patient needs a neurological evaluation.
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Depends: The first question is, why are you having the head pressure? Maybe tension type headaches? Any changes to your health or lifestyle habits recently? Particularly sleeping habits? Medication side effect? Ask your regular doctor all of these questions. ...Read more
I Have G A Dand on Medication. Why have I head pressure most days, nagging feeling at front of head. Thanks?
SINUSITIS: Yes you should rest irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Flonase/Zyrtec. If symptoms persist an exam and potentially a course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. I avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more
I've had constant head pressure like my head is going to explode for a couple years now, what can I do for this?
Visit a neurosurgeon: This maybe due to obstruction of spinal fluid outflow. ...Read more
I have head pressure that comes and goes for about a month, however it's getting less frequent. What could this be?
Headache / Pressure: The most common causes are primary headache, sinus pressure caused by sinusitis or allergy, and problems with blood pressure. The severity of the pressure, duration, location, other symptoms (nasal drainage) and factors which make it better or worse can help differentiate what the pressure is from. Sometimes it is as simple as pressure around the eyes indicating a need for new eyeglasses. ...Read more
I have head pressure which is not painful. Feels as though there is something in my head pulling it down. What could it be? Have this a lot.
Multiple causes: Without more information not possible to say for sure. Evaluating headaches requires a thorough history and physical exam and at times imaging. Most causes of headaches would be considered benign and manageable but some are more serious. Compiling a written history describing how long present, location on head, associated symptoms, how frequent/intense, and if worse will help with evaluation. ...Read more
My husband is experiencing very painful head pressure. Bp was high when it occurred. Lp showed that fluid pressure was high. Still don't know why
Pseudotumor cerebri: Is a condition characterized by raised intracranial pressure. The differential includes venous sinus thrombosis, hypercoagulable state, obstructive sleep apnea, endocrine disorder, vascular malformations, and previous scarring from infection/bleeding. Please meet with your neurologist to sort out the cause. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more
Possible: A rotten tooth can lead to infection that can also spread to other areas, including the nerves and tissue of the mouth and head. See a qualified dentist asap to make sure and treat, especially getting the tooth removed or treated. ...Read more
Increased pressure: Laughing causes abdominal contraction which leads to increased abdominal pressure leading to increased intracranial pressure. If you have a sinus condition, this could feel uncomfortable. If you have baseline elevated increased intracranial pressure, this too would feel uncomfortable. You should see your primary care physician to assess if you have further symptoms of these conditions. ...Read more
Increased ICP: Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can occur after Valsalva maneuvers that include straining, sneezing, bending down, coughing, or laughing. Patients can feel head pressure as a result. If your head pressure is transient, then it is likely related to the laughing episode. If it persists or changes in nature, you should seek out a neurologist. Reference: www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12890138 ...Read more
Yes: The most sensitive and accurate diagnosis can be achieved by a physician - simply by asking you questions, and by thoroughly examining you. If an ear, nose, & throat doctor (otolaryngologist) still has questions after that, imaging studies (x-rays or ct scans) can help them sort things out. ...Read more
So much back pain and head pressure. I also have pain on the side of my head. What could be wrong?
I am taking 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Could too much Lexapro (escitalopram) cause head pressure. Thanks?
Unlikely: Yes, these drugs can cause head pressure, but rare. You may be having tension headaches ...Read more
Dizziness that comes in bouts over me all day and head pressure, why? Its effecting my life. Its all I thibk about
I am having persistent head pressure just above my right eyebrow that comes with pain from time to time. Sometimes, it throbs. Causes?
Recommendation: Need to know if this occurs with nasal congestion. If yes, you can use nasal spray Flonase or Nasacort or nasonex one spray each nostril twice a day for a week and then once a day. And Advil cold and sinus is very good medicine for this condition. Just try one of this approach. ...Read more