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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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I get strong head pressure when lying down to go to sleep. It feels as if blood is rushing to my head and stays there. Strong heart beat as well.

I get strong head pressure when lying down to go to sleep. It feels as if blood is rushing to my head and stays there. Strong heart beat as well.

General a check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms could be a sign of a serious underlying condition and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Can Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg cause Head Pressure. I find it great for sleep. Is there any other drug its equivalent. I suffer from Severe Anxiety. Thanks?

Can Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg cause Head Pressure. I find it great for sleep. Is there any other drug its equivalent. I suffer from Severe Anxiety. Thanks?

Med and therapy: Yes there are different medications that may not have this side effect. Check with your prescriber. Also it's best to see a therapist to help you develop ways to relieve anxiety and to uncover the roots of your anxiety. ...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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Can siniusitus cause facial pain/pressure. And head pressure 23yo female just got over a cold?

Can siniusitus cause facial pain/pressure. And head pressure 23yo female just got over a cold?

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

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Been having light head pressure - very slight light-headedness - for almost 1 week. Is there something I should be worried about?

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

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Levery time I try and lay down I feel pressure like my head will blow up and when trying to sleep I start feeling like I am having a fit until I situp?

Levery time I try and lay down I feel pressure like my head will blow up and when trying to sleep I start feeling like I am having a fit until I situp?

Supine head pressure: There is limited information. Would check your blood pressure, also consider reflux, sinusitis, drainage. Try elevating head of bed and taking 1 zyrtec (cetirizine) 1 hour prior to bed and if that does not work omeprazole 20 mg twice a day. Follow up with a doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Head aching due to pressure on sleep, what to do?

Head aching due to pressure on sleep, what to do?

See a doctor: Most headaches get better during sleep, not worse. If you are waking up from sleep with a headache, there's something wrong. A couple problems are common: sleep apnea (do you snore?) and increased brain pressure (many different causes, some dangerous). Either problem is serious and is likely treatable. You should see a doctor to see what's going on to cause your headache with sleep. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I get head pressure when I laugh?

Any explanation for why I get head pressure when I laugh?

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

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What to do for head pressure when I lay down?

What to do for head pressure when I lay down?

See a doctor: As I always say to others, any type of headache can be benign, but there are serious causes to consider as well and these must always be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can instantly relieve head pressure/tension?

What can instantly relieve head pressure/tension?

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

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What to do if I have head pressure that doesn't seem to go away?

What to do if I have head pressure that doesn't seem to go away?

Many causes: There are many causes of head pressure, from sinus disease to migraine headaches. Need to see your physician for a comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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Facial and head pressure when I lay down what could be causing this?

Sinus congestion: The most common thing to cause such symptoms is sinus congestion, or reaction to things like barometric pressure. However sometimes high blood pressure can cause such symptoms as well. Reactions to medications or allergies are also possible causes. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with head pressure that doesn't seem to go away?

Can you give me advice with head pressure that doesn't seem to go away?

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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Is there any home remedies that can help me relieve head pressure throughout the day?

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

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I Have G A Dand on Medication. Why have I head pressure most days, nagging feeling at front of head. Thanks?

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

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I have head pressure that comes and goes for about a month, however it's getting less frequent. What could this be?

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

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My head feels really heavy and it ways me down and will not let me sleep at night what should I do. Also it feel like pressure.?

My head feels really heavy and it ways me down and will not let me sleep at night what should I do. Also it feel like pressure.?

Intracranial issue: There can be intracranial problems such as increased pressure, mass, infection or vascular problems that can cause headaches, and pressure feelings. These can be serious etiologies and deserve imaging like brain CT or MRI, and further evaluation by a doctor. Urgent care or ER facilities would have the quickest way to diagnose these symptoms. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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Can a rotten tooth cause face and head pressure?

Can a rotten tooth cause face and head pressure?

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

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Why is it that I get head pressure when I laugh?

Why is it that I get head pressure when I laugh?

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

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Head pressure by temples and mild ringing in head?

Head pressure by temples and mild ringing in head?

Head pressure: Could be a sinusitis or just allergies. If symptoms worsen or you develop visual problems/ nausea with vomiting-would make an appt to see my doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take pseudoephedrine everyday? I feel a lot if head pressure

Can I take pseudoephedrine everyday? I feel a lot if head pressure

NO: Is present in most of the nasal contestants, with out rx oral use is illegal, is a stimulant, also naturally present ephedra group of plants, illegal use may lead to several systemic disorders. Speak to your doctor and do not use it with out physician supervision. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

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

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SIgns of west nile? I HAVE PAIN IN BACK OF MY NECK FOR A WEEK. HEAD PRESSURE!

SIgns of west nile? I HAVE PAIN IN BACK OF MY NECK FOR A WEEK. HEAD PRESSURE!

West Nile Virus: Symptoms of West Nile Virus are fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes, rash on the chest, stomach or back ...Read more

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So much back pain and head pressure. I also have pain on the side of my head. What could be wrong?

So much back pain and head pressure. I also have pain on the side of my head. What could be wrong?

Most likely: Your headache is related to muscle spasm emanating from the para vertebral muscle spasm from the back, check with your doctor to see what options you have for treatment. ...Read more

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