Dizziness and head pressure

I'm 26. Female.

For over a year now i have felt the following:

Headache, head pressure mostly in forehead. Pins and needles in my head. Dizziness. Stiff neck.

These pains and vary from being there all day to on and off. But I know everyday I wake up I'll feel one of them or more. Up nt know how it started I just woke up one day with a bad headache and it never went! I've had CT scan (clear) been on severel medication for dizziness and headaches. Seen a neurologist who told me my brain seemed normal. I'm not convinced and have referred myself back to him. I want an MRI, I know CT scans are good but I don't think I'll be fully happy until I get one. I constantly feel hungover it's the best way to describe it. It's ruining my life and im scared to death something is seriously wrong. I was such an outgoing, popular party animal. Now I spend my life indoors worrying about my head. Sometimes the head pressure or dizziness will come on out of the blue and will be strong. This always makes me panick. Anybody else feel like that? :(


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10 Replies

  • Yes I get the head pressure, dizziness, etc. They are telling me it's all anxiety. I just started on buspiron but that's making my symptoms worse. I was on lexapro in the past that seems to help. Ij just don't understand it all. Why the constant head foggy, stuffy, vertigo, lightheadedness. Good luck to you try not to think about it to much. Take care


  • Hi I've been feeling a lot better a lately but today I've got the head pressure feel sick n dizzy n off balance almost feel again Asif I'm gonna call apse n it's pretty strong today most I've experienced in a while tbh bout been here before I know it will ease eventually but coz I avent experienced it in a while it's worrying me more today it really is uncomfortable feeling my eyes feel heavy too

  • I get days where my eyes really play up. Blurred vision, they feel strained if I move them

  • Last year I lived your life. Started in July. Dizziness followed up with the head pressure. My vision was off, like I was walking around with a new pair of glasses with a high prescription. Doc put me on antibiotic for possible sinus infection. Didn't work. Pressure increased, probably due to worry. A nosebleed finally brought me to the hospital. I thought for sure it was related to sonething bad. CT scan came back good and I have not had a nosebleed since. I found this site, read others stories and have somehow learned to come to terms with anxiety. I have good days and bad but I refuse to let it rule my life any longer. It is not stronger than my God. I pray and He takes care of me. He will decide when it is my time to go home. We can not control it, so I no longer fear of dying. Why waste my time on earth worrying so much I thought. I am letting it win. I have come a long way. I hope this helps you. Hang in there and just live your life. We don't get long here so dont miss out on all the joys.

  • Thankyou everyone. I've never actually been diagnosed with anxiety from any of my doctor appointments! Can anxiety really cause such physical symptoms?! I'm still convinced I have a brain tumour! Will anything help if this anxiety? Or will I feel like this forever! I'm scared about that part the most

  • This is how I feel every day I feel ur pain I'm literally obsessed with thinking I have a brain tumour the weird head symptoms are so weird and hard to explain but like u I feel hungover everyday and constant head rush feeling, really draining I don't even feel anxious tho this is what bothers me 😔 Hope u get some answers soon xx

  • Since you are only 26, I am wondering if you started birth control pills at that time. Birth control pills can affect your hormones. I could never take them since they made me feel more depressed and anxious. I know that when it's that time now, I will get bad headache a day before and nothing helps until I begin my period, then it goes away. Check with your doctor. Our hormones really affect us and they change as we age. Just a thought . Good luck and hope all your tests come back normal.

  • I haven't been on birth control for over 3 years. My periods are always SO heavy! My symptoms can be worse the week before. My mum is convinced it's to do with hormones, but the doctor just shrugged it off.

    I'm not an anxious person. Only since feeling like this as I'm now worrying. Before hand I didn't have a care in the world. Good job, great family, loving friends. It's ruining it all

  • So I won't get to see the neurologist until January! I'm really disappointed with this :( my head pressure went for a few days and now it's back even worse than before! It runs all the way down my nose and across my eye!

  • Hi jlou. How are you doing now? Its been over a year now . Have you been diagnose?

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