Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

123 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from headache, dizziness and pressure in head. How to get relief?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Mayank Bhargava

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 1658 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2013 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Hi.

For about the last three years I have been suffering on and off with headaches tight pressure in the head, dizziness and a general feeling of spaced out and tired.

The pattern is as follows.

Wake up 8.00 (fine)

9.00 all the above symptoms start to flood in.

9.00 till about 13.00 constant symptoms no let up.

From about 14.00 to 20.00 the symptoms start to lessen

Then about 21.00 there are no signs of the above symptoms at all.

If it’s a weekend and im not at work the symptoms are still there and if I start drinking alcohol in the afternoon then these symptoms will dissipate gradually.

As you can imagine ive had this on and off for 3 years. Ive had an MRI scan about 5 years ago for something unrelated and that was clear, ive had an ECG which was fine at the time and various trips to the doctors but still have not found a cure.

This is really getting me down.

Is there something im missing that you may be able to point me in the right direction.

Many thanks
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 2 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX,
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

Let me know the associated symptoms along with headache.
Do you have tears from eyes and running nose during headache?
What is the type of headache?
What are the aggravating factors for headache?

Migraine is the most common type of headache.
It may be associated with other symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, head heaviness, periorbital pain, nausea & vomiting.
Migraine is associated with pulsating type of headache.
Tears from eyes and running nose is generally seen in tension headache.
Sometimes tension headache & migraine is simultaneously present.
Migraine gets aggravated after exposure to sunlight, noise pollution. lack of sleep, and after intake of coffee & tea.
Alcohol has been defined as an aggravating factor for migraine which in case in dissipating factor.

As your pain is more during day time, thee may be possibility of aggravation with sun light.
You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist/ neurologist and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for complete blood count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
You should take anti-migraine treatment both for acute attack and for prophylaxis.
Hope that helps.
Let me know if I can address any more concerns.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests ,  

Recent questions on  Tension headache

doctor1 MD

I have been suffering headaches for 2 and half years And I have had mires, ct scan, accupunture, chirp and massage and have tried medication and nothing seems to work. It s like chronic tension headaches, the pain is there 24 hours a day. I don t know what else to do.

doctor1 MD

I recently had a TIA, and for months I have had a headache. I had a radio frequency about 2 /1/2 months ago and it helped a bit with my headache but it came back and still not gone. Mostly across forehead and behind eyes and there is a pressure and then other times it comes from my neck and up the back of my head and goes into my shoulders. On a pain scale it ranges from a 3-4 to an 8. Any idea s? what should I do my docs says if it is bad again go to the ER. But serouisly what are they going to do. Tell me to check back with my family doctor? Linda

doctor1 MD

I have been having headaches frequently, usually on the right side or on top of my head towards the back. Along with headaches I have spells where I feel dizzy/woozy. And lots of tension/pain in my neck. Is it just tension or could be it be something more serious.

doctor1 MD

sir i am usung depsonil 25 and betacaptr 40 for last 1 year feeling tightness in my chest.doctor prescribed these medicine for anxiety and tension type headache and for high pulse rate .now my pulse rate has been reduce to 85

doctor1 MD

Hi my head feels heavy I left work early and slept for 3 hours what causes this ? I’m healthy

doctor1 MD

Hi Sir, I hope you remember me ! My father got pituatory macrodenema surgery 3 and half years back. Its because of prolactin production and the surgery went well. he lost vision in one eye before the surgery only due to pressure because of the...

doctor1 MD

i am a healthy 52 year old man but have been experiencing a minor headache/pressure on the left side of my head the last week or so. i have had a minor cold and am a little congested and it is not to bothersome but it is something I've never...