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    Head Pressure and dizziness for 5/6 weeks

    I am 29, a recovering agoraphobic who was housebound for over 8 years, I started going out more but then covid hit so I am now back inside and understandably rather anxious.

    I have dealt with head pressure before as a result of anxiety or even during panic attacks, feeling as though someone is almost pressing down on my head.

    However for the past 5/6 weeks I have had head pressure around my head and a heaviness feeling in my head accompanied with dizziness, the dizziness is not like vertigo where I sit still and feel everything spinning as I have dealt with that before. It is more so when I'm moving around and feel very unsteady on my feet and dizzy almost a drunk dizzy sort of feeling. I feel a bit weird in myself and in my head and feel quite tired. My vision isn't affected.

    I suffer with TMJ disorder so my dr put me on string naproxen and Im taking my muscle relaxants in case it was tension headaches and TMJ pain due to that, however after nearly two weeks on that I have concluded it isn't due to my jaw.

    I will of course go back to my dr for further investigation but wanted to know if anyone else has anyone dealt with head pressure and dizziness for a persistent length of time like this?

    I worry myself as my mum had a brain tumour so as we all do with health anxiety, we jump to the worst conclusion.
    I am trying to tell myself it is most probably anxiety and I have got myself into a viscous cycle of anxiety creating the symptoms, worrying about the symptoms creating more anxiety, which then continue creating the symptoms and so on. But the length of time it is going on is worrying me.

    Would love to hear from anyone who has had similar symptoms for over a few weeks.

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    Re: Head Pressure and dizziness for 5/6 weeks

    Check out the threads at the bottom of the page.

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    Re: Head Pressure and dizziness for 5/6 weeks

    Hi Eevie,

    I am experiencing exactly the same as you. Also a recovering agoraphobic. Your description is just how I feel. I'm hoping in time it will ease and I can get back on track to recovering.
    I'm assuming it is the effects of high anxiety and being oversensitised. x

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    Hi @carnation Thank you so much for replying. Iím so sorry youíre dealing with this too. I feel very weird today the dizziness is horrible I feel so unsteady on my feet and off balance and out of it. Really hoping itís anxiety!
    I hope yours passes soon too!

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    Eevie, I'm exactly the same. I've never experienced anxiety in this form before. And I've had about the same length of time as you. I've rested, I've kept occupied, meditated, exercised and still feel the same way.
    At least we both have it so we can compare notes and console each other. x

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    Iíve had head pressure before and dizziness but the dizziness was different to this, Iíve never had it like this for this length of time constantly either and Iíve had severe anxiety since I was 6. I really hope it is anxiety, I know that anxiety is definitely making it worse and I think when I move around the dizziness feels worse as I feel so unstable.

    I have tried resting and occupying myself with my work at home etc too like you.

    I think Iíll ring my dr again on Tuesday as they did say to after two weeks on the pain meds, so Iíll let you know if I get anywhere with that.

    Iím here to talk when you need.

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    Re: Head Pressure and dizziness for 5/6 weeks

    Eevie, when you say dizziness, mine is more of a state of a woozy head giving me an off balance feeling,. Like a being drunk feeling. I have the feeling of walking on a boat or if you were to walk on a mattress. I even feel I'm swaying sometimes and definitely feel like I'm not grounded. My head also feels weird like it's swimming or heavy.
    Is this the same with you?

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    There are literally dozens of pages spanning a decade or more describing this very common symptom of anxiety. Its very unpleasant I'm sure but it is just that... a symptom of anxiety. Treat the root cause and you treat the symptoms associated with it. All the commonality and reassurance in the world won't make a difference unless you address the root cause.

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    Thank you fishmanpa. Of course you are absolutely right, I can't disagree with your advice.
    The root is sometimes so embedded or even unknown to the conscious mind.
    That's why it's not so much of an open and shut case and is why we have so many people unfortunately suffering.

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    Hi @Fishmanpa as I mentioned Iíve had the head pressure and dizziness separately on and off before and know they are common anxiety symptoms. However, never constantly for over 6 weeks and it feels rather different to the pressure and dizziness felt before.

    If it is indeed anxiety, then yes of course, the route needs to be fixed however having dealt with anxiety for the majority of my life from the age of 6, 23 years of it and having every therapy under the sun, seeing some of the most renowned specialists, itís not as Iím sure we are all aware that easy to treat the route.. Iíve come a long way being able to start leaving my home after being completely housebound first over 8 years and Iím happy that I have progressed with that, but the anxiety and panic attacks are very much so very prominent and almost a ďnormĒ to my daily life.

    Iím hoping as you say it is anxiety, and most probably it is, as I know these sensations are linked to anxiety. I am worried about how itís been constant for 6 or so weeks.

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