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I have been suffering from a variety of of neurologic health problems and disabilties, which I can presently (and incompletely) attribute to medications I have been on (klonopin, topomax, and possibly propanerol), CNS problems I was predisposed to because of autism, and a possible autoimmune or hormonal component.

In late September of last year I began having problems with sitting and laying down, but only in certain chairs; I originally believed the problem was due to how tight my muscles started becoming after a trial of topomax, but the problem continued long after I quit the medication.
If the chair were convex, or put a lot of pressure directly on my butt, I would start feeling a bit odd with head pressure. I would also eventually get a touch of hearing loss, and a sensation of tightness across my head. But I was still able to sit in chairs not like this without problems.

This problem gradually got worse and hindered my ability to sit down over last winter. Finally, in late March, something happened to my spinal arrangment during my period; I developed kyphosis in my upper spine and exaggerated lordosis in my lower spine for a reason I don't know.

Afterward I was completely unable to sit down without severe symtpoms.
If I tried, [B]I would develop what felt like a severe migraine, major head pressure, vertigo, hearing loss, and eye pressure. There was also marked uncomfortability or dull pain in my lower back and all along my spine.
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These symtpoms have continued into the present to the point where I can no longer sit down except to use the toilet. I have been forced to stand up all day, oftentimes not moving much around because I play the computer much of the time. It has resulted in exaggeration of my orthostatic problems and has probably accelerated hearing loss.
I can still lie down without issue, but only if I do so at night after I have taken my muscle relaxant.


That experience fleshed out, [B]what might be the reason for why I get such bad headaches/migraines immediately upon sitting down?! Is this a neurologic problem, possibly related to the other issues I have been having, or is it structural and due to a poorly aligned spine?[/B]

Really desperate for answers. I have not been able to drive anywhere or leave my house for 4 months because of this, and standing all the time is having consequences for my health as well.

THank you for the help.
[QUOTE=Coyotesdawn;5466575]I have been suffering from a variety of of neurologic health problems and disabilties, which I can presently (and incompletely) attribute to medications I have been on (klonopin, topomax, and possibly propanerol), CNS problems I was predisposed to because of autism, and a possible autoimmune or hormonal component.

In late September of last year I began having problems with sitting and laying down, but only in certain chairs; I originally believed the problem was due to how tight my muscles started becoming after a trial of topomax, but the problem continued long after I quit the medication.
If the chair were convex, or put a lot of pressure directly on my butt, I would start feeling a bit odd with head pressure. I would also eventually get a touch of hearing loss, and a sensation of tightness across my head. But I was still able to sit in chairs not like this without problems.

This problem gradually got worse and hindered my ability to sit down over last winter. Finally, in late March, something happened to my spinal arrangment during my period; I developed kyphosis in my upper spine and exaggerated lordosis in my lower spine for a reason I don't know.

Afterward I was completely unable to sit down without severe symtpoms.
If I tried, [B]I would develop what felt like a severe migraine, major head pressure, vertigo, hearing loss, and eye pressure. There was also marked uncomfortability or dull pain in my lower back and all along my spine.
[/B]
These symtpoms have continued into the present to the point where I can no longer sit down except to use the toilet. I have been forced to stand up all day, oftentimes not moving much around because I play the computer much of the time. It has resulted in exaggeration of my orthostatic problems and has probably accelerated hearing loss.
I can still lie down without issue, but only if I do so at night after I have taken my muscle relaxant.


That experience fleshed out, [B]what might be the reason for why I get such bad headaches/migraines immediately upon sitting down?! Is this a neurologic problem, possibly related to the other issues I have been having, or is it structural and due to a poorly aligned spine?[/B]

Really desperate for answers. I have not been able to drive anywhere or leave my house for 4 months because of this, and standing all the time is having consequences for my health as well.

THank you for the help.[/QUOTE]

Your symptoms are suggestive of increased intracranial pressure which can be caused by several things. You need an MRI, a retinal exam to look for swelling of the optic nerve and possibly a lumbar puncture to measure the pressure of the cerebral spinal fluid. Some medications can cause increased spinal fluid pressure, called pseudotumor cerebri. A growth in the brain should be ruled out as well as hydrocephalus, which can develop as an adult. You need to see your doctor asap and see a neurologist for consult.
Hello,
I developed 'heavy head syndrome ' Oct '16 and was unable to sit from there on in. I do have cspine, thoracic and lubvar spine herniations (MRI 's) + lumbar tear + cervical spondylosis from top to bottom . Developed severe neurological deficits, numb face scalp head sinus cavities feet legs pelvis buttocks left firearm and fingers. Unable to stand at all without heavy shies and had to hold head up with hands even when lying down at all times. Had to eat standing up holding head with one hand and using fingers to eat, no cutlery . Food was placed at mouth height (books on top of buffet) as severe neck pain and inability to look down or turn neck .





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