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Yep the feeling is right in the back of my mouth and roof of my mouth, sometimes it seems like a slight spressure feeling, and other times it feels like a strange ticking almost, like something is climbing/crawling along, its horrible, but also i am aware of feelings of pressure inside my head or scalp and i seem to link these two feelings together as if they are connnected, i have no idea if they are or not, but i panic even more when, as has just happened before, when i put my hand over the top of my head and it seems to trigger off a weird respose and i just get this horrible feeling like as if the feeling is spreading down into my mouth/throat and it just causes me severe anxiety.
Yesterday was okay, it started good but then i got stressed out because i touched my head and set off the weird 'feeling' so i thought i would buy some olbas oil to see if that would help with the weird nose/head feelings as i know it clears the nasal passages and sinuses and it can also be used for pain relief etc, so anyways later on i ended up dropping some drops onto my scalp to try and relieve the uncomfortable feeling and sniffing a few drops from my hand, this just resulted in my scalp going totally numb and tingling all over which caused me even WORSE anxiety and i made my nose bleed! So i had an awful nights sleep and woke up feeling agitated and irritable, its like a viscious circle! i try to do things to help with the feelings that cause anxiety but they end up making me feel MORE anxious!
Now my mouth is also totally burned as i have over brushed my teeth using too much toothpaste in an attempt to remove the horrible feelings in my mouth! :(
I just really really wish i knew what was causing these horrible feelings, its there right now, like as if there is pressure right under my scalp and it feels almost hot, which is new! I just cant stand all the stress and discomfort it is causing!
Hope you are feeling better soon anyway, Take it easy

Laura x
Hello Laura,
You are too funny. You are exactly the same as me. Right down to the panic feelings. I am sorry you had a bad experience with the oil. Our symptoms seem like they are related to sinus pressure. When I press on my head right at the top where my forehead meets my hairline I get a feeling inside my nose, and then the bump actually seems to get bigger when I start to play or obssess over it. I have been usuing nasal irrigation with a non iodized salt about a teaspoon in a small cup with warm water. I take a baby aspirator ( sucks mucous from babys noses), well I use that and flush out my nose. It sounds gross but it is what the surgeon reccomended after my surgery and he told me to keep it up whenever I am stuffed up. Then I lean side to side and forward and let any excess water flow out and then I blow my nose. You may want to try this.
I went to the doctor today but my primary was on vacation so I had to go to some other doctor. Anyway I minimized my symptoms so to avoid a CT scan and told them only of my stuffed up feeling and headaches. So I am on anibiotics now and after only two pills today I am feeling slightly better. The bump has gone down but could come back at any time which is what it seems to do. I have the feelings almost like it drains from head down my throat and sometime from my nose back up to my head. The doctor told me that the hot weather is often a culprit for sinus "stuff" especially since we go from Air conditioning to 100 degree, so the change in temperatures causes swelling of the turbinates (nasal passages). Makes sense. Today is the best I have felt and I don't know if its because of the antibiotics or because I feel psychsomatic better having seen the doctor.

I feel bad for us. We have the same exact thing. The pressure, numbness weirdness. How old are you. I am 35 and feel like I am younger, but lately I have been thinking I am too young to be feeling this bad. Last night I had a few drinks with my 80 year old aunt, and she was living it up and having a great time, and I was feeling like my head would literally explode if I drank anymore. Can't drink! Sorry the oils didnt work out. Maybe try the nasal irrigations and see if you feel any better. I have also been taking rhinocort nasal spray which seems to help at night when I am really bad. My head feels so full and heavy and when I lay down, it feels better. Well try to have a good weekend. I will check in to see how "we" are doing. Take care my friend.

Glad you are feeling better! I am wondering if i have a sinus problem also and because im worrying about my scalp and head maybe im kind of connecting the two together (if that makes any sense?!)
Yep I think i am a total hypochondriac too and i also think i have everything and always fear the absolute worst which just makes me panicky and higly stressed! At the moment i have that dripping feeling as if something is dripping from the back of my head down my throat and its making me feel really uncomfortable and anxious :S
I went to see the nurse on monday evening after work and they checked my blood pressure and temperature and said they were fine, my pulse was a little fast but they said thats probably just down to being anxious. they ALSO did a pregnancy test on me!! i was soo scared but it was negative!! phew!
Anyways they said that it COULD be a hormone imbalance or it could be that im just stressed and run down from work and worrying about the symptoms are making them seem much worse. I mentioned that my scalp felt strange like there was air pressure inside my head or under my scalp and that sometimes if i touched it in a certain place it seemed to trigger of a strange nerve feeling and i was also getting regular on and off headaches.
she said to try and eat healthily and try and make time for regular exersize as that makes you feel better. and she said make time for myself to relax and stuff. but she did say there were other possibilites that it could be such as anemia, low blood sugars etc so she said try and make an appointment to go and see my gp when i next can but if it does get a lot worse then make the appointment more urgently.
i am still thinking it might be hormonal as my peridos have been playing up a little too, like they have become shorter and more irregular, last month i was days easrly this month a week late so it was basically like 6 weeks between! i also explained to her that i had been on the patch and came off it in january and maybe thats whats set my hormones off and she said its a possibility.
it just feels so weird that all these symptoms in my head could be hormonal or just anxiety based symptoms as they feel so real when i have them like something really strange is going on in my head! but i have noticed that the more i fixate on them then the worse they seem to get, and the more i try to 'treat' them then i seem to get more and more anxious over it! like somedays if i get the weird feelings but manage to deal with the anxiety for a bit then it seems to get a bit better later on in the day. does that happen to you at all?
i ALSO had a few drinks last night but it didnt trn out as well as your night!! Basically i have a pain in my lower back which im not sure if its a work sustained injury or if it was related to my period cos as soon as that started the pain has subsided! anyways i took two co-codamol and two ibuprofen (dunno if you call them that over there?) for the pain and i asked my mum if it would be okay to take them and drink and she said she thoght it would be okay. anyways it didnt turn out so good cos we had people round from 6 as it was my mums 50th birthday and we were going to a really nice restaurant! anyways i think because of the pills my body wasnt dealing as well with the wine i was drinking as well as i could of and i felt really drunk so after the meal my boyfriend took me home and i just felt AWFUL i dont know why but i just started panicking and i couldnt breathe and so i was hyperventilating really badly and ended up having a fully blown panic attack, it was awful and i cant remember much about it really apart from my bf trying to calm me down and make me relax and breathe slowly, and i was crying hysterically it was horrible! and because i had worked myself up so much, and probably also because of the effects of the pills with the alcohol i was really sick then so it ruined my night basically and i was so annoyed as i was looking forward to it for ages! So i have spent most of today in bed! and havng wierd sensations in my head again so its been a pretty rubbish day really!
I have started taking kalms again i find they are very good for feelings of anxiety but they normally take a few days before you really feel the effects of them, but they normally help me to dismiss feelings of anxiety more easily instead of getting latched onto it and dwelling on it! so fingers crossed they will help me with this!! and i think i will buy some evening primrose oil as i think thats is meant for balancing hormones!
anyways hope you are still feeling well!
take care,

Laura ;)
Hi guys!

Sorry I haven't replied yet I have been pretty busy with work and a uni deadline to meet!! Hi Dan and Smiley, it does seem that there are a lot more people with these weird sensations that I thought! And everyone suffers with anxiety too- surely this must play a big factor in things then??
One thing I have noticed lately that makes me head feel really horrible like as if things are moving around inside of it and makes me feel kinda dizzy and light headed is if I eat too many mints/chewing gum etc which are all sugar free- so im sure something in sugar free foods and drinks, such as aspartame, gives me this weird sensation in my head.
Dan- i'm not from America im from the UK, the weather here over the summer was REALLY hot and thats when the feeling of pressure was worse, now it is starting to get cooler as we come into winter.
And i'm 24 so similar age yeah. I think anxiety seems more common in younger people as well- pressures of living in 21st century!

For a while I was feeling much much better and I managed to take my mind of the worrying about my head and it pretty much went away, although the anxiety still managed to manifest itself in other things such as sore throats, sore eyes etc, but lately I have been worrying again and so it has started to come back again! :(

What are the strange sensations in your scalp like? does it sometimes feel as if you touch your scalp and you can feel like a weird feeling goes right into your head? Thats what mine often feels like its horrible!

filenia- i'm glad work is helping you keep your mind of things too! It definitely helps!!

Anyway i gotta dash as I have food in the oven!! :)

Take care


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