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thanks Bill...your post made me feel better...that's what friends are for.

about migraines...there's the excrutiating,painful kind,but there is also the kind that has "no pain at all";this is called a "silent migraine".Those few months I had that "derealization"....feeling was probably a "silent migraine"(I read about that on the boards here) and it makes a whole lotta sense to me...and then afterward I had the two week long headache and the derealization feeling was gone.

A while back when I was having visual disturbances the ds. said they were occular migraines,but there was no pain at all...just the vision disturbance...at that time I had a slightly abnorml EEG and that is common with migraines.Diet played a significant role in that also...I had to stay on a migraine diet(no MSG,nitrates,yeast(regular bread was okay),fish,beans,nuts,whole milk & cheeses,chocolate,citrus fruits,peas,green beans,caffeine).Some people are very sensitive to all of those foods and some to only a few.For me I had to stay away from the nitrates(deli lunch meats,hot dogs) and cakes & cookies made with yeast...they always triggered an attack.

I once had a severe sinus infection(no pain),but I had extreme head pressure(I had to sleep sitting up...laying down made it unbearable)...the dr. put me on Biaxin and in 24 hrs. the pressure was gone.She said I had sinusitus.I'm sure you've explored all about sinus/head pressure already????

Neurologists don't seem to know anything about the head pressure so I think an endocrinologist or an ENT dr. would be better at finding a dx for head pressure...neuro's just look for their specialty(MS,Parkinson's,etc.)

I'm waiting on the copies of my blood tests...I shoud get them today/tomorrow...I can't wait to look at them...that sounds funny,but I want to compare them to my other labs from August last year...see if anything changed.

Well right now I'm not doing a thing about the B12...since it was 605 I'm not concerned...I don't seem to have any low B12 sx right now...I just don't care for the way all my drs.have made mistakes at the expense of my health.

So did you ever notice if certain foods trigger any of your sx,Bill?I'd start keeping a log of what you eat/drink and see if anything points to that....did you stop or cut down on the Vitamin D yet?

Well I haven't seen any new activity as far as the waiting room is concerned.It will be beneficial once more people are there.

Well tinnitus is another thing we have in common..mine is in my right ear though...I noticed when it's really bad my legs ache(shins) and my hearing is very sensitive to every little noise.

Wonder if your head pressure is a constant, silent migraine...I'll see what I can find on that...

Scout
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A while back when I was having visual disturbances the ds. said they were occular migraines,but there was no pain at all...just the vision disturbance...at that time I had a slightly abnorml EEG and that is common with migraines.Diet played a significant role in that also...I had to stay on a migraine diet(no MSG,nitrates,yeast(regular bread was okay),fish,beans,nuts,whole milk & cheeses,chocolate,citrus fruits,peas,green beans,caffeine).Some people are very sensitive to all of those foods and some to only a few.For me I had to stay away from the nitrates(deli lunch meats,hot dogs) and cakes & cookies made with yeast...they always triggered an attack.
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Thanks for all your advice, scout. In any event, though, I just don't think I should try another exclusion diet without the advice of some kind of professional. I tried the candida diet before and possibly dropped to 130 pounds, and as a 5'9" male, that just doesn't look good. There was an energy increase but no effect on head pressure or anything else. With all that weight loss, I could barely keep my usual clothes on at that point.

The idea that a few specific foods could be triggering my vision abnormalities, head pressure, and other problems certainly has merit. But how could I know which one(s) are the trigger? Call me lazy or entitled, but I don't want to keep switching things around in terms of diet until I can find more specific evidence. Everyone tells me to get rid of caffeine but I dread giving up these meager 2-3 cups per day, which is down from 5-6.

One thing I know for sure, anything with lots of added sugar makes me tired and fatigued, and I'm better off without it. That's one dietary change that makes sense for me, and I've kept to it, with noticeable benefits. Again, though, it doesn't reduce head pressure. Nor does exercise. But I stick to both habits because they have proven benefits, regardless.

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I once had a severe sinus infection(no pain),but I had extreme head pressure(I had to sleep sitting up...laying down made it unbearable)...the dr. put me on Biaxin and in 24 hrs. the pressure was gone.She said I had sinusitus.I'm sure you've explored all about sinus/head pressure already????
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That's interesting, my head pressure is also at its worst when lying down. Lately I've been trying to elevate my head, which helps a little bit.

I have explored the sinus issue, but cannot find any concrete answers within that topic. Basically I can't figure out which way to approach it. Basic remedies like nasal spray never did anything. Options are too limited without insurance.





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