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[Buddie]

head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« on: April 11, 2022, 09:03:23 pm »
anyone besides me have this? 30 mnhts off thanks kb
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2022, 12:20:38 am »
 :brickwall: :brickwall:

Yep! I take Trazodone, only way I get a bit of sleep.

You know my story though.

The drs canít figure yours out?

Have you had a MRI, CT ?

I do think that this head pressure business is increased intracranial hypertension.

It can come and go all day long.

So when you have a brain injury, you have increased cerebral spinal fluid.
People with COVID are getting this.
People with ME/CFS have this, as their issues started from a virus that attacks the brain

People after the vaccine have had this.

Makes sense that people in benzo [...] can have this.

The answer is either a diuretic or topomax, which is used for migraines

Iím at the point of willing to try anything.

Psych meds are known to increase CSF, especially after discontinuation.

Good luck.
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2022, 11:36:35 am »
Head pressure is a [...] symptom along with brain "zaps" and for some, "exploding head syndrome."  All of these are due to Benzos...

IMO looking for a medical cause and then trying to get treatment with another drug is almost never going to work?

There isn't much, if anything, that can be used to treat Benzo [...] symptoms or everyone in [...] would be doing that

I had every medical test done that my insurance would allow and all test came back negative...

IMO, trying to connect the dots is futile, but you do what is best for you!

All of my 15+ symptoms went away completely after I healed and never returned so there was never an underlying medical condition that caused them.  Even the psychiatrist I saw said I had at least 2 or 3 different mental conditions or illnesses...NOT....it was ALWAYS the Benzos.

Good luck!
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2022, 04:17:25 am »
The OP said they have been off over 30 months. How long does one wait after stopping benzos? Perhaps, there might be another cause....IDK. There is also the possibility of these drugs doing permanent damage in some ppl, but this is purely speculative.
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2022, 01:26:10 pm »
I worry about the same thing AB. I came off cold turkey and now Iím wondering if I did permanent damage by doing that.
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2022, 02:31:49 pm »
Hopefully not [...], but I also wonder the same thing. It does make me ponder when I see ppl many years out benzo free and still suffering terribly.
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2022, 02:35:37 pm »
:brickwall: :brickwall:



Psych meds are known to increase CSF, especially after discontinuation.

Good luck.
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[...], what does CSF stand for?
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2022, 03:06:31 pm »
Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension when it is serious and would be diagnosed would also mean that you were losing your eyesight.

I had this happen to me.

I was eating carrots and brown rice everyday, and both of those increase CSF, I couldnít see out of my right eye and tons of pressure behind it.

I stopped eating the rice and carrots and boom it went away.

For me, I still have incredible pressure in my head that only happened after my booster, lots of people have gotten IIH after their shots.

Finally, the head pressure I feel may also be from occipital neuralgia.

Iíve been working with a chiropractor on this and had some success with some pain relief last night.

In the end, everyone maybe right.
But I donít like calling it withdrawal, thatís all.
Itís a brain injury and yes, any brain injury can take time to heal.

I believe in getting checked out.

But Treway is right too, everyone should be cautious about medication, as it can set people back.

I have been diagnosed with other conditions that IIH is common in, Iíve had to take meds for those.

Hope for the best for everyone, knowledge is key, but time is also the best healer.

Take care
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[Buddie]

Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2022, 05:26:41 pm »
Thanks [...]. How long have you had this pressure? You said it started after the covid booster. Do you just feel pressure or pressure and painful like a headache? Where on your head do you feel it mostly? Forehead, temples, in the back, whole head? I have been having a little of this now for a while, but it has been mild so far. I feel for [...]. Almost 3 years is a long time.
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Re: head pressure that causes lack of sleep
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2022, 03:43:23 pm »
thanks [...] it sure is but that's the target I'm aiming for after 3 years I'm resetting my goal posts to 5 years. currently have am head pressure now
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