Head pressure, brain fog, odd head sensation, feeling detached headache patient brain anoxia

Hi all,

I decided to become a member and make a post here after reading the forums for quite a while, great site by the way.

I am currently suffering with various symptoms and am in a bad way and just don’t know where to turn any more so thought I would post here and see if anyone has any similar experiences or advice.

So first of I am male and 26 years old. I have been suffering with the symptoms in the title pretty consistently for about 2 and a half years now. I used to have some relief from the symptoms for a day or 2 here and there or maybe a bit of relief for a few hours in the day but recently the symptoms are pretty much constant and I cannot shake them.

I have an overall mild pressure feeling in the head, its not painful but is just very aggravating and feels really strange.Brain anoxia I also have extreme brain fog with this and like a fuzzy head, there is a constant cloud over my brain and I never have any mental clarity or a clear head. My cognitive function is extremely poor now, my short term memory is non existent, its scarily bad. I often feel, detached from reality when the symptoms are bad and suffer from de-realisation, although I think this may be down to some anxiety and depression I experience when the symptoms run me down. I also get random sharp cramping pains in the head, they are quite painful but do not bother me so much as they only usually last a second or 2, it varies on how many I get of these each day but its usually less than 5. It often feels as though my brain is malfunctioning somehow and my cognitive function and senses are all out of whack, its hard to explain.Brain anoxia there can sometimes be a build up of these symptoms throughout the day and by the night I can feel like I somehow how the flu without a fever? Like I have the head pressure, completely foggy headed, I feel super unwell, weak, sometimes even start feeling cold. Also have night sweats usually for about 4 or 5 days each month, there doesnt seem to be any sort of pattern to them that I can notice, so not sure if they are relevant. Another thing I have is ringing in ears which is mild but seems to have gotten worse recently if that sounds relevant at all. The main thing that gets me is the odd head pressure/sensation and the utterly life hindering brain fog, my brain feels like it is coated in a dark blanket constantly.Brain anoxia

I do suffer from anxiety, I know many of these symptoms can be caused or made worse by these symptoms. I dont doubt that anxiety is a contributing factor and the way I think about they symptoms probably makes them worse but I have come a long long way with my anxiety, I have good control over it, I haven’t had a panic attack in a couple of years, I manage to control most of my concious anxiety and stay in a positive mindset. No doubt I still have some subconscious anxiety underlying and I am working on that but I am not convinced this is the route cause of my symptoms. I am in therapy for my anxiety. I do not feel I will ever fully recover while I have these symptoms hanging over me though.

I have been to the doctor about these symptoms, although I do think I struggle to explain them or put them across very well in the doctors office.Brain anoxia I have have blood tests which are all normal. I saw a neurologist couple of years back when this started, had a CT scan which was normal, they put the stabbing pains down to icepick headaches and thought the other symptoms were probably made worse by my anx/depression. Since then I went away and have been on anti depressants etc with no improvement of symptoms. I have also had a few ecgs and a 24hr ECG as I have slow heart rate and low bp so thought maybe the symptoms could be down to low bp and lack of blood to the brain, doctors do not think think this is the case and all my results came back normal. I have recently been back to the neurologist who is referring me for an MRI although he said he is sure there is nothing sinister and thinks the symptoms are probably tension type headaches and made worse by and previous drug use, he only put it down to the drug use when i told him about it though so it seemed like a convenient diagnosis.Brain anoxia I forgot to mention I used to take drugs on the weekends socially, cocaine, ketamine and ecstasy on different occasions for a couple of years, I have had periods where I have felt ok since taking these drugs and do not really think they are the cause, I was not an addict this was just one or 2 nights a month at the weekends. So I have an MRI coming up but the neuro thinks it will be clear and obviously I hope it is and I am looking for other answers.

What could be causing these symptoms? Other than anxiety which i no can be a factor, but I have periods where my anxiety is pretty much non existent but these symptoms still build up out of nowhere and persist. I was thinking maybe some sort of allergy could be a possibility, I have tried cutting out gluten and lactose, this didn’t seem to make much difference although I didn’t stick to this for very long.Brain anoxia I actually did a juice fast for 2 weeks with eating nothing other than fruit and veg juice put through a juicer to see if that would help but it didn’t really give me any relief. Are there any other stomach issues that could cause this? I never have diarrhoea or constipation, my stools always float recently though, to the point of not being able to flush them, also whenever I have seen chance medicine doctors they check me out and say they think i have issues with digestion, i don’t feel i have these issues but do wonder if there might be something in it.

Could there be something going on with the blood vessels in my head? Could it be a spine/posture issue? Some sort of epilepsy or electrical activity in my brain?Brain anoxia I just have no idea now and am desperate for some relief. If anyone has any ideas or advice I would really appreciate it.

Oh just to add I am reasonably fit, I try go to the gym a few times a week and I do some weight lifting. I am a normal weight. I have been losing some weight recently which is a concern but I am still in a normal weight range for height and age.

Thanks for reading

Pollution is my theory. It is a lot worse in some areas than others, but there are no places left completely unaffected. There are days when the molecules/air particles are carrying different things.. It may even vary from place to place within a city. Some of us are likely more.Sensitive and feeling the effects earlier than others.Brain anoxia

It is adding up in our bodies and increasing the chances for cellular damage, DNA mutations…Therefore leading to disease, tumors and cancer. Combine it with anxiety, fear, worry, sadness, anger, etc.. And food.. Inflammation results and thatfarther increases the odds.

It is impacting everyone and everything. It’s a daily thing. Day by day more and more is being released.. There is never any time for the earth to breath…To clean herself up. She is doing the best she can and donate our bodies, but when thr load is constant.. The body and the world are getting damaged.

There is something that causes these things outside of the standard things they tell us. While poor life habits greatly add to it..Brain anoxia it is impacting even the healthiest of people too. Age and heredity are no longer accurate in regards to growths, malfunctioning organs… Cancers….Etc.

Probiotics have helped and I purchased and oxygen bar. Fresh …Pure air is a refreshing thing

You may have hydrocephalus, which occurs when the cerebro-spinal fluid cannot drain from the brain and it builds up in the ventricles. The resulting swelling can inflame and damage brain tissue, leading to the sypmtoms you described.

I know you said you had a CT scan already and were planning on getting an MRI, but it may be good to schedule more with your doctor. Hydrocephalus can be very difficult to detect because the normal size of ventricles varies from person to person, so looking once (or twice in a short span of time) won’t tell doctors if your ventricles are larger than they normally should be.Brain anoxia since you’ve already had scans over a year ago, your doctors could compare new ones to those to see if your ventricles are larger now than they were previously.

As a disclaimer, I’m not a physician, but my mother had issues with hydrocephalus (caused by an arnold-chiari malformation) for several years that went undiagnosed, and her symptoms at the beginning were very similar to what you’ve described.


Thank you for your detailed report of your symptoms. I relate to almost 100% of your issues. I have battled depression and anxiety for the past 10 years. Depression runs in my family. Other than my mental health issues, I am a very active and healthy 31-year-old female. I drink a gallon of water a day.Brain anoxia I jog five times a week. I take a multi-vitamin everyday. I go to great lengths to prep my meals and always eat healthy and organic. Several months ago, I went through a very rough time in my life where my depression got very bad. My symptoms of head pressure, feeling detached, feeling completely emotionally numb, extreme fatigue had already been present before this incident, but was made much much worse. I barely had energy to talk. I barely had energy to walk or blink my eyes. Doing normal everyday tasks exhausted me and I was drained. I went and saw my psychiatrist and told her everything. She recommended wellbutrin for my extreme fatigue and head fog. I started on 150mg of wellbutrin and that made all the above symptoms completely go away for 3 months.Brain anoxia recently, I just went through a painful breakup and my symptoms all came back. My doctor told me that my intial 150mg of wellbutrin was a very very small dose and upped my dose to 300mg. Today is the first day of my new dosage and i definitely have more energy. My head fog is better but not completely gone. I think for me, a lot of my symptoms were due to my depression, something that I would have never guessed. For a minute there, I really thought that i had a brain tumor or something.

Dear recoverandheal,

I have literally been having the same exact tightness in my head, brain fog and overall fatigue for the past two years just as you described yours..Same cognitive issues, zero short-term memory, which has really scared me lately.Brain anoxia I did have one bad concussion a few years back and a minor one six months later my head has worsened since. I saw a few doctors and nothing has helped or they did not have any idea why I was feeling this way and would say, it will go away in time… It hasn’t yet and I have been seeking other options outside western medicine. I came across your post just as I did another who suffered the same type of concussion and had the same symptoms I currently deal with on a daily basis.

While I have not had a chance to read the other responses yet (maybe they will help me too!), the other person who had the same issues you and I have suggested cranialsacral massage therapy (started first session this past tuesday), bikram yoga (have done it before, but need to try this for the head stuff) and chiropractor which I am a tad nervous to try.Brain anoxia I have horrible tightness in my neck too.

Have you had any relief since you posed this a year ago? I hope so! If so, please let me know what worked for you. I’ll read the responses soon.

Kind regards,

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