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dizziness with pressure in top of head

has anyone ever had a pressure in the top of there head during a dizzy spell that made you feel like you were seeing everything sideways, and at that time felt very nauseated.( I am also having a constant nauseating pain at the base of my skull)
It lasts for about 2 minutes, and really scares you to the point you think you are about to pass out or have a stroke, or aneurysm.

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I recently was put on a halter monitor for 24 hours to track my heart rate, it came back normal, and I don't understand why, I can feel my pulse rate rapidly increase with the slightest bit of exertion, while doing the smallest things.  I don't understand why nothing shows up, I have even had stabbing pains in my ribs, this is just all to strange, if I can feel my own heart pounding fast and I am out of breath why wouldn't the heart monitor show something.

Does all of this just go along with the fibro, or could it be somehting more?

bdm92
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Also I forgot to mention that I have a lot of tenderness in my upper abdomen, and around the sides and the lower abdomen, no tenderness in the middle.  
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hi,iv just read ur post,and u may as well be describing my symtoms (symptoms), as i seem to get all the symtoms (symptoms) u av mentioned, im told u do get some wierd feeling with fibromyalia (fibromyalgia) though,its not just about muscle pain,it affects every part of the body, tissues,ect. but u could go to docs and see what he says, good luck ,viv
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hiya ito feel dizzy if you read my post ,i have a burning sensation allso at ther back of my head allso all the tendernesss you say ,i feel like i live at the doctors ,i ended up in hospital last week due to a pain in my chest allso it was that painful i ended up having a panic attack since then ive had constant palputations its a horrible feeling ,with trouble breathing my heart check came back ok aswell even though it felt like it was in my mouth ,you no sometimes i sit here and feel like i am wasting away every day somethink new happens ,when you have 4 kids to look after allso 2 being of school age ,its depressing and i feel so guilty as i cant play with my kids like i used to ,to tell the truth all i want to do is sleep ,i sometimes thing we are being mis diagnosed ,hope you get well soon and have some restbite from this horroble illness ,me to kind regards alison
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When you can feel your heart beating through you chest it is palpitations, but palpitations don't necessarily indicate tachycardia (fast heart rate). I was in the ER recently for tachycardia which accompaned the palpitations. The heart monitor in the ER displayed 120 beats per minute. Good news is it wasn't a heart attack or anything serious.  Sometimes I just get the palpitations and my heart rate feels fast, but it still within normal range (60-100 beats per minute), other times not. I would suggest to actually count the number of beats for an entire minute when you feel like your heart is racing (Maybe you have already tried this).

I believe a lot of these symptoms are a result of an overstimulated nervous system.  There are theories that fibro may be neurological rather than a rheumatoid condition. I am on a natural supplement to calm the nervous system.  I also have a prescription drug to take as needed to really calm me if my heart rate becomes abnormal.

I hope someday this illness will be figured out.  It is frightening to experience such a range of symptoms. You never know what each day will bring.

Warmest Regards,

Ree4tu
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Thanks for all the responses!!

Ree4tu I agree with you I to feel it is neurological, or at least I feel that is part of it, I have had a positive ana test, but all these symptoms did not come untill after I had a cervical injury and had to have a cervical fusion done, and then WOW I thought at first this was just a hard surgery to recover from but then the symptoms just never got any better and it seemed like more and more symptoms started to happen.  
The dizziness, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, and confusion, are terrible, and this constant ringing in my ears is driving me nuts!!
I have been trying to push myself to do more but then I just feel exhausted and weak, it takes my hours just to iron a few shirts, and my arms hurt so bad just brushing my daughter hair in the mornings.  I will make myself get out and go to the store, If I get out of the house just for a little bit then mentaly I feel better, but if I am wallking around the store more than 25 or 35 mins, I start to get so weak I think I may not make it back to the car, I hope that never happens but I know it will someday if I can't get a better handle on it.  I even tried to go to the amusement park with my family, since I had to miss my 5 year olds first 2 trips becaue of this fibro, so the 3rd trip I went and that was a mistake, within an hour I was miserable but I pushed myself by the third hour I was lying on a park bench, my husband took me back to the hotel it was about 2 pm and I didn't move till the next morning at about 10am I even ate mu dinner in bed.

Well sorry to go on and on, it's just too frustrating
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I hope you make an appt. with a neurologist because it does seem like a lot of your symptoms may be caused by a neurological issue. I have fibromyalgia and a neurological ilness which causes the ringing in the ears/pain, nausea, and dizziness as well as intense headaches. You most certainly may be dealing with two separate issues.
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