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PRESSURE IN HEAD WHEN I BEND OVER

I HAVE PRESSURE IN MY HEAD WHEN I BEND OVER,WHICH THEN CAUSES ME TO GET A HEADACHE.I HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.I AM A WHITE FEMALE 33 Y/O.WHEN I GET THESE HEADACHES I GET DISORIENTED AND I CAN NOT TALK WELL.MY CHEST WILL FEEL TIGHT AND I TRY TO COUGH AND MAKE IT FEEL BETTER.ALL IT DOES IS MAKE IT WORSE.I HAVE NITROGLYCERIN PILLS,BUT I AM NOT FOND OF TAKING THEM.FOR THE WAY THEY MAKE FEEL AFTER WARDS,THEY WORK QUICK BUT I CAN'T HANDLE THE SIDE EFFECTS.I AM STILL SEXUALLY ACTIVE,BUT MY HUSBAND LIKES FOR ME TO BE ON TOP SOME TIMES,WHEN I AM I GET SICK AFTER THAT.MY HEAD HAS PRESSURE THEN ALL SO AND I CAN NOT HOLD MY HEAD UP,IT FEELS LIKE A HEAVY BLOCK.I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF THIS OR NOT.BUT IT HAPPENS TO ME,AND IT IS HARD TO DEAL WITH. I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS BEING PUT ON HOLD BECAUSE OF THIS,I AM ONLY 33 I STILL WANT TO ENJOY LIFE AND MY FAMILY.HOW CAN I WITH THIS GOING ON.FIRST QUESTION:WHAT CAUSES MY HEAD TO HAVE PRESSURE IN IT/MY EJECTION FRACTION IS 50/55% SECOND QUESTION:WHY DOES MY HEAD FEEL HEAVY LIKE A BLOCK?THIRD QUESTION:WHAT TESTS CAN I HAVE DONE TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON?THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.TNT406(BECKY)
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tnt,

It is exceedingly rare for a 33 yo woman to have a myocardial infarction.  It means that you are an atypical case, which makes it hard to tell you much of anything.

If you were coming to see me in clinic I would look at your blood pressure, do a careful vascular exam, and try to understand your symptoms better before ordering any further test.

I would also be interested in your thyroid condition and make sure that it wasnt responsible or related to your condition.

Sorry to not be of more help.




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FOR GOT TO MENTION IN OTHER POST I ALL SO CYSTS ON MY THYROID,THEY ARE CURRENTLY DOING TESTS TO FIND OUT IF I'M HYPO OR HYPER THYROID.MY HEART RATE IS NOT THAT FAST,IT ONLY BEATS 45 TO 50 BEATS A MINUTE.WOULD THAT HAVE ANY THING TO DO WITH PRESSURE IN MY HEAD?I AM TRYING TO GET INFORMATION,BECAUSE I WANT TO FEEL LIKE MY OLD SELF AGAIN.THANK YOU BECKY ANDERSON.
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Hi, I have the same pressure when I bend over, headache after, confused feeling, and lethargy.  When I stand backup straight I get really lightheaded and tachy.  I know I have severe POTS (Parasympathetic and sympathetic responses were severe).  I also have low protein s that causes clots. I normally have a low bp 105/60 or lower and a pulse over 90 generally.  Recently I was put on Metadate to help POTS symptoms but I think that is when I noticed the headache happening and pressure in head when bending over.  My puls is more irratic now, but my BP is up to normal folks level and higher sometimes.  Try a tilt table test both for Orhthostatic intolerance.   My Bp dropped frombaseline 97/50 (supine0 with 66bpm to 89/51 at two min and 108bpm, 89/45 at 5min,(110bpm) and 68/15 at 10 min and puls 0f 120 at 13min they took me down to supine level  and I regained conscness
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Ms. tnt406--I am a 74 yr. old gentleman that has had your same problem for about 6 yrs. I have had heart disease for 35yrs. Bypass surgeries, TMR operation last fall. The whole bit. If I bend over longer than 10sec. it feels like my head will explode. I straighten up and it eventually goes away. I go to bed at night and in 2 hrs the head is full of pressure and it hurts. I sleep in lounge chair a lot. My cardiologist stopped and restarted each of my medicines and nothing helps. I went to 2 Neurologists and they tried different stuff. No Help.
In 1998, they did a heart cather on me, and two hrs later tried to open 2 blocked arteries to no avail. About 24 hrs later I had a seizure.  I have never had another one but I take dilantin each day. Neurologist tried several medicines, nothing helps. I live with it. I have taken test after test after test and nothing helps. Family dr. thought it was my sinues and I took $100 or so of medicine for nothing. I haven't had a good nights sleep for 6 yrs. You ever tried Nitro-Patch? It helped me at one time but this TMR operation (punched 27 holes in my heart muscle)seems to be helping my heart pain. New vessels hopefully are forming. Mam, I worry more about my heart than I do my head. Let your husband do the work.  If you want to ask me questions, just email ***@****. Am in Nebr. now but will leave for AZ in about one month. Good Luck
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