Migraines & Headaches Community
head pressure and muscle twitching
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding migraine and headache issues such as: abdominal migraines, headaches caused by allergies, cluster headaches, headaches, headaches in children, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, tension headaches, visual disturbances.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

head pressure and muscle twitching

I have had mild headaches for about a month now but mostly I can describe it as pressure above my left eye and temple area.  Not painful, but consistant pressure that stays with me most of the day.  I also have developed unvoluntary muscle twitches any where from head to toe at any given time.  They are mild but noticeable.  My wife thinks it's stress as we have alot of things going on in our lives right now.  I am on wellbutrin and effexor and have been for almost a year.  I don't want to go to the doctor and come across as a hyocondriac.  I am concerned as my family has a strong history of cancer and I am exposed to a lot of chemicals at work and have been over the last 15 years.  I also have a lot of restlessness and uneasyness throughout the day and I have mild shakes as I type out this letter.  Could this be brain cancer, tension headache?  I am very concerned.  Please respond.  Would like a doctor's opinion please.  
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,

I feel that you are highly anxious about this. I think it is definitely all right to discuss this with your physician since your medications may be contributing to your symptoms. Tremors may be seen as side effects of some antidepressants.It is best to have your doctor know about this. With regards to your headaches, this sounds like tension headaches since you described it as a nonthrobbing , constant pressure kind of pain.Relax and avoid unnecessary worrying.Discuss these with your physicians,for they are still in the best position to guide you.

For any change in headache severity and progression of symptoms seek consult immediately.

Keep us posted
Blank
587279_tn?1223704355
I used to be on Wellbutrin but quit because of side effects, swelling muscle pain but mainly because of the pressure headaches. I began to have the pressure behind my right eye and after I started to get the muscle spasms. have you had any side effects besides the headache and twithching? I now have muscle wasting that is still unexplained at this point mri, and all muscle and nerve tests are negative. Dr's are stumped. Sometimes I wonder if it was the wellbutrin that caused my current health situation. sometimes answers are not easy I am two years with no diagnosis. Does your headache seem less in the morning but starts as soon as you are up and moving? I know I have spoke with others that have experienced this type of headache a side effect of wellbutrin, it can even cause the twitches. If you are concerned I would ask for a referal to neurologist and ask for an mri and emg. Stay in touch, Mya
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Migraines & Headaches Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Eddie1994
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Invida
MI