Aa
A
A
A
Close
Neurology Community
45.2k Members
Avatar universal

Headaches, tingling in fingers, blocked sinuses

Hi, 3 weeks ago, i done something called "The Choking Game" at school. I don't know if you're aware of it, but its basically where you choke yourself to get a rush of a high. I know i was extremely stupid to do this, but i didn't pass out. I know i shouldn't of done it and it is life threatening but at the time i wasn't thinking of the consequences. But later that night i started having headaches that lasted for about 5 days. They went away but about a week later i have been having headaches (pain in the temples and sometimes the whole head) , i feel tingling in my fingers (sometimes feet) and sometimes when i move my head to fast or just at a random time, my head almost feels like its buzzing and im all dizzy and i feel like my sinuses are blocked? Not sure if any of these symptoms are related to the Choking Game (i know its not a game) but i seriously need help because I'm getting worried. Googling my symptoms and stressing probably isn't the best thing.
6 Responses
Avatar universal
Also i sometimes if i run too fast or too much or I'm panting i can feel a pulse in my head
1780921 tn?1499301793
You are correct that it was a stupid thing to do! Do not worry about feeling your pulse in your head after strenuous exercise, that is pretty normal.

I personally do not think your other symptoms are because of you chocking yourself. But nonetheless you need to have your parents take you to a doctor and get checked out fully to find the correct cause for your problem.
144586 tn?1284666164
Do a google and a pubmed search on "near strangulation".. There is sometimes permanent brain damage resulting from such a "game". Small blood vessels break in various area of the body, including the brain. You need an MRA.
Avatar universal
Hi, thanks for replying. I actually have been to a doctor, but they said it was due to allergies. I'm not quite certain though, as i have been taking allergy tablets and nasal spray for a week and nothing has happened - still the same pain in my head. But 'caregiver22' replied and said it may be due to a blood vessel(s) bursting and i have read up about it but i don't seem to have any of the symptoms of "brain hemorrhage' apart from 2/15 . I seem to be functioning fine and running around and keeping physical, so do you think it may be anything serious? It just feels like my sinuses are blocked. I also have a doctors appointment with a better doctor on Thursday (We don't have the best doctors in the Far North of New Zealand).
Avatar universal
Hi, thanks for replying. I have been doing google searches about bleeding in the brain, but i am not suffering with any of the main symptoms such as :
-Seizures with no previous history of seizures
-Weakness in an arm or leg
-Nausea or vomiting
-Decreased alertness; lethargy
-Changes in vision
-Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
-Difficulty swallowing
-Difficulty writing or reading
-Loss of fine motor skills, such as hand tremors
-Loss of coordination
-Loss of balance
-An abnormal sense of taste
-Loss of consciousness

I seem to function fine and keep up with physical activity but i do have a 2nd doctors appointment booked for thursday. Do you think it could be due to another cause such as straining my eyes on my computer and tv. I have been using it quite a lot this past 3 months.
144586 tn?1284666164
I'm happy you seem to be doing well.

Bear in mind that the "choking game" is extremely dangerous. Think Russian Roulette.

Take care.
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease