Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue, Dizziness… help?
I’m a 17 year old female and for the past two (almost three now) years I have been experiencing these symptoms, on a minor scale. Lately, within the past several months, these symptoms of nausea, fatigue and dizziness have been worsening. I have been getting migraine headaches as well. Now for the past two weeks I have had a headache every single day. Most the time it happens after I eat but often my head will get a shooting pain. I’m so tired throughout the day I really never want to do anything. I get really nauseated after I eat (doesn’t matter what I eat) so now I hate eating because it only makes me feel worse. Dizziness usually comes before or after my headaches…my sister tells me that she notices sometimes I sway when I walk. Through out the day my vision will go really blurry for a couple seconds, then go back to normal… I went to the eye doctor a year ago and he said I have a small astigmatism and I have glasses that I am supposed to wear when I’m reading/Watching TV/Computer or anything of the such..
Lastly, I have troubles sleeping (and breathing in my sleep). I often wake up out of breath because I have not been breathing. Or I will have dreams I’m being suffocated and wake up out of breath. I don’t sleeo with my head shoved in my pillow so I should be able to breathe during the night, but it’s difficult.
I don’t enjoy feeling this way, so please if you have any idea (or related symptoms), I need help.
- I have been tested for mono and I don’t have it.
- I am deficient in Vitamin D (but i take these daily) and Vitamin B12 (i get a shot for this every 2 weeks)
- I generally eat healthy, and I work out about 3-5 times a week.
- I am not sexually active so it can’t be STD’s or pregnant.
Answer by Douglas B
You have tight neck muscles as your big problem here, for when your neck muscles are tight they end up restricting what is going in and out of your head. When there is a drop in the oxygen level in the brain you will know by feeling very tired. If the level drops more you will get dizzy, light headed and if it drops more you will pass out, all from a restricted blood flow in the brain causing the depleted levels of the oxygen. Your neck muscles go to the top of your head for it’s movements. When the muscles are tight up there they pull on other muscles which surround your brain with pain, your headache. Migraines are more muscles involved and pinched tighter. The nerves for your eyes go to the back of your head, passing right by the neck muscles. When the neck muscles press into the nerves for your eyes you will feel pain on the back of your eyes. If the pressure is increased it causes your pupils to dilate to make you sensitive to light, so the blurry vision is happening in between those two places. To get rid of these problems you have to free up the muscles in your neck and here’s how to do that:
Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about two minutes, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.
The problem with the breathing can come from tight back muscles for they can tighten up the muscles around your chest enough that it’s hard to get a breath in like that. To get rid of that problem you have to free up the muscles in your back and here’s how to do that:
(do from a sitting position)
Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For both- for best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
nausea fatigue: Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue, Dizziness… help?