Age: 19 (20 next month)
Signs & Symptoms: Headaches, dIzziness, blurred vission
Pertinent past medical history: Nothing related cones to mind.
Last oral intake: I'm eating fine.
Ok, I have an odd problem. I've told my doctor but he thinks I'm making it up. I know, the OBVIOUS answer to that would be to find a second opinion... maybe a third. I will soon. but fir now, I just want some insight on this problem.....
I get headaches, migraines, dizziness, and blurred vision everytime I'm in the presense of my girlfriend. These symptoms never show up round anyone else but her...
At first, about a month ago, they were small headaches. But over time, the headaches have gotten more painful every time I see her. Now I have an idea of what you're thinking, but NO we aren't on bad terms or anything similar. Anyways, these headaches are getting worse, much worse. Just recently, my vision has started to get blurry when I'm around her, and I'm catching many dizzy spells. But the headaches, they're getting much worse.
Does anyone have any idea why these symptoms occur ONLY around her, no one else? And why I feel better when we separate for a second (like a bathrom break, etc)... my friend refers it as being allergic to her. :-<br />
Please give me some insight. The pain is starting to be unbearable...
My doctor doesn't believe me...
Age: 19 (20 next month)
I wonder if your blood pressure changes when you are near her?
I have tested my average blood pressre over the weekend (i didn't see her)... when I do see her, I'll try to test it then (if I can concentrate on it.
Also, I have a symptom to add. I forgot it because it's one of thenewer symptoms. I feel physical pain when I hug and kiss her. She says that I was shivering when I hugged/kissed her last time, but I didn't notice that.By the way, she has no ide about these symptoms.
And finally, another web doctor said that this could be triggered panic attacks, but is wondering what could trigger it.
It doesn't seem a typical panic attack, but I do suspect it's an anxiety attack of some sort.
I wonder if hypnotherapy would be helpful. Alternatively, anti-anxiety medication could be tried.
the part of the brain that is about sex and sexual things is in the middle and in the back, maybe there is a growth or something and when you see her or something it triggers different things, but then again it would of went off when watching porn... hmm that is really weird... test if its her? maybe its a perfume? go look at a picture of her, and see if you get the same problems. maybe deoderant, hair smell, hair shampoo?
That last post gives a great point. Purfumes, deoderants, and even phreamones (sp) could be part of the problem. That last one is a legit thing in humans causing a POSITIVE reaction, but I haven't seen much about them causing problems...it would be worth reseraching a bit, though.
Ask her if she has any higenical chemicals she uses which might cause the problem.
Thank you all for your concern. I have a major, very interesting update... somewhat positive actually.
First, in responce to the other posts, she doesn't wear perfumes often or really does anything of that nature. She tries to stay away from that stuff. Either it has to be organic or she doesn't want to use it ast all. ::roll eyes::... fine, more chemicals for me i guess. :stuck\_out\_tongue\_winking\_eye:
Um, the good news...
The doctor that I mentioned earlier (in my second post), he thinks it was due to me being unhappy in my relationship, which could trigger a anxiety/panic attack. I'm still confused why when I look at her pictures, I didn't get any headaches, but only in person.
Regardless, the doctor asked if I was really happy with my relationship. After REALLY thinking about it, all headaches aside, I really wasn't happy at all. So, after giving it some major thought, I broke up with her.
The major part... when I see her in person now, I don't get the headaches anymore!!! Well, needless to say, I get the normal headaches from an ex-girlfriend but not the weird ones like before!
I was just getting ready to submit myself to scientific research too. lol. I've asked around and not many people have heard about this condition. Maybe it was mental afterall, like m brain trying to tell me something by means of pain. Who knows, my head is alot better now and I'm not trying to worry about it anymore... except for furute prevention of course.
Very interesting. I'm glad it's worked out for you, jamesdavis.
Glad you got it worked out sorta... Seems like a fairly acute hypertensive reaction. I would assume your local physician did some blood work, at the least a blood pressure check?
I'm surprised you don't witness this sort of reaction in other situation which may make you very nervous, such as public speaking, difficult conversation piece, or something similar.
If you didn't get your pressure checked please do so and you might want a simple blood workup done checking blood sugars and other possible precautions.