View Full Version : help with skull / brain inflamation / pressure
07-10-2008, 09:37 PM
the person believes this inflamation / pressure
of the skull built up because of many years
of stress , and though it doesnt cause headaches
it causes lessened mental sharpness or maybe
mental fogginess would be the best term .
any ideas appreciated .
* the persons long term vegan , and year long raw .
and the fogginess started several years ago .
07-11-2008, 06:02 AM
I have a similar issue. I've been going to a chiropractor for year and always realize it's time to go when I start to get fuzzy. Most of my problems are also in my neck and the base of my skull -- inflammation that I can feel. Lately this problem has become extreme and I walk around in a haze most of the time!
I have found recently - as simple as it sounds - that a good massage and chiropractic adjustments can help. I've also started wearing orthotics to help my posture and use a foot roller to help release the tightness in my foot that is related to posture and all my pains/fuzziness.
Don't think of a massage as a luxury -- think of it as a medical necessity.
Also... stay hydrated. Again, seems simple but makes a HUGE difference.
07-11-2008, 11:26 AM
My first thought when reading this post was go to a chiropractor. Best wishes.
07-14-2008, 03:42 PM
I've been having a similiar problem lately as well. I'm 28 and so the doctors just keep telling me to go home and take more advil (which I hate, I've never been keen on unnatural medication) The pressure was the worse its ever been in the last 10 days and I don't know if its a tumor, or from wosdom teeth, or from tension in my neck and shoulders from playing (I'm a violist-like the violin but slightly bigger and wider). I guess I'll try going to a massage place and see if they can help me (and I can stand the pain). I'm a bit afraid of chiropractors as the first and last time I went I left in more pain than I arrived with... I really want to get rid of the pressure and enjoy being raw like I always have, with energy and vitality.
07-14-2008, 04:24 PM
Here's another thought... especially if you think some of it is stress related... Breathe! I know, sounds silly, but, personally, I find myself holding my breath a lot!! My chiro today suggested "yoga breathing". Hold one nostril closed, breathe in, hold the other and breathe out, breathe in again through the one you just breathed out of of, now close that one and breathe out. through the other... does that make sense? basically you're doing an out and in through each then switching. He said it helps connect the two sides of the brain?? not sure if there's anything to it, but I'm willing to give it a try!
And, I understand the fear of chiropracters. There are a lot of bad ones out there! Try to get a recommendation for a good one... ideally someone who believes in looking at the whole body, not just cracking you and sending you on your way. It took me a long time to find the one I'm with now and I love him!
07-14-2008, 08:16 PM
I'm not sure if this relates at all, but just in case! .........I have been diagnosed with a minor chiari malformation. This causes a narrowing at the base of the skull. I get pressure headaches in the back of my head and neck and tremendous brain fog. I find that it is worst around my period (tmi?), especially if i eat too much salt. (maybe from water retention??) Raw foods have done wonders for my headaches, but I still have to watch out for excess salt or I will feel some pressure in my head.
I find that it helps to drink water, avoid salt, and to do lots of yoga when I feel the pressure building or the fog rolling in.
Kundalini yoga both stretches and provides a brain "tune up" by integrating the left and right sides of the brain.
I work with kids with special needs and we use movements that involve "crossing midline" to clear and center the mind. This can be done by swinging the arms in circles on a diagonal so that each arm crosses over to the other side during its swing. You can learn more by checking out the programs called "Brain Dance" and "Brain Gym"
I find these exercises really help me clear away the fog!
07-15-2008, 08:28 PM
The Ayurvedic herb Boswellia is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and has been used specifically for brain swelling due to cancer. It has also been known to assist in shrinking these tumors, according to ongoing studies.
Hope this helps.
07-18-2008, 07:51 PM
off and on.
It's not as bad as it was but it comes with sharp pains and goes away.
Today some slight dizzeiness and a little weakness.
I don't have any medical problems and this is very strange.
It seems everytime i go through a detox it's something different happening to me.
I'm drinking plenty of water and i drink lemon water too.
Am i along in this?
I feel like i could write a book on detoxing and how strange the symptoms can be.
07-18-2008, 08:10 PM
but that was over 30 years ago.
Could the symptoms be coming back?
If so is this a type of detoxing from them?
Anyone else going through this?
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