Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Pulsing Headache When Standing

For the past year I often have a short 1-2 second pulsing headache upon standing (only in the afternoons), I have seen general doctor and neurologist, they didn't run any tests but just said they dont know whats wrong and asked if I wanted pain meds (i said no since it's not that painful and is very short). I do remember about a year ago I bumped my head pretty hard during ziplining but was wearing a helmet and other than the immediate headache at that moment I didn't notice any symptoms and am not sure this is even related to that incident. I think may be a blood pressure issue since it feels like blood rushing to my head? My bp is about 113/70 sitting down and 130/89 standing up but my doctor said it wasn't that significant. I have Raynauds phenomenon, IBS and GERD, I am otherwise pretty healthy. Headache does not get worse upon exercising or bending over, and I dont get one when I get out of bed in the morning. Does anybody know anything? I did have a couple migraines as a teenager but they had different symptoms (they had no pattern and there was no pain, only aura). I am not on any medications and all bloodwork came back normal (vitamins, liver function, etc). The pain is an all over kind of pain not targeted. Could it be related to diet or posture? My shoulder/back muscles near my neck often hurt because of my heavy chest/not great posture. I am 27 yo female
1 Responses
Avatar universal
A positional headache is a type of headache that gets worse when you stand up. The pain tends to subside once you lie down. They are also known as orthostatic headaches or postural headaches. These headaches may be a sign of problems with blood pressure regulation, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, or brain tumor.

For more info: https://www.healthline.com/health/positional-headache
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Migraines and Headaches Community

Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Avatar universal
Trinity , TX
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