First of all, thank you for this great website! I think you have helped a lot of people with serious troubles.
About my health problem: 15 years ago I started to experience this pressure in my forehead. It is a pressure locally limited to a very small area. For 14 years, this area used to be in the center of my forehead, about 1 cm above my eyebrows. One year ago, this pressure area travelled 2 cm towards the left side.
It is not pain, but it is a very unpleasant, dizzy, foggy feeling. It is nearly impossible to think, or to do anything actively. When talking with people I feel like being beside myself. It is hard to control my reactions, not easy to live with this, nothing is enjoyable.
So far, my problem seems to be pretty common. But now I would like to tell you the fact about my problem, which seems to be unique: I do not have this pressure every day. It comes only under the following two conditions.
1) Noise wakes me up while sleeping. I use to sleep very lightly, with my earplugs I still can hear extremely low sounds or noise, it will wake me up immediately. After that, sometimes I am able to fall asleep again, other times I cannot. But anyway, this does not change one fact: I will get this pressure for the coming day.
2) This noise happens after having slept for about 3 or 4 hours. If a noise wakes me up during the first 3 hours of sleep, then I will not get the pressure, and I will feel OK the next day.
The following are the characteristics of my problem:
1) If a noise wakes me up after having slept 3 or 4 hours, then I will have this pressure on the next day, this is 100% sure. A slight noise of 1 second duration is enough to wake me up and to produce the pressure.
2) If there is no noise while sleeping, then I will not have this pressure on the next day. This is also 100% sure.
3) This pressure comes always exactly for one day, also this is 100% sure. The next night I get a new chance. To be precise, the pressure is hardly there during the first hour after waking up. Then it comes gradually, about 3 hours after waking up it is fully developed, and then it will remain more or less on the same level until I go to sleep in the evening.
4) On my days without having the pressure, I feel 100% OK, I usually even feel extremely well, 100% energy, 100% motivation to do things, 100% clear and light feeling in my head, every action, every conversation is a great enjoyment, I control my reactions 100%. So everything depends on one noise during the night.
5) Since 6 years, every morning at 4:30 AM my alarm clock wakes me up. This is the only noise which does not produce the pressure area.
6) The longer I have slept already when the noise wakes me up, the more severe this dizzy, foggy feeling will be.
7) This pressure area travelled about 2 cm last year. About at that time, I had acupuncture. Maybe this was the cause for the displacement, I am not sure.
All the doctors do not have any idea what the problem is. One doctor said I should just look for a quiet apartment. And this is what I have been doing for many years, moving from one apartment to the other. But everywhere there has been some slight noise during the night. I have been trying all kinds of earplugs, plus headphones, white noise, other artificial noises during the night. I have tried several times to reduce my sleeping time to a minimum of about 6 hours… but nothing has helped.
Could my problem be related to hormones?
I am not a specialist in this field, but after all my internet researches I have developed my own theory. When a noise wakes me up, then my body will send adrenaline and other arousing hormones to my brain. And here it seems to mix up with Melatonin. If it is mixed up with a lot of Melatonin, then my foggy feeling will be severe. But this theory, in the case that it is true, still does not explain why I have this dizzy foggy feeling, and it has not helped me to find a solution to the problem…
Other facts with possible interference:
My foggy forehead problem started in 1996. In that year, I had a ruptured appendix, and an eye operation. Then for the coming two years, I experienced continuous pain in my jaw and teeth. This pain has disappeared, but the foggy forehead problem has still not disappeared.
Could this pain and the operations be related to my current foggy forehead problem? I do not know. The jaw pain used to be very different from my current problem. It was real pain, had nothing to do with a foggy or dizzy feeling, and it used to be there every day, without any connection to noise during the night.
I also would like to mention that I cannot eat or drink any sweet things during the day and especially in the evening. If I do so, then my heart will start to beat very fast, I will wake up after about 4 hours of sleep, and then it is nearly impossible to fall asleep again.
My problem is the combination of the noise while sleeping and the dizzy foggy feeling on the next day. I have been researching on the internet for years, but I have not found any information about this problem. And I have never heard or read about anybody in the world who has this problem. Am I really the only person out of 7 billion people who has got such a problem?
I would be extremely grateful for a small hint which one day might release me from this problem.
Thank you very much!