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I posted my story here already, but for those who don't know I've been dealing with this abnormal pressure feeling in my head for over 2 years now.  It literally feels like there's a giant bubble in the back of my head.  Kinda like a pins and needles feeling as well.  I quit Adderall about 2 years ago and was on a relatively low dose so my theory is that it was that.  I've posted on so many other drug sites, though, and literally NO ONE ELSE had these symptoms.  Is there anyone else that can relate to having what I had?  Again it feels like a giant bubble is in the back of my head or that something is inflating in my head.  I thought it was a brain tumor or something so I got an MRI and CT scan but both came back normal....so either it's anxiety or withdrawal.  Ugh.  I seriously hate this.  It's been 2 years already.  Make it freakin stop already :(

June 2013 - Vyvanse 40mgs and Adderall 20mgs

 

March 2015 - Concerta 36mgs and Seroquel 50mgs

 

August 2016 - Vyvanse 50mgs

 

November 2016 - Current - Vyvanse 60mgs, Seroquel 50mgs (I cut them in half and only take 25mgs), Wellbutrin 450gs (I hardly ever take it)

 

Current Withdrawal Symptoms: Very abnormal pins and needles/bubble feeling on the right and backside of my head (thought it was a brain tumor, so got both an MRI and CT Scan that came back normal), random waves of extreme depression sometimes with suicidal thoughts, tired most of the time, get anxious for seemingly no reason, sometimes hard to sleep. 

 

September 6, 2021 - Completely off all drugs.  Still smoke a lot of cannabis.  Take Animal Pak, L Tyrosine, and Organic Mucana as supplements.

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I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. I do not have that feeling in my head, but I have it in my ears for a year now and it's maddening! Pressure /fullness etc. My husband is suffering as well from celexa wd we believe and has terrible pressure behind his left eye. I really hope it gets better for you soon

Current age - 29

 

At Ages 16- 20 Celexa 40 mg 

 

2014- September through February of 2016 ( 18 months) Celexa 20 mg

 

Tapered for Several months

 

Celexa free since February of 2016

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I have something very similar but no longer all the time. It was horrendous for about six months, probably between 12 and 18 months off, but now only seems to get bad from leaning my head back on something for too long. I had a chiro manipulate my neck (very gently) and some acupuncture - whether this helped or not, hard to say, maybe it just went away. But something like that might be worth a try. Like you I had all the scans, nothing there so I have no doubt it is due to withdrawal. Also check out GrandmaD as she talks about 'pressure heads'.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 32 years, given AD for this condition alone in 2000

Zoloft 100mg for 15 years, last five of these complained about adverse effects,

unable to tolerate other meds even supplements

Slowly felt sicker, advised by different Dr maybe on ads for too long

Cut back 100 - 50 over 6 months, still getting worse, so stopped over about 6 weeks starting Dec 2014

First month, slow, emotional, useless then POW! Horrendous withdrawal symptoms, completely non-functional

for about five months, slowly started to come back to life and continue with waves and windows, still more bad than good, but bads are less bad, and goods slightly better each time

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No doubt it's from the WD of any of these psych drugs!

I am still tapering and the pressure head, and entire left body plus pins and needlings allover have been with me over the past 4 years of tapering. No need to do any tests in my opinion, all these weird symptoms can't be from any normal illness but these brain altering poisons.

Drug free Sep. 23 2017

2009 Mar.: lexapro 10mg for headache for 2 weeks.

2009-2012: on and off 1/4 to 1/3 of 10mg

2012 June--2013 Jan,: 1/4-1/3 of 10mg generic, bad jaw pain

2013 Jan-Mar: 10 mg generic. severe jaw and head pain;

2013 Mar--Aug. started tapering (liquid ever since) from 10 to 5 (one step) then gradually down to 2.25 mg by July. first ever panic attack, severe head/jaw pain

2013 Aug.: back to 2.75 mg; Nov: back to Brand Lex. 2.75mg -- 3mg,

2014 June: stopped PPI, head pressure/numbness. up-dosed 4.5mg, severe reaction mental symptoms added on

2014 Aug--2015 Aug: Micro taper down to 3.2mg, .025mg (<1%) cut holding 2-3 weeks.

2015 Aug 15th, Accidental one dose of 4.2mg. worsening brain non-functional, swollen head, body, coma like, DR

2016 Feb., started dosing 10am through 11 pm everyday 2/13--3.2mg, 3/15-- 2.9mg, 4/19-- 2.6mg, 6/26--2.2mg, 7/22 --1.9mg, 8/16--1.8mg,8/31--1.7m g, 9/13--1.6mg, 9/27--1.5mg, 10/8--1.4mg, 10/14--1.3mg, 11/1--1.2mg, 11/29--1.1mg, 12/12--1mg, 12/22--0.9mg

2017: 1/7--0.8mg, 1/15--0.7mg, 1/17--0.6mg, 1/20--0.52, 1/21--0.4mg, 1/22--0.26, 1/23--0.2, 2/13--0.13mg, 2/20--0.06mg, 3/18--0.13mg, 6/1--0.12mg, 7/6--0.1mg, 7/14--0.08mg, 8/17--0.04mg, 8/20--0.03mg, 8/28--0.02mg, 9/6--0.0205mg, 9/8--0.02mg, 9/17--0.015mg, 9/20--0.01mg, 9/21--0.0048mg, 9/22--0.0001mg,

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No doubt it's from the WD of any of these psych drugs!

I am still tapering and the pressure head, and entire left body plus pins and needlings allover have been with me over the past 4 years of tapering. No need to do any tests in my opinion, all these weird symptoms can't be from any normal illness but these brain altering poisons.

 

I don't see why nobody understands or says it's 'just anxiety'.  I've asked serious meth addicts if they've gone through the same and they said no.  Granted everyone's symptoms are different but man.  I'm glad that someone at least is finally starting to see it my way.  If they could FEEL what exactly it is I'm going through I'm almost positive they wouldn't dismiss it as 'anxiety'.  :/

June 2013 - Vyvanse 40mgs and Adderall 20mgs

 

March 2015 - Concerta 36mgs and Seroquel 50mgs

 

August 2016 - Vyvanse 50mgs

 

November 2016 - Current - Vyvanse 60mgs, Seroquel 50mgs (I cut them in half and only take 25mgs), Wellbutrin 450gs (I hardly ever take it)

 

Current Withdrawal Symptoms: Very abnormal pins and needles/bubble feeling on the right and backside of my head (thought it was a brain tumor, so got both an MRI and CT Scan that came back normal), random waves of extreme depression sometimes with suicidal thoughts, tired most of the time, get anxious for seemingly no reason, sometimes hard to sleep. 

 

September 6, 2021 - Completely off all drugs.  Still smoke a lot of cannabis.  Take Animal Pak, L Tyrosine, and Organic Mucana as supplements.

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There isn't much I can add to your question, I am sorry to say and I don't have any answers.  I do know in my case, what I call pressure heads are a feeling "fullness" and I feel like a zombie, cannot think, make decisions, hard to talk.  I wouldn't describe it as a "bubble" as you do.  Mine are definitely w/d related.  I cannot comment on your situation, as I am not familiar with the drugs you were on/still on?  You say you hardly ever take Wellbutrin - is that an a/d?  My understanding is that you cannot just take them whenever you feel like it, you must take it every day.  Perhaps if you are only taking something that is a psycho drug every now and then, that might be causing the funny heads.  Also, Seroquel, I'm not sure if you can take that now and then without problems.  All I know about that one is my son recently o/d on it and I looked it up and suicide is a side effect, so I hope you are aware of that aspect.  Like you, I thought i had a brain tumor and had a scan and it was normal.

 

I do get the pins and needles and prickling sensations in head and body.  Initially I had what felt like "crawlies" going through my head but not anymore for that one!

 

Brassmonkey also had pressure heads but I think they went away after a few years.  Mine have improved, but I still get them.  I wish you all the best and hope it helps just knowing others experience similar symptoms.

1995-2007      20mg Aropax/Paxil for pain.  Years of up and down doses

2008                Endep, Lexapro and then Esipram (hell!) CT (oh dear!)

2009                20mg Aropax.  Tried skipping doses for a year (more hell!)

                        2010                10mg.  10% taper.  Lasted 4 months. Crashed again

2011                5% taper. 9mg-7mg (hell got even worse!)

2012                2.5% taper.  6.6mg – 5.6mg (worser still & unbearable)

2013                5% taper.  Big mistake.  5.5mg – 4.6mg  (even worserer)

2014                2.5% taper.  4.9mg – 4.5mg;    2015 2.5% taper 4.4 - 4.0mg

2016                2.5% taper.  3.9mg  Feb 3.8   Mar 3.7  May 3.6   Jul 3.5

2017                2.5% taper.  Jan 3.4;   Mar 3.35;  Apr 3.3; Oct 3; Dec 2.9;

2018                2.5% taper. Jan 2.8; Mar 2.7; Mar: 2.75; Jun 2.7; Aug 2.6; Oct 2.5; Nov 2.4; Dec 2.3

2019                Jan 2.2; Feb 2.1;

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