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Okay, first I'll begin my greeting everyone :

 

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuh ! :sl:

 

Next, I'll give you a brief intro to the problem I suffer from. But before that, I just want to note that the reason why I'm led to ask people on an internet forum is because many doctors have been unable to shed light about my problem.

 

For the past 6 years, I have suffered from this strange problem. I have a lot of physical pressure within my head and face. I also have an extraordinary amount of "weight" on my shoulders espeically, and back in general. By weight I don't mean like pounds of fat (lolz) but I mean a very heavy "pressure". It is extremely bothersome for me. I also am very sensitive to the cold. Moreover, I get like a bad rash on the same spot on my back like every 1 or 2 months. The doctor said it might be eczema, however I respectfully disagree as I don't have any allergies to soap or shampoo and why would my whole body not get eczema?. My head and neck constantly feels a lot of force within and on top of it. It feels as though a very dense air is trapped inside my head, face, and neck, shoulders--that's where it's concentrated. My shoulders however, not only feel extreme weight but like a tearing pain many times (but not all the time). In my arms and limbs and rest of my body, I still feel that feeling of pressure as well (just not as extreme as in my head, face, neck, shoulders). I am only 20 years old and the problem intitiated when I was around 14. Over the years I have been checked by a neurologist, family physician, maxillofacial surgeon, psychiatrist, and even acupuncturist. I have done bloodwork for everything imaginable, EEG scanning, a CAT scan, and an MRI. The doctors can not diagnose me with any condition . Everything is always normal and fine and they just send me away thinking I've lost my mind. But that is not true! One thing I noticed that helps me to an extent is lying down. The pressure is alleviated to a degree. However, as soon as I get up (in a few seconds) I feel the same way again. OTC painkillers do not make any difference. I feel this unbearable physical pressure 24/7. It causes me fatigue, lethargy/weakness, constant dizziness/vertigo, anxiety, and an extreme intolerance to cold.

 

Apart from all this, I live a normal life. I attend university, am one of the best students, am social, friendly, I pray salah, etc. No one knows about this except of course my family and the different doctors/professionals I have seen about it. When I was younger, I was really miserable because of the problem and it caused me much greivance to the point that it affected me socially. However, now I have taken a different approach wherein I don't ponder and lament much over it, rather I try to focus on the priorities which I have at this point in my life which is to be a good Muslim and complete my education successfully in order to be...financially independent.

 

I anticipate your insights and advice regarding this.

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Wa Alaikum asalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuh

 

Do you take any medicines? I took somac for a week and usually at night it felt like someone put tons of load on my legs, kind of very high pressure. Since i stopped taking the tablets, I don't have such issue.

 

I would recommend you analyze what you eat, what you take as medicine, what cloths you wear and the type of shampoo and soap you use. Slowly change one thing for a week or so, and then hopefully If Allah wills you will find the cause of it.

 

 

There is no other way to find the cause of it, the first step is analyze and then take appropriate action to get rid of the problem.

 

In the end, ask Allah for help, eventually He is The One who heals and do remember Allah.

 

Quran

[13.28] those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Is it not with the remembrance of Allah that hearts are satisfied.

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Walaikumussalam warahmathullahi wabarakatuhuu

 

Sister this might sound out of place,but I think you should meet a good trust worthy imam and do ruqyah.I fear this might have something to do with sihr.

The reason why I say this is ,I know of a movie in my language (please bear with me)where the hero actually goes through what you're suffering from. The reason behind it is that a ghost sits on his shoulders and he feels unbearable pain and difficulty.I know it sounds very very silly and stupid.But doesn't that relate your problem.

 

Sister,I DONT believe in ghosts,but I do believe in jinns.And i know some stories where people suffered from terrible issues which the docs cant identify.And they later recovered (with Allah's permission) through ruqyah and constant recital of adhkar.

 

Thats why I advise you to seek remedy spiritually.

 

May Allah forgive all our sins and relieve us of any distress.Ameen.

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If you can't find an imam please contact me because I know of a ruqya forum and they have videos of ruqya.

 

InshAllah you ge tbetter,.

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Wa Alaikum asalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuh

 

Do you take any medicines? I took somac for a week and usually at night it felt like someone put tons of load on my legs, kind of very high pressure. Since i stopped taking the tablets, I don't have such issue.

 

I would recommend you analyze what you eat, what you take as medicine, what cloths you wear and the type of shampoo and soap you use. Slowly change one thing for a week or so, and then hopefully If Allah wills you will find the cause of it.

There is no other way to find the cause of it, the first step is analyze and then take appropriate action to get rid of the problem.

 

In the end, ask Allah for help, eventually He is The One who heals and do remember Allah.

 

Quran

[13.28] those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Is it not with the remembrance of Allah that hearts are satisfied.

 

Assalamu alaikum MercyonMainkind

 

I do not take any medications and my family and I always eat whole food (no junk), I also take like vitamin c and multivitamins (when I rememeber). What is somac by the way? I did a google search and I think it says it is an SSRI for depression. I wish it was as simple as changing the clothes I wear. It is actually a physical problem from within you know what I mean? Like a debilitating, chronic condition that I really suffer a lot of pain and discomfort from. I often have constant mild headaches and feel very dizzy and weak, not to mention in pain because of the severe weight and pressure The weight is concentrated mainly from shoulders up. My head feels as if a giant air bomb exploded in it and I feel an immense weight upon my shoulders. The strange thing is though, that despite I feel like this 24/7, no one notices and I prefer not to talk about it either because I'm sensitive to you know people saying insulting things and not believing me. Yet this is something that has been going on every second for a good 6 years + a few months. I have analyzed a great deal over the years about everything, but I just can't seem to find any answer.

 

I was hoping perhaps someone else knew of someone like this or, better yet, is suffering from something similar and can explain what it is. I also really appreciate even feedback lol which is what you gave me, so thank you...I appreciate it.

 

Thanks for the Ayah. Although, seeking treatment/sound health is encouraged in Islam, I think its important for me to also accept that since I have an unheard of condition and have not been able to find answers for so long, maybe its just my job to be patient and accept it? I don't know. Jazakallah khair.

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Walaikumussalam warahmathullahi wabarakatuhuu

 

Sister this might sound out of place,but I think you should meet a good trust worthy imam and do ruqyah.I fear this might have something to do with sihr.

The reason why I say this is ,I know of a movie in my language (please bear with me)where the hero actually goes through what you're suffering from. The reason behind it is that a ghost sits on his shoulders and he feels unbearable pain and difficulty.I know it sounds very very silly and stupid.But doesn't that relate your problem.

 

Sister,I DONT believe in ghosts,but I do believe in jinns.And i know some stories where people suffered from terrible issues which the docs cant identify.And they later recovered (with Allah's permission) through ruqyah and constant recital of adhkar.

 

Thats why I advise you to seek remedy spiritually.

 

May Allah forgive all our sins and relieve us of any distress.Ameen.

 

 

Assalamu alaikum In war with me :sl: Jazakallah for the reply.

 

As I explained to MercyonMankind, I have analyzed a great deal and done a lot of research on it for many years. (Yes, that's how hopeless I am). I have heard and read about sihr, although I do not know if sihr is what I am suffering from. Imams have tried to help me in the past, and they diagnosed me with things ranging from a jinn in love or with sihr. Why am I the only person I know of that is like this then? Moreover, none of the treatments helped at all so that is why I am led to believe its not that. From what I have read, I have not seen any Islamic scholar mention that the symptoms I explained are related to or caused by sihr. You saw a movie about something similar? Can you please give me the name, it sounds like something I'd like to see. weird how he suffered from something similar.

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Assalamalaykum Sister

 

I am no specialist but these are my immediate thoughts, ignore or explore them as you wish or cross question me (of course) if you want.

 

Do you take exercise? A good 40minute walk a day or a bit of sport is good for the body and helps the mind settle, remember if you do exercise then 5 a day fruit and veg should increase to 7 or 8 a day depending on the exercise. Also try taking your vitamin C as fruit and not as a tablet for a few weeks and see if this affects you.

 

You seem to have a positive outlook but do you feel you are missing something in your life?

 

You said your not allergic to anything but have you tried cutting out certain food items for a couple of weeks to a month to see if this has any effect. Sometimes allergies are very 'low level' and symptoms only occur when the body gets totally overloaded, so removing something that just irritates the body a little has been known to work.

 

As I said just a few thoughts for your consideration.

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Assalamalaykum Sister

 

I am no specialist but these are my immediate thoughts, ignore or explore them as you wish or cross question me (of course) if you want.

 

Do you take exercise? A good 40minute walk a day or a bit of sport is good for the body and helps the mind settle, remember if you do exercise then 5 a day fruit and veg should increase to 7 or 8 a day depending on the exercise. Also try taking your vitamin C as fruit and not as a tablet for a few weeks and see if this affects you.

 

You seem to have a positive outlook but do you feel you are missing something in your life?

 

You said your not allergic to anything but have you tried cutting out certain food items for a couple of weeks to a month to see if this has any effect. Sometimes allergies are very 'low level' and symptoms only occur when the body gets totally overloaded, so removing something that just irritates the body a little has been known to work.

 

As I said just a few thoughts for your consideration.

 

 

Assalamu alaikum Abubakar,

 

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. To answer your question, yes I do exercise. I consider walking as exercise lol because I walk a few miles a day just on campus alone i.e. from/to car(a fair distance) and to get from class to class which are often located in different buildings. I don't do aerobics as often as I used to because of the pressures increasing and hurting my head as I move which makes me feel very dizzy and sick. I even try to put a limit on how much I actually walk throughout the day as that alone is enough to exhaust me to the point where if I engage in too much physical activity one day, I will not be able to get up the next day and go to school. I get so easily exhausted that I have to pray sitting a lot of the time. Its weird, I know. I eat fruit (about 3 servings a day). I think more than that would be too much for my stomach and not to mention a bit expensive. 7-8 servings a day? Not with this economy... lol. I think there is a common myth about how much water, fruit, or vegetables one should drink or eat. Every person is different and needs an amount proportionate to their individual needs. Otherwise its just pushing it and can cause more harm than good. Don't you think so.? Even from an Islamic point of view. Gluttony is not good. :sl: As for how I feel emtoionally, generally no...nothing is missing except my health and wellbeing. I try to detach myself from the material world and am trying to be as sincere and devout a Muslim I can be .

 

 

As for allergies, I'll give it a try, I just don't now what I could be allergic to as I eat very basic whole food.

I actually saw a physician today lol... and told him about all this (yes another one, once again). And he was honest, and said he did not know but he knew what things he could rule out for sure. He started talking about how medical science does not always have the answer to everything , etc. He still wanted to see the rash for whenever it flares up again (it only last for 2-3 days and comes every month or two). But said we should talk more about it and I should get counselling (lolz). I don't think I need counselling as I've been dealing with this for quite some time and have coped and adjusted.

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I should still make it clear though that the main chronic and debilitating issue is the extremely heavy weight in my head, face and on my shoulders which in turn makes me constantly dizzy, and get frequent but mild headaches. My limbs also feel stiff and I always feel tired, despite how much rest I get. I'm glad the weather just got warmer though. I do better when its hot. The reccuring rash may not be related, according to the doctor I saw today. Hmm. He still wants to see me and talk again tomorrow. Still not really helpful though.

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Asalamu Aliekum

Sister it may be that you have low vitamin D levels

because I know that when I had low vitamin D levels my shoulders, face, neck, and back felt heavy and painul like I was so uncorfortable that I couldn't stay still whenbad muscle spasm I did lay down the pain decreased to an extent however was still there and I had to constantly change positions

it's like I had bad muscle spasm which made me think that if I clicked my neck or back that everything would feel better and the pain would go away.

Anyways Allah knows best just have faith in Allah and be patient remember this life is short and is just a test and for Allah's (swt) ritesous, pious slaves waits jannah and glad tidings

 

Im 17 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 16, I have learned to live with it and to cope with it and acept it as it is Allah's decree

 

Sister always be optimistic what helps me when Im feeling down is remembering all the ni'mah and bounties Allah (swt) has bestowed on me. Just think of how Allah has blessed. Imagine all the people who are in even a worse situation then you and I people who are disabled, blind ect. Alhamdulilah Allah has bestowed his blessings on us.

 

Do you want to know a hadith that will make you forget about your pain and think about the reality that awaits us

 

Narrated in Bukhari and Muslim: Allah will say, Send forth those who are destined for hell? Adam (pbuh) will say.Who are those? ...Allah will say Out of every thousand, 999 go to hell and 1 to paradise". - Bukhari 6:60:265

 

Just imagine 999 people out of every 1000 destend for hell May Allah help us

 

Sister may Allah remove this pain from you

 

Ameen

 

Sister also make dua for me that i become one of Allah's ritious pios slaves who recieve His glad tidings and that I may stop wasteing time and value time more as this life is a test and we will be held accountable for every action we do on the day of Judgment

 

 

Asalamu Aliekum

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Salaam

 

I used to suffer from laziness and fatigue... I think pressure problem is related to this (as it was with me).

 

A few suggestions that worked for me:

 

1. Honey, real honey (not fake :sl: )

2. Highly Iron diet (Iron is found mainly in red meat)... if you are vegi then try spirulina (some sort of sea algae) which is very high in Iron

3. If all else fails hit the Black seed capsules (why hit and miss... if you have something missing go you the jugular :sl: )

 

I found lack of Iron was the main culprit finally. Iron has much energy, as we all know, but not many know that it is fundamental in the functioning of the energy system within.

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Assalamalaykum Sister

Have you had any luck with the allergy testing?

 

The reason I suggested 7 or 8 servings of fruit or vegetables, is in case you are lacking something in your diet, I had missed out on lack of Iron but that might well be worth a try. If you increase your intake of fruit and veg slowly your stomach will start (in fact re-start) to get used to them.

 

Of course it may not be a failure in your diet or lack of exercise but these are good 'bases' to start your investigation of the problem from.

 

What is your blood pressure like? Is it OK?

And do you sleep well?

 

ps Have you thought of a (board) name change?

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Assalamu alaikum sister,

I have exactly the same problem as you have. Did you find any solution? I don't know if this reply will ever reach you. This post is quite old. I want to contact with you. How can I contact you?

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