A few times over the last couple years, I’ve had this strange head feeling that comes on suddenly, sticks around for 2-3 weeks, then goes away (most recently, it came back today). It’s extremely hard to explain, but it’s like I’ll suddenly start to feel like I’m not fully “in my head”– I’d almost want to call it brain fog, but my cognitive function is still completely there. It’s almost a mild “head high” feeling, and while I don’t feel any pain or pressure, it’s extremely distracting/annoying and makes me feel like I don’t have mental clarity. The first time it happened I actually was so worried at one point that I went to the ER. They did a blood test and EKG, nothing abnormal, and basically sent me home and told me to try allergy meds. It coincided with tooth pain/me finding out I needed my wisdom teeth removed, and then it kind of went away on its own, so I didn’t think too much of it. The second time was several months ago, where it came on suddenly one evening as the sun was going down (at first I thought I was just reacting weird to the change in light, but it stuck around for a couple weeks after that). That time I was having some neck pain from a recent fall and had seen a chiropractor, so they thought it could have to do with the neck pain….but again, it seemed to just go away on its own after a couple weeks. This morning I felt completely fine, but I was working outside (I work with horses) and it started to get really hot which made me hot/tired, and I sat down because that feeling started to come back.
When it happens, I tend to have sensitivity to light, and very vivid dreams/I’ll tend to sleep deeper and be more tired.
Given that it’s happened 3 times now under different circumstances, I’m having a difficult time figuring out what it could be, and it’s not exactly the best time to go to a hospital and have tests run. I plan on having a call with my doctor, but I would love any suggestions in the meantime for things I could try or get over-the-counter that could possibly help (or just any ideas of what it could be).
Thank you in advance!