That sounds like me. I also have eagles syndrome, but I was also recently diagnosed with psuedo tumor cerebri. Which was the cause for my pressure feeling when I got my headaches. It was also the reason why it seemed the more I moved around the worse it got. The psuedo tumor is also the same reason my heart rate always ran a little high. I was always 110-105 resting. I am down to 95 resting on average now since I was started on diamox. I haven't had a headache since the diamox either. Even with as long as my ES styloids are. I still feel my styloids in there poking, making my ears hurt. I think sometimes when you have the styloids you can have other things wrong and sometimes the symptoms overlap. I don't know a whole lot about the VA, but I do know that it sounds like you aren't being cared for the way you should. I had to go to another state to find answers because no one in my state knew what eagles syndrome even was without having to do a Google search. I wish you the best. Keep looking for answers and never settle for second best!