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  • Positional Headache – Pressure headaches that are worse when laying down, and relieved from being upright. Patients often report falling asleep and waking up in the middle of the night with a pressure headache.
  • Headache that originates behind the eyes, or (often feeling much like a sinus headache)



  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Interscapular (between the shoulder blades) pain/stiffness



  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo



  • Mild Aphasia (generally anomic or primary progressive)
  • Memory problems (usually short term)
  • Brain Fog



  • Nystagmus
  • Visual Obscuration in one or both eyes (generally associated with papilledema)
  • Blurred vision
  • Dimmed vision
  • Double vision (diplopia from dysfunction of 6th cranial nerve)
  • Poor or decreased peripheral vision
  • Flickers/flashes of light (photopsia)
  • Moments of occasional blindness
  • Permanent blindness



  • Tinnitus/Pulsatile Tinnitus (ringing in the ears that often pulses in time with your heartbeat), change in hearing



  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hormonal Problems (generally associated with Empty Sella Syndrome and it’s effect on the pituitary gland)


symptoms of high intracranial pressure, IH symptoms, IIH symptoms
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