So, being a master woodsmith, I managed to build a sturdy plywood platform for my apartment's main crapper, upon "using" said platform a few times, I'm noticing a consistent problem.
In the sitting position (a.k.a keepin it western) I never have any problems with strain usually, but when going "east" I notice that the squat evac combination makes my neck veins become noticeable dilated (not visually, just my own feeling) and the blood pressure spike directly in my brain.
Afterwards, when all is done, there is no headache, but a kind of dull pressure in my head and sort of a "foggy" feeling from it.
Now, because I watched "Six Feet Under" at a very impressionable age (I'm 24 now) Brain aneurysm/hemorrhages/stroke etc. are all things that scare the god-loving bee-Jesus out of me. I'm wondering if this is some kind of exertion thing that goes away with time, or if I really ought to get to a doctor. Obviously I don't take the advice of people on the internet above sound medical advice, but I would like a bit of perspective to at least keep me from worrying about it until I can get to a doc (I've not decided to go to the ER as of right now)
I measured my blood pressure at the drugstore on my way to work, I'm doing great, supposedly, in that way. I'm young and all that, no issues I know of. I'm kind of fat (200 at 6 foot) so.. I don't know what else.
so, thank you in advance for your replies before I come back and delete this thread out of shame.