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What causes the crawling feeling in your head?

What causes the crawling feeling in your head?

Formication: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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Will anxiety and nervous condition cause skin crawling feeling under skin?

Will anxiety and nervous condition cause skin crawling feeling under skin?

Possibly: The symptoms of anxiety often cause a person to feel unusual sensory experiences especially on or under the skin. However, there may also be some additional medical issues at work here as well and an evaluation from your primary doctor is generally a good idea, particularly if taking medications. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a crawling skin sensation ? Everything else ruled out by neuro and rheumy.

Can stress cause a crawling skin sensation ? Everything else ruled out by neuro and rheumy.

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. Each person responds differently to stress. But if all else ruled out. It may be the source ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from long term co codamol use (2 years of between 4-6 500/8 tablets daily) cause prickly/crawling sensations ?

Can withdrawal from long term co codamol use (2 years of between 4-6 500/8 tablets daily) cause prickly/crawling sensations ?

Possible : Persistent "prickly/crawling" sensation in the lower extremities may be due to neuropathy & has many causes. Some meds can cause this problem, especially w/ prolonged use & symptoms can persist after stopping the offending med. Tyl & Codeine are rarely implicated. Even after stopping opiates, some individuals may continue to experience these symptoms. Other causes should be assessed for. ...Read more

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What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

Fibromyalgia allergy: The symptoms can be related to fibromyalgia, other times of allergic skin disease, and sometimes underlying medical problems. You will need a full evaluation to help clarify why you have the symptoms ...Read more

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Does vitamin deficiency cause skin crawling and biting sensations?

Does vitamin deficiency cause skin crawling and biting sensations?

It may ...see below: Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause for crawling sensation of bugs on skin. It happens when the peripheral nerves are damaged due to reasons such as vitamin b1, b6, B12 deficiency, diabetes mellitus, after a traumatic injury to the nerves, alcoholism, compression of nerves due to an awkward posture, thyroid disorder, just to name a few. So...Yes to the possible deficiency question. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of crawling sensation on scalp and body for months with normal brain and spine MRI and blood tests?

What could be the cause of crawling sensation on scalp and body for months with normal brain and spine MRI and blood tests?

Crawling sensation: in skin. If this comes and goes the first test I would order would be an EEG. Remind your neurologist,that you are having "positive" symptoms ( eg. flashing lights , sounds, crawling sensation etc) I'm not sure why you got the MRI of the head unless your EEG confirmed a focal abnormality or MS is suspected. www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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What exactly could be causing skin crawling and biting sensation and pins and needles like feeling in fingers?

What exactly could be causing skin crawling and biting sensation and pins and needles like feeling in fingers?

Neuropathy: Your skin and fingers are innervated by numerous nerve endings that generate sensation that is transmitted to the brain. If these nerve endings are injured or damaged, you can have the strange feelings that you describe. This is a neuropathy. Some of the common causes include diabetes, chemotherapy, and some medications. ...Read more

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What causes a skin crawling sensation?

What causes a skin crawling sensation?

Usually anxiety: That is most often a psychological problem. When going through detox from drugs and alcohol that is also a common experience. See your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

Eye sensitivity: The eye is very, very sensitive. Many different stimuli can cause pronounced sensations in and around the eye. You would need to have a thorough eye exam to see what may be causing any particular sensation. ...Read more

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Do scabies cause crawling feeling?

Do scabies cause crawling feeling?

Usually itching.: Symptoms of scabies can include very thin lines noted on the skin, rash between the finger, sores from scratching and itching which is worse at night. ...Read more

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Can co codamol long term use cause a prickly crawling sensation ?

Narcotic effect: Co codamol contains codiene and as a narcotic you can have all kinds of weird sensations. ...Read more

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What can cause crawling sensation on the body of a woman?

What can cause crawling sensation on the body of a woman?

Check out this link.: See your dr for a thorough exam. Take care! http://www.Ask.Com/question/what-causes-a-skin-crawling-sensation. ...Read more

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Can small fiber neuropathy cause crawling sensation on head and face?

Can small fiber neuropathy cause crawling sensation on head and face?

I: would suggest to check if the roots of those nerves are involved. Conditions like MS could start with such symptoms. ...Read more

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Can reactivation of shingles cause pins nedls crawling bugs on skin severe at night with chills, fever, fatigue, nausea muscle aches /gulain barre syndme?

Can reactivation of shingles cause pins nedls crawling bugs on skin severe at night with chills, fever, fatigue, nausea muscle aches /gulain barre syndme?

Unlikely: Some people think you can only get shingles once and some others think you can get it more than once. It is unusual to get shingles in people under 40 years old. Mild systemic symptoms are more associated with shingles, such as fatigue, low fever, more of a mild viral syndrome. Chills, nausea, muscle aches would be unusual. To my knowledge gulain barre has not been associated with shingles. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

Parasthsias: on one side of the body may be due to TIA, focal seizure or migraine. Random crawling sensation on scalp hands arms and legs is often do to fleas making their last stand in homes with pets this time of year in northern climates. ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety,diabetes,thyroid disease,deficiency of calcium,magnesium,electrolytes,vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material,etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more