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Cold feeling in my head with electricity also stabbing pain in top of my head vertigo crawling feeling in head smelling things not actually there?

Cold feeling in my head with electricity also stabbing pain in top of my head vertigo crawling feeling in head smelling things not actually there?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. Sinus infection and inflammation may cause these, but get and eval to be properly diagnosed so the best treatment occurs for you. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?

I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?

Ice cream headache: Do you take a lot of ice cream or frozen beverages? If so, try to cut back on it to see if the symptoms resolve. If not, pl get checked by your doctor for an ENT exam for a proper assessment and treatment as needed. Feel better! ...Read more

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My eyes closed by themself I kinda fainted and leaned to left side (just seconds) very cold feeling behind my head/neck no headache. Is it a stroke?

My eyes closed by themself I kinda fainted and leaned to left side (just seconds) very cold feeling behind my head/neck no headache. Is it a stroke?

Doubtful but...: You should be evaluated given your medical history and in particular your history of hypertension. Please be seen promptly by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a cold feeling inside my head like as if my brain is icy with a headache for two days and painkillers don't seem to work?

I have a cold feeling inside my head like as if my brain is icy with a headache for two days and painkillers don't seem to work?

Typical cold symptom: Try addiing decongestants over the counter in addition to the pain medications. You may also do well to stay hydrated.
More concerning would be problems with vision, walking, or extreme light sensitivity. ...Read more

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I have a numb cold bruise feeling in my head when I touch it do you have any idea what it could be?,

I have a numb cold bruise feeling in my head when I touch it do you have any idea what it could be?,

Numbness of area: In /on head noticed when touching it (I can assume we are talking about your scalp as you are not likely able to touch anything in your head without doing some major surgery), is usually due to altered sensibility due to trauma or infection. inflammation of the posterior auricular nerve or the occipital nerve in the back of your head can also do this without trauma or infection. More information? ...Read more

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Whenever I listen to the chorus of certain songs, this cold feeling goes through my head and it feels like my head expands and gets hard. What is this?

Whenever I listen to the chorus of certain songs, this cold feeling goes through my head and it feels like my head expands and gets hard. What is this?

Nerve irritation: Most likely your auditory nerve gets irritated somehow and then it transmits that to the cranial nerves resulting in the described condition. I guess the only way to completely eliminate this would be to avoid listening to the bothering songs. ...Read more

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I am waking up in the night with a very cold feeling along with tingling in my head. Thought I was cold, warming up doesn't stop it. Recent changes: quit smoking and Celebrex (celecoxib). Only occurs at night.

I am waking up in the night with a very cold feeling along with tingling in my head. Thought I was cold, warming up doesn't stop it. Recent changes: quit smoking and Celebrex (celecoxib). Only occurs at night.

Difficult to tell: It is difficult to assess your symptoms over the internet. Certainly, recently quitting smoking may predispose you to having headaches/tingling at night but see your physician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I just got over being sick with a cold and about 2 days after I started to feel better I woke up with a pressure feeling in my head nose ears and neck?

I just got over being sick with a cold and about 2 days after I started to feel better I woke up with a pressure feeling in my head nose ears and neck?

Sinus..: It seems you might be starting a sinus congestion which can cause those symptoms. Usually this may last 7-10 days and if not significant fever, severe pain, worsening over the course of the next few days should be resolved with lots of fluids, rest, decongestants, and anti-inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen if not allergic). If symptoms get worse see your doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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What is that horrible painful feeling you get in your head after you eat something that is really cold?

What is that horrible painful feeling you get in your head after you eat something that is really cold?

Ice Cream Headache: I scream? You scream?
When something very cold touches the roof of your mouth, the nerves on your palate can refer pain to your head. Ow! things you can do: 1/ press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. 2/ tilt your head backwards for 10 seconds. 3/ drink something warmer than what you just ate. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a fuzzy, cold feeling in the left side of my head that lasts for 5-10 seconds, what is this?

Sometimes I get a fuzzy, cold feeling in the left side of my head that lasts for 5-10 seconds, what is this?

Blood pressure drop: The circulation to the left side of your head dropped. Most likely due to a drop in blood pressure. Dehydration, anemia, or some people just people just have low blood pressure. ...Read more

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My bf keeps getting a very cold feeling on his head. He says it feels like there's ice on it. What could this be?

My bf keeps getting a very cold feeling on his head. He says it feels like there's ice on it. What could this be?

Nerve endings: This symptom could be caused by irritable nerve endings in the scalp. Reassure him that it is merely a nuisance and have him try Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. If he dwells on this symptom however, have him see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a head cold for about two weeks. I started feeling better on Tuesday this week but yesterday and today the symptoms have increased.

I have had a head cold for about two weeks. I started feeling better on Tuesday this week but yesterday and today the symptoms have increased.

Sinusitis: A routine head cold should have run its course in about a week or so. I suspect you've proceeded to a bacterial infection of your paranasal sinuses and/or bronchial tract and, in my opinion, antibiotics could now be prescribed after an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Heavy drinker for over 5 years. I quit cold turkey and have been sober for almost a month now. I get a weird head feeling like im going to pass out!

Heavy drinker for over 5 years. I quit cold turkey and have been sober for almost a month now. I get a weird head feeling like im going to pass out!

Withdrawal: Quitting as you have done after using alcohol so long may be sign of of other problems. You need blood work and may need to be on vitamins. When you drink for such along time, you don't always eat properly. Your problem may be that simple. But also, alcohol could be completely unrelated so, I suggest you have blood work and ekg especially if you are smoker to, . ...Read more

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Is it normal if after taking a seroquel (quetiapine) to feel a cold feeling in your head like you can feel it going around?

Is it normal if after taking a seroquel (quetiapine) to feel a cold feeling in your head like you can feel it going around?

No: But it doesn't mean anything serious. You describe what is most likely a changed experience of sensation, probably temporary, perhaps vigilantly heightened by the awareness of Seroquel (quetiapine). Not a harbinger of problems. ...Read more

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Between Mon & Tues I took 3 Allegra (fexofenadine) pills for a cold. Today Wed, I'm feeling weird in my head. I also am on Minocycline. Should I be concerned?

Between Mon & Tues I took 3 Allegra (fexofenadine) pills for a cold. Today Wed, I'm feeling weird in my head. I also am on Minocycline. Should I be concerned?

No: Good that you ask when on multiple medications. Although what do you mean by "weired"? What kind of allegra, (fexofenadine) and what dosage? We don't know and also how much minocycline you're on and for how long? We don't know, but either of them can cause drowsiness as a side effect, although they don't interact. If you really don't feel yourself and the symptoms are worrisome, see your doctor, ...Read more

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I've been coughing after almost getting over a cold and just now I was coughing and when I stopped is got a pulsating feeling it's was pain but in my head it didn't last long is this serious?

I've been coughing after almost getting over a cold and just now I was coughing and when I stopped is got a pulsating feeling it's was pain but in my head it didn't last long is this serious?

Common feeling: That is not an unusual symptoms from coughing. If it continues or you have persistent headache numbness blurry vision or any other symptoms, you should of course go to an emergency room ...Read more

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I have pain on my back side of my head and feeling cold and also feeling cold on my eyes? What is it? : (

I have pain on my back side of my head and feeling cold and also feeling cold on my eyes? What is it? : (

Head congestion: You may have acute sinusitis or rhinosinusitus, which means that there is fluid building up inside the sinus located on the facial bones, as well as nose. Its most often due to "allergic rhinitis" or a viral infection. Sometimes, it can be infected with bacteria and rarely with fungus. Please get ENT exam by your physician. You may need x-ray or a ct-scan if your doctor thinks appropriate. ...Read more

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Vertigo with extreme headaches and feelings of cold water being poured on my head and electricity feeling at times in my head..

Vertigo with extreme headaches and feelings of cold water being poured on my head and electricity feeling at times in my head..

Neurologist: The type of headaches you are getting may be migraines. These can give you these type of headaches. The symptoms are quite possible with this type of headache. The other thing that might present in this odd type fashion is a type of seizure called partial seizure.
YOu need to see your doctor and see if the doc will refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Feeling feverish, a little disoriented, stuffy, zoned, and anxious. Is this anxiety, a head cold, or could it be something more serious?

Yes it could be: Any one of the three options u listed, therefore, it is important to see. U pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Last few days I have noticed that I get a cold wet feeling when I lean back onto something. I check and my back is dry and warm. Doesn't matter what it is I lean back on. I also feel hot in the head and face. No fever. No other symptoms.

Sensations: These sensations could be a manifestation of release of chemicals at the skin level related to a type of a reaction causing vasodilation. This would be akin to blushing. Such reactions may be a response to temperature changes, certain foods or spices or chemicals. The cause may be quite elusive, however. In the meantime observe for skin changes and any evidence of the above causes. ...Read more