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Electric Head Static Feeling
Why do I have a static or electric feeling in my head. Makes me unbalanced and very irratable. It is not vertigo.
Neuralgia?: Perhaps you possess cervical spondylosis, and a secondary occipital neuralgia, if over back of head. Maybe problem with spinal stenosis, and some compression over posterior cord columns, which can trigger an electrical sensation usually down neck into upper back. This could present with vitamin b-12 problems. Localized neuralgias can occasionally be seen with diabetes. Have your doc assess. ...Read more
Lately I've been experiencing random "electric shocks" feeling to the head that last 1-2 seconds and will feel slightly dizzy after that. Why?
Muscular or Nerve: One common cause can be muscle spasm; common areas include the temporal muscles (Has a dentist ever told you that you grind your teeth when you sleep?), occipital muscles (which are connected to muscles of the neck). Other considerations here are stress levels as well as proper structural support for your body when sitting/typing/sleeping. Other include occipital neuralgia and temporal arteritis ...Read more
Please help! I have this electric shock feeling in the back of my neck and it shoots up to the top of my head. What is it?
MULTIPLE CAUSES.: Most serious ican think of is pinched nerve but very unlikely. Atypical migraine-unlikely if daily. Arthritis in neck-would expect more non electric pain. How long have you had it? Does your head feel like being squeezed? Getting better or worse? Do not anticipate anything serious but visit to pcp should help ease your concern. ...Read more
I have multiple symptoms but dr has no answer head numbness off and on more with heat blurred vision off and on electric shock feeling through head?
Some possibilities: The electric shokc feeling is probably the most specific, and usually is a neuralgia, such as trigeminal neuralgia, which is a nerve pain usually with no known cause but can be treated medically, usually by neurologists. This can also be from multiple sclerosis. Numbness and blurred vision with a heat effect can also be from ms, so seeing a neurologist might be useful to rule this out. ...Read more
See doc on 26th. Treating fluid in ear head was spinning now starts out in neck with electric pulse that travels to head with dizzy feeling. Stroke?
If: Concerned about Stroke get ER evaluation. Nothing described is pathogonomic of stroke ...Read more
Pain on side of left breast by rib when I move or stand up an headaches,electric feeling from ears to head randomly uped my Buspar (buspirone) dose two days ago. ?
No clue: and you need to talk to the prescriber. Buster can cause dizziness and a variety of weird symptoms, including electrical sensations and headache, but I have never seen a patient with chest or rib pain from it, and don't think that is a listed side effect. Things associated by time are not always really connected. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it first. ...Read more
Does anxiety give any symptoms to the head , like any physical feelings in head .like a electric buzz?
I get an electric shock like feeling up and down my entireleft arm. It is mainly apparent in the hand and the left side ofmy face aches. What should I do?
Tried to dig out ingrown hair ( eyebrow ) with tweezer and when i felt this electric shock type sensation that has caused metallic feeling in mouth?
Feeling electric, shaky cant sleep skin burning and large pupils after taking effexor (venlafaxine). Is this normal. How can I get rid of this horrible feeling?
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I keep getting head vibrations, sometimes electric jolts. Usually after marathon studying. Sometimes they're so bad that I can't move. Is this normal?
Trigeminal Neuralgia: See your primary care doctor. Are the pains like electrical shock up one certain side of the face to the forehead. If so sounds like you should ask your doctor about the possibility of trigeminal neuralgia. Other more common problems could be muscle pain or pinched nerve from sitting funny while studying ...Read more
The effects of an electrical shock depends upon the amount of current and how long of a contact was made.
Mostly, small shocks cause some local tissue swelling and pain. Unlikely to affect your brain as the way electricity runs is through the low resistance parts of the body. Might get some neck pain, some neuralgias of the scalp. Again, effects depend upon the amount of current really. ...Read more
Getting these quick electric/stashstaging pain in left side of head. last couple sec then gone. has happened several times 2day. is scarying me?
Neuralgia: These fleeting, Sharp, shooting or stabbing head pains are characteristic of neuralgia which is more of a nuisance irritability or slight inflammation of a superficial scalp nerve. It doesn't involve the brain and usually resolves in a few days. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician or a neurologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Sometimes my head feels like it's electric. All my senses become intense and too much to handle. Like a sensory overload. Could anxiety cause this?
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See doctor first to make sure all is well. ...Read more
I have been having electric like shooting pains in the middle of my head right side. Its a piercing pain and happen a lot per minute. What could it be?
Jabs and jolts: That's sort of the old terminology, "Jabs and Jolts." We properly refer to them under a more etiologically based classification known as Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias. These are typically responsive to certain drugs and atenolol is not one of them. I'm a headache specialist and neurologist if you'd like a private consult: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Yes and No: If you only have it once for a while and it does not affect your quality of life, just monitor it. But if it happens all the time, see your doctor for further evaluation. The pain you described can be just head and neck muscle spasm but it can also indicate irritation or inflammation of head or facial nerves, which needs to be evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Shocks in head: and headaches at time. Please start by seeing your doc. He/she may refer you to a neurologist who can test your nerves. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Neurological: It appears that you have something involving your nervous system and this should be evaluated by a neurologist ...Read more
Occasionally i get a sharp electric like zap on my neck that radiates to my head. I lasts a few seconds. What can this be or be related to?
Lancinating.: A pain like this in that area could either be muscular or related to nerve compression from the spine. A neck muscle spasm could cause this type of pain that would shoot up to the back of the head. Nerve compression from the cervical spine can contribute as well at times. Have you ever had any neck trauma? ...Read more
I get horrible jolting pain when I turn my neck to the left. The pain feels like an electric shock and shoots to the top of my head. What is this?
Facets: There are a number of possibilities, and I would not hesitate to be seen for it. One possible cause is a problem with a facet joint in your neck. Facet joint problems are usually aggravated by rotation or extension if the neck and are often associated with pain that goes up into the head. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually find the cause. ...Read more
What could be the cause of electric shock like headache on one side of my head that lasts for a split second most times but do last for abt 10sec?
Many causes, unlikel: There may be many causes for a shock like symptom related to the head and spine, and there is no easy explanation. If this is a new symptom, a head ct is advised to exclude mass effect. Symptoms may be radiating from the cervical spine or related to an intracranial lesion or even a chiari malformation. Follow up with internist and possibly brain MRI in setting of continued symptoms. ...Read more
I get this sharp/ electric pain that shoots up my neck to my head. It's been happening for years and feels awful. Lasts a few seconds but aches after.
What could cause a tooth to have electric sharp pains? I get that only at night when eating sweets and if I lean my head down.
Acid: Sugar in sweets is like fuel to the bacterial plaque that may be sitting on the root surface or in a cavity on your tooth. A metabolic byproduct of the bacterial consumption of sugar is acid which causes tooth decay and can produce the symptoms you describe. It will only progress to more complications so get it checked out by a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the electric shock pain I have in my head and pain I experience down spine when I bend my head backwards?
Lhermitt's sign: Also known as the barber chair phenomena can be seen with neck flexion or extension. It is seen in a number of conditions including, MS, Behcets Disease, Chiari Malformation, Vitamin B12 deficiency, cervical trauma, cervical disc disorders, cervical spondylosis. In short any condition that can effect the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. A thorough neurological history, and exam is in order ...Read more
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