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My dentist gave me two anesthetic injections in my lower jaw in quick succession. As I was getting the second injection, I felt pins & needles in my forehead and immediately passed out. When I regained consciousness, I could not breathe & felt near to

My dentist gave me two anesthetic injections in my lower jaw in quick succession. As I was getting the second injection, I felt pins & needles in my forehead and immediately passed out. When I regained consciousness, I could not breathe & felt near to

Intravascular: Injection or absorbtion of local anesthetic, depending on volume and concentration, can cause near immediate loss of consciousness. It is an unusual complication and unlikely to be repeated. Very scary, though. Glad you're okay.

Also possible that you had a vast-vagal reaction, but my money is with the local anesthetic. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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What could cause intermittent numbness (not pins and needles but rather funny/odd feeling) in a demarcated area of left side of forehead?

What could cause intermittent numbness (not pins and needles but rather funny/odd feeling) in a demarcated area of left side of forehead?

Tingle: Could be irritation of the supraorbital nerve. Make sure you've had your regular cancer screenings recommended for age. Very very rarely numbness in single nerve location on face is a presenting symptom for cancer. Very rare. ...Read more

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Could there be any connection between vagus nerve damage and burning/pins and needles feeling in face (around mouth and nose/lower forehead area)?

Could there be any connection between vagus nerve damage and burning/pins and needles feeling in face (around mouth and nose/lower forehead area)?

Not really: The short answer is "no." the sensory function of the vagus nerve has no relationship to facial or oral structures. The closest that the vagus nerve comes to any function in that region of the body would have to do mainly with the cough reflex. Trigeminal nerve dysfunction more likely causing symptoms you mentioned. I notice that gbs is listed under "conditions."is that currently or in the past? ...Read more

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What does pins and needles on the left side of your head mean?

What does pins and needles on the left side of your head mean?

Paresthesiae: Or pins and needles are symptoms of a damaged nerve which provides sensation to that area of the skin. It could be a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I have woke twice now with pins and needles on the top right side of my head. I have seizures is this a type of seizure. If not what does it mean?

I have woke twice now with pins and needles on the top right side of my head. I have seizures is this a type of seizure. If not what does it mean?

Consider: Your description of outcome does not confirm or disconfirm that a nocturnal seizure occurred with subsequent pins and needles, but perhaps this is merely a positional phenomenon causing a compression of the greater occipital nerve on the right. Discuss with your neurologist and perhaps get updated eeg. ...Read more

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Hi, I've recently been having a fear of going sick, and now I'm Having pins and needles on the left side of my head, what is this? I also have asthma

Hi, I've recently been having a fear of going sick, and now I'm Having pins and needles on the left side of my head, what is this? I also have asthma

M.D. appointment: I would suggest a review of your asthma plan. If you have any weakness, pain, nausea, change in coordination, or worsening, please see your physician. More information is needed. Virtual appts can be made as well. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with pins and needles on the left side of my head/scalp like the feeling when your foot is sleeping and you can't feel it. What can it be? The feeling came back slowly when I moved my neck.

I woke up this morning with pins and needles on the left side of my head/scalp like the feeling when your foot is sleeping and you can't feel it. What can it be? The feeling came back slowly when I moved my neck.

Occipital neuraglia?: The occipital nerve comes out of the upper part of the spine. You may have slept with your neck twisted, or maybe you had an old neck injury? If you put pressure on the upper nerve roots you can get a 'sleeping nerve' feeling in your scalp.
If it doesn't come back, don't worry about it. If it persists, do some gentle neck rang of motion exercises if you know how, or get a PT referral. ...Read more

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I get a sharp shooting pain in my neck into the back of my head it makes my toung numb and gives me the feeling of pins and needles on my scalp?

I get a sharp shooting pain in my neck into the back of my head it makes my toung numb and gives me the feeling of pins and needles on my scalp?

Neck pain: You MAY have a pinched nerve. Please see your doctor. He/she will help you figure out what is happening and treat accordingly. Have you ever had any trauma to your neck? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my head?

Pins and needles in my head?

? Headache: It would be helpful to get more information. Consult a physician if it is not getting better with rest, tylenol/ibuprofen (if not told to avoid these). ...Read more

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Why could someone's head feel tingly (pins and needles)?

Why could someone's head feel tingly (pins and needles)?

Many reason: Head tingling has many possibilities. I suggest to record your complaints and visit your doctor/ or neurologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What does the feeling of pins and needles in on top of head mean?

What does the feeling of pins and needles in on top of head mean?

Nothing specific: You may have had whiplash injury with headaches or nerve irritation over the back of the head? It may be a pre-symptom of migraine headache.
Check your scalp for skin or hair changes when can indicate allergy or inflammation.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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On and of all day the one side of my head and face starts getting like pins and needles in them?

On and of all day the one side of my head and face starts getting like pins and needles in them?

This needs clarifica: Thi \s needs clarification. Since this is always on the same side of teh face could be atypical facial pain, trigeminal neurologia or migrain or a neurologic problem. You need to see your physician and a neurologist ...Read more

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Every now and the I'm getting this feeling like pins and needles going up the back of my head what could this be?

Nerve or paresthesia: This need to be clarified from the differential diagnosis of whether this pain is neurological verses skin sensations also called paresthesias. ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area.?

My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area.?

Pins & needles: The most common cause of pins and needles sensation in the back of the head is a pinched nerve in the neck, usually secondary to significant arthritis or disk degeneration. If the pain is constant, it is understandable that he might want to bang his head just to distract himself from a worse pain, but this isn't the best way to deal with it. Have him see a doctor. Treatments are available. ...Read more

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Husband complaining of fuzziness to right side of head also very anxious occasionally getting pins and needles he is 46 and on ramipril?

Husband complaining of fuzziness to right side of head also very anxious occasionally getting pins and needles he is 46 and on ramipril?

Fuzziness: I suspect anxiety is probably involved here esp if your pins and needles sensation is over several areas of your body. I suspect because you have high BP you are concerned about a stroke. I doubt that this is possible, but your pcp will sort it out for u. ...Read more

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Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Need more info: I really need more information to answer this question. What location of your head does occur? Do you get any associated symptoms with the stabbing headaches? Blurry vision, double vision, fluid leakage from ears or nasal passages, headaches worsened in light, weakness of arms and /or legs, neck pain? Any history of closed head injury? First I would start with a brain mri. ...Read more

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Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay.?

Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay.?

Needs followup: Did you receive a Spinal Anesthetic, or was it a diagnostic lumbar puncture? Please follow up with the physician who performed the procedure, the presence of the pins and needles is a concern. ...Read more

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I have a 5c cyst between my shoulders and head above the muscles, could that be causing the pins and needles in the crown of my head?

I have a 5c cyst between my shoulders and head above the muscles, could that be causing the pins and needles in the crown of my head?

Maybr but doubt: It may if it presses on nerves, but I doubt it is doing that. It depends on the extent. It could be a sebaceous cyst or even a lipoma. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have high ferritin, low vitamin d and high pth in my blood, I get nausa a lot and vomit, I ache all over and have pins and needles in between my shoulder blades and in my neck & head I have phoasis?

I have high ferritin, low vitamin d and high pth in my blood, I get nausa a lot and vomit, I ache all over and have pins and needles in between my shoulder blades and in my neck & head I have phoasis?

High PTH: Y your ou need to see an endocrinologist to see if you have hyperparathyroidism (h). H causes abdominal symptoms and could be causing your abdominal problems. Bone pain is also a symptom of h. A simple blood test will tell you if you have h. If so, surgery to remove the parathyroid gland adenoma may be needed to alleviate your problems. ...Read more

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Left side face feels like pins and needles...goes to back of head. And on top of my head....happens sometimes...had test check arteries....everything?

Left side face feels like pins and needles...goes to back of head. And on top of my head....happens sometimes...had test check arteries....everything?

Could be: Beginning of Bell's palsy which is an inflammation of the facial nerve. Also could be another kind of pinched nerve, early shingles, or TMJ which is an inflammation of the jaw joint. See a doctor and get this checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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I sometimes awake from sleeping and my head/scalp feels like it has fallen asleep. It will get pins and needles and be fine again. Whydoes thishappen?

I sometimes awake from sleeping and my head/scalp feels like it has fallen asleep. It will get pins and needles and be fine again. Whydoes thishappen?

Head sleepy: How long does that go on for? . Are u on any medications? . Any other symptoms? . I will be more than glad to give advice if more info., otherwise recommend u see your family doc. Soon. ...Read more

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Hi, for the past week I have been getting a pins and needles sensation up both my arms, chest and head. This happens twice a day and lasts for 30secs?

Hi, for the past week I have been getting a pins and needles sensation up both my arms, chest and head. This happens twice a day and lasts for 30secs?

See a neurologist: If it happens when you bend your neck forward or to either side, that could represent lhermitte sign, the sensation of shocking, needling or zapping traveling through your neck & arms. Get it checked out by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am constantly have pins and needles in middle of my head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

I am constantly have pins and needles in middle of my head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

Need to be examined: See your primary doctor first, may be a pinched nerve, may be your cervical spine, can use warm compresses and some pain killers till you see your doctor, avoid faulty/prolonged pc or tablet reading, good luck ...Read more

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I am constantly have pins and needles in my right side head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

I am constantly have pins and needles in my right side head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

Paresthesia?: Pins and needles sensation can be a sign of sensory nerve entrapment, which could result from trauma, degenerative disease or other entrapment syndrome originating from the neck. Best to be safe and get an examination and appropriate testing. Good luck! ...Read more