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What Causes The Feeling Of Something Crawling In My Head
Many possibilities: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia) or other neurological condition. Keep a log of the timing, duration, location, and severity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician, who may/may not refer you to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more
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
Need an exam.: You need to see a dr. And have an exam: could be neurologic, could be actual bugs. ...Read more
What causes the feeling in my head of movement, like worms crawling or waves, along with headache?
See PCP: Could be vascular or neurological or combination of both. See your PCP for evaluation and referral if required. ...Read more
Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated. You may need a biopsy to see what is causing the bald spot. This may or may not be related to the numbness on your face. That may be a different problem that your primary care doctor can evaluate. Please see someone this could be serious. ...Read more
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
What to do if I keep feeling like something is crawling in my nose. What can cause this besides allergies?
See below: Any inflammatory process in your mucosal membranes may lead to strange sensations. If you have a cold, allergies, etc. If this is bothering you a lot, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?
Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?
Many possibilities: Numb, tingling sensations are called "paresthesias" and should be evaluated with a complete neurological exam and history in-person. If the rest of the neurological exam were normal and healthy, the most likely explanations are anxiety, medication side effects, or migraines. Sometimes people can have the sensory auras associated with migraines without having a headache ("acephalgic"). ...Read more
Tingling: This sounds like a neurological neuropathy. Usually one sided could be from trigeminal neuralgia, or TMJ from grinding your molars at night, poor jaw alignment. Another cause is low calcium levels. Tapping the trigeminal nerve can illicit twitching which can be a supporting clue of low calcium levels. ...Read more
I had crawling feelng towrds back of my head for abt 3 mths. It stopd 2 wks ago & now I have sumilar feeling towrds front of head. What can it be?
Nerve: Irritability of superficial nerves of skin and scalp is the cause of these sensations. If frequent, then deficiencies of calcium, magnesium can be the cause. Caffeine may also make superficial nerves irritable. If widespread or frequent symptoms occur, consult a neurologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Why does my head my face head and feet feel like something crawling or a tingling feeling I need help I travel with sinus.
ANXIETY NEUROSIS?: Are you a nervous person? Feelings like that happens on somebody who drinks a lot of coffee, pop, or other stimulants. Check with md. ...Read more
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?
I am feeling head pressure when bending my neck. What could it be. Weeks ago I had crawling feeling under my scalp that got somewhat better with time.
? muscle? Nerve: Your symptoms could stem from a cervical (neck) strap muscle sprain; there are many muscles in the posterior neck that can easily be strained during sleep or when driving a car. Sprained muscles can swell and push on adjacent nerves causing what are called paraesthesias, tingling or crawling feelings in the distribution of the nerve. As long as this gets better, no worries; if worsening see PCP ...Read more
Been having a tingly feeling and crawling feeling inside my head where my bald spot use to be and it feels like the sensation is spreading in my head?
Multiple symptoms: These multiple symptoms may not be related to one specific diagnosis and anxiety and stress may be the main culprit. Nevertheless, it's best to have your physician take a careful history and examine you if these symptoms persist and appropriate tests will be ordered if deemed necessary. Perhaps stress management therapy will be recommended. ...Read more
Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?
Wow!: That must have been very uncomfortable. Were you on any medications then that you are no longer on? It sounds like your symptoms may be resolved now. If not, please resubmit question with an update. It sounds like a medication side effect to me, other than the crusting, which I didn't understand what you meant there. ...Read more
I am experiencing feeling anxious and crawling sensation on head. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed, Fatigue, Confusion, Headache, and Difficulty concentrating. What should I do?
Vertigo stabbing pain and pressure in head numbness in face scalp tenderness eyes hurt and crawling feeling inside head n burning/cold feeling in head?
This can't be: Diagnosed via the internet. However there are many different causes for formication (sensation like insects crawling on or under your skin). It can in fact be from parasites or other diseases/ conditions. Please seek medical evaluation if this continues. ...Read more
The weird sensation you get when you get hit in the head....I get that feeling without getting hit. What could cause this? It's not painful
See a neurologist: I would need much more clinical information to answer your question properly, in any event you should see a clinician, preferrably a neurologist and have yourself thoroughly examined to find out what is the matter ...Read more
Not sure?: Brain zap?Get a more detailed answer ›
Many things: Many things can be responsible for this. You need to be examined by a physician who will determine if you need a neurologist, an ENT specialist or tests. ...Read more
Can't say: I am able to track with this. Do you mean a brain zap? ...Read more
Postural hypotension: If this happens when you stand up it might be from low blood pressure where the blood doesn't get sufficient supply to the brain and it can cause you to pass out. Blood pressure is a vital sign and is thus very important. See your md and get a diagnosis. You wouldn't want to fall and hurt yourself from this condition! ...Read more
What could cause a like fullness feeling in your head like its going to burst than u feel a little odd?
What are some causes for pressure like feeling in head that has occurred for 3-4 days on and off randomly?
Many possibilities!: Causes for a pressure-like feeling in the head can be from a number of things, including a viral infection (cold, flu, etc.), sinus congestion (sinusitis, allergies, etc.), stress (tense muscles, tense neck, etc.), medications, other "drugs" (drug use, drug withdrawal, caffeine effects, etc.), hydration changes, blood sugar changes, fumes (carbon monoxide, etc.), rare tumors, rare aneurysms, etc.. ...Read more
What is the cause of feeling weight in head and some short breathng problems. Also havng some sneezng in morning?
Could be allergies: Hard to say for sure but allergies can cause a full feeling in your head from sinus pressure, bronchial inflammation that causes cough, as well as sneezing. Try an OTC antihistamine (loratadine, fexofenadine, or certirizine) for a few weeks to see if it helps. If no relief, see doctor ...Read more
When laying down I get a feeling in the top of my head like an elastic band being snapped, what could cause this?
Tension Headache: The most common type of headache is the tension headache, where the sufferer experiences a tight band around the head, almost as if the head were caught in a "vise-grip." the pain and tightness is usually the most intense at the base of the skull and tends to start in the neck and shoulder muscles. The headache can last only one day but may last up to a week or more. ...Read more
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