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What Does A Brain Feel Like
What does brain tumor headache feel like?, I've been having pressure in eyes and cheeks for couple days. Is it likely brain tumor?
Pressure in cheeks:
More likely you have sinusitis/ allergies. Consider zyrtec (cetirizine) (if not allergic).Possibly is toothache, rarer includes conditions like glaucoma (can get it checked at a lenscrafters. Hour eyes any optometist).
Tumor is rare. Presents with headache on waking and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, visual disturbance.
See doctor/urgent care this week, see one today if visual/ dental issue ...Read more
What does it mean when your brain feels like its on fire female 34 years old can't bend down confused when I get back up
Don't have a clue: Your brain doesn't hurt--its coverings can, though and if you're having head pain and spells of confusion you need to see an md. It could be lots of things. ...Read more
The horse's mouth: If I thought this were an appropriate venue for joking around, I'd say, "Ask any politician, " but seriously, folks: In order to find out what it feels like to be brain-damaged, you need to ask people who actually ARE brain-damaged. No one who isn't can know what it feels like. A search for "brain injury" on Amazon pulls up lots of books. Check with your library as well. ...Read more
I'm not sure: I don't think it's your brain that you feel doing that so much as it is your head or scalp doing that and even if I'm right I still don't know why it is happening. You need to be examined by your doctor who may wish to send you to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Pain in your head can be caused by lots of things like migraines, pinched or inflamed nerves, injuries, tumors and muscle tension. But it's not normal so see somebody. ...Read more
A little bit: You might be better able to do crossword puzzles and sudoku but these games might not help you in other activities. ...Read more
Time management: Holmes is a fictional character but modeled on a physician who had a knack for making deductions about people. With 30000 different genes contributing to your brain, it's unique and you have a set of things you're good at and not so good at. You won't change these, but you can have a better life spending your time developing your talents -- the key to success in intellectual professions. ...Read more
Brain structure: Brain function. Is complex and includes both location in the brain and neurotransmitters or chemical messengers, as well as actual experiences associated with memories of liked or disliked item just to name a few in 400 words. It is a great question warranting repeating throughout your future as more ways of collecting information are invented and discovered. ...Read more
Dehydration: While these symptoms could be explained by a variety of different things, it might be that you are simply more dehydrate at times than at others. Since the symptoms do not happen all of the time, it makes it a bit more challenging to pin point where the problem could be. You could start by ensuring that you are well hydrated, drinking plenty of water each day. I hope this helps clarify this. ...Read more
You overdid it!: After studying for a long time, there's no accepted doctor's note to get you out of class or exam if your brain hurts. Perhaps you had too much caffeine to keep you going? Or too much fast food? Salt? Sugar? Fat? More likely you didn't drink enough water, especially to counter the diuretic effect of caffeine. More likely, you need sleep which you didn't get b/c you were studying. ...Read more
Sorry, what?: I am trying to make sense of yout question, without success. First, doctors are not career counselors, and second, pieces of brain don't "come off." I am taking your question literally because if you mean something figurative, it is not apparent. I have a feeling that whatever your real question is, expecting any kind of useful answer in 400 characters is futile. ...Read more
Everything feels slow like my brain isn't fully turned on kind of feels like a fog over my brain?
See psychiatrist: Several conditions come 2 mind this is frequently depressed pts say but u need a work up. ...Read more
Sometimes I feel fluids that go from the middle of my back to my brain? Like a waterfall. What could it be?
Strange feelings...: Odd sensations of water flowing can be due to irritation or other effects on nerves and/or on the spinal cord. A primary care doctor can check, and may refer to a neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine / rehabilitation doctor) for more evaluation. The doctors will check to see where (which nerves) might be the source of the sensations. ...Read more
What does it mean when it feels like you had a bolt of electricity shock york brain and it feels like it moved?
As above: Certainly not normal, see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
I try to eat smaller portions and not just raid the pantry but I feel like I can't help it because my brain is craving taste. What to do?
Hard w/o more info: Dr. Saghafi referred your? To me - I hope I can add to his good thoughts. You don't say if you're bulimic or overweight or have some illness or take meds, so... But if it really is only some taste you crave, flavored waters exist. And, water is a great idea anyway. Cravings can mean a real deficit, so you might want some lab work to discover that. A talk therapist may help find an emotional need. ...Read more
More than a month I have been having problems which made me suffer a lot cried screamed like for 1 year and now I feel my brain is heavy?
See your physician: You say you've been having problems which make you suffer, scream, and cry for 1 year? Then i'd surely suggest you see your family doctor for evaluation and help with this. Your question leaves a lot of possibilities open. Your doctor might also want you to see a psychiatrist and/or therapist for more assistance. If you're open with them about what you're experiencing, they'll know how to help. ...Read more
I'm laying down in bed and my brain had a shock it feels like my brain shuts down for a sec then it hurts. Scares me it has happened before?
See a doctor: If it scares you, then posting on HealthTap won't un-scare you, because HealthTap docs are ethically obligated NOT to act like your personal physician and you shouldn't expect them to. Statements like "brain had a shock" and "brain shuts down" are medically meaningless (not helpful for diagnosis). A careful and thorough history taken in a doctor's office is essential if you want answers. ...Read more
I used to worry a LOT. Then I started to avoid my problems by not thinking about them. It's like my brain blocks them. Is it normal or even healthy?
Neither is good: Neither worrying about or avoiding problems in your life is helpful. Your problem is not having problem solution skills. When you have a problem, write down why it is a problem and then make a list of solutions you can think of. Grade in writing for yourself the real severity of the problem. Pick best realistic solution you can find on your list and use it. Working with a psychologist could help. ...Read more
During exam time I struggle to study and when pushing hard I feel like my brain is boiling. What might be the cause and how to deal with this problem?
The cause?: Your sensations are completely subjective. A boiled brain is no more alive than a boiled egg. Brains don’t boil (as long as the owner is still using it). Sounds like you need to find some way to manage stress and nervous tension. There’s nothing exotic or complicated about this. ...Read more
What could this be: feels like an electrical shock to the brain? Someone I know has been having this problem. She's been having a very painful, as she refers to, "electrical shock" to her brain. She had it for the first time when I was with her in the mi
Yes: It's called "mental fatigue, " it happens whenever the brain is exerting maximum output for a sustained period of time. How long and how much varies from person to person and activity yo activity. ...Read more
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