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Intermit zap "pain" suprapubic area dozens of times a day over last 5 days. No probs yest. H/o bodily muscle twitches perhaps anxiety related. Cause?

Intermit zap "pain" suprapubic area dozens of times a day over last 5 days. No probs yest. H/o bodily muscle twitches perhaps anxiety related. Cause?

May be neuropathy: You could have some type of pudendal nerve neuralgia or neuropathy due to trauma (i.e. from sexual activity, other physical activity, childbirth, sharp blow to the crotch area, etc.). You may need blood urine, urine sample, and an examination by a physician. There may be specific mediation that can help depending on the diagnosis. Want more info in private consult? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My top vertebrae (C1 C2) are unstable. 2day getting new zaps pain off/on near this area on left side where there's now a visible lump. Is this urgent?

My top vertebrae (C1 C2) are unstable. 2day getting new zaps pain off/on near this area on left side where there's now a visible lump. Is this urgent?

Yes: I'm not sure how you know you have c1-2 instability, but it can be a serious problem. Knowing if you have any systemic problems that might lead to this would be helpful. I'd see any orthopedist and get x-rayed and a possible MRI. You didn't say if it's chronic or related to an injury, which is important. ...Read more

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Gi says recent stomach issues are anxiety/ibs. Didn't think i was stressed but could this explain muscle twitches, throbby headache (worse lying down/moving), needle-like zaps of pain in fingers+toes?

Gi says recent stomach issues are anxiety/ibs. Didn't think i was stressed but could this explain muscle twitches, throbby headache (worse lying down/moving), needle-like zaps of pain in fingers+toes?

Partly but...: I don't know any health condition that is not aggravated by stress, but docs often blame symptoms on stress when they can't find other causes. You have classic symptoms of magnesium deficiency- low on most docs' radar, not easy to test for but safe & simple to try taking magnesium- see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 stress causes magnesium deficiency which can cause anxiety- a vicious cycle. See comment:. ...Read more

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Keep getting a random zap/electric feeling pain on the side of my calf. In a small localized spot.Doesn't spread.What could it be?

Keep getting a random zap/electric feeling pain on the side of my calf. In a small localized spot.Doesn't spread.What could it be?

Difficult to say: It is very difficult to say without a proper physical exam, but pain that is described as an electric shock is usually associated with nerve pain, maybe from a pinched nerve or some other condition. The only way to tell for sure is consulting in person with your primary care physician and maybe also with a neurologist. ...Read more

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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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I get head zaps like electric spasms in my head what can cause this?

I get head zaps like electric spasms in my head what can cause this?

Get checked for: Tension, migraine, cluster headache, pinched nerve in the neck spine, shingles etc take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=20628. ...Read more

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I recently discontinued taking Cymbalta, (duloxetine) at what point do the zaps disappear?

I recently discontinued taking Cymbalta, (duloxetine) at what point do the zaps disappear?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) brain zaps: Usually 1 week but be up to 2 weeks patients are unaware of how hard it can be to manage the painful process of discontinuing Cymbalta (duloxetine) may involve withdrawal symptoms that last longer than most drugs and cause complications like dizziness, tunnel vision and brain zaps. SSRI discontinuation syndrome, a syndrome that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation ...Read more