Numbness, tingling sensation in face, scalp

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Mich1969
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   Posted 4/9/2012 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had ongoing numbness, tingling sensations in my face and head for months.  It comes on and off.  I've been having it now for about 3 days and it's driving me crazy.
 
I've been searching these symptoms and have found that it can be caused by stress.  This is interesting to me as I've been struggling with anxiety for years.
 
I would appreciate anyone responding with thier own experiences.  I was worried that I had some type of nerve problem.  I would have thought it was a stroke if it wasn't my entire head, face, scalp and neck.
 
Although it's not painful it is very uncomfortable and makes it difficult to sleep.
 
Any advice would be great.
 
Thanks,
M :-)

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 4/10/2012 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mich,

You are correct in that this is a fairly common symptom of anxiety. Even though you have had anxiety for sometime, it is not unusual for new symptoms to pop up unexpectedly...I also get new symptoms still, or older ones that reappear after a long abscence.

If it was something to do with nerves, I would guess that it could be from a neck/nerve compression issue? I have numbness in my arms sometimes from brachial nerve compression. I do stretches to relieve it.

You would have to see your doctor to be sure if it persists, or gets worse.

Try doing some breathing and relaxation exercises to get some relief. These brings down over-all levels of stress and should lessen anxiety symptoms. If you need some ideas, check out our Anxiety Resources .(main page)

I hope that you are feeling better soon. Post anytime with us!:)

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/10/2012 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,
 
These symptoms are typical of anxiety but to ease your mind, please make an appointment with a doctor. It helps to have a full medical work up so that you can be assured that you are dealing with anxiety issues. After that some CBT and relaxation exercises are helpful to calm the tingling/anxiety. Hang in there. You are not alone. You'll find tons of support on this board.
 
Kindly,
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timelessk
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   Posted 4/10/2012 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mich,
I have these symptoms as well, plus others like anxiety, panic attacks ect, This can be contributed to something neurological your right. A neurological bacteria called Lyme is what many are discovering they have. U do not have to b bitten by a tick to contract this rapidly emerging infectious disease! pls look into this. There is no reliable testing for this. many of the symptoms change and come and go...www.canlyme.org has a symptoms check list. good luck.

trallyn
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   Posted 7/16/2013 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, I too having been feeling this sensations and I am scared! I feel it on the left side of my face in the cheek area and I feel this tickling feeling like someone is running a piece a thread across my face. It comes and goes thats for sure and I do feel it sometimes in my head/scalp. I just had hip surgrey in April and just came back to work this month and everyday is a struggle sometimes for me to get thru it all! Sometimes I get a tickling feeling in my mouth, which makes me think it's my Allergy again. I too go on the internet in search for help from anyone that feels these things. Sometimes you can learn from someone else.....please talk to me and make it better....I know I'm not alone....

Jojanxiety
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   Posted 7/16/2013 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I also get the tingling sensation all over my body whenever I'm anxious or nervous. Like when I'm walking on a bridge and I imagine myself falling will send shivers down my spine. I also get the tingling sensation in my arms like my hair is standing up and it feels like there's a lot of needles which have the same feeling you get when a part of your body go numb because of restricted blood flow and the feeling that comes after it. I also get the crawly sensations in my scalp like there's something moving there but actually there isn't. It's like the feeling when you go pee. Anxious people get this often due to being consciously or subconsciously sensitive with things happening to our body and the thinking of "what if something worse". I had the crawly sensation in my scalp before for weeks but eventually went away. It didn't went away completely, it comes and goes for me. It can last a day or two depending how anxious I get.

toridemi
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   Posted 1/10/2014 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi traylln. I am fighting the same thing with my Lyme disease. Tingling in my left cheek area and sometimes my head/scalp. This post is from the summer but have you ever been tested for Lyme disease ? U can inbox me if u like!

Neno
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   Posted 9/7/2014 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been feeling strange and weird feelings on scalp and face for the past 7 years. My blood pressure is under control and so is my diabetes. This is driving me crazy to the extent that I sometimes think to myself that I have brain cancer or something. I am 68 years old and since I was just a little kid I've suffered from depression and anxiety. Apart from that, I am sad and lonely all the time. Each day as soon as I wake up I start feeling like something crawling all over my scalp and down in my face, sometimes my shoulders and my forehands. I wish I could get some help from someone on this forum who might be willing to advice me on this matter. I have seen many doctor for many other reasons other than this one and I dare not to talk to them about it because I feel kind of ashamed as they'll probably think that I am insane. Also many times I get frontal lobe headaches with this crawling thing which are not too bad though; and If I kneel down or bend my head I also feel like things moving inside my head. I sleep well each night except for some trips I make to the bathroom due to my benign prostate hypertrophy. Please, if someone who is a doctor or if you have had the same symptoms and have done anything to cure or get rid of this disease or whatever, please let me know before I get completely crazy. Thanks

Neno
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   Posted 9/7/2014 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been feeling strange and weird feelings on scalp and face for the past 7 years. My blood pressure is under control and so is my diabetes. This is driving me crazy to the extent that I sometimes think to myself that I have brain cancer or something. I am 68 years old and since I was just a little kid I've suffered from depression and anxiety. Apart from that, I am sad and lonely all the time. Each day as soon as I wake up I start feeling like something crawling all over my scalp and down in my face, sometimes my shoulders and my forehands. I wish I could get some help from someone on this forum who might be willing to advice me on this matter. I have seen many doctors for many other reasons other than this one and I dare not to talk to them about it because I feel kind of ashamed or scared to mention it, as they'll probably think that I am insane. Also many times I get frontal lobe headaches with this crawling things which are not too bad though; and If I kneel down or bend down, my head feels like things are moving inside. I sleep well each night except for some trips I have make to the bathroom due to my benign prostate hypertrophy. Please, if someone who is a doctor or if you have had the same symptoms and have done anything to cure or get rid of this disease or whatever, please let me know before I get completely crazy. Thanks

Carlos

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Post Edited By Moderator (Scaredy Cat) : 9/22/2014 2:24:21 PM (GMT-6)


luvkatz
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   Posted 9/22/2014 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Neno, I understand your embarrassment with doctors but they've heard everything, and you're paying them. I have dealt with a tingling scalp and face on the left side for a few years. I had some lower teeth removed and some of my lower jaw bone had to be removed as well. I wonder if a nerve was injured because I don't recall having the tingling before that.

If you get checked out for your tingling and find out it's probably from anxiety, you may want to try meditation and affirmations. People with anxiety and depression often think in negatives which can affect the body. The mind is powerful, so the thoughts you allow it to generate can affect you physically. If you have a smart phone, you may want to research apps that have daily affirmations and apps for meditation. Make sure the apps only speak in positives, as in you don't want an so that uses the word don't, even if it's saying don't worry. Our brains often do the opposite when we hear the word don't, "don't look, don't move," think about it, we usually do look or move.

A support group would be great for you as well, whether you find one locally or online. Sharing with people who are going through similar things is very helpful and comforting.

Good luck to you!

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   Posted 9/22/2014 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Luvkatz,

(I'm fond of kitties too!) Welcome to HW's Forum for Anxiety and Panic. I noticed that you posted on a very old thread that hasn't had any activity in quite a while.

We encourage people to start their own introductory thread, say "howdy" and give us all a chance to say "howdy" right back atchya! :)

This way, more people will get to meet you, see what you have to say, and it's conducive to a lively and active discussion. For this reason I'm going to lock the thread (it was gathering cobwebs!) ;)

We welcome you aboard, and look forward to hearing more about you and what's going on with you. Great group of folks here, to be sure!





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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/22/2014 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Luvkatz...thank you for responding!

Neno,

I am so sorry that we missed your post until now!! We do try to welcome each new member and advise a.s.a.p.

...but sometimes posts do get 'lost' when they are tagged onto the end of an older thread.

I am sorry to hear of your symptoms and the worry that they are causing you.:(

I do also encourage you to speak to your doctor about this...doctors have heard it all, and will not think you are crazy in the least!

It could be of a physical origin, in which case you can get treatment!

It of course could be anxiety related, in which case, you may want to try some self help techniques. These actually reverse the physical symptoms that anxiety can bring on!

Here are a few to try.
 
 


Please continue to post with us...both of you Neno and luvkatz...and do start your own thread of introduction (Post New Topic icon upper left) so that we will better see you are a new member...and be able to welcome you!!

Talk to you soon,

Scaredy Cat
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Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 9/22/2014 2:34:04 PM (GMT-6)

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