Hiya, welcome to the tingling club! It is good that you have had lots of tests because that should rule out any serious illness. It certainly does sound like anxiety symptoms. I have tingling in my head and legs constantly and it drives me ROUND THE BEND! I always assumed my head tremours were the nerve endings but someone on this website told me it could be the muscles tensing in your head, again due to anxiety. I'm impressed you have the energy to work out - fantastic! You do not mention whether you are on any medication - again I think that can cause tingling too. Hope this is of some help.
How you expalinded it is exactly how it feels. I have been trying so hard to find a way to explain this to people and the docs. This is exactly how I will explain it going forward. Thank you so much :)
Thanks for the advice. It's make a lot of sense. I can live with my head being numb and tingling. But being lightheaded, dizzy, head shaking and the zaps have to go. :))))) I'm a lot better today than I was in March and I thank god every day for giving me strenght to fight this illness.
u r correct - l-Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite- more than 1/2 of the people LIKE ME who are diagnosed with Lyme do not remember a tick bite- the deer tick transmits it and is almost impossible to see.....it is a strange bacteria , if caught early it is cleared up by antibiotics.
It is known as "the great Imitator" because it mimicks many other diseases ..MS, anxiety, lupus, als, arthritis, depression...................When you describe tingling and numbness - it screams lyme, it is diagnosed through a blood test , but many conventional doctors are not considered "Lyme literate" in fact I had 5 tell me I was depressed and had anxiety, test me for Lupus, mono etc. etc. my lyme tests came back negative, turned out the labs were not doing sensitive enough testing.........I finally found a doctor who knew about the disease (which has become hyperendemic in the area I live) he said - "oh yeah, that's lyme."
...a 3rd blood test proved it
I ramble , because Lyme sucks- but if you get an early diagnosis and a doc with some knowledge of it - you can cure it. The cdc estimates that for every 1 person diagnosed with lyme 10 go undiagnosed and are often treated for other ailments, allowing the bacteria to fully disseminate into their system....and create long term problems.
I recommend you jump over to the lyme forum and read some of the posts- and ask questions, if for no other reason than to rule it out.
So I feel like I am reading about myself when I read through these. I have been through numerous ER trips (3 CT scans, 1 brain MRI, 1 brain MRA, 1 MRI of C-Spine - All normal). I don't think these things change too much so I was comforted by the results. Unfortunately, I still get tingling in my head - sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right, sometimes on top. Sometimes the tingling will even spread down my arm. A few weeks ago I had a tingling episode where it felt like my face was drooping - even though I know it wasn't. I went to the ER and they found nothing. I have been evaulated by a neurologist and have no signs of ALS or MS or anything neurological in nature. So am I having panic attacks with these tingling episodes? I was convinced for a while that I was having a stroke but I can't argue with the doctors when there is nothing medically wrong. The best way I can describe what I feel is my head feels like it would after I sneezed - just without the sneezing part. Oh yeah - and sometimes my tongue tingles at the tip - does anyone have that? Please reply as I am wits end over here. Thanks
I'm new to this site and I am so glad I found it. Like many others here, I have been having the numbness of my face in addition to feeling uneasy and that I'm going to lose my mind. Even though I know its a result of generalized anxiety disorder, it doesn't make it any easier. Some days are harder than others, like today. All my problems started a few months ago when I began having medical problems, migraines, gall bladder attack, pancreatitis, hospitalization, gall bladder removal. All this happened within a week. After returning home, I began having numbness and tingling in different parts of my body including my face. My doctor had many tests done including MRIs, CT Scans, and a Nerve Conduction Study. Everything turned out completely normal. I recently began taking Buspar for the anxiety and my Dr gave me Klonipin for those intense moments of feeling like I am going to lose my mind. I think I will be okay but sometimes its so hard. I know how you all feel and I am so glad to know that I am not alone. I'm sure we'll all be fine, it will just take some time to heal and learn how to manage our anxiety.
Thanks for listening,