TINGLING HEAD & HEAD TREMORS

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glr
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   Posted 9/21/2005 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
 
I have not posted for a while and have been realy going thru hard time lately.  My fisrt panic attack was back in march,  Since then I have been thru so many test all coming back negative.  Since march I have felt lightheaded, dizzy and have had tingling sensation on my face, back and top of my head.  These are all non stop and do not go away.  Is this normal?  When I try to work out the sensations get worse.  Does any one else experince this?  I recently got sick and really felt lighthead a lot.  Almost like I was going to pass out.  Never did though.  I would cough once and felt like I wanted to faint.  Is this anxiety?  Also I have developed some kind of head tremor latley.  It feel like my brain is shaking.  Is this possible or it it just  my head shaking.  Could this be causing my lightheadedness?  Could I have a pinched nerve.  So many things run thru my head.  Any kind of feed back would be appreicited.
 
Thank you all.     

Jan Marie
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   Posted 9/22/2005 4:40 AM (GMT -6)   

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.

Janice


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   Posted 9/22/2005 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
glr..........nice to see that you are posting but sorry that you are going thru this ...........I am with Janice on this one I get the same tingling in legs and arms as well as my hands sometimes .......yes it sure does sound like anxiety symptoms............there are meds that will cause the tingling as was said by Janice..........try and post more often miss you ..........God Bless and be well ......Lyn
 
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glr
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   Posted 9/22/2005 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for your replies.  It's comforting to know that I'm not alone.  It's very hard to deal with this.  I keep thinking to myself that these sypmtons should not last all the time.  I can't remember the last time my head was not tingling and numb.  I have a hard time coming to terms that for the rest of my life I will always feel these sensations.  The shaking of the head really bugs me.  I used to be on zolft.  The doctors took me off because I started getting really bad side affects.
 
Do either of you ever get the zaps?  Some time when I turn really quick I get what feel like a zap of some thing that kinda makes me jump.  It's hard to explain.
 
God bless both of you and every one that has to live with this.      

Flopsie
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   Posted 9/22/2005 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
gir, I understand the "zaps". You are right, It is hard to explain to someone, if they have not experienced them.
I get them a lot at night, when I am lying in bed. I tried to explain it to the doc, told him it was like I was drving real fast and someone pulled out in front of me..that intense inner "scared", "zap" feeling, but it only last a second or two. He, of course, looked at me as if I had lost my mind.
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glr
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   Posted 9/22/2005 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Flopsie,

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  :)  

 


Jan Marie
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   Posted 9/22/2005 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
glr: I know exactly what you mean about feeling these things for the rest of our lives. One of the HW members is called oneday@atime and that is how I cope with it.  All I have to think about is how I'm coping today, whether it be a good, bad or worse day. I only really know how I feel now - I can't really recreate how I felt yesterday. On a good day, I write it down - otherwise when I'm having a bad day I wouldn't believe it!! I hope all that makes sense - or maybe I really am going crazy?!!

glr
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   Posted 9/22/2005 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jan,

 

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.    


LYMIE 74
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   Posted 9/23/2005 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tingling in my face - top of head- legs, feel crazy sometimes, I have lyme disease - did any of you get testing for that done. Lyme often creates terrible anxiety in people.   just a thought.

Jessikah
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   Posted 9/23/2005 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
How do u know exactly if u have lyme disease?
what are the symptoms?
and arent u meant to have a tick bite for that?
just curios?
 
The tingling is soo annoying, i haven't had it in my head but my arms n legs, it must drive u mad having it in your head! I feel for ya!

glr
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   Posted 9/23/2005 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you.  My Tingling head is annoying but I would rahter have that than feel like my brain is shaking.  I just can't get used of it shaking. 

LYMIE 74
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   Posted 9/23/2005 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   

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.


KyT
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   Posted 9/23/2005 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you. I have had dizziness and lightheaded since april. I was taken to hospital by ambulance at one point. I have had so many hospital visits and always feel like I am going to faint but have not yet in 5 months. I am told anxiety can cause this all but also vertigo. I am seeing a neurologist who is sending me for an MRI to be sure there is nothing but he beliees it is not anything serious. Pretty scarey though. I cry every day when I have to be alone because I dont know what is going to happen. I have had so many different symptoms these past months I just dont know anymore. I guess we just have to keep praying for this to go away because I dont know about you but my life is not the same and I am almost stuck in my house and rarely go out. Not to mention I have a 1 year old so it is even harder. GOOD LUCK and keep in touch let us know what is happening.
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Jan Marie
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   Posted 9/23/2005 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
KyT - it must be so hard for you with a one year old to cope with as well as your illness. I too cry everyday, rarely go out, and feel like my life has been destroyed. Before this illness I was always out, socialising, having fun, carefree. My family cannot believe the change in me and my husband wants his wife back!! I felt so alone until I discovered this board and knowing we are all here for each other, and really knowing what we are all going through is a huge, huge help. Let's keep in touch and support each other through this horrid experience.

Flopsie
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   Posted 9/23/2005 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
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lynnstepke
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   Posted 1/4/2006 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have the exact same things happen to my head   and  face tingling  numbness sometimes it feels like a bug crawling  inside of my head  trembling of my brain  I  hear my chrodid artery 24 hours a day in my head. I am 47.  I am  a normal person I am under no medication  I have took all the tests I  am under no stress yet  WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME .Has  anyone come up with anything yet.

Jan Marie
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   Posted 1/5/2006 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hallo lynn and welcome to HW. Your symptoms certainly sound like anxiety symptoms. When you say you have taken all the tests - presumably you have been to your doctor? You are a similar age to me and I do wonder whether hormones play a part in this. There are things you can do to help yourself like relaxation, no caffeine, exercise, lavendar oil in your bath. If the tingling gets unbearable and interferes with your life I would go back to the doctor and consider anxiety medication. I have tingling and can feel my pulse the whole time too but it is not so bad now I have an antidepressant which is working. The choice is yours. Take care and know that we are here for you.

lynnstepke
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   Posted 1/5/2006 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for writing back.......... I went to the heart doctor yesterday He said it it is probally not my heart but noticed something in my last eeg which I took a few years ago and it was to be retaken which no one told me about.....so today I make a appointment with a nerve doctor to have another eeg .I will write when I get the results thanks for being here.

ConcernedLA
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   Posted 1/6/2006 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   

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.

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Jan Marie
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   Posted 1/6/2006 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hallo and welcome to HW. Tingling is a classic anxiety symptom - especially in the head. I get it all the time and if you read over some of the threads on this forum you will see it is quite common. We do understand how you feel and you will get enormous help and support from this site. If the symptoms are affecting your life, it might be worth going to your doctor and asking for medication for anxiety. The nature of anxiety symptoms and tinglings are all different because the nervous system is such a delicate mechanism and we all vary. Have you tried any relaxation? If so, did it help? Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

ConcernedLA
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   Posted 1/6/2006 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply. I have not tried any relaxation techniques but perhaps I should. I feel like when it happens it leaves me weak which is why I always feel like I am having a stroke. I also get lightheaded and my tongue does this weird tingling thing too. I notice that it happens most when I am alone and basically afraid something will happen or when I am thinking about something horrible happening to me and then I get washed over by the tingling. Can it cause headaches too? Feelings of weakness? I feel like I have some sort of headache every day. I just want it to stop. Thank you very much for your reply. It helps to know others go through this.

Jan Marie
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   Posted 1/6/2006 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, anxiety can cause headaches, and yes feelings of weakness too. The fact these things happen to you when you are "afraid" or thinking "about something horrible" would certainly seem to confirm it's anxiety. I have a rotten headache today - at the back of my head, but I've also had it at the side and on top! Things you can do to help yourself as well as relaxation - and there are lots of self help books available - are to cut out caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.), some people find sugar is a trigger too. You may find some light exercise helpful as it burns off the adrenaline. Lavendar oil in the bath is relaxing, a warm milky drink to help you sleep. When you feel the tingling coming on, try to distract yourself with something absorbing, sing along to some music, concentrate on a crossword, ring a friend for a chat - anything to stop you thinking about your symptoms. If you try all this and you find it is still a big problem, I would go to your doctor and ask if he/she can help you. I do feel for you. Take care.

ConcernedLA
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   Posted 1/6/2006 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much - this is a great forum!

ClaudyaJean
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   Posted 1/8/2006 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Everyone,

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,

ClaudyaJean


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   Posted 1/10/2006 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Ditto to most eveything everyone has posted, except I dont feel the brainthing rattling thank GOd, but the tingling nu,bness evrywhere including head is very common for me and with many with anxity and the zappy feeling. I have light headness but much is from whats call ortostatic hypotension, which is low blood prssure high pulse, make feel fqaint often, guess i am getting used to it, the worst is at the grocery store, when atttempting to squat and see what on bottom shelf after beng squatted for a bit, and getting up I have to hold cart to keep from passing out, i have goten used to this, and let it ride. I wish you luck.......
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