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1ofhissheep
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   Posted 3/29/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I have been experiencing something that is really weird and I was just wondering if anyone else knows what I am talking about. At night sometimes I get this feeling as though my scalp is numb( like I cant feel the skin when I touch it), now usually if I tap my head a few times or roll over in another position, it goes away. I have been having this off and on for YEARS, so it didnt really concern me all that much because it usually goes away and only happens during the night. BUT, recently I sometimes get this while I am sitting at the puter( I have TERRIBLE posture), and sometimes while I am sitting in the car. All of a sudden my scalp just feels as though it is going numb. I dont have any other symptoms along with it( no blurry vision, no dizziness, no trouble speaking, no weak feelings..etc). I mention those because I thought I was having a stroke. I am thinking...could it be that because of my poor posture, and I mean POOR, when I sit I am always hunched over, I am pinching a nerve somewhere?? I know that pinched nerves in arms and legs can cause tingling and numbness...could it cause the same in your scalp area??? Oh and it is ALWAYS on the right side of my head that this happens, never the left. I do tend to sleep more on my right side than my left. 
 
 It is just such a weird feeling. Any thoughts??? Thanks! God bless!
 
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   Posted 3/29/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been having this for years - amongst all the other odd "symptoms" I experience.  I'e come to believe
that this is just another anxiety-related oddity since I've had it for probably 30 years and nothing has ever come of it.  Maybe it COULD be posture related, as my posture has always been poor, I don't know.  Whatever it is, I wouldn't worry about it since you have no other symptoms along with it - just put it off to just another weird feeling we anxiety sufferers experience.  Have you ever asked your doctor?

1ofhissheep
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   Posted 3/29/2007 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   

No, I never have asked him. Because, as I said, I really didnt used to worry about it because I only got it at night, so I figured it was just how I was laying. Isnt it strange all the "symptoms" that can arise??? I mean really weird, off the wall stuff. I figured if it was a stroke I would have other symptoms with it....you would think. Oh, also, when I got it last evening, my right ear got like FIRE RED. It was burning up. I HATE that. I get that from time to time too...just a flushed feeling in my ears. It is like your ears just get soooo red and are warm to the touch. Sometimes I get this in my face as well. It lasted about 2 hours and then just left( the more I calmed down). confused

Thanks for the reply! God bless

Dawn

andwes said...
I have been having this for years - amongst all the other odd "symptoms" I experience.  I'e come to believe
that this is just another anxiety-related oddity since I've had it for probably 30 years and nothing has ever come of it.  Maybe it COULD be posture related, as my posture has always been poor, I don't know.  Whatever it is, I wouldn't worry about it since you have no other symptoms along with it - just put it off to just another weird feeling we anxiety sufferers experience.  Have you ever asked your doctor?


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/29/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I like anwes have put it down to another " gift" of the A/P
I dont get it regularily but do have it happen ....I have also had it for more than 30 plus yrs ......it seems to be more prevalent on left side but it does happen on the right as well

Hope this helps

Great input andwes

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rob1082
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   Posted 3/29/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I just started having the same issue you are describing with the numbness in my head, tingling sensations in certain areas, and I also get short stinging pains in my head sometimes too. I have had anxiety problems for about ten years now and this just started happening about a month ago. I have had to face the fact that anxiety takes many forms and this sounds like one of them. I asked my doctor about it and he said it was probably just stress which I am under alot of now. I've found trying some breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, helps greatly with my symptoms and makes me relax and not think I'm having a stroke or heart attack. Trying some medication wouldn't be a bad thing either as it has helped me greatly dealing with my problems as well. Sometimes it's just good to know there are other people out there with the same issues and to talk about them. I hope all is well.

Rob

1ofhissheep
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   Posted 3/29/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Rob,
 Thank you for the reply. It is soo nice to have this place where I can come and discuss symptoms without the fear of being judged and made fun of. I am a stay-at-home mom and have no friends who suffer from the same illness, so I really have NO ONE to talk to about this and sometimes the loneliness overwhelms me! sad sad It is soo hard to go through this alone. My hubby left me about 4 years ago because of this illness, just couldnt take being around me I guess( so much for the " for better or WORSE", part of the vows). I have two kids ages 14 and 11 and I am not about to burden them with my inner thoughts and fears. I just wish I had people closer to my age that deal with this, whom I can talk to. Right now I talk mainly to my mom, but she is elderly and I dont like to upset her with all my "fear talk" either. It is just so difficult. Well, again, thank you and I pray you have a good day!
 
Take care and God bless!
Dawn
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andwes
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   Posted 3/29/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Dawn - your words could have been mine verbatum about thirty years ago - that's when I suffered the anxiety the worst - well maybe it wasn't the worst - it was just that at that time I didn't understand it as well as I do today.  I only had MY mom to talk to you - she was great - but I always thought she was saying things just to make me feel better - not that they were necessarily true - but as the years have past I realize everything she said WAS true and now I find myself repeating her words here to try and help people like yourself who are going through this alone.  Believe me I still have plenty of anxiety myself but somehow, between being able to vent on this site and experiencing it for so many years, it doesn't overwhelm me as much as it used to.  It's too bad we have to suffer for so many years before we can realize that we're NOT alone, that we're NOT crazy, that millions suffer with us (just don't talk about it outwardly much so we think we're the only ones who have these crazy thoughts, health symptoms, etc.)  I will say that the times I suffer the most, for the longest periods of time, are the times I haven't been taking my Super B Complex pills - I swear they do help.  I've also been on anti-depressants and Xanax at times too but, thankfully, not for real long periods of time.  Remember that you're raising two teenage kids (mine are now 37 and 35, AND I still have a l5-year-old at home) and that's no easy task - especially when you're doing it alone and feeling rejected because your hubby left you - men don't usually make good caretakers - they want to be cared FOR.  So give yourself some credit for the job you're doing and keep venting on this site - as I've said before, it's a wonderful group therapy forum and cheap to boot!!!

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   Posted 3/29/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   

read up about the fight or flight response on the net

one thing it does is reduce bloodflow to the head, hands and feet, causing tingling or numbness, the theory is that during the forthcoming fight with the sabre tooth tiger, you are likely to be cut on those areas and so the bloodloss will be reduced, the answer obviously is to learn CBT relaxation methods

all anxiety sufferers should have a good understanding of the fight or flight response


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/29/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Dawn........I am 53 but a young 53 lol......I have a 33 yr old son and (another that would have been 24 passed away) and a 15 yr old at home
I feel your pain and I do understand I am not from your agfe group I am thinking but sometimes I dont think it matters the age we all share the same or most of the same problems with this DD.......
I too am a single parent now by choice .i felt a burden to hubby with so many illnesses and big age gap plus he constantly hovered over me trying to help but made it harder w/o realizing it
Like anwes I come her and this has been my "lil family for a couple of yrs now and w/o them and the support I have no idea where I would be
I do CBT and other techniques as Harry mentioned as well I take meds when needed.......
Do not be so down on self you are doign the best you can and thats what counts in all honesty

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1ofhissheep
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   Posted 4/16/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info. Harry, but usually this feeling I get happens more often at night, while I am asleep. So I wouldnt be afraid of anything. The more I think about this...the more I think what I experience is a pinched nerve. Not saying it cant be from anxiety, but in my situation I think it is more muscle, pinched nerve related.
Dawn
harry4 said...

read up about the fight or flight response on the net

one thing it does is reduce bloodflow to the head, hands and feet, causing tingling or numbness, the theory is that during the forthcoming fight with the sabre tooth tiger, you are likely to be cut on those areas and so the bloodloss will be reduced, the answer obviously is to learn CBT relaxation methods

all anxiety sufferers should have a good understanding of the fight or flight response



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"Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.".....Galatians 6:2
 
 
 
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vdaloka76
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   Posted 4/19/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
all that numb thing in your head is cause by anxiety, it is amazing how many thing anxiety can cause. i have had 2 ct scan, an eeg, blood tests, chest x-rays.....everything is negative and it is just anxiety. advise? take valerian root suplements before bed, you can find it everywhere at the vitamin section. also SAMe-200 from GNC. CHAMOMILE TEA. BELIEVE ME IT WORKS. BUT SLOW, JUST BE PATIENT IT WILL GO AWAY.

terry38
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   Posted 2/16/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I love what everbody is saying I have had muscle twicthes and are spasms in my head near the jaw , temples, legs and all over basicly and numness on my left side to the top of my head to down my next , and i have had the ct scan, the doctors do think that it is stress, but are sending my to a nueroligist next months also my vision went at the same time seeing really blurry its been 2 years and they think im crazy any comments ???? . . . . .

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   Posted 2/16/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Terry38 :)

I edited your email from your post for you privacy :) Just put it in your profile under email and then make sure the email turned on so we can hit the link under you name.

I'm not familiar with this symptom, but you have taken a very positive step by setting up a neuro appt. with you doc :) That is the best course of action imho. . . Please dont' worry about somebody thinking your "crazy". . . That is just scary thoughts, because if you doc thought you were, why would he/she set up an appt. with your neurologist? Have you tried any CBT (therapy)? It has helped many of us on here to think more rationally about things.

Anyway it is nice to meet you and please feel free to post more on your history with anxiety under the "new members" thread :)
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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
terry
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.
 
I am sorry you are going through this rough time but I do not know what would be causing your sx either.  I am glad you are working with the physicians.
 
Are you still concerned about MS?   idea  
 
I hope you find an answer to your problems and please know the members here are warm and caring and stick with us.
 
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   Posted 4/26/2011 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you thank you thank you. I thought I had something terrible wrong with me. I have had serious anxiety in the last few months and I have terrible back and neck pain and maybe a pinched nerve. The top of my head tingles and gets numb primarily in the evening and on the right side. And my ears get hot too! The pain in my back and neck are on the right and so is the funk in my head. It has greatly increased my anxiety as most of you can probably attest to. A never ending cycle. It may be a combination of things but I had a catscan 3 months ago and they found nothing (well, they did find a brain) so don't fear if you have this. It may be anxiety which is not great but better than some alternatives. I feared looking online because so many people give you these horrible scenarios so I appreciate finding that people are experiencing the same thing and have come to the same conclusion. It has decreased my anxiety to find I only have anxiety!!! Ha. My doctor also put me on high blood pressure medication but I found it increased my anxiety and I quit taking it. I have self diagnosed and found I don't have chronic high blood pressure. I have anxiety and THAT increases my blood pressure. At times of low anxiety my blood pressure is below normal. Some of these meeds they are giving us are terrible for anxiety as I found with cholesterol medications. I decided I'd rather risk heart attack in 20 years from high cholesterol than 2 years from crazy anxiety!!

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   Posted 5/26/2011 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Spam, promoting another forum.

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   Posted 5/26/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I do understand your anxiety however I understand this may be a very rational action when seen from the your point of view point of view.
 
Perhaps seeing a different physician for a second opinion may be wise. IMHO, self self diagnosing can be very dangerous. 
 
You may want to start a new thread to introduce yourself to the members of the forum so we all get a chance to meet and greet you.
 
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   Posted 8/24/2011 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Duplicate posts not allowed per forum rules.  I posted to your thread with the identical post.

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waterfall29
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   Posted 11/3/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! I just googled tingling sensation in scalp and found this page. The first time this happened without warning was while i was sitting listening at a meeting. I suddenly felt hot and thought i was going to keel over, my heart raced and i had to panic quietly, it just felt really weird. I couldnt focus on the meeting at all. Now and then i get weird tingling sensations on the right side of my scalp down my neck and sometimes i feel so panicky that i may be having a stroke especially at nights. I will go to my Doctor about it. Maybe i drink too much wine and when i dont this could be a withdrawal symptom as i do find that after a few glasses of wine this symptom goes away. I have been more anxious and stressed this year so maybe it is anxiety i have?

ameyers6
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   Posted 11/3/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
i have this issue in my scalp feels like tiggling or electricity
my dr said its due to stress muscles tighting in my neck
due to anxiety

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   Posted 11/10/2011 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there. i've hand numbness and tingling in my head, face, arms, feet, hands, etc...i went to the er a few weeks ago c i thought i was having a heart attack- perfectly fine. i'm starting to chalk it all up to panic ut i dont know.
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   Posted 11/22/2011 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
about a week ago I drank a lot one night and since then really I've got this numbness feeling in my head. When I sneeze I get this sting feeling in my front left part of my head, like a wasp got me. I started freaking myself out and now I have a numbness feeling at the back of my head also. I got a panic attack years ago and went on tablets. I'm off them two years and rarely getting any anxiety feelings. But from what im reading here all my problems are in my head, pardon the pun:) I was kinda worried in was a tumor or something. I took difene tablets because I thought it was muscle problems. hopefully it will pass. Anxiety is such a disaster to have, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy! well after reading this I'm pretty sure its Anxiety and not a tumor.

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   Posted 11/22/2011 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome tommoore,
 

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to you on your first visit to Healing Well! To help you get the most out of the Anxiety and Panic Forum please feel comfortable starting a thread of your own to give all the members the opportunity to meet and greet you.

Your problems may be related to anxiety and perhaps a bit to much drinking triggered your anxiety.  However, if you feel something else is going on please do check in with your Dr.

I hope you continue to post as I look forward to getting to know you better.

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   Posted 11/22/2011 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tm and welcome:)

Anxiety is known for coming back even if it appears to have gone for good. Unfortunately it is a chronic condition, and the circumstances...personality, ways of coping with stress, chemical make-up, probably haven't changed. Therefore it is easy to see why it would still challenge an individual who struggles with it..

That is not to say that there is nothing that you can do. We have a great Anxiety Resource Guide on our main page (3rd post) that has links to sites that offer self-help techniques for reducing stress and it's symptoms.

Practiced daily, these are really effective:)

Over indulging and having anxiety ensue is a pretty common theme. I have read many posts that began with an alcohol or drug experience. It is a definite trigger! You are not alone in this.

Feel free to keep posting here with us. This is a place of support and caring. Post an introduction thread if you like, and allow us to get to know you better:)

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   Posted 1/10/2012 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a female aged 29,I would like to first of all say that i really and truelly believed that i was the only going thru this.It was 13years ago and i had been diagnose with depression and it happen out of the blue,my whole head fealt numb and i had a tingling sensation,than later on the numbness focused and stayed on my right side of my skul,it later went down to my right shoulder,my right side of my back all the way to my leg.Its a heavey,numb,tingly feeling that seldom goes away.I thought for some years i might be getting a stroke cos of my depression from childhood.I carry this heaviness with me everyday all year.Iv tried everything and nothing works,i will admit that iv neva doen scans .....becose i was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder.I will say theres a ton of weight lifted off of me cos i now know im not crazy and im not alone. I pray everyday for relief.

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