Cold sensation on surface of head?

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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I am undiagnosed. Lately ive been getting a sensation of cold on the back of my neck and top of head. Could this be caused by neck or spinal degeneration? Anyone else had this feeling.

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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
There are lots of reasons you could be getting this sensation. MS is not a disease of "neck or spinal degeneration", though. It could be a sensory problem that sometimes happens with MS....or some mechanical problem with your neck (pinched nerve), or simply one of those odd feelings that happens to folks from time to time.

What other symptoms are you experiencing that caused you think perhaps you have MS?
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 5/31/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Paperdaisy,

Welcome to the board.  I see you have posted this on other boards.  There is a rule against duplicate posts.  Please read the rules before posting again. There is a link on this page over to the right.  It is under the heading "forum links." 

I am sorry you are experiencing something that is troubling you.  Have you seen a doctor about this yet? Good luck - I  hope you get some answers and some relief real soon.

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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   Posted 5/31/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been dx. myself but one of my complaints was this icy/hot feeling that would come and go. it was felt along both shoulders, upper back and neck. I got it mostly when I was tired and it was very noticeable.
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.

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   Posted 7/30/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had the same sensation.  Sometimes it lasts for 3 to 4 months and other times it goes away in a few days. 
I was diagnosed last year with fibromyalgia and it causes a lot of different symptoms.  
It's hard for doctors to recognize symptoms of fibromyalgia, but if you go to a rheumotologist, you will be able to find out if you have it, or something else.   I'm glad I took a friend's advice and went to see a rheumotologist.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but the pain and other symptoms can be controlled by medications, rest and diet.
Hope you get a proper diagnosis.
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