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BURNING ON TOP OF HEAD

I have this piercing burning right on top of my head. When I press on it, it stops. What can this be? Could it be a brain tumor?
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Can anyone comment on this sensation I have? Please
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I have the same thing.  I have it to some degree nearly everyday.  I also have idiopathic neuropathy, so when I went to see my doctor and mentioned the burning sensation on the top of my head she said that it was more of the tingling sensation that I have all over my body (idiopathic neuropathy) and that it was just more concentrated in this one place instead of moving around like the rest of the neuropathy does.
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What do you do for it? I dont have it anywhere but the top of my head. Thanks for replying
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I've been taking a supplement that someone told me about called Alpha Lipoic Acid.  Pharmaceutically, your doctor can prescribe Neurontin for this neuropathy.  You might only need a fairly low dose of it, too.
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This is purchased in a drugstore? I took the Neurotin but only 3 days because it made me put on weight. I didnt want that.

Thanks for replying
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Yes, Neurontin does have a lot of side effects, which is why I also avoid taking it as much as it was described for me.  I use the Alpha Lipoic Acid.  It can be bought at a health store where you buy your vitamins and herbs.  It really helps a lot, even though I still have some symptoms.  But, the symptoms are dramatically improved when I do take it.  Swansonvitamins.com is a great online source of supplements.  They have a great price on the shipping, too.  I usually make fairly large orders in order to make it worth the cost of shipping and order many of my usual supplements from this company.  They have a terrrific return policy, too.  Sometimes they even have free shipping if you order $50.00 or more.  They almost always have a sale of some sort, so it's worth signing up for their newsletters.  I'm finding out, too, that Alpha Lipoic Acid is used for a lot of things, not just peripheral neuropathy.  Anyway, the Alpha Lipoic Acid that I've been using comes in 300 mg doses and can be taken twice a day.  There are some that I've heard of that are 200 mg doses that can be taken three times a day, but I didn't see that one.  Swanson's has it for a pretty reasonable price, too.
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Thank you, I am going to try that,. Take care
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