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Warm,Fuzzy Sensation in Head with faint like feeling

Hi,
I delivered a baby 7 months ago. About two months after I delivered by c-section, I started to get panic attacks and didn't feel like myself anymore.I went to the doctor. She rans some tests and she said my thryoid was overactive. Meds, didn't help. Then I went to another doctor, i explained same things, but dizziness is alot worse. They rans some tests again. TSH, T3, T4, Rectic Count, Iron Profile, B-12 Deficency. I even went to the ER for the dizziness. At the ER, they did a CT scan, said it was negative and told me to follow up on results with DR. Well I went back to the doctor and while at the doctor I had an anxiety attack. They gave me Ativan and sent me home. They did however tell me that all results were normal, I was just a little anemic and to take iron. Well I have been anemic for the past 3 years and never did it cause dizziness. This dizziness fluctuates. The past few months, I have had small faint like attacks. The best way to describe this feeling is a warm sensation in my head. Like something triggers and its a warm and fuzzy feeling, and I feel like I am about to pass out, for a few seconds. It scares me so much I have to stop what I am doing and lay down, if possible. And this happens at different times, during different activites. This is driving me crazy and doctors keep dismissing this problem. What could it be and what do I need to tell my doctor to check for. Could it be my brain, stress or my ears? I have never had this problem before and have always been in great health. I am frustrated, please help.
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I have had the same symptoms for a bit, now.  I found your posting by performing the following search on the web, "fuzzy feeling in head dizzy".  I have not seen a doctor, yet.  I was curious if you've figured out what it is since your posting in January.  Thank you in advance.
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hi i was wondering if you have had any other symtoms (symptoms) i have that warm feeling in my head just before i feel like im going to pass out however i also feel something in my chest i want to describe it as my heart skipping maybe also memory loss have had many tests am waiting on the results
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Hi, my name is michael meier. I am 17 years old and i suffer the same symptoms. i haven't gone to a doctor and the majority of the people i try to concern with this problem simply dismiss it as anxiety.
   maybe there right but sometimes i feel like it may be something more. i start to feel the warm fuzzy feeling right before i experience a panic attack, and its difficult fore me to understand if its caused by all my anxiety or if the panic attack itself is caused by this feeling.
    the best way fore me to describe the sensation is a warm, creamy,fuzzy pressure-like feeling that washes over my brain and as soon as i start to git that feeling my hart is already racing at a million miles an hour. after the whole episode my head continues to feel strange fore a while.
     i don't know what to do!
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Hi there,
I just wanted to chip in and say that I have exactly the same thing....I have been to the doctors (3 different ones, 1 said it was labyrinthitus, 1 said it could be MS), I was then sent to a Neurologist who did an MRI which showed nothing abnormal so they said they didnt need to see me anymore (which wasnt very helpful), so I went back to the doctor and she has now referred me to a top Neuro-otologist (balance specialist) in London....i do feel like these medical people just write us off thinking its just a bit of dizziness, but its so invasive, I have the dizzy, lightheaded, fuzzy feeling ALL the time, sometimes its worse than others, I also have the feeling that my eyes zone out, like they are fighting to try and focus (which is why I havent driven since this started in May!), and I also get the panic attacks which I think might be a symptom to whatever we have.

Anyway, if any of you want to chat im here, and if any of you get an answer or even a suggestion to what it could be then please write!
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I also have the same feelings: a warm sensation in my head that goes down my neck to the heart and I feel like I'm gonna pass out. The first time it happened while I was lying in bed and the second time while I was driving. It was terrible. I thought I was gonna die! I've been having this for about a month, I called the doctor but he said it was panick attackc and anxiety. It's difficult to understand how can anxiety cuase something like this?! I am leading a stressful life, but, come on, aren't we all? Also I get a cold sensation sometimes in the same spot, mostly the left side of my head close to the ear. I used to be on Paxil for about 6 months, but I stopped taking it two months ago, I don't want to be addicted to antidepressants, it makes me feel different, I don't know why, but it just does.
I really don't know what suggestion I can give here since I'm confused myself, these episodes come and go, they appear all of a sudden, out of the blue. I am young, 33 years old, I have a 17 month old baby girl, I am active, I exercise, don't smoke, don't drink alcohol.
The only think I've noticed is that I feel a little better if I rest more. Other than that, I don't know. The doctor said that what I am feeling is not dangerous and I am still trying to convince myself I am going to be ok.
Does anyone know anything else? Anyone? Thank you. Ela  
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i had this sensations for 3 years , but lately got worse , first they said panic atacks and anxiety ,the cold sensations know run through my entire body , some days got rrealy bad i did not push much doctors because they said panick atacks, know i dont believe no more they send me to a behavoral test  whit a psichology , gues what ,he said  this is neurological you need more test done i lost to much time take in those pills , paxil, clonazepan ,citalopran, etc. anyway neurology said inconclusive diagnose .,%^$>?"$# mabe multiple sclorosis but not sure, and they want to wait and see what happen ,so we wait time to make more test, gues what my husbend lost the job 24 of november and the insurance wast good only until 30 of november so no time for more test, what i can said don;t waist time ,push for more test ,if is stress ask for behavoral test ,something like that is  the name, is your life dont let doctors play whit that God bless everyone
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I have panic attacks for about 4 years now, I blame it on the drugs that I use to take, I.E cannabis, coke etc. I took it as a warning that I need to stop all this and that I am on my 9th life. I learned to deal with it but took some time. what you need to understand that it will not kill you, it is a rush of adrenaline and it can be sparked off by the smallest of things but mainly worry over things, although you don't notice it as its in the back of your mind building up. I started to do breathing exorcises to help calm me down which help and I now you are saying that is the last thing you think about while having the attack but trust me it works. drugs are ok but they only mask the problem till the doctors decide it is time you stopped them and then it just comes back 2 fold. what I will say, the next time you have the attack, make it worse, understand it and move on, as I said it wont kill you and its not a heart attack neither. if you feel it could be a heart attack seek medical help straight away. if you feel you want to talk about it further email me t_j @ hot mail dot co dot uk and I can give you pointers that will help you further.
Ps I am no doctor, this is just friendly advise from a fellow sufferer.  
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Oh my god I thought i was alone in this. I have a ten yr old daughter who is experiencing most of these symptoms too. The MS talk is kinda scaring me as my mother had MS it was not fun watching her, but my daughter has other health problems too and we were never told panic attacks. Maybe seizure or her MRI came back normal too nothing there but if I remember correctly so did my moms they have to do a spinal I think it is to diagnose MS. Please write me if you can give me any more information. I am a very scared mom with a very sick child.

Wendy
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i get a fuzzy head but dont feel any panic when i get it, it just really annoys me and makes me want to bash my head off a brick wall, i have tried everything and nothing works, i do suffer from depression but am on medication that ive been on for 4 years now, can any help me who has been through this, does it get better, and is there anythin u can do to ease it or make it go away, when i get it, it last for days, im a mum off 4 boys, and really needs some advice on this bloody fuzzy head off mine lol, thanku
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Endogenous major depression; one of the main theories is that parts of the brain are overactive especially the Anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), and the Subgenual cingulate (Broadmann area 25) which via serotonin governs areas like the hypothalamus, brain stem, amygdala, insula and the frontal cortex.  These people also usually have disturbed sleep cycles like shortened REM latency where instead of the 90 minutes it normally takes to enter into the dream or REM sleep, they enter into the REM cycle soon after falling asleep which contributes to lowered serotonin levels.  Deep Brain Stimualtion implant device is in research for treatment resistant or refractory depression or those that have these symptoms with depression that are not helped via various antipressant medication or ECT, electronconvulsive "shock" therapy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology_of_depression
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Well I am pressed for time right now but feel I have to post something.  I have struggled with dizzyness for 5 years now with all the above symptoms as well.  Heart Palpitations , odd feelings in head, chest issues, told it was stress and I knew it was not.  

Too make a very long story short I seen many medical doctors and none of them helped me.  It boils down to your structure.  your neck in particular.  Your head sits on your c1 vertebrae and if your head is off kilter then you feel dizzy and if your head/neck is off your nerves to your brain are pinched which causes the panic attacks and heart palpitations and much more.  

I will book mark this page and post more again , I really just am pressed for time but believe I can help get you some alleviation or help.
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It's been 4 years since your post... Any diagnose? I have exact same symptoms and all doctors say is anxiety which I can't accept... Thanks!
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i commented briefly in april 2011.  has any of you tried a chiropractor and has it helped you at all...  i also get much relief from a cranial sacral therapist . i'd really love to help someone.. i know how frustrating this is and have dealt with it for far too long.  it is not an easy fix.. and you are not crazy.. i think that was the hardest part for me.. was going doctor to doctor spending TONS.. of money for them to tell me....i was healthier than anyone.  but couldn't stand up ...>???? ummmm.. doesn't make sense.....  finally i found someone that could explain it to me and help me and be compassionate about the symptoms.. instead of the regular.. you are having panic attacks and are stressed out...  b... s.........  the only thing i am stressed out about is the dang dizziness, and feelings i am having that are totally freeky!  
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Ive got most of the above too and its drivin me mad im at the docs again tomorrow its been an ear infection then it was labyrhi... Now he says anxiety but yeh im.full of it but lookin and readin your post ive got a creeky neck this is makin me think now...im sooo fed up.
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Wow i thought i was the only one as well i have been feeling throbbing and tingly sensations in my head. i also have been feeling warm and cold fuzzy feelings in my head and it irritating it is starting to affect my sleepying , i havent really been eating because ny stomach will start to hurt! i was diagnosed with anxiety about a year ago. can someone please help me?


Thanks- ANISSA
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Have any of you guys been checked for Lymes Disease? I am asking because my friend who has Lymes has the same symptoms you guys have described.
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I have had odd sensations in my head for over 3 weeks now, and think I have panic attacks as I am so worried about the feelings in my head. Not really had the feint feeling though.
It all started with headaches that seemed to last for days then I had tingling in the right side of my head where the pain had been which seems to run over my ear and into the temple area. I have seen my GP who has referred me for a mri scan but said I should get my eyes checked out. I had an eye test and the optician said the back of my eyes looked healthy.
Now, 3 weeks later, the sensation in my head is like a warm/burning sensation and seems to linger even though I have tried paracetamol and ibuprofen to take off the feelings. I have looked on the internet which is lethal ... I have diagnosed myself with anything from a trapped nerve to MS or a brain tumour. Hoping the mri scan appointment comes through soon as I keep thinking its going to be bad news and won't see my kids grow up :-( x
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Hi Sharon
How did you get on with your scan results? Im feeling same with same symptoms since Monday -have been to A&E twice as the feeling was so awful - I can see that a lot of my symptoms are associated with panic attacks, but its starting with the same hot burning feeling on the left side of my head as you describe - then tingling all over and tunnel vision, shivering, and shortness of breath. Very frightening - no wonder if there adds an element of panic to the mix. Anyway Im writing to you as I see your post was quite recent - one doctor suggested it could be viral - and maybe something is "going around" I feel the same way as you did when you posted. Actually wrote out my will 2 days ago! Be great to hear from you, thanks Cathy
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