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Weird sensations in head.

I'm new to the boards looking for support.Ive hade undiagnosed  anxiety sense I was in my teens.I'm 26 135lbs 5'8.Only other health problems is skipped beats(PAC) Holter monitor caught them.Was working in stadium hosted Rodeo's,roping,horse shows,etc (dusty and dirty).Was working in heat doing some carpentry work using woodfinisher(stain),polyurathan.Not shure if there cause of my problems or helped cause.Shortly after thats when my symptoms begin.I feel woozy sensations like my brains shakes for a sec. accompanyed by nausea,floating feeling while walking was worse at first.A slight head pressure like a books on top of my head at times.Lightheaded like my heads full of blood or not getting enough oxygen to brain.I get these tingly feeling in my head,shoulders, and arms.Not the same tingly u get when your arms asleep more like a rush of energy to my arms and shoulders makes me feel unsteady while standing.I have been to ER 3 times CT normal accept slightly clogged sinus.Blood work and all other workup normal.I also get these weird sensations in my nose maybe my sinuses feels like blood is rushing to my nose.No vertigo no syncope yet.Blood pressure is usually normal but at last ER doc says it was marginal.Been to volunteer clinic because I'm poor they are in a long (mounth and a half now)process of getting me a an apointment for nuero in OKC.3 mounths of these symptoms coming and going and my anxiety is at an all time high.I'm in fear of my symptoms.Only time they dont accure is when showering,driving, and playing my guitar.Looking for answers.
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Hey there!  I am 28 yr old female with OCD and Panic Disorder.  I started having these sensation in my face about 4 months ago.  They are sort of tingling, burning.. like ice water dripping down your face.  What does yours feel like? Do you notice that your neck is tight too?
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hey i've totally been there except i had burning in the back of my head that causes me to feel like i'm falling, dizzyness nausea the whole bunch, i've even blacked out and fainted. I've suffered with these problems as well as some serios heart problems like tachycardia, my heart went up to 230bpm. They (doctors) tell me the same thing. I'm only 22 female, so it feels good to hear there are others like me who have gone through all these tests and are coming back with negatives. I hope this makes you feel less alone.
I understand
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Do you have any neck pain too? For the last 2 months I have had a feeling of pressure on the top of my head (the only way I could describe it was by saying that it felt like I have bricks on the top of my head which were pushing down and crunching all the bones in my neck together), plus this weird feeling of pain / pressure behind my nose. Almost like there was a muscle or something which sterted at the back of my nose and went down the back of my neck, so when I looked down (chin to chest) this muscle would pull and I would feel it at the back of my nose. I too get the feeling occasionally that my brain is almost shaking in my head for a second, and have noticed lately that when I close my eyes I feel like my body jerks and I have to oopen my eyes again. All of these feelings started at the same time I got sick with bronchitis, so not sure if it has something to do with this or maybe sinuses?
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I understand the brick on the head feeling alot.I discribed it to my doc and my mother as a book on my head though.I don't get the neck pains but I can say that a feeling I get feels like an explosion in my brain no pain just nausea when it happens and I feel unfocused on what I'm doing not confused.I can say it almost feels like I'm falling close to an elevator or roller coaster drop.The pressure in the nose I get it slightly but it doesnt completly feel like pressure just another weird sensation..Sometimes its realy dry in my sinus's burns.Mybe thats just allergys.I'm refered to a nuero in OKC but the clinic I go to is a volunteer clinic because I'm low income and they take there sweet time.They said it could take a mounth for a response from the Nuerologists.I was also told they could deny me because they wanted past medical records like my Holtor Monitor results and there a year old.I have been waiting a mounth and a half so far for an appointment if they deny me I don't know what I'm gonna do because I have no health insurance.There is no way I could afford a nuero visit MRI's ETC.I'm also so tired of waiting for results I would like to get a nuero check up an a MRI so I can put some worry aside.
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Yes - I get the burning in my sinuses too! I explained to my doc that it felt as though I had snorted balls of fire. I found that taking zertec or telfast (hay fever meds) helped with this, which made me start thinking that it was all some kind of allergy / sinus thing. Most of my symptoms have kind of gone, all I have left now is a bit of pain in the back of my neck, and a stuffy feeling behind my nose and left side of cheek, so I have fingers crossed that it will just go away on its own. Am too scared to ask for a MRI incase I have a brain tumor or something. Silly I know, but I cant help thinking these things, and now I'm just waiting to see if it all goes away on its own.
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hey my name is adam adn im 16 i have these attacks where i feel as every thing is gonna go black things begin to ecko a litte and my eyes feel as there gonna roll in the back of my head i had and episode where my arms went paylized and i yelled call 911 then after the episode i forgot what really happened that all i can remember also one time i was at the hospitial and i jus fell over could not breath and my heart was racing they said it was a panick problem i do habe a knot on my head but they wont check it so idk but i hope for the best???
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I too suffer from anxiety symptoms.  I have been to 4 different doctors and had blood work and physical exams and everyone tells me that it is anxiety.  Currently taking Lexapro for about 3 weeks now .. starting to see some improvement but I've been on Xanax and Ativan in the past.  My symptoms are just this pressure on my head and feeling shaky and cold, my heart races, I turn pale, stomach problems, etc.  I had a hard time accepting that it was all due to anxiety .. I was sure it was cancer or some terrible disease.  I even remember taking an aspirin before going to bed "in case" I had a heart attack.  Its pretty scary stuff.  You feel so helpless.  I'm a 25 year old female who feels about 70 years old sometimes.  I hope that this helps some of you who are worried about your symptoms.
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as any body out there get tingking in there head and burning round scalp ive suffered from this now since july i mite ave fibromyalgia wating 2 c a nerologist
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I am also a victom, Mine usely starts with a Headache and a tight feeling in my head, Sometimes i have wacky heart beats and i get a dark feeling of dread & doom, Alot of the time i also have this odd pain in my head and neck. Sometimes this all comes down on me at once, I can be in a room full of ppl (A shoping mall) or at my girlfriend's house and i start to shake alot like chills you would get with a cold and everything starts to look fake!, So far i've had only about 5 of these so called mild brakedowns or what ever you could call them. I often wonder if i might have done something to my neck at work cause i do alot of heavy lefting, My DR has me on Toprol & Alprazolam, The Toprol has helped my fast heart beats. I am a 23 year old guy and at times i feel like i am loseing my mind.
Indeed it is nice to know that im not alone in this, I hope you folks find a better cure then i've found.
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I've been experiencing weird sensations in head for the past two months.  At first I thought I had vertigo but it would happen when I was sitting and not moving my head.  It feels like I have water in my head and like an out-of-body experience.  I went to the doctor and they said ANXIETY.  Like everyone it's hard to believe that anxiety would cause those funny sensations.  I think it's somehow connected to the sinus/ear area.  I do feel my ears a little plugged.  I don't have a cold but I do have some congestion in my head.  My ears like fine but may the doctors cannot diagnose that inner ear disease Larynth.. something.
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I also have weird sensations in my head. When it first started it was a hot feeling in the back of my head that would only last a few seconds. I thought that it might be a pinched nerve. Now I will have these episodes were I feel like my brain is vibrating and cold sensations with tingling. The cold feeling will be in my head, face, and L ear. I often will feel disoriented or faintish when this happens with alot of pressure to the top of my head. The other night I could hear my head popping like rice krispies or something. I have told my doctor about it but he just says it is anxiety and that I need to learn to relax. I has a CT done about 2 yrs ago but I am to afraid to have another one. I have worried myself sick thinking I have a tumor/cancer. Does anyone else ever do this? I am so tired of feeling this way and being scared of what it is.
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WOW... i am not crazy!!! Over the last 3 weeks i thought i was going crazy, actually more thought i had a brain tumor or something horrible. I started having this weird feeling on the top of my head, then it turned into tingling, buring, itching feeling, (hard to describe). My whole head would itch, but mainly my neck and the left side of my head would tingle. Sometimes i get flushed, and have chills, (which i get that with every anxiety attack) It comes and goes. My boyfriend has been giving me massages which really helps. I feel better the next day but it comes back. Also, i don't ever wake up with it, it comes throughout the day, after i dwell on that or anything else that stresses me out. Also, i have been seeing alot of people talking about the sinus thing, i have had sinus problems too, and feels like my sinuses are draining. Also i have lost my appetite. I threw up the other day, and didn't feel good for a couple of days, but i am pregnant so its hard to determine what that is from.  I have always had anxiety problems. I never thought anxitey could do this till now. I have had anxiety attacks before, but this is the first for the weird feeling head. I am almost 6 months pregnant, my best friend just had a premature baby at 26 weeks, I started having some premature contractions at 5 months. (found out due to being on my feet to much) a week later my grandpa passed away, not even a week later my boyfriends grandpa passed away, so needless to say i have had sooooo much stress going on in my life. So after reading all the forums i am assuming it is stress/anxiety. I am too scared to tell my doctor about the symptoms. So i just told her i needed something for my anxiety and she put me on prozac, which i don't hear about prozac anymore. Hope its okay. She wanted to put me on lexapro, but i didn't like what it did to me in the past. So guess being pregnant theres not to many options. Anyway i just wanted to say i am so glad i am not the only  one in the world with this. I was so scared until i read about it. It makes me feel so much better because 98% of the results have been stress, i seriously thought they would have been more tumors, or seriously health problems. So it has calmed me down. I just started to meds today so hopefully soon  will calm down. Sorry this is so long. Just so excited to discuss it. I haven't told anyone about this, i think there gonna tell me i am crazy or i am dying.
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You know I'm sitting here right now and I have been reading all these comments posted on here and I'm amazed that alot of people have been experiencing these symptoms, I have been diagnosed with TMJ its something in the jaw on my right side I get @ times a pressure on my eye and a tingly sensation on my right side of my face accompanied by a tingly sensation on my arms and I feel like I'm weak or I'm going to faint I also have felt as if my head on top feels tingly and heavy like I have something on top of my head; I have had a catscan done about 2 years ago and x-rays many times and  everything was normal I will be asking my doctor to set me up with x-rays and another catscan b/c I really want to make sure I am healthy I am only 27yrs. old with two daughter's one 10 and the other 3 yrs. I am very scared but I am Trusting GOD that everything is normal. They told me the TMJ was due to stress.  
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You know I'm sitting here right now and I have been reading all these comments posted on here and I'm amazed that alot of people have been experiencing these symptoms, I have been diagnosed with TMJ its something in the jaw on my right side I get @ times a pressure on my eye and a tingly sensation on my right side of my face accompanied by a tingly sensation on my arms and I feel like I'm weak or I'm going to faint I also have felt as if my head on top feels tingly and heavy like I have something on top of my head; I have had a catscan done about 2 years ago and x-rays many times and  everything was normal I will be asking my doctor to set me up with x-rays and another catscan b/c I really want to make sure I am healthy I am only 27yrs. old with two daughter's one 10 and the other 3 yrs. I am very scared but I am Trusting GOD that everything is normal. They told me the TMJ was due to stress.  
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I finally feel like I am not losing it. I keep having this feeling like there is a "coldness" at the top of my head, like there is an air vent over me or something. It's only in one spot usually, and it comes and goes really fast, but then once I am aware of it I get dizzy and feel like I am "out of my body" and just get that normal "anxiety attack" feeling. I too was kind of worried that it was something serious. I used to get it all the time about a year ago, but then the feeling went away, and now it is back again for about the last 2 weeks. I don't know what is going on. I don't have insurance so I don't really know how to find out about it...
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Yep... funny feeling especially right on the top of the head.  Very specific point.  Someone described it as a 'book on the head'.  Another as a 'brick on the head.'  I can relate.  Sometimes it's a light feeling.  Sometimes it gets more intense... like pressure slowly building... but concentrated right at that point on top.  And on occasions it will actually be painful, as if a spike is being driven into my head... or more like electricity is running through straight from the top.

I had these type of head sensations about two years ago.   Then they dissipated for the most part.  I still get them in a very mild form every once in a while.

I've gotten off all my meds and am in the process of tapering off the klonopin.  I want to see how I feel completely 'clean.'  I'm very curious to know what kind of symptoms I might have in the absence of any artificial stimuli.  I'll keep everyone posted.  So far, I'm feeling pretty good.

mark
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Do you guys take nerve pills.. I have the pressure and the clogged head feeling,, The Doctor told me to take nerve pills.. I have but they aren't helping the pressure at all... I was just wondering..
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my first time on here, I looked in cos I have all these strange head sensations, tingling, prickling, cold sensation, sometimes all over my head, sometimes one side, sometimes just at the  back, its not gone off at all today,I am suffering from stress at the moment so I expect that is the answer, but its very scary, it sometimes affects my face as well, and today my foot.I have irregular heartbeats and that causes me stress so its a vicious circle.I am taking beta blockers for the heartbeats and wondered if they were the cause.
I am glad I came on here cos at least I know there are others with the same thing. good luck everyone.
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omg, know that i know that i'm not the only one.. sometimes i feel like i'm gonig to have a anurism..It all started about 3 days ago. i get all this presure behind my eyes and in the back of my head, its so bad my eys can't focus.like i'm gonig to pass out or die or something. i calle dmy doc and she said it sounded like a sinus infection. I don;t have a runny nose but i do have alot of drainage in the back of my throat. Sometimes i wish i just could reach up in my nose and pull out what ever is causing the preasure....
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I am reading these posts and I'm kinda shocked.  The various descriptions of what happened to me this past weekend, are quite similar.  What I don't understand is that I was so relaxed..no negative thoughts...hanging out with hubby watching SNL, and them BAM!   I've never had any sort of anxiety issue and there is no major stress in my life.  Then out of the blue I feel like my head is whirring and vibrating...cold sensation washed over my heard, shoulders and hands and then left me as quickly as it started.  I haven't had it since.  The doctor at Emergency room suggested that it might be an anxiety attack.  While the symptoms sound like it,  I find it hard to believe that this could have happened with no provocation and so out of the blue.  I'm very bewildered by it.  I don't really feel anxious about this,  moreso confused by it and as I said, bewildered.  So,  what do I do now?
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i am also new.i get panic attacks like its my job and the last several months i get this weird sensation in my head,face and neck.not that i ever had a seizure but thats what it feels like.i dont actually twitch or convulse it just feels like i will. i feel like i am in "la la land" for several seconds and i get pressure in my head and neck. my mom is anurse and she said its anxiety or like a mild neuropothy.
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i am 33 and have been struggling with anxiety for many years but the last couple of years i have been getting these strange head sensations prior to the feeling of panic sometimes it lasts for a couple of seconds sometimes a couple of hours sort of like a pressure and a spinning and a shaking inside my head nearly always accompanied by panic sensations i find it hard to believe that this is all anxiety and wish it would just go away.
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i wrote to you all last night but forgot to say i would like to know if anyone else feels freaked out by it all please respond.
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hey nellie, besides a tons of other anxiety symptoms, spinning and dizzyness happens at least once a day for me when i start to worry or panic about my health
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