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Old 09-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Tingling in Scalp, headaches, dizziness, and nausea

I need your help!

I'm a new college student and have been under a lot of stress. One day one week ago I was majoriily stressed because I was about to be late to a class where I had to give a speech. Ever since that day I've had a constant horrible headache that is accompanied by dizziness and nausea. It gets much worse when I'm reading or concentrating. I have an appointment to get my eyes checked to see if it's because of my vision.

But one symptom makes me feel like I have might have some nerve damage or something. Anytime I concentrate, I have a tingling sensation on the top my scalp. Can anyone please help me figure out what's wrong with me?

 
Old 09-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Re: Tingling in Scalp, headaches, dizziness, and nausea

hi

have you had your blood pressure checked recently?

sometimes I get the tingling too on top or in the back of my head....I hve 2 bulging discs in my neck.

also lack of enough oxygen to the brain can cause the tingling.

stress can cause a lot of physical sx....that is good you're getting your eyes checked out.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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Re: Tingling in Scalp, headaches, dizziness, and nausea

Well I was reading that MS and Diabetes and Anxiety can cause it too because of nerve damage or whatever. And it just freaked me out. I know I should just stop trying to self-diagnose because all it does is build up uncertainty. And I only get the headaches and tingling when I'm reading or straining my eyes hard.

I'm just freaked out I suppose. :/

 
Old 09-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Re: Tingling in Scalp, headaches, dizziness, and nausea

hi S

We all feel uneasy when we are going through a health situation...it's just not knowing what's going on that triggers the stress.

Okay so yes Ms can cause tingling/numbness,but it usually lasts a few days at a time...it wouldn't just start and stop.''

I noticed that when my neck/upper back hurts is when I'll get the tingling and slight numb feeling in my head,but it goes away in a day or two.

Maybe it is something to do with your eyesight...people tend to get bad headaches when they need glasses....plus headaches usually affect the blood vessels in the brain so that could trigger the tingling.

When you see the dr. about your eyes you should definitely bring up the problems you are having and see what the dr. has to say about it.

Try not to get stressed about it...I'm sure things will get better for you in time.Don't think too much about it or you'll just make it seem worse,okay?

Diabetes has sx...like extreme thirst,frequent urination,hard to breathe,nausea,vomiting,personality changes and fatigue.MS has sx too...like severe numbness anywhere in the body lasting usually for 24 hrs. to days and even longer,vision problems(like seeing double,blurriness,etc.),off balance,dizziness,hard to walk,electric-like shocks...and many,many more symptoms.

Please post back anytime....takle care.

Sincerely,Scout~

 
Old 10-01-2009, 10:40 AM   #5
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Re: Tingling in Scalp, headaches, dizziness, and nausea

My friends and fellow sufferers of the enigmatic "weird feeling" in our heads, let me share a few optimistic solutions I've stumbled upon.

Before I begin, allow me to preface my thoughts by saying that I'm not 100% symptom free, but I do feel better. Let me add that I'm not sure if there will ever be a total answer, so I've become my own doctor and hounded all of my doctors to help and been vigilant against the wrong kind of help; it took a lot of poor medical help to make me this way.

After having a series of debilitating migraines, I was left with a dizzy/woozy hangover feeling. My PCF thought it was allergies and or inner ear, my ENT thought migraines, then my neurologist started hinting around about my emotional state. All the while I kept pushing my PCF to think differently with me.

In the end, I recognized a few keys that really impact the way my head feels...and it's perceptual/cognition related, not emotional, so if you know that's not the case, then take comfort and don't be told otherwise. You're allowed to be worried about your health without needing meds even if the side effects of them are beneficial to dizziness (there are other meds).

I learned that I have sleep apnea (use a CPAP) and I grind my teeth at night significantly. I sought out a facial pain specialty dentist who helped me with my TMJ and the resulting dizziness and head tension. He also works on whole head and neck pain and talked about how I'm living "posture wrong" and putting a lot of strain on the bundle of nerves in my neck. The result is ongoing therapy to help those nerves, sleep in the best position, sit, and even stand properly as well as in the best type of chairs. I also see a chiropractor here and there too.

In the end, I get relief from seeing that specialized dentist for facial and neck therapy (mostly warm packs, stretching, and electrical stim), the night-time grinding is an ongoing effort, hard to fix something you do in your sleep. Never the less, I hope this encourages some of you.

You may be grinding extremely hard at night and if you look into the side effects of bruxism you'll see that some of us may meet the criteria. If you're not new to it, then your dentist may have already mentioned that you grind by the flattening of your teeth. A mouth guard will help your teeth, but won't elminate the activity.

Try them out; it's been a comfort to me and now I'm just dealing with not feeling 100%, but then again, I didn't often feel 100%, but with these doctors and the MRI's, CAT scans, and doctor visits, I know I'm not dying any sooner than I was supposed to...God willing.

I wish you all well and as one last note, my early symptoms were made worst by the wrong medications, particularly antihistimines that made me feel disassociated. Now I'm just focusing on health, diet, and blood pressure with those docs.

 
Old 10-03-2009, 02:59 PM   #6
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Re: Tingling in Scalp, headaches, dizziness, and nausea

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hi S

We all feel uneasy when we are going through a health situation...it's just not knowing what's going on that triggers the stress.

Okay so yes Ms can cause tingling/numbness,but it usually lasts a few days at a time...it wouldn't just start and stop.''

I noticed that when my neck/upper back hurts is when I'll get the tingling and slight numb feeling in my head,but it goes away in a day or two.

Maybe it is something to do with your eyesight...people tend to get bad headaches when they need glasses....plus headaches usually affect the blood vessels in the brain so that could trigger the tingling.

When you see the dr. about your eyes you should definitely bring up the problems you are having and see what the dr. has to say about it.

Try not to get stressed about it...I'm sure things will get better for you in time.Don't think too much about it or you'll just make it seem worse,okay?

Diabetes has sx...like extreme thirst,frequent urination,hard to breathe,nausea,vomiting,personality changes and fatigue.MS has sx too...like severe numbness anywhere in the body lasting usually for 24 hrs. to days and even longer,vision problems(like seeing double,blurriness,etc.),off balance,dizziness,hard to walk,electric-like shocks...and many,many more symptoms.

Please post back anytime....takle care.

Sincerely,Scout~

 
Old 10-03-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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Hi Scout and all,

As you can see I am new here and dont quite know my way around yet.
BUT I am sooo greatful that I found you.

For the past week I have had these weird and scary symptoms. Let me try to explain: Burning pain in my upper shoulders and the back of my head; feels like my scalp is hurting or burning or tingling; the whole front of my face feels kind of the same---my forehead and nose and just the whole front of my face. I feel queasy and a little lightheaded and like I cant really think exactly right. My arms feel a little tingly too---but that's not the biggest thing. Sometimes my jaw feel tight and my face (especially the left side) feels tingly.
I am just about out of my mind!!! I recently had a CT scan---normal and a carotid artery ultrasound---normal. My thinking is fuzzy which really scares me and if I do actually have a "headache", it's sort of a band of burney pain on topof where my ears are around the back across the occipital "bumps" and around to the other side.

I think that I am not alone here---but does any one know what is going on. I know I can be a big worrier---but not only is this scary, it just ffects my quality of life so much---I really don't want to be around anyone---it just feels like too much trouble.

Sorry for all of that---other than this stuff, things are really fine---this is just such a worry

 
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