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Old 02-10-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Brain shocks

Hi all, new to the site.

I'm currently having what people call "electric shocks" in my brain, located in the back of my head to the right. It's like very short pulse of electricity zapping in one focused part of my brain. Sort of feels like someone is sticking an ice pick in there and pulling it out super quick.

I am not on any anxiety meds or any meds of that kind, I am 26 and in good shape. I don't drink or smoke. On birth control pills (Gianvi).

They don't happen very often -- I can go months without them, but then they appear out of no where...

I want to say they happen mostly when I am fatigued, stressed, or have a headache (which I have right now).

They last only a second or two, I have no aura sensation, no tingling after or numbness, no side effects other than it stops me from speaking during the shock and I sometimes twitch if it's a big one. My eyes feel like they get bigger. It literally last for such a short time that I can barely catch what's going on!

When I press with my fingers on the part of my head that feels like it is the site of the shocks, it feels extremely tender and sometimes it triggers the shocks to happen again.

They have been on and off for a few years now -- sometimes when I am stressed, sometimes randomly for no reason when I feel happy and doing a normal activity.

Are these small seizures? All the information I have read online relates to the person being on meds or having MS or menopause... but none of that seems to apply to me. I've had no brain trauma or injuries, no drug problems, nothing. Just a normal gal with a twitchy head!

Thanks for any responses, any insight and opinions at all would help.

 
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: Brain shocks

I think what I experience occasionally is what you're describing. It's like a pin being stuck in the top of my head, slightly towards the back and left or right. Though I wouldn't use electric shock to describe it--I would just say it feels like a needle and lasts a few seconds. I'm not sure what causes it but it's been happening occasionally for as long as I can remember, to be honest. Like you, I have no problems I can think of that could cause this, except a small pineal gland cyst.

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Old 03-06-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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Re: Brain shocks

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Hi all, new to the site.

I'm currently having what people call "electric shocks" in my brain, located in the back of my head to the right. It's like very short pulse of electricity zapping in one focused part of my brain. Sort of feels like someone is sticking an ice pick in there and pulling it out super quick.

I am not on any anxiety meds or any meds of that kind, I am 26 and in good shape. I don't drink or smoke. On birth control pills (Gianvi).

They don't happen very often -- I can go months without them, but then they appear out of no where...

I want to say they happen mostly when I am fatigued, stressed, or have a headache (which I have right now).

They last only a second or two, I have no aura sensation, no tingling after or numbness, no side effects other than it stops me from speaking during the shock and I sometimes twitch if it's a big one. My eyes feel like they get bigger. It literally last for such a short time that I can barely catch what's going on!

When I press with my fingers on the part of my head that feels like it is the site of the shocks, it feels extremely tender and sometimes it triggers the shocks to happen again.

They have been on and off for a few years now -- sometimes when I am stressed, sometimes randomly for no reason when I feel happy and doing a normal activity.

Are these small seizures? All the information I have read online relates to the person being on meds or having MS or menopause... but none of that seems to apply to me. I've had no brain trauma or injuries, no drug problems, nothing. Just a normal gal with a twitchy head!

Thanks for any responses, any insight and opinions at all would help.

 
Old 03-06-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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Re: Brain shocks

Hi, I had one of these spasms last night. It was the longest lasting one I have ever had. About a minute. I have been having them since I was in my 20s. Usually they only last no more than a second or less. This one ran from my (brain) down my neck and to my arm. They normally feel like a "brain spark" it started As a little ting and began to get worse in less than a second.I could actually feel the side of my head and neck spasming with my hand. I just read that any kind of neck issue major or very minor from herniated discs to degeneration of the disc can cause this. Also could be from a pinched nerve I have found that I have all of these for about 4 yrs now and have gotten worse over the years. Until now I had no idea what was causing these spasms. Also that other people have them as well. I would not worry too much sounds like a lot of ppl get them. could just be from a neck strain from a hectic day. I know mine usually occur in the evening. And not for months at a time. Any way, I thought it interesting that you described the same thing.

 
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