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Old 10-10-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Brain Zaps

Hi All!

My brain zaps, shivers, electric shock, or vibration....whatever you want to call them.....are driving me around the bend today. I have tried to research this symptom many times but I don't seem to come up with much except AD withdrawal. I have had these from the beginning of all this and was not on any meds whatsoever.

Does anyone here experience this sensation? I can have them just about anywhere in my "brain" and sometimes it feels like my whole head is involved or sometimes just behind the eyes.

My eyes will sometimes go bonkers during a zap. Anyone else??

I feel like my brain is fried! LOL
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Brain Zaps

Hi, I am a Brain Zapper! My Zaps are behind my right eye. No meds for me, but I have had good luck with accupressure.

 
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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Re: Brain Zaps

Hello fellow brain zapper! LOL

Accupressure?
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Re: Brain Zaps

Accupressure- I locate points near my area of pain and apply pressure firmly and hold the point of pressure. I will slowly wiggle my pressure point in a small, tight circle but maintaining the same pressure. (I am not a licensed accupressure practioner). You might check with a rehab clinic which might employ an accupressure practioner. My MS Dr. uses it during my visits when I am hurting.

 
Old 10-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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Re: Brain Zaps

Interesting. I just had a look at an accupressure site. I wonder how you would tackle zaps that feel like they are in the center of your brain? I will have to ask my message therapist about accupressure maybe she can provide a referral.

Thanks Jay :-)
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #6
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Re: Brain Zaps

Anyone know of a possible cause?
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:57 AM   #7
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Re: Brain Zaps

I get brain zaps too. Sometimes I just visualize the white spots growing, lol. I don't know why they happen but they hurt and are very intense. Wish I knew why! Just letting you know that there are others out there like you.

 
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Re: Brain Zaps

I get these also,I have them then they go away to return.

My MS specialist stated it can be a form of myoclonus.It can be sound induced or induced just by closing of the eyes.

I've had it the last few days and dang my head can hurt from them.I'll do a little more research in my notes and get back with you

 
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Re: Brain Zaps

Thank you for the responses everyone.

I reseached myoclonus. At least I have a name for all the muscle twitching i have been having lately! LOL.

duttin - I wear a headset and work on a computer all day. Having the loud people in my ear can definately set off a round of brain zaps but more often I find that the computer scrolling or changing of screens is worse. That is when the zaps will set off rapid eye movement all directions! I have a low glare screen at home and at work now. Has not made a difference like I hoped.


Hope everyone is feeling well today!
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Re: Brain Zaps

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Thank you for the responses everyone.

I reseached myoclonus. At least I have a name for all the muscle twitching i have been having lately! LOL.

duttin - I wear a headset and work on a computer all day. Having the loud people in my ear can definately set off a round of brain zaps but more often I find that the computer scrolling or changing of screens is worse. That is when the zaps will set off rapid eye movement all directions! I have a low glare screen at home and at work now. Has not made a difference like I hoped.


Hope everyone is feeling well today!
When my Brain Zaps and it is my right eye (always the right eye), my polarized sunglasses help except when it is really bad. On the worst days, my right eye stays closed 24/7. As the Zaps decrease, my right eye will reopen.

 
Old 10-11-2007, 04:08 PM   #11
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Re: Brain Zaps

Jay,

I feel it in both eyes....but they don't close. my ds has seen my eyes "wobble" when I have an episode. My reg eye dr. did a through checkup a couple of months ago. Everything was fine...except lft eye does not have as much periphial (sp) vision as my rght(but it really is not that bad). I wonder if that could be attibuted to the scar I have on the retina from my accident. I never thought to ask her.

I did get new glasses...no real change in the script. I got the anti glare coating and polarized sunglasses. I don't find much difference really with the polarized sunglasses.
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Last edited by lynxgal; 10-11-2007 at 04:10 PM. Reason: brain blip - forgot something

 
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Re: Brain Zaps

Is the anti-glare for use on the computer? I remember reading about glasses just for using on the computer. Maybe you can set-up a reader software program to read the text for you? At least you could give your peepers a rest.

 
Old 10-11-2007, 05:57 PM   #13
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Re: Brain Zaps

No they are not special glasses for the computer. I just had the anti glare coating applied to the glasses in hopes it would help with the computer and headlights at night. I could give up my computer time outside of work....but.. that will never happen! LOL
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Re: Brain Zaps

There is a Canadian government site: CCOHS. They have info on Computer glasses.

 
Old 10-11-2007, 07:32 PM   #15
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Re: Brain Zaps

Thanks Jay. I will check it out.
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