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    Old 02-02-2005, 09:05 AM   #46
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    hello,
    I too am having this tingle/itch in the head feeling. I have posted under several topics to try and find some answers. It seems like this is very similar. Mine to is mostly on the left side, sometimes forehead. Feels like a creepy crawly, tingle. It can last up to a half hour or longer, and all times of the day. i hate it, the only relief I get is from my Lorazepam. The DR call it stress for me. Well easy for them, sometiimes I feel like im going to go crazy from this sensation. It really consumes me when its at its peak. I get so aggitated when it is happening. Anyone else get real irritated with this? Like just don't want to listen to any noise, and I don't know. This sucks.

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    Old 02-02-2005, 09:39 AM   #47
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    Hello everyone!!

    Guess what?? I have had this for over 10 years on/off, but with mine, it does not happen enough to really **** me off. Thank GOD! I've had numerous M.R.I.'s also, blood, etc..and have been told by my Psych that it is nerves/anxiety. Who knows? If you have had the tests, do not knock yourself out with worry. At least it comes and goes and is not an everyday occurence and does not last long when it does come along. I also have been on anti-dep and anxiety med's for over 15 years and do heavy computer work. Like I said, who knows? Anxiety, pinched nerves, at least it's not a serious problem. I can live with it. Hope I helped some! Take care and God Bless.
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    Old 01-31-2006, 12:09 PM   #48
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    Hey all! Cant believe i didnt find this sooner, i used to post on here when i first got anxiety. Anyways, about a year ago i started getting the tingling sensations. If someone were to take a feather and move it across small areas of my scalp, that is what my scalp tingles feel like. It drives me INSANE. It feels as though hairs are falling out and just falling other hairs, causing the tingling sensation..

    I get so afraid that it actually is hairs falling out that I dont want to shampoo my hair the next morning out of fear ill lose my hair.

    This tingling crap is so damn frustrating..it seems now to only come at night..sometimes i just want to take my hand and keep it tightly pressed against my scalp at night. I dont know what to do about it..i try to not concentrate on it, but the anticipation of it coming again leaves you focused on your scalp sensations.

    What I have noticed is that we all have had a history of anxiety and or anxiety attacks. We may have had anxiety for a while before the scalp tingling came along, but we all had it. This leads me to believe that it is in fact anxiety, even if we dont suffer from it as bad as we once did. I dont know what else it could be, unless it is in fact hairs falling out of our heads.
    I hate this crap..im always touching my head now or getting the urge to shake my head around. this is the WORST

     
    Old 05-04-2006, 09:04 AM   #49
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    I have had the same feeling the last few weeks. Nothing on my face, but slight burning/tingling on my scalp that is constant almost throughout the day with VERY light headaches (probably a 2 out of 10). I am kind of freaking out, but I am wondering it is too soon to go to the doctor. i am not taking any medication/ never have…what gives.

    After reading a lot of these posts I think it has been brought on by anxiety (at least I hope so). I friend of my fathers has had a rare blood disorder for the last 6 years, two weeks ago he was diagnosed with two inoperable brain tumors, and died this past Friday. Though I wasn’t really close to him, I have been thinking a lot about it in general; especially RIGHT before I go to bed. Hopefully this is what is causing it, but I can’t be sure which makes me more nervous, which probably continues to bring it on….round and round we go…PLEASE HELP!!

     
    Old 05-04-2006, 09:30 AM   #50
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    Mine has been better - on and off - since I wrote. I had a Spectracell test done - and it reported that I am very low on B12 (among many other vitamins and minerals due I think to the IBS eating issues).

    They say B12 is hard to absorb via pills, so I now have a B12 patch.

    I think my symptoms can best be described as migratory, peripheral neuropathy - and I have a feeling it is related to stress, IBS and menopause.

    Try getting a B12 shot or patch - and exercise. I never get it when I am exercising.

    And good luck!

     
    Old 05-05-2006, 12:01 AM   #51
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    I had something like this ,my scalp felt sore to the touch and one side of my face tingled and felt sore to the slightest touch.They found that I was clenching my teeth at night.TMJ was the result I got a mouth piece ,wore it at night, and it eventually went away. Hope this helped.booemmy

     
    Old 05-06-2006, 06:21 AM   #52
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    Hi all,
    I have had the most bizarre symptoms for two years now...burning tingling head, crawling from my neck up to my scalp, burning sinuses, eye pain, ear aches, tooth aches, jaw pain etc.....
    I had CTS, MRIs, scintographies etc...done but with little success. Then I got some viral results back...I tested positive for about 6 Herpes viruses of which 4 were somewhat active. I was labelled Chronic Fatigue for two years and now I know where it all blew in from. Viruses attack your nervous system. They will not show up on any imaging tests. I also have temporal artertis on the right side of my head which makes me a bit nervous in hot weather and under strenous physical work.
    The nerve pain is debilitating on days, I can live with the hands and feet, but the tingling head and bizarre head pressure, eye pain and jaw ache drive me insane. Pain killers do nothing and neurological meds turn me into a zombie.
    Anyway,
    Just another thought on what it could be from my own experience.
    TAke care

     
    Old 05-06-2006, 07:34 AM   #53
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    Wow - there are so many causes that you bring up - that we had not heard before..... What were the tests for the viruses? Are there any meds or homeopathic remedies that you have found that work?

    What is temporal arteris?

    Someone said cough medicine works for the tingling - have you tried that?

     
    Old 05-06-2006, 11:38 PM   #54
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    Hi there again,
    At first I was freaked out by the symptoms because carcinoma cancer has a special face tingling phenomenom as its symptom which is usually following a meal, drinking, or any excitement.
    I had cancer ruled out at the beginning also because of the general lymphedenopathy I had had.
    Once evrything obvious had been ruled out and nothing was left, one doctor finally took my advice to test for viruses (I had had a hunch for a while that it could be this) and HHV1, 2, EBV, CMV and HHV6 came back positive with the EBV and HHV6 being the highest. By the time the results came back I even underwent some form of liver hepatitis so the pain was excruciating. I am not an expert and I always forget which of the Herpes travels along your nerves (definitely Herpes Zoster(chicken pox)) and Herpes 1 I think (somebody correct me if I am wrong). I am a senisitive person so it seems that HHV1 or 2 have taken up momentum in the last three months but they will go unnoticed in most of the population. Doctors underestimate this and when I finally found a dr who would listen to me (a countless no. brushed me away as a lunatic) I was told that not many drs know what to do with this and prefer to send you to the shrink than take care of it. It may not be your problem but it has sure been an interesting road to discovering this problem for me over the past two years. The hell I had been through, all of the dental work I had done for nothing etc... I once had a herpes facialis (cold sore) strip across my entire chin a few years back and it seems that the location of it was stored in my nerve memory and the stress and EBV I had had in the past two years "re-awoke" it. It is literally travelling along the trigeminal nerve, from the 1st molar (which is healthy) to my ear and into my eye causing sinus disfunction, head pressure and facial tingling. The stage you all describe was a half a year ago for me when I thought the entire joke had reached its peak and I had all of my wisdoms removed because they were being blamed for it. On and off, my the sides of my face not only burn and tingle up to my temples but they go numb and cause me to lose 100 % control of my speech and to drool a bit. I have learnt how to control that situation now (I am a teacher) so it is not so depressing.
    Somebody mentioned IBS i their post which as a dr, would be a hint for me to test viruses. Once again, from all of my reading, IBS is connected with Herpes and Herpes are connected with CFS which is something that is difficult to diagnose.
    Temporal Arteritis is artery inflammation so basically I have a sharp lump on my right temple just where the hairline begins because the "temporal" artery is inflammed. I have had it for 6 months and it will not go away. It can cause numbness, vision problems and jaw pain as well. The whole incredible thing about this for me and the new dentist I have who actually cares to help is the way it is affecting my mouth. It has baffled dental clinics and had dentists send me away saying that maybe I am stressed and need a shrink. I am now in agony because of an experiment my ddt and I have started, root canaling my first left molar which seems to be sitting on a trigger point. He has opened Pandora's box. The tooth was healthy when he started and whatever is living underneath, he is not sure whether it is viral or bacterial is causing excruciating pain and the trigeminal neuralgia on the left side.
    It has been a long road and recovery is far away...I see it more like learning to live with it at the moment which is difficult because it all comes and goes as it pleases. I have been given Neurological meds and one of them is quite good because it doesn't have any severe side effects and B Complex is a must. I have always leaned towards herbs so I drink a lot of herbal teas. When I feel the "attack coming" on it is best to relax and I find that the symptoms are less severe then.
    What other symptoms do you have? Before it starts, do you feel like a "load" is coming on? That will help determine whether or not it is appropriate to have your viral titers checked.
    Please write a bit more about your symptoms.
    Thanks....this really does interest me. The human body is precious and fascinating thing.

     
    Old 07-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #55
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    I have something strange happen when I eat spicy foods. I was a cook for like 20 years. I always joked something was spicy enough because my head was tingling. It happened the most when eating chili. Some other spicy things would set it off. It did not have to be very hot spicy to set it off. It would last for about 30 min and go away. Does anyone else have this problem

     
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    spicy food had no effect on me but did have tingling on left side of face1/2 way accross face a cat scan showed a 1.6cet tumor no headaches or other tumor effects I am to have # 5 of 6 chemo on tuesday am doing great but numbness and or tingling need to be checked out
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    Old 07-13-2006, 08:16 AM   #57
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    Hi ALL:

    OK - Spicy foods I cannot eat at all (no interest and no stomach for it).

    What is helping me is that I had a spectra cell test - where they culture your cells and find out what vitamins and minerals you are low on. In my case, after 13 years of IBS (now symptom free with acacia fiber) I was 35 - 85% deficient(!) in things like B6 and B12. That has gotten me to look at pernicious anemia as a possible cause. I am compiling info. for the neurologist - who I see again on the 18th - but that to me is looking like what it is that I "have." And PS - it is exacerbated by stress - I can almost bring on symptoms, by thinking about it!

    Have a nice day - and go see Al Gore's movie - he is RIGHT about what is happening to our weather - and we are all affected by this heat (and rain and flooding and changes.) Our bodies are telling us that something is up.

     
    Old 12-04-2006, 11:19 PM   #58
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    Hi everyone,

    I sure am glad I found this post. I too have been experiencing this tingling forehead/scalp phenomenon and it has been freaking me out. It started a couple weeks ago after a long night of sitting infront of my computer screen. the next day it just felt like a headache, but the next few days brought on the tingling. It went away for a few days and then recently came back. It seems to worse at night (which makes it so hard to sleep). Also like most others i suffer from anxiety and anxiety attacks. These two things do not go together well. i have been up for nights filled with anxiety regarding the tingling (which is also on the left side) and I'm so afraid it may be something serious (because every few pages of posts I come across someone who warns of brain tumors). my anxiety has caused me to go to the emergency room a few times in the past and I simply cannot afford it. Although, I can't afford not to go either because what if this is the one time that i should have gone. Wow, this is all very stressful. Good luck everyone.

     
    Old 12-05-2006, 01:09 PM   #59
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    You should just go to your primary care physician and ask for medicine management of your anxiety and ask if he can order a scan for your head because you are concerned about tumor. This is much less expensive than a trip to the ER and you don't have to pay the doc bill all at once, just make sure you pay something, even if its 5 bucks a month... of course try to pay as much as you can, but by paying something they can't take you to collections, you could even call their billing number and set up a payment plan probably. Good Luck to you and God Bless.

     
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    Hi y'all - great to discover many with identical symptoms - helps me to realize that (1) I'm not crazy & (2) I might be able to make it better! Quick bio & history: 43 year old guy, married, kids, last 18.5 years at Umungous Pkg Shipping company on computers, 3 yrs before that on computers, then USMC; overall healthy, generally good diet, not that good at the excercise!

    First neuro related problem 9/2004 when I spent 4 solid days (and I mean solid, with little movement) on PC at desk. 5th day (friday) started vacation. Drove a few hours to vacation site, went to sign into hotel and could not hold or control the pen, nevermind try to sign my name. Was a little scared. This continued for next 5 days, worse before better. Other symptoms were that left hand was almost as bad, both forearms felt as if they were extremely swollen, but no visual/physical change to forearms. After return from vacation, went to Dr who chkd me out and said was "Computer Related Syndrome" (which I have started to look for on web), recommended to neck stretching & don't sit at PC for any more than 20-30 minute intervals. I have not spent "solid" time on PC since and have not had re-occurence.

    Roll forward to 10/2006 (5 months ago), I began getting the left scalp tingling that the majority of people in this thread describe. Also more frequent headaches, usually temporal and sore eyes. Also first time I felt like I had heart attack (very scary), have had chest pressure/discomfort on and off since, but also have a sinus infection (now clearing up since I finally went to Dr who has me on Amox). Still chest symptoms, sinus clearing up, tingles on and off always (like right now).

    So, from what you're all saying, would you say the tingling is not going to completely go away, but that I can relieve it some if I lower stress and anxiety?

    Thanks! ßß

     
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