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    Old 03-02-2007, 09:47 AM   #61
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    I am finding that mine may be related to menopause - estrogen cream really takes the edge off of it. From having it daily for a few months - I am now down to an occasional twinge - maybe once or twice a month? (related to if I have used th cream that day or not.) Obviously you don't have menopause -but it might be hormones (and computer and stress.)

    And just for the record - with this and anything else I have ever had (especially IBS) - no test or doctor has ever given me a correct diagnosis or test or cure. I've done it all on my own (and with you all on the internet!)

    Heather Van Vorous has the answer to IBS by the way.... just look her up.

    xxo LHT

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    Old 04-27-2007, 11:03 AM   #62
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    Originally Posted by bbithead View Post
    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?

    Hi BB

    I feel the same way too. I thought I was the only one in this world who has all these funny feelings. It feels like ants craawling inside your scalp.

    My symtom starts with facial numbness in 2001. I was all stressed up with works and young children in the family. My symtom has gone on and off during these few years. At the beginning, I don't quite understand how it starts and ends.

    Last year I started having this slight blurr vision in the morning and dry eyes and bloated eyes too.

    Went to see eye doctors they mentioned nothing wrong till I insisted on my symtons then they did a dry eye checkup for me and found I was experiencing dry eyes. My dry eyes continue on. I also have this strengthless left arms and left side chest pain sometimes since beginning of this year.
    Just few months ago I start feeling the tingling effect on top of my left scalp areas. I also feel some itchness inside my left ear. Really feels like so many ants inside my ears and crawling towards my lef scalp.

    Went to do a full body scan. Went on some diet and fasting.

    I am taking this "extent vision" from vitamin research, I now feel better for my eyes problem.
    I am taking "ultrabone" from Source Natural. It is quite good.

    I am also taking EFA, a kind of fish oil. I feel better less sensation on top of my scalp.

    I think it is alot to do with stress and computer work. I spend lots of hours in front of computer as well. I do experience better health if I am off the computer the whole day.

    I am taking some taichi classes right now. It really help me alot for relaxing.

    I think health lifestyle is the best cure of all medicine.
    I have to find a way to balance our lives.

    It is not easy. I know. It is worthwhile to try to keep it up....

    Nice to come to the Health Board to see so many people are having similar problems. At least I now do not feel so alone.

    Take care. God Bless all of us.

    Old 05-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #63
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    Can someone please give some advice on how to treat this condition?? It seems as though its very difficult to treat because it could be a number of different reasons causing the tingling sensation on the scalp.
    I've been suffering from this for the last 5 years on and off. Seems only to come on when im really stressed out or tired. Also staring into a computer screen for a long period of time doesnt help either.
    I have bad posture as well. I get neck pain that sometimes feels as though its coming from my ears. The tingling crawling sensation is only over the left side of my scalp. My eyes water alot and i tend to sweat excessively when exercising around this area of my scalp.
    Anyone with advice would be much appreciated

    Old 05-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #64
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    Hi, read my story, massive tingling and pulsations. But I had the sensations inside my head, not on top of the skull.

    Old 05-04-2007, 01:13 AM   #65
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    My sensations are on the skull just below the skin like other people have experienced and tends to come and go isnt there permanately. I just want to know is relaxation my best bet to get rid of it or should I go on to some prescribed medication?? I do have problems with stress and tension im begining to think its related.

    Old 05-09-2007, 11:22 PM   #66
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    Ok this afternoon I seen a Dr about the tingling crawling sensation over my scalp. I also told him about my excessive sweating in these same areas that I get this perculiar annoying sensation. The Dr informed me that it's actually a skin problem possibly brought on by stress. He asked me if I had eczema as a kid which I did and said it's related to that as well. This is the first Dr that has ever put it down to this. As far as I can see not many Dr's have any idea how to diagnose this condition. If anyone has this problem when you go to the Dr ask him/her to treat it as a skin condition avoid taking antidepresants or anxiety drugs.
    Good luck!!

    Old 08-04-2007, 12:05 AM   #67
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    I am experiencing tingling in the scalp and also a tight burning sensation there is no redness only a bit of dandruff where the centre part is and on the temples whenever I exercise or get hot I experience hair loss also whenever I eat hot food I experience the same unpleasent sensations is this related to anxiety I have had ETS surgery to correct hyperhidrosis and not sure if this has anything to do with it

    Old 10-28-2007, 11:45 AM   #68
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    Have you had an mri, I too have that curious annoying tingling feeling on my scalp and around my eyes. I have a bulging disc in my neck and the neurosurgeon assures me that it is not causing this sensation'. excercise has helped, good luck

    Old 11-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #69
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    Re: Numbness and tingling on scalp

    It is such a relief to find a website like this and finally connect all my problems together.

    I too have been having the tingling, crawling, pulsating feeling in the right side of my head and the burning, fullness and tingling in the ears.

    The illnesses i have got are as follows:

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (a weakness in the secondary nervous system) in my right leg, back, neck and left wrist, which causes stiffness, pain, aches etc. Have had this for nearly nine years.

    Depression for nine years as well causing panic attacks, stress, anxiety and tension all over my body.

    Eczema. Have had a recurring rash under my right eye for over 15 years now, this time it is lasting longer and only just found out that it was eczema and am currently taking cream for it.

    Went to see the doctor last week for the problem in my head and she told me it was stress and put me on a higher dosage of anti-depressants, as yet it has not gone but does feel slightly better. I also if I'm occupying myself I don't even feel it and also don't get it when I first wake up or usually not when I'm standing up right, it's when I sit down and start thinking about it it comes back then I get anxious then it get's worse. Stress has also caused my neck and shoulders to get very tense which the doctor says can also bring on the problem in my head.

    Also it is good to see a previous post mentioning eczema can be a cause of it as well and I also sit long hours in the front of a computer and have very bad posture.

    Well I can finally link all my problems together to this head problem.

    Also has anyone tried doing this: get your hand halfway between you jaw and your neck on the side of the pain and lift your skin up, I have tried that and it completly goes also a nice soothing massage around your spine, neck and shoulders helps the pain disappear.

    Anyway hope I have helped as you have helped me.

    Thank you and take care of yourselfs.

    Old 11-20-2007, 01:36 PM   #70
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    I have many of these same symptoms. Been happening for 5 months now. I researched the net and many of these symptoms can be from several different things. Though, I do believe I have found what mine is from. I suffer from the sensation of bugs crawling in my hair, face, and ears/ like an itchy feeling. It is worse in those areas. Though it is pretty much my entire body, but not as bad as those areas. Sometimes sharp nerve pain in my eyes. My arms and hands has it good, but not as severe as from the neck up as I described earlier. Tingling in my hands and feet. And sharp sensations at times like I am being stabbed in my legs. Burning sensations in my hands, legs, arms, and ears. Pins and Needles in feet hands basically all over. I went to my chiropractor for back and neck pain, I had these symptoms but I didn't mention it I didn't think it was related. Though after some discussion with him of what had happened to me and my symptoms described above, and an MRI it was clear as to what is causing this. In April of 2006 I totalled out my car. At the time I didn't realize I had whiplash. (they say it dosn't get you until later). I was in pain after the accident but it went away after a couple of days. Then about 4 months later I slipped and fell down the stairs and hit my forehead on the window ledge at the bottom. Jarring my head and neck backwards (apparently making the whiplash that I didn't know I had worse). That is the time I noticed the symptoms of crawling, tingling, pins and needles, and the other symptoms (but I didn't put all together at that time). Anyway, I had an MRI and I have 5 bulging disks in the C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7 of my cervical spine (neck). The chiropractor says these disks are pressing on my nerves causing these very annoying and at times quite painful sensations. His recommendation, get the inflammation down by using and ice bag (10 inch blue ones), and wearing it on my neck and back for hours on end. My neck and back are in such bad shape it is difficult to get the inflammation down, as I do sit at a computer all day. I wear the ice on my back at work for 5 to 6 hours a day. And at night, I sleep on the ice on my neck. It is difficult to wear it during the day on my neck, unless I am at home in comfortable chair that I can lean back on to hold the ice in place. I use a girdle type thing to strap the ice on my back. I look like a hunchback (I wear two bags on my back, one on the lower, and on in the middle), but I don't care. I just wan't these horrible sensations to go away. Like someone else has mentioned, it has effected my social life, as I am always rubbing my skin or scratching at my head, rubbing my face. Not very attractive and embarrasing for me. I am relying on my chiropractor to help me. Surgery is out of the question. If I was an at home body and didn't have to work, I would be recovering faster. As I could use the ice a lot more and the imflammation would go away faster. My chiropractor cannot adjust my neck and back with inflammation. It is too stiff to even get it to adjust and I am learning what to do and what not to do to aggravate it and make it worse or make it take me a step back. But, we are working on it, I see him twice a week. Hope this information has been of help to the ones reading it. It may very well be your buldging disks, if you have some. A good term for this is called Neuropathophysiology.

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    Old 11-22-2007, 09:22 PM   #71
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    thank-you for posting your stories. After sticking them under my husbands nose to read, and telling him see I am not crazy, now I am in tears, I am so relieved to find some kind of lead to my pain. I am 38 and have parkinsons and rheumatoid arthritis, and alot of other medical problems, some unexplained.
    I can know take some information to my neurologist, I haven't seen him in awhile and I have avoided other Drs. because they find me interesting until they can't figure me out.
    A few years ago I took a fall and had a cervical sprain, I have fell on it a few times since and over the years after showing it to my neurologist who didn't seem interested, I just got used to keeping my neck warm in the winter and dealing with it. I am on so many pills the last thing I wanted was more, muscle relaxers make me loopy and in pain, and I have weird reactions to medication- anyway for the past 6 months things ahve been stressful, I can feel my neck and shoulders swelling up, but then I started waking up from a sound sleep screaming in pain. it feels like a rubberband is wound tight around my head and a burning sensation, along with my hair actually hurting, my husband got annoyed and I just could not make hime understand how bad the pain was, I would stick my head in water-take 3 tylenol, 2 cups of coffee and fall back asleep, sometimes I would wake up 2-3 times in 6 hours, one night he had to get up early for work and I was trying to be quiet, barely able to see straight- and I woke him, I was in agony, he was angry, so while I stood with my head under the water waiting for my coffee, I just couldn't take it anymore, I actually shaved my hair off- I DO NOT recommend it but I could not believe how great I felt, my family was so mad at me, they thought I was a lunatic- maybe I am- but my pain is REAL!!!!!!!! Thank-you so much

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    Hello All,

    I have found some relief knowing that so many others suffer from similar sensations. I am; however, sorry that you all are going through this. I've suffered from anxiety/panic disorder/depression for about 5-6 years now. About a month and a half ago I had a panic attack and hyperventilated myself into the ER. Since then I've had severe anxiety brought on by panic disorder (disorder in which your body anticipates panic creating anxiety about panicking).

    About three weeks ago I got a headache that last two days, it wasn't particularly severe, it felt like a tension headache (I get these a lot around PMS, or before or after my period). I didn't have any ibuprofen, so I took Tylenol instead. Didn't help a bit. It finally went away when I got some ibuprofen. The only weird part about the headache were these small (not very severe) shooting pains on the left side of my head. Since then they haven't gone away. They have lessened in severity and occurrence, but are now accompanied by this bizarre tingling and itchiness of my scalp. The pains are primarily on the left side, but have also occurred on the right. The tingling; however, is ONLY on the left side. During my two-day long headache I was rather anxious, because I've never had a headache last that long, and having health-related anxiety, I automatically began panicking that it was a tumor/aneurysm/whatever.

    I'm not medicated, don't care to be, and am going through cognitive-behavioral therapy with a psychologist. He has assured me that anxiety/stress can cause some of the scariest and most bizarre physical symptoms. I am a graphic designer, and spend hours everyday in front of a computer, I also have terrible neck, jaw and upper back pain...I've had this since I can remember. I have wisdom teeth moving in, which will need to be removed soon.

    I am 22 years old, and otherwise quite healthy, according to my doctors. I have a good pulse, and my blood pressure is generally between 96/52 and 108/67...pretty low, but they say it's healthy. I really do believe that anxiety and constant tension of the body can cause horrible physical symptoms, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the cause of a lot of your complaints.

    I figure, if I'm able to enjoy a small amount of things still, and I'm not dead yet, that there's no sense in letting myself fall into a deep depression about it. Yes, it sucks, but it's your life and you can't let these things control it. Try distracting yourself, try coming to terms with the sensations, and maybe it'll improve. I truly feel for you guys. I've had panic/anxiety so badly before that I was afraid to take showers because I thought I would drown/suffocate. I couldn't leave my apartment to even go get the mail because I was so afraid (of what, I have no idea). IBS is a common symptom among anxiety sufferers, so if that has any connection to the sensations of the scalp (as stated in one of your posts), it would not surprise me, again, if anxiety is the root cause. Luckily, there is medication-free treatment. I would look into Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. It's helped me immensely.

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