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It's a nerve, your shiver travels along the nerve path. The medical term is paresthesia, in the hands and feet it's referred to as "pins and needles" but on the head and scalp, full of nerves and sensitive blood vessels, it feels softer, like shivers or tingling. It's usually nothing scary but if the shivers move into your face, or become painful, tell your doctor immediately. It could be the beginning of Bell's Palsy or shingles.

High levels of adrenaline in the body from the chronic stress of anxiety wears you down, lowers your immune system, elevates inflammation and can cause even more problems with brain chemistry, resulting in more anxiety and depression. It's a vicious circle. It can also cause gastroparesis (slowed digestion) and all the troubles that bad digestion brings.

Make sure you're getting all your B-vitamins, they're important for nerve health and are often lacking in people with chronic illness of any kind. I take a B-vit mix just for chronic stress, Naturemade Stress B Complex.

I just remembered - I got weird head shivers years ago after quitting smoking, I had them everyday for months. They seemed to start in my sinus then move to the top and down the back of my head. It was kinda creepy feeling.

Brain Zaps are a withdrawal symptom of anti-depressants and/or benzos (Valium, Ativan, Xanax) it feels like electricity, popping or exploding, and is accompanied by nausea, vomiting and headache.