"Electric Shock" type pain in my scalp!

Posted by Deby @deby, Aug 17, 2011

It feels like someone is touching my scalp with an electric wire or prod. Like a “zap” and then it takes a few seconds to get over it. It happens 2 or more times per MINUTE! It lastes for a couple of days usually and when it goes away it takes a few more days for my scalp not to be sore. I don’t know how many times a year it occurs but when it does, like today, it drives me crazy. I walk around making weird faces and people stare at me. They think I have a headache or migrain but I don’t, the pain is only on my scalp not IN my head. Sometimes the shocks occur over and over for a minute, then go back to 2 or more times per minute. It’s the weirdest thing and I can’t wait for it to be over. I never know when it’s going to occur or what brings it on. Anyone ever heard of something like this?

@vbeachboomer

I have the same problem. I just got over an episode that lasted about 5 days. It keeps me up all night when it happens. The only thing I’ve found that helps is Extra Strength Tylenol about every 4 hours. I last had it happen 4 months ago. Both my primary physician & my neurologist say it’s from my sinuses. But I don’t think they understand the type of pain. The sharp shooting pain causes me to make a face & grab the spot. It stops but I know it will come again soon. Mine usually starts in my ear. Then it will move to the top of my scalp, the side of my scalp, the base of my skull. It just comes on suddenly. I have no idea why. Help!!

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@vbeachboomer Are you sure it isnt Menier,s or tinnitus ?I have this it hums n my ear but can go to top of head and go to other ear my sinuses feel full but thats a different problem For this I use a nedi pot to clean them out but don't know what to do for the ringing.Anyone have any suggestions?

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Said it was probably trimingal neuralgia. Not sure of spelling. Take Alleive for a few days if that doesn't work would have to try another thing. It worked took alleve generic after two days gone. Kept taking for 1 week hasn't returned.

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@deby

No, if I had insurance I’d go but…..that’s why I am looking on line.

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Taking a generic alleve for a week 2 times a day got rid of mine. All are not that lucky.

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Thank you I will have her try that..

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@dkeedoo

Said it was probably trimingal neuralgia. Not sure of spelling. Take Alleive for a few days if that doesn't work would have to try another thing. It worked took alleve generic after two days gone. Kept taking for 1 week hasn't returned.

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@dkeedoo thanks I,ll have to try it.

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@sandytoes14

Hi @megamom Welcome to Connect! It helps to know that others are going through similar things as us. For me personally, it confirmed that my pain was not, pardon the pun, ‘in my head’. I have had what I call a hypersensitivity at times when I would wash my face, but it really is painful. You mention that you have seen doctors have not been able to give you a diagnosis for this awful pain. Have you seen a neurologist? Also, have you reported your headaches this week to the doctor who administered your steroid injection?

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THE EFFECTS YOU ARE FEELING ARE FROM NANOPARTICLES. WASH YOUR HEAD WITH DR.BRONNERS AND BORAX. SOAK IN A BATH WITH BORAX SALT sea salt VINEGAR. THOSE ARE POCKETS OF NANO REACTING TO YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND THE SMART METERS WHILE YOU SLEEP

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@alicialibbey

THE EFFECTS YOU ARE FEELING ARE FROM NANOPARTICLES. WASH YOUR HEAD WITH DR.BRONNERS AND BORAX. SOAK IN A BATH WITH BORAX SALT sea salt VINEGAR. THOSE ARE POCKETS OF NANO REACTING TO YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND THE SMART METERS WHILE YOU SLEEP

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@alicialibbey you know its all over the news about cell phones and the radiation so close to your brain you maybe on to something.

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This may sound odd, however check your electricity meter to make sure it is not emitting radiation. Some of them do-. If so, you can put a cover over it. Electrical pulsing- I remember reading something about that. It is worth a try if it will make you feel better. They have radiation testers that can be purchased.

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Thank you I will try that.. Although I have got my daughter medical marijuana and it has been a life saver!!

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Do you have any other symptoms? Years ago my wife was suffering from depression, body changes (weight loss), and similar feelings in her head. All the doctors said she had mental issues that had to be dealt with therapy. It turned out to be hypoglycemia which is a result of blood sugar swings. Apparently various organs react when blood sugar is very low in such a way as to release chemicals into the blood stream which can affect other areas of the body. A simple diet change fixed all of this. This probably isn't the cause of your pain but you can never say never in the medical world.

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My daughter is the one that has this.. Around the age of 13 she was diagnosed with rsd/crps you might want to look that up.. She had ulcers, gastroparesis I could name a lot more.. I have a a few doctors say it's all her in her head.. but she saw a neurologist when she was 13 and then another dr rheumatologist other doc to confirm.. The ones who said it was all in her head actually didn't take her ins. so that was the reason.. Yeah my daughter has so many different things.. I am glad your wife is doing goo now. A few months ago with no doctors giving her relief at all I made the decision to try medical marijuana and it has been a life saver honestly.. I am so by the book it took me a few months after to talking with a friend that is using it to finally try it and I don't regret it// Hope you guys have a wonderful night..

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@danibec31

My daughter is the one that has this.. Around the age of 13 she was diagnosed with rsd/crps you might want to look that up.. She had ulcers, gastroparesis I could name a lot more.. I have a a few doctors say it's all her in her head.. but she saw a neurologist when she was 13 and then another dr rheumatologist other doc to confirm.. The ones who said it was all in her head actually didn't take her ins. so that was the reason.. Yeah my daughter has so many different things.. I am glad your wife is doing goo now. A few months ago with no doctors giving her relief at all I made the decision to try medical marijuana and it has been a life saver honestly.. I am so by the book it took me a few months after to talking with a friend that is using it to finally try it and I don't regret it// Hope you guys have a wonderful night..

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Hi:
What does rad mean

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@redhead63

Hi:
What does rad mean

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rsd mean

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@lioness

@alicialibbey you know its all over the news about cell phones and the radiation so close to your brain you maybe on to something.

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The effects of devices that radiate like cell phones, radio transmitters, etc. have been extensively studied for decades. All valid studies concluded that there were no side effects from using these devices. Does that mean they are totally safe? At least with what we know to look at and test for they appear to be safe. Also given the millions of people using these devices if there were serious side effects they would have shown up already in epidemic proportions. Time and how we advance technologically will ultimately determine if cell phones are a concern in regards to human health.

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@redhead63

Hi:
What does rad mean

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Rsd also called Crps.. Complex regional pain syndrome Is very hard to explain.. My daughter has pain in almost all of her body.. there are certain places on her body you can't touch due to the pain.. Honestly it would take me forever to write down what it is and what is means lol Check out http://www.rsd .com and will give you all kinds of info.. Also thank you so much for asking what it is.. Not a lot of people don't care enough to even ask etc..

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