"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?

@kay71

I had this and mine was caused from Effexor. I researched myself and stopped the drug then never had another brain zap again.

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Wow. Glad you got relief. I went to ER this morning and they did CT scan and blood work. Everything was clear. They gave me a cocktail of drugs they use for migraines and the pain subsided. Home now and getting them sporadically but not as intense. They said it was a variation of a migraine or a damaged or pinched nerve. Hopefully I’ll get some answers when I see neurologist.

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I just started having this too! It is the weirdest thing and makes me feel like I’m crazy. I get this sharp pain in the top, left side of my head. Almost like I am being electrocuted. It lasts a second or too but then my scalp is very sore to the point where if I part my hair there it really bothers me. Do you have any other medical issues? The reason I ask is because I had muscle weakness a year ago that is resolving and I’m scared this could be related some how.

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I also agree that it is not a migraine and only in my scalp.

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@alarsen828

I just started having this too! It is the weirdest thing and makes me feel like I’m crazy. I get this sharp pain in the top, left side of my head. Almost like I am being electrocuted. It lasts a second or too but then my scalp is very sore to the point where if I part my hair there it really bothers me. Do you have any other medical issues? The reason I ask is because I had muscle weakness a year ago that is resolving and I’m scared this could be related some how.

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No, I have zero medical issues. I feel like there is no answer.

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@chipp123

No, I have zero medical issues. I feel like there is no answer.

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What about neck problems?

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