"Electric Shock" type pain in my scalp!
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?
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I read the healthline article and my symptoms tend to follow the middle ear description and I have been told my tubes are more horizontal.
I do follow the prevention methods pretty regularly. What I don’t do regularly is use swimmers ear drops after swimming…I tend to only use them in the winter.
Good for you for following the prevention tips. If you swim regularly, you may think about the ear drops or ask your doctor about swimmer’s ear prevention tips.
When I wrote I had no shooting pains today I spoke too soon. They started up again shortly after I typed the above. If it continues or gets worse I’ll go to the doctor and they’ll likely tell me I have an ear infection.
Sounds like trigeminal nerve.pain which I’ve had for years. It’s so painful that even the water in the shower hitting my scalp is so bad. I’ve found no one who has any suggestions for relief. My multiple sclerosis neurologist feels it’s due to my MS.. .
I went to the doctor and he says my ears are all clear. The pain has been horrible the last two nights. I’ve had that happen before where when I go in the ears look fine and then I go back a couple of days later and voila…ear infection. He gave me a prescription for some antibiotic so I’ll take that and see if it helps.
You were my first hit and I couldn’t believe your description EXACTLY fit the description of my symptoms; shocking pain that makes me scream, grunt, flinch and swear. I thought the worst (embolism) that an artery had swollen an was about to burst in my scalp. In the last 2 days, the pain moved from the left side of my scalp above the ear to the right side of my head slightly above and behind my ear.
Maybe related,For the last 6 days, I’ve been treating a nasty infection in my prostate- yuch- related?- don’t know. I do know that some of my lymph nodes got active.( Using “doxycycline” to knock it out). Maybe the antibiotic is related too?
This pain, what ever its source, causes stress and shortness of breath. I may be imagining this, but I perceive it trying to override my pacemaker!.
getting old ain’t for sissies………….
I’m experiencing the same thing and have before about a year ago. I’m beginning to wonder if it isn’t a result of the weather/pressure. (We went from 70* to 50* in a couple of hours during the day and the pressure is awful.) If it lasts much longer I’ll be seeing doc, as it is incredible aggravating. It stems from the sinuses I believe.
Any thoughts regarding this would be appreciated!
I do believe from many experiences and conversations with doctors that there can be a relationship between weather pressure, Trigeminal neuralgia and sinus issues. I think you are on the right track to see a doctor, particularly one who specializes in oral-facial pain./
Trying to solve and analyze ones own self with information online can, at times, lead to even more serious issues. I, for one, do not recommend doing thus as many health issues can mimic another. Arrive at a doctor’s office telling him/her you know what is wrong by what you read online can well lead you in a direction you may not benefit from-only a comment.