Weird Head Sensations

Posted by emilyr @emilyr, Sep 3 7:06am

I have been experiencing strange sensations in my head since I had my son, who is now 11 years old. These sensations feel wavy and like my brain is going to just shut off. I feel like I have to do things to keep myself alert or it will just shut down. Recently, I began experiencing internal shaking or vibrations. They’re not visible outside, but inside I just want to crawl out of my skin. It seems to start at the nape of my neck and my brain feels like it’s shaking and it moves down throughout my entire body. It’s worse at night when I’m trying to fall asleep. A couple times lately I’ve broken out in hives at night with it. I am currently only taking Prilosec and some vitamins. I am extremely sensitive to all psyche meds (sertraline, trazadone, Ativan) and cannot take them due to the side effects I experience. I have cut gluten out of my diet which seemed to help, I have Hashimoto’s, but no other known conditions. I can’t get into a neurologist until December. I am miserable and scared. I’m only 35 years old and this is a terrible way to exist. I feel alone and like I’m crazy. Has anyone else ever experienced this? This is not just anxiety, something else is happening.

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@emilyr, clearly something is not right. I'm glad that you will be consulting with a neurologist. Here are a few discussions where people have discussed similar symptoms. Perhaps reading these related discussions may help your further research into what is going on.

– GI Disorder and Internal Shaking
– Head sensations, Crackling noise, Pain in head:
– Internal Body Tremors and Tinnitus:
– Thyroid? Or something else? Constant internal shakiness:

I suggest starting a journal between now and your upcoming appointment. Take note of your symptoms, grade them from 1-3 in intensity level, mark down any additional information like what you were doing at the time, time of day, what you ate, etc. This will help you to discover patterns and triggers to share with the doctor.

What possible conditions has your primary care doctor been able to rule out? Since you are unable to take your psyche meds due to increased sensitivity to them, how are you managing your anxiety? Are you able to use helpful apps or listen to music to reduce your worry?

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