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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I'm getting occasional sensations in my head like light

Customer Question

i'm getting occasional sensations in my head like light numbness like my sunglasses are on my head but they aren't.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 12 days ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Where exactly are these sensations located and how long do they last?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
the sides and seconds and if i rub my head they tend to go away i also have anxiety /panic issues so always a guess which came first
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 12 days ago.

And how often do you get them?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
today i am getting them frequently but i feel anxious
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
ok your scaring me
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
are you a neurologist?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 12 days ago.

Yes I am but I don't know why you're suddenly scared--just getting some needed information

Did they just start happening today?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
because i'm a nervous nelly and always think the worst like i'm having an aneurysm or someyhing
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
i've had forehead numbness in the past and the side of head sensation a few times off and on in the past couple weeks
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 12 days ago.

I understand

First off this is in no way a leaking aneurysm--they simply don't present like this

At most these are variant migraine headaches--the aura (tingling) occurring without the actual headache

Nothing at all serious and nothing to worry about

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
would it be bad if i developed a headache with it? can these be part of anxiety?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 12 days ago.

No, then it would just be a classical migraine

And yes, part of this is definitely from your anxiety

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
sometimes i get this zing like sensation ??
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 12 days ago.

Just a variant migraine--nothing serious