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PLEASE tell me someone else has had this happened...
Ever since I was little, every so often my head would pop. Sometimes I could catch it before it did, and usually it involved quickly turning my head or raising it up. When it pops I can hear it and it starts to burn and feel warm inside but after a few minutes it will go away. It hasn't happened in quite sometime, and I'm now 26, but it's so painful that I can actually remember the last time it happened. I have searched and searched and can't find any information on this topic. I found a few other people that have asked the same question with no answers. I'm healthy and I don't guess it's serious...but I'm hoping it doesn't mean anything could happen that is serious in the future.
Ya this happens to me to, i actually did it today. Its like i go to turn my head fast a certain way it like pops. And ya it hurts pretty bad sometimes, but goes away. Id also like to know *** this is.
Wow....I was so excited to see a reply, but I was hoping it would offer some answers!!!!! Glad to know I'm not the only one though!!!!!!!!!!
lol, damnit, now after reading this post, its *********** happened 3 times today, which is very outta the blue. GDNIT

Sorry i couldn't be of any help though. :P It also happens to my mom as well.
I am new to this site and found it by searching the net for a reason why my brain "pops" or "zaps" once in a while. Most of my search results were tied to withdrawal symptoms from various anti-depressants, but I've never taken any drugs (except birth control pills). I read Sweetpuffs posting and found her experiences were the closest to mine.

I'm a non-smoker, non-drinker (except some social wine/beer), non-drug user (ever), healthy 41 yr old. However, ever since I was little I sometimes feel an electrical shock in the back or sides of my head. It goes in streaks. Sometimes I have about 5-6 over a 2 week period. Otherwise, it might only happen 1-2 times a year. It's always a quick 1 second jolt, but it's strength varies. Sometimes it's weak, but sometimes it's pretty strong and I find myself saying "OW!" and have to rub the spot. It's usually pops in a very small spot, but sometimes I can feel it "travel" a few inches like a lightening bolt. I can never anticipate it, it just happens.

I mentioned it to a general practioner once and he asked if I get dizzy (no), lose muscle control (no) or show any other major symptom (no). Then he shrugged and said it was probably nothing to worry about. I thought it was lame, but it's not dibilitating or anything so I've never sought another opinion. I'm just curious as to why it happens, if it happens to others, is it something I should monitor more regularly.

So thanks, Sweetpuff, at least I feel like I'm not the only one! I'm sorry I don't have any explainations for these broken synapses. I'm hopeful others will post their experiences.
Hey there. Actually I've had this problem since I was very, very young...under 5, so it's not a degenerative problem and shouldn't be from posture b/c mine is excellant as well is my health. So, it's perplexing! However, my mother recommends the same book you did for neck/back injuries. She suffered a broken back and my brother nearly broke his next and the doctor recommended the book to him.
Nope, my parents never worked in or lived near any kind of chemical plant and my father was never in service. We don't live in a large, polluted city either. So, I'm still stumped, :confused: haha. Thanks for all the possible reasons though!!!
golfmom:

I joined the list to look for things just like you mentioned. What it is, I don't know. But I know that I experience the same things that you do. "zaps", "jolts", "shocks", whatever that come and go real quickly. All the research I've done says it's not serious. Brain tumors have much more debilitating symptoms, and these things are not debilitating, just annoying. I had them when I came off of Paxil for about 3 months, but have not been on meds for 6 months and am getting them again.

All the research I've done says - stress and anxiety. They can do weird things to your body. And that would make sense because I've been under a lot of them both lately.

What they are, I don't know. However, after reading and reading, I'm no longer concerned that it's a serious problem. Hang in there, and I'll bet they go away.
[QUOTE=SweetPuff]PLEASE tell me someone else has had this happened...
Ever since I was little, every so often my head would pop. Sometimes I could catch it before it did, and usually it involved quickly turning my head or raising it up. When it pops I can hear it and it starts to burn and feel warm inside but after a few minutes it will go away. It hasn't happened in quite sometime, and I'm now 26, but it's so painful that I can actually remember the last time it happened. I have searched and searched and can't find any information on this topic. I found a few other people that have asked the same question with no answers. I'm healthy and I don't guess it's serious...but I'm hoping it doesn't mean anything could happen that is serious in the future.[/QUOTE]
I have actually had something almost similiar to you, kind of feels like a spasm in the lower back of your head? First time I had one was back in 86, I have had probley 4 or 5 my whole life, but yes it hurts and honestly it freaks me out everytime I have one.. I just had one a few weeks ago actually
I have never received any information about it and I havent never mentioned it to a doctor. If you find anything out, Id like to know.





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