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Brain shocks
Feb 10, 2011
Hi all, new to the site. :wave:

I'm currently having what people call "electric shocks" in my brain, located in the back of my head to the right. It's like very short pulse of electricity zapping in one focused part of my brain. Sort of feels like someone is sticking an ice pick in there and pulling it out super quick.

I am not on any anxiety meds or any meds of that kind, I am 26 and in good shape. I don't drink or smoke. On birth control pills (Gianvi).

They don't happen very often -- I can go months without them, but then they appear out of no where...

I want to say they happen mostly when I am fatigued, stressed, or have a headache (which I have right now).

They last only a second or two, I have no aura sensation, no tingling after or numbness, no side effects other than it stops me from speaking during the shock and I sometimes twitch if it's a big one. My eyes feel like they get bigger. It literally last for such a short time that I can barely catch what's going on!

When I press with my fingers on the part of my head that feels like it is the site of the shocks, it feels extremely tender and sometimes it triggers the shocks to happen again.

They have been on and off for a few years now -- sometimes when I am stressed, sometimes randomly for no reason when I feel happy and doing a normal activity.

Are these small seizures? All the information I have read online relates to the person being on meds or having MS or menopause... but none of that seems to apply to me. I've had no brain trauma or injuries, no drug problems, nothing. Just a normal gal with a twitchy head!

Thanks for any responses, any insight and opinions at all would help.
Re: Brain shocks
Mar 6, 2011
[QUOTE=Magoobey;4681803]Hi all, new to the site. :wave:

I'm currently having what people call "electric shocks" in my brain, located in the back of my head to the right. It's like very short pulse of electricity zapping in one focused part of my brain. Sort of feels like someone is sticking an ice pick in there and pulling it out super quick.

I am not on any anxiety meds or any meds of that kind, I am 26 and in good shape. I don't drink or smoke. On birth control pills (Gianvi).

They don't happen very often -- I can go months without them, but then they appear out of no where...

I want to say they happen mostly when I am fatigued, stressed, or have a headache (which I have right now).

They last only a second or two, I have no aura sensation, no tingling after or numbness, no side effects other than it stops me from speaking during the shock and I sometimes twitch if it's a big one. My eyes feel like they get bigger. It literally last for such a short time that I can barely catch what's going on!

When I press with my fingers on the part of my head that feels like it is the site of the shocks, it feels extremely tender and sometimes it triggers the shocks to happen again.

They have been on and off for a few years now -- sometimes when I am stressed, sometimes randomly for no reason when I feel happy and doing a normal activity.

Are these small seizures? All the information I have read online relates to the person being on meds or having MS or menopause... but none of that seems to apply to me. I've had no brain trauma or injuries, no drug problems, nothing. Just a normal gal with a twitchy head!

Thanks for any responses, any insight and opinions at all would help.[/QUOTE]





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