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Hello, this is my first post. I have had anxiety and panic for about 8 years now. It has pretty much cost me everything, my job, finances, house, now all I do is obsess about how I feel while friends and loved ones support me.

Introduce depression: lol as this is not how I want my life to be; I wish to return the the productive and vibrant person I once knew.

The main problem that is slowing me down is the pins and needle sensation in my face and scalp. It drives me crazy, and I just simply can not deal with it. Even something as minor as this odd sensation has sent me to the ER many times.

It occurs when I am not in panic and when I am, its almost chronic. It does have periods where it is not there though which I do try to recognize as positive. However it has been really bad lately and my hand is always poised over the phone ready to call the ambulance. I have researched my brains out...from allergies to MS to everything inbetween, I simply can not find a link to the head and face. Mostly what I read is related to the hands, feet and so forth. MS is the only one that resembles, but I am confident it is not the case and I did have a MRI a few years back at the onset that was neg.

Desperate to know if others suffer this same condition, if and how it was treated and so forth. My meds do not affect it, although I am only 1 week on zoloft and scared to death to increase the dose in the next day or two as instructed lol. I have been on klonopin for about 8 years...perhaps I am haveing tolerance to it, which alone is scary as benzo is the only thing that has somewhat "saved my life." The apprehension of upping my Zoloft dose is not the culprit as I was in the ER for this before being prescribed it...it just simply has not gone away :(

Thank you for any help you can offer. :-)
P.S
where is the spell checker? Lol
[QUOTE=tomcat1658]Hello, this is my first post. I have had anxiety and panic for about 8 years now. It has pretty much cost me everything, my job, finances, house, now all I do is obsess about how I feel while friends and loved ones support me.

Introduce depression: lol as this is not how I want my life to be; I wish to return the the productive and vibrant person I once knew.

The main problem that is slowing me down is the pins and needle sensation in my face and scalp. It drives me crazy, and I just simply can not deal with it. Even something as minor as this odd sensation has sent me to the ER many times.

It occurs when I am not in panic and when I am, its almost chronic. It does have periods where it is not there though which I do try to recognize as positive. However it has been really bad lately and my hand is always poised over the phone ready to call the ambulance. I have researched my brains out...from allergies to MS to everything inbetween, I simply can not find a link to the head and face. Mostly what I read is related to the hands, feet and so forth. MS is the only one that resembles, but I am confident it is not the case and I did have a MRI a few years back at the onset that was neg.

Desperate to know if others suffer this same condition, if and how it was treated and so forth. My meds do not affect it, although I am only 1 week on zoloft and scared to death to increase the dose in the next day or two as instructed lol. I have been on klonopin for about 8 years...perhaps I am haveing tolerance to it, which alone is scary as benzo is the only thing that has somewhat "saved my life." The apprehension of upping my Zoloft dose is not the culprit as I was in the ER for this before being prescribed it...it just simply has not gone away :(

Thank you for any help you can offer. :-)
P.S
where is the spell checker? Lol[/QUOTE]

I don't really have any answers for you but I just want to let you know that I get the pins and needles in the head and face too but only when waking up in the mornings after some stressful nightmares. It goes away later however. It's probably stress related but I have considered going to a chiropractor and or getting sacral-cranial (specialized massage technique) work done just in case it has something to do with pinched nerves.
Hi,
You're not alone. I have had the same sensation for the past 9 months off and on. It is like a tingling or pins and needles sensation over my entire face and scalp. I just had an MRI last week(turning out normal), as well. I have many other symptoms along with this and have been searching for answers for the last several months. My Dr. had me convinced for awhile that it was all anxiety related, but I no longer believe this.

A lot of times anxiety sufferers tend to be shallow breathers and end up hyperventilating during an attack. This can cause that pins and needles feeling in the face and/or hands. My Dr. tells me this over and over. :rolleyes: He won't listen to me when I tell him I am breathing just fine and am not having an attack when I get this weird sensation. Also, it will last for days at a time and I highly doubt I would still be here if I were hyperventilating for days.lol I am seeing a Neuro now who is actually listening to me, but I'm not getting any answers. Every test I've had done so far has turned out normal.

I can definatly relate. I have also researched for hours trying to find some answers.
Take care~
Hilery :)
If it is a nerve lesion, it's probably the Trigeminal (CN V), which provides sensory innervation to the face,scalp,and cornea, and motor innervation to the jaw muscles. Do you have any other symptoms, like jaw muscle weakness? Is the pins and needles sensation on both sides of your face?

One way to find out if it is a Trigeminal lesion is to take a piece of tissue paper and twist up one end so that you have a fine point. Then lightly touch the colored part of your eye with the pointed end. If the nerve is intact, you should blink. If it is damaged, you won't blink.
I just posted a similar question on Sleep Disorders a few days ago. Please see that quetsion and tell me if you think its similar. I have had anxiety attacks for about three years now and this sensation comes and goes.
I get this same sensation but I get this tingling sensation on my left and right temple. It really freaks me out, I get this feeling like I'm gonna have a stroke. I've had this sensation multiple times and it went away after I slept. Just been really stressed out lately. I'm going to the doc on Monday to get a physical. The body can do a lot of weird things and someone with anxiety can freak about every little thing that happens to them. Anyways, maybe its just me stressing. But I'm still getting the physical, its always a good idea to get your body checked.
Hey All

I've been having strange head problems for the last 4 months.
It started out as a general pressure feeling all over my head, with occasional datrs of pain in different ares of the head, also accompanied by a fever(suddendy going from sweating to freezing.
This lasted for about 3 weeks before going away. I thought i was better but it returned a few weeks later:-(

This time I got the fever again, accompanied by an extreme feeling of hot liquid flowin aroung my entire head followed quickly by a freezing cold liquid flowing around my head and a sharp pain at the top of hy head.
I actually thought i was going to drop dead. It lasted for about 30 mins b4 going away. I had the pressure feeliong for a few weeks after this and was back to normal again, thouht i was better (silly me!!).

But it came back again. This time i got the usual fever feeling , accompanied by hands throbbing with pins and needles, followed by getting pins and needles in my head.

Common symptoms that occur each time include, stiff neck, face, jaw and i seem to be able to crackle my jaw/face/neck (Kinda like cracking your knuckles except the sound/sensation comes from inside my head).

I have had a mri which showed up fine, blood tests which looked ok.
I have tries ruling everything out, the attacks randomaly occur in random places, im not a nervous person nor have i had much stress or personal problems. It couldnt be anxiety as it occurs when i have no worries and am very relaxed.

Taking strong headache tablets does seem to relieve the symptoms fairly well a lot of the time.
My doc reckons it could jus be muscle spasms, any ideas anyone?


One thing i did notice was that the pins and needles one started a day after a 1 hour flight, i got it again a few days later, and i got a bad episode again after a 2 hour flight.

Thanks

Thomas





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