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Should I Consult A Doctor I Have A Strange Symptom In My Head

Strange lightning bolt sort of feeling in my head?

For a long time, maybe a few months to a few years I have been feeling these strange jolts of SOMETHING in my head. They come randomly and don't seem to have had an effect on my health.

I think my headaches are unrelated, but often I feel light pain in my head (usually at the tip).

Sometimes I have this problem where I uncontrolably shiver for half a second. It's very weird and I don't know what's wrong with me. I think it might have something to do with the jolt like feelings in my head.

Help. Please tell me what the problem is rather than telling me to get an MRI or see a doctor because my mom won't take me.

Our 6 month old baby is showing strange symptoms. The doctors are baffled. Any clues?

Have they checked her for Sandifer's Syndrome... They thought my daughter might have had this because she had a really bad reflux problem and made very very similar noises to the noise your daughter is making in the video but other than the noise my daughter didn't show any signs... Though other signs are stiffing up of the body and eyes rolling.. This is commonly mistaken for a seizure but its really not.. I would DEF ask your daughters doctor if this is a possibility!

There is a forum that talks a little bit more like it

What kind of doctor would you see for symptoms such as tingling in the right side of body, numb right toes, and sharp pain in the right side of one's head?

Start with a neurologist.If you cannot get in to see a neurologist in a reasonable amount of time-  say a day or two- then see your General Practitioner.  Often, with their referral in hand, you can get in sooner, plus, the GP can certainly order the x-rays and MRIs the neurologist is going to want in order to make a diagnosis.You are describing a neurological problem; doesn't mean a GP can't start the ball rolling, but you'll probably end up with a neurologist sooner or later.

Could allergies make your head numb and cause these symptoms?

Could this be caused by allergies: a constant feeling of being tired, head is numb, face pain/pressure(especially around the nose), noticing weird smells(along with drippage from your nose), feeling like there's pressure or swelling around your neck(like a cut off of circulation), sensitivity to lights and certain sounds?

There's also a constant itching in my throat as well, and I'm coughing up phlem.

Hit my head badly, weird symptoms?

Please keep a calendar handy in your purse with you at all times.

1.Write down the date you hit your head.
2. Write down the symptoms you experienced.
3. Write down the date you went to the doctor.
4. Write down the days you missed because of the head injury along with ANY symptoms.

You need to return to your doctor with the continueing symptoms and alert him to the fact that you were unable to return to school for 3 days. You need to also let him know that you DON'T FEEL RIGHT.

A head injury can take up to 2 years to show any deficits. Yes, you can lose the ability to say the alphabet backwards, read questions, understand word problems, inbalance, migraines, emotional disturbances, RAGE, etc.

It's vital that your mother stick to her gut instinct and insist that this be FOLLOWED UP at least every 3 months. You need to continue to return to the doctor with ANY NEW SYMPTOMS along with still existing symptoms.

If you have a head injury society in your city, it may be worth while for your mom to talk to them, set up an interview, ask questions, and get pamphlet information for in the future IF ANYTHING develops or gets worse.

Please don't be scared because you are through the worst part. I know the term 'brain injury' is scary or embarasing, but as long as you know what to expect and understand why you have these symptoms, you are safe and won't experience any more harm from your fall.

I'm not sure what types of sports you play, but you and your mom may want to talk to each other about whether or not it's safe to continue playing right now.

Any further questions or concerns, please have mum email me.

Is having weird dreams a symptom of a brain tumor?

If you look at some of my previous questions, you'd see that I've been worried about this issue for the past 5 weeks now.

A couple days after Christmas I came in from walking in the cold weather outside. As I came in I bent over to take off my boots & I got a dizzy spell that lasted about 6 seconds. Since this dizzy spell, I've renewed my worry of potentially having a brain tumor, & I've experienced some symptoms that have come and gone...

Increase in eye floaters & blue spots that randomly appear in sight. However, I went to my eye doctor and had a thorough examination. Everything checked out normally.

I constantly have head tightness, so that's nothing new. Feels like I have a band around my head, & it travels from one place to another.

The thing I'm worrying about is that it seems like I've had a sudden onset of strange dreams. Not so much nightmares, but just really weird dreams. I've been remembering a good majority of them, and I find that as the day goes on I start to remember them even more. Like certain things during the day will remind me of my dreams. I've been having dreams every single night, and I've been remembering almost all of them. Sometimes I even have multiple dreams in one night. They're all totally random & don't seem to have any relation with each other. I don't know if it's possible that I'm remembering these dreams because it's on my mind, or if I'm waking up expecting to remember; or trying to remember them. Could having dreams be a symptom of a brain tumor? I'm deeply worried this time, as I have worried about brain tumors in my past. Thanks for reading.

Additional details: I am a hypochondriac, but I do not have a death wish. I also have severe, chronic sinusitis.

How ca you tell if you have cancer or a tumor in your head/brain?

Headaches are usually a common warning sign. Here are some questions you should ask yourself.

-Are the headaches in an unusual place?

All people get headaches. Although they can occur at random in response to outside stimulus such as bright lights or loud noises, all your headaches usually occur in one region of the head, such as the forehead. If you can identify where in the head that spot is, and figure out if the pains are coming from there or some strange place.

-Any lumps?

If you have a tumor, there's a physical object in your head. If you can identify the source of the pain, as advised in the first question, you should feel around the area. Abnormal lumps or swelling may be a good warning sign that there's something wrong.

-Have you spoken to a doctor?

Ask your doctor, and request more than one opinion. Brain tumors are sometimes mistakenly identified as migraines or something of similar source.

Finally, know your own body. If you don't think that the doctor is doing the right thing, see if you can get a head scan or something. Also, make sure your giving the doctors the whole picture. Even if telling the truth could lead to more discomfort or more money spent, it's better to be saft than dead.


I can't say that anything I have said has been approved or agreed with by any medical persona or anything else. I can't be held responsible for any problems this answer may cause you. You should search for a more reliable opinion; but hey, you asked the question.

When a patient comes into the office with symptoms that sound strange, why would a doctor immediately run through the catalogue of diseases s/he does know, rule them out, and tell the patient with certainty the symptoms must be all in their head?

Usually most diseases present in a typical pattern and there is a reason for them to occur in that manner. So, when the doctor realizes that the symptoms are not typical, they do run through their catalog to confirm once again so that they havent missed anything. They run few tests to double check. If the tests are normal, typically, the doctor tries to relieve the patient’s symptom with a drug ask them to return if they feel the same way even after using the drug. Even if the patient is making up a disease, most of them will be cured with the drug with some kind of placebo effect. If they still dont, doctors can refer them to a psychiatrist, as there is a condition called Munchausen syndrome where some people fake their symptoms and go to many doctors because they firmly believe that they have a disease despite of not having any. Those people need mental help, so they are referred to a psychiatrist. Technically, it is not ideal to tell the patient that the symptoms are in her/his head because that makes them feel that they are being judged and the trust relationship with their doctor would be lost. So it is ideal to refer them to a psychiatrist when they feel tha the patient is faking her/his symptoms.