For a couple years now I have had electrical shocks in my head in addition to the traditional migraine pain. What causes that and what medications will make them go away? They seem to come from the middle of my head out and really give me a jolt. One morning I counted 50. Thank you, Debbie.
We sometimes call the head shocks “jolts” or jabs” and the specific cause is certainly not known. I can speculate that these may be more severe firings in nerve trunk pathways bringing signals to the spinal cord and brain/brainstem, but that’s all it it is, a guess.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Definition An electrical injury is damage to the skin or internal organs when a person comes into direct contact with an electrical current. Alternative Names Electrical shock Considerations The human body conducts electricity very well. That means, electricity passes very easily throughout the body. Direct contact with electrical current can be deadly. While some electrical burns look minor, there still may be serious internal damage, especially to the heart, muscles, or brain. Electric current can cause injury in three ways: Cardiac arrest due to the electrical effect on the heart Muscle, nerve, and tissue destruction from a current passing through the body Thermal burns from contact with the electrical source Causes Accidental contact with exposed parts of electrical appliances or wiring Flashing of electric arcs from high-voltage power lines Lightning Machinery or occupational-related exposures Young children biting or chewing on electrical cords, or poking metal objects into an electrical outl...
I was brushing my teeth one morning with my electric toothbrush, just as I did every morning for years, and my life changed forever. Suddenly there was a shock in my mouth, as if there was a lightning storm on my teeth. I immediately dropped my toothbrush, but it did not stop. Tears were streaming down my face because of the most intense pain I could ever imagine. When it stopped, my jaw continued to ache. I was exhausted and scared. What had just happened? Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) happened, and it happened again before I put away my electric toothbrush for good. I did not have another attack for months, but by then I knew what was happening. My doctor told me I have tic doloureux which is another name for trigeminal neuralgia. It’s also known as prosopalgia or facial pain , and it has a nickname of “the suicide disease.” TN is rare for MSers, about 4 percent. Initial attacks are most common in the mid-40s or 50s, and for me it was mid-50s, soon after some major...
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