Weird Sensation In My Head

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Asked by Ann

Weird Sensation In My Head

Last night I had a weird sensation in my head the only way I can describe it is as a rubber band pinging inside my head. This happened once and then I went to bed as I lay down and closed my eyes I had this terrible sensation across my eyes and forehead, like electricity buzzing. This terrified me and I tried to get up but couldn't move as much as I was fighting to do so. I also tried to call for my husband but no sound would come out. I was totally aware but was unable to move or call out. This lasted for around 20 to 30 seconds. This left me in a terribly frightened state and I was really scared to try to go back to sleep. I remember this happening to me around 10 years ago my husband was beside me and I was aware of him there but could not move or call him to help but was very aware of myself trying to move and call him which was making me panic more. Has anybody any ideas about this, I feel that if I tell a doctor they will think I am going mad, but I am so scared that this might be some sort of stroke - I am 57 years old

Answer

I never take complaints like this lightly. On the one hand, the last time that you say this happened was years ago if i understood you correctly and you seemed to be fine after the experience. On the other hand, it sounds like some kind of cerebral experience that you would want to get checked out to rule out a TIA (event that precludes a stroke) or other vascular issue. You don't mention if you are in a sleep stage when this happens and again it might be related to a normal phenomenon - but i would get it checked out with your doctor.

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.