Medical Specialty >> Neurology

Doctors Lounge - Neurology Answers

Back to Neurology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/04/2017.

Forum Name: Neurology Topics

Question: Tingling? Really weird head feeling please help

 sosick2 - Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:19 pm

I've had this reoccurence of a weird feeling in my head and tingling in hands/arms/legs as if theres like a lack of blood there or something, but im able to move fine.

These symptoms seem to occur when i gently stroke the hair on the top/back of my head OR whilst im on the computer for a long while.

Been to the doctors a few times and they did a few neuro exams/blood pressure tests and said it was fine and it was anxiety, however i strongly doubt this.

Any ideas? could it be serious?

please help thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:56 pm

User avatar Hello Sosick2,

These symptoms can be caused by anxiety. If anxiety is the issue, generally feelings of dread also occur and the heart rate increases. If you are having no other symptoms of anxiety this may be something else.

It is difficult to tie the location of your symptoms together in one problem. Peripheral nerve problems can do this but it would be uncommon for one of these types of problems to have pain that comes and goes as you are describing.

It may be worthwhile seeing a neurologist to get a nerve expert opinion.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us