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Maggie

electrical shock in head?

Last night I was laying in bed with my eyes closed and all of a sudden on the left side of my brain it felt just like an electrical shock.I jumped and there was a tingling sensation down my right arm.Didn't last very long.A few seconds later same thing but not quite as intense.Has anyone ever had this happen to them?Or am I just going crazy?

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maggie,No, you're not going crazy.  What you may have had was two partial seizures. Main reason why I chose this one seizure is because you were conscious when it happened. Maybe now is a good time to bring this incident up to your doctor to see if anything needs to be looked into.Bruce J

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Thank you for all of your replies.I'm going to call my nuero tomorrow and tell him about this experience.It was so strange.Bruce,why do you think partial seizures?Really I have no clue.(new at this)One doctor said I have simple partial seizures,my nuero still hasn't given me a direct answer as to what kind I have.

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Thanks for your reply maggie. What you said,  made me realize that I forgot to type simple partail seizures, instaed of just partial seizures. I went back and edited the first message."Why do I think partial seizure?" Well, first off there are only two types of partial seizures. One being simple partial and the other is called complex partial. Both of these take place on one side of the brain, being on either the right or left hemisphere. Most commonly for people it is on the leftside. Next deals with consciousness. As described in part of this website...One question that is used to further classify partial seizures is whether consciousness (the ability to respond and remember) is "impaired" or "preserved."You mention in your explaination that feel an electrical shock, jumped and noticed that there was a tingling sensation down your right arm. You were conscious. That matches the simple partial seizure, because "the person remains alert and can remember what happens." For complex partial seizures, "They quickly involve other areas of the brain that affect alertness and awareness. So even though the person's eyes are open and they may make movements that seem to have a purpose, in reality "nobody's home." The person is un-conscious whenever they have a complex partial seizure.I myself, have had both types of these seizures. The complex partials are now under control by medications, but no luck with the simple partial seizures, which started back in 1987.There's alot of details about epilepsy. It just takes time to locate the information and detail to understand it.Hope this help ya.Bruce J

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I am 24 years old and have had these shocks for the past year.About twice a year for these last 3 years I have also lost my vision for around 5 min or more and then had a large head ache and shock in my head.I was totaly fine when I lost my vision just a head ache.I was wondering if anyone has ever had this too ?? I know it;s been a few years since anyone has writen but I would be happy to hear from you..one lastrandom thing ...do you tend to hick up alot and at random times??? hope you are all feeling better x

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Hello, on and off for the past few years I've experienced episodes similar to those explained here. It always only happens when I am asleep, or when trying to fall asleep. My body starts to get this strange feeling through out it and then my head starts to thrash about and twitch. I get this electrical shock feeling in my head. I feel paralized. I try to wake up but can't, I've been able to open my eyes and see my room and my husband and have tried talking to him to get him to help me sit up, wake up, but I can't.

Then when I finally am able to wake up, I am afraid to go back to sleep because it usually happens again. I have periods where I don't have this happen for months and then it will just start up again.

I have no symptoms when I am awake, just when I am asleep or trying to go to sleep. It's very scary. I don't know what is wrong with me. Unfortunatly I lost my job back in May and I have only been able to work part time at walmart with no benefits so right now going to the doctor is impossible.

I've read somewhere where I should go to a sleep clinic to be monotored, but like I mentioned they don't happen every night. It's impossible to know when I am going to have a bad night with these episodes.

It's been helpful reading that so many have similar symptoms, even if what I am going through is different.~Chel

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Well I just joined this site tonight and I hope someone reads this to give me a little insight. I have no history of seizures and haven't been to the dr for this yet.  But I googled my symptoms and it brought me here. About 3 weeks ago I got the lightning bolt sensation in my head while I was taking a nap on my mom's couch. It was like a paralyzing pain in the right side of my head. It kept coming in waves but I was conscious and awake, could see the room around me, but it was like I was paralyzed. I even tried yelling out for my mom but couldn't. To me it felt like it lasted around 10 minutes but who knows how long it really was. I kept telling myself just get up just get up. But I couldn't. When it was all over I was soooo exhausted I couldn't get up. I mean when something scary like that happens the first thing you would do is jump up and be like what the? But I was so physcially drained I couldn't even get up. I fell back asleep for another hour. Then I had a weird lingering headache for days. So I decided it was weird and ignored that it even happened. But then it happened again yesterday and again today. It only happens when I'm sleeping and so far it's only happened when I'm napping. Today's was even weirder because there was this loud buzzing noise too. It was like a loud humming buzzing noise that got louder and louder and softer, in waves like the pain in my head.  And now I have that headache again. The pain is always on the right side. I've been suffering from migraines for years which oddly enough are almost always on the right side of my head as well. I've been on Topomax 50mg twice daily for over 2 years now. I hope that isn't whats causing this. I've never had this problem before on the medication. Do you think this is something I should seek out a neurologist for?

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Hey maggie..  Pleased to meet you.  I have been having electric shocks on both sides of my brain for years.  I am also awake when they happen..  Exhaused after..  Thanks.. Thought I was on my own with these episodes.  I also have peti mal.. 

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Wow. I thought I was the only one too.About 6 months ago before I even IMAGINED I would have a seizure....I used to feel a "quickening", or an "electrical" feeling in the right side of my head, that would make me want to grit my teeth and "shake it off". Only lasting a few seconds.Only for me to go to my family doctor and tell me, "Ahh it's nothing"....Ya right.Here I am today. For a reason.I'm awfully glad I am though.

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 am so glad i found this web page, my experience is similar to yours butter, a few days ago, i started geting shock like sensations on the right hand side of my head lasts only a few seconds then its gone was begining to think i was going crazy.by the way am from west africa, Nigeria to be precise. take care

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Maggie,   I have these too. Mine are on my right side though. Are yours painful? Mine are and they leave a hot, burning sensation after the jolt is gone. Smiles!-Spiz

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Hi Maggie,First off I would like to apologize to you.  I had my pop up blocker off last night and did not see your chat screen pop up last night.  I just saw them  today when I went to history to look something up for jinx.   I was not ignoring you.Ok  now, about those shocks...Ack I hate those things!  I  get them in the back of my head.  I  call those mind zaps.  And  I also get them where  I  get  the tingling on my left side.   Especially  when there  are storms  brewing. So no you are not crazy.Dayna 

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Yep, yep, they are painful...like shooting stars in the head...then a nice tingling sensation afterwards. I get them in my left temp and at the base of my right side, whatever that is called. It's annoying, and when they hit, it literally takes my breath away. Been having alot of them this past 2 weeks, and wonder if humidity and barometric pressure has anything to do with it...hmmmmKeep safe...alwaysclassy

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OMG! I get those too! That light ticklish tingly feeling - I actually love those better than all of the other symptoms I get. Mine don't hurt. Mine just feel as if I have someone tickling the right side of my scalp and then I get a tingly feeling in my neck and shoulders...and then it's gone. The ones I DON'T LIKE is when I am in a meeting at work, and I get those sensations, and I know that it's an aura, because I CAN'T WRITE! Those are the freaky ones....

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Mine hurt! It only last for a split second! Not really long enough for me to even say anything but it leaves me kind of dizzy. A little off you know. My fingers get numb. I am thankful that they don't last longer because if they did I don't think I could handle it.

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Maive,   I know what you mean! Ouch!-Spiz

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I have been feeling the same thing and would like to get more information

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Hi Maggie...

I had one of those for the first time after 13 years of more mild seizures. I'm coming off of caffiene and don't know if my body is reacting to that as well as the epilepsy...yuck! Anyway, I woke up and saw, what looked like a firework display in front of my eyes. It lasted for about 30 seconds...I thought I was going blind but it ended. I checked my limbs for movement, eyes for vision and all was okay. To say the least, it's exhausting and startling.
You're not alone. I don't have medical suggestions for you but I wanted you to know someone else is going through it too.

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As far as I know, I do not have epilepsy. I ran a google search for shock sensation in head and this site came up. I would appreciate any feedback the rest of you could provide.

I am a 35y.o. male and in the last month or so, I will be laying in bed and have this rush sensation in my head and then a shock where I literally shake my head trying to get it to go away. It only lasts a second or two.

I thought I was having panic attacks because I am trying to wean myself off of zoloft. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to them other than they only happen laying in bed trying to go to sleep.

I can lay in bed and read for an hour and have no issues but then I turn off the light to go to sleep and several minutes later it occurs. I haven't had more than two in one night.

I tried self medication thinking it was panick attacks and would break a zoloft in half and take it and wouldn't have any more problems.

Does anyone know if these shocks are unique to epilepsy or if they can occur for other reasons? Are they serious?

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I've had this exact sensation all day today, and also googled and got this site. First time ever in my life I have experienced it. Only lasting a second or so, but occuring every minute or two, all day!!!! i'm also weaning off an antidepressant (efexor-xr), but have been doing so for a couple of weeks now and this is the first time i've had these symptoms. when it is occuring when i am standing up i feel like i'm going to pass out and when it's happening when i am sitting down i feel like throwing up. it is very weird and i am really scared. pls let me know if u haf found out what yours were caused by..... Thanks.

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Hi, I know exactly what you are talking about. They are definetly caused by a chemical inbalance in your brain. 

If you are on any kind of anti-depressents, that is definetly a bad side-effect. I had a Dr. put me on Wellbutrin, Paxil, etc..... and The side-effects much less the damage they cause to you physically is a nightmare. Doctors hand out these "mood-elevators" like they are candy. When you try to stop taking them your brain screams for more because your neuro-transmitters don't produce the natural chemicals needed anymore and depend on the drug substitute.  Once you quit the drug long enough for your brain to start making it's own endorphins again hopefully, it will go away.But, that might not always be the case, depending on how long you have substituted with a drug.  In most cases I know of, it's usually caused by a chemical inbalance caused by drugs. Once you stoptaking the drug, and your body has had time to make it's own natural endorphins again, it usually should stop. Just give it a little time.

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Welcome to the site!

Before I was diagnosed with Epilepsy, I used to get this "quickening", kind of like a brief rush of "excitement" in my head. Like yourself, I would "shake it off", and be on my merry way.

To be quite honest, I never really knew what they were, so when I went for my yearly physical, I mentioned them to my doctor and she said, "Awww they are probably nothing".

What I am trying to say is, don't let your doctor say that to you. They may be nothing, and then again, they may be something. No harm in getting that checked out. If anything, try and get in touch with a neuro and describe WORD for WORD what it is that these "electrical shocks" feel like.

I mean - they aren't actual SHOCKS per se, but I can almost bet on they feel like "rushy" feelings or "quickenings" in your head, that make you shudder don't they?

Check it out. It could mean the difference of "something" or "nothing".

Best of luck.

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I have heard that people after taking Paxil and stopping that drug experiennce what you are discribing.

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Greta,thank you for your reply.I have never taken Paxil and this only started since I have had the seizures.When my eyes were closed it looked like a lightening bolt.It happened twice.

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Hmmm. How interesting because I get these too but never associated them with a simple partial. I really don't think in me they are. They're too quick. I tend to think of them as (self diagnosed) my neurons going a little haywire without actually sz'ing. I really see lightning if I sneeze. But then I have such an interesting array of simple partials? Some are so brief. I'm at a point I'm never sure if it's just "life" or a simple partial. But? I get these too. Not all the time but frequently when I'm going to sleep, also this is a time when I tend to jerk for about 30 minutes incidentally and then I also see lightning constantly in the lower left corner of my vision. Two yellow jagged bolts. I had thought maybe it was connected to ocular migrains as it's those jagged lines, but not the pastel colors I get with an ocular migraine. Also they don't progress like an ocular migraine's pastel lightening type vision until I loose all vision. I also have never experienced head pain with either of those.

I don't know if I associate these with those sudden electrical zips or not. I'm wondering if when I get these sudden and short electrical shocks that race down my side, starting at different points, usually upper ribs to hip but sometimes butt to foot (which I think is my bad back) and sometimes racing down my arm into my fingers - if I closed my eyes I'd see that lightning too because I only see the lightning if my eyes are closed or I'm if in a darkened room. Those electrical shocks are so sharp and startling they make me jump.

I'm SO buzzy, electrified especially in my lower extremities and upper arms that I can literally have a sz provoked sometimes if some one - EEEKKKSSS - rubs my thighs or upper arms. In fact after a sz has ended it's normal for someone to calm me down (as if I'm not comatose enough) by rubbing my upper arm and at times? Have provoked a second sz. I had surgery a few months ago to stop a condition causing cerebral spinal fluid pressure on my brain which reduced my extreme hyper reflexiveness, which was a relief, and I think it's reduced my daily sz's too. The surgeon still won't call it yet as a sz reduction but my reflexes went from 3+ to 1but I still have the blasted buzzies. I swear at times I feel I could power up the whole town I live in of 50,000 and when I feel that way? I see lightning and get the electrical zaps and zips. When the buzzies set in I get the twitchies in assorted muscles too. DRIVES ME NUTS. I did take a gob of Excedrin though and each one is worth a cup of coffee - 40 mg of caffeine. I hated giving that up as it does help migraines but once I did? My buzzies and lightning doesn't seem as bad.

Huh. I'm chronically finding - I'm never alone. Unfortunately for all of us.

Gretchen

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Hi Gretchen-
What's hyper reflexiveness?

In order for me to get my leg to stop shaking, I have to have someone rub it for about twenty minutes really hard. Also if I have bare feet and they touch cold metal it make them jump and spasm until I hold them and rub them. I also have to hold my legs up tight to my chest at night in order to get the shocky, tingling twitches and jerks to stop. Is any of this familiar to you?

Thanks
Joan

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Hyper-reflexiness? Everyone has the same reflexes in the same place. You are probably most aware of a doctor checking your patellar or kneecap reflex with a little "hammer". If he/she hits your reflex there? It makes your leg swing out a little. There are several reflexes that should have an involuntary movement of that limb, either leg or arm, when tapped with a reflex hammer. The normal reaction is rated as a "1". In me, mine were rated as a 3+, with a note they were even more reflexive than that but that's as high as the scale goes. I also got "beats of clonus" after my lower extremity reflexes were checked. IOW they'd check my say patellar or ankle reflexes, they'd jump like crazy and then I'd have like an aftershock of that reflexes continuing to fire - as in a beat(s). That's dangerous or can be, signaling a potential sz and in fact I have sz'd just having my reflexes checked. For instance when anyone would tap my knee with the reflex hammer? I wouldn't have just a slight, normal, thrust of my lower leg. I'd nearly castrate the doctor! The reflex in your forearm is often not seen by a patient but the doctor testing that reflex is holding your arm as they test that reflex and can feel a slight involuntary movement of your forearm. Not me. I'd throw my arm up in the air, once colliding right below a doctor's chin. What they found in me was that I had arthritic overgrowth of my vertebra in 2 areas narrowing the passageway of the flow of CSF. The Cerebral Spinal Fluid is in a closed system and bathes the brain and spine. My CSF got into my brain okay but the arthritic overgrowth bones kept it from emptying back into my spine causing too much CSF in my brain causing my brain to have a slight squeezing. That would have had to be fixed no matter the hoped for outcome. I did have surgery and those boney arthritic vertebra were shaved and two auto fusions were fractured (ick). The epileptologists and spine surgeon doing this hoped that it would reduce my sz's and I think it has. I keep a daily sz diary, send it to them weekly but they're not ready to call it yet. What it did do though was at last get my reflexes back to a 1. Although I had two bad sz's a week ago and my reflexes were "brisk" or jumpy several hours after the sz. I expect my brain was still firing.

Oh gosh the thought of rubbing myself anywhere gives me the shivers. My skin seems hypersensitive since I got epilepsy. I do get jerks as I'm falling asleep - so pleasant. It seems the jerks picks an anatomical part to pick on each night for about 30 minutes and each night can be different. Currently my ankles are the favored jerking area but I'll take that far over my whole torso or having my neck suddenly get jerked backwards.

I've heard of others who are very sensitive to temperatures and on their feet too. In fact my daughter is this way. She has to wear two pair of socks now that it's getting cold or she starts getting muscle twitchies in her lower legs. I DETEST MUSCLE TWITCHIES AND I PERSONALLY THINK SZ'S ARE ENOUGH. Twitchies? Leave me alone. I just get twitchies, everywhere, I don't know why. At the same time if it goes on and on I start feeling very anxious too, like an aura. But my problem? I'm extremely photosensitive. Flashing, strobing, fluttering lights, corduroy, moving icons, some stripes, all checks, some plaids, watching an overhead slow moving fan and so many things? Cause me to start jerking, or clustering with absences or usually an Atonic Drop. I'll have to try the clutching myself real hard and see if I can ease off the twitchies doing that. Currently the back of my thighs are dancing a jig with the twitchies. And again - I hate it. For you, and for me.

Gretchen

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I also have twitches and like so many other things, I have always thought them to be normal for all people,yes maybe sometimes,but no where near this much. It reminds me of when a baby is almost sound asleep or a pet is dreaming. That sounds so silly but I have never come up with a better desciption.This seems to be happening more often lately. With ya and hate it too.

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I also have twitches and like so many other things, I have always thought them to be normal for all people,yes maybe sometimes,but no where near this much. It reminds me of when a baby is almost sound asleep or a pet is dreaming. That sounds so silly but I have never come up with a better desciption.This seems to be happening more often lately. With ya and hate it too.

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Hey colina~This has only happened 2x's to me when i was going to bed...each time.it feels like electricity shooting through head with some tingeling.The docs just look at me like...WHAT???never heard of such thing! Faith in docs....Ummmmm...for you to answer! *smiles*

*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled,and do not let them be afraid.* ~John 14:27

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I can really relate to what isawoj said. It only happens when I am laying down trying to go to sleep. I can usually prop myself up into a semi sitting position to go to sleep so they don't occur. I've had them off and on for years but after having open heart surgery a few months ago they have come back on a daily basis. It is so bizarre because I can be laying down reading or watching tv and it doesn't happen only when I am trying to go to sleep. Once asleep it doesn't happen either. Very strange but I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has had this happen. I just wish I knew what it was and why it occurs.

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Yes sometimes I feel the same way..its over quickly and the best part is nothing happens afterwards...so i
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This describes my experience precisely, except I'm not or wasn't taking zoloft or anything like that. I'm 34 and female; mine started about a month or two ago. I've only had 3 episodes but their unusual enough to make me a little worried.

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Hi alittleshocking~This electricial shock is a very strange feeling.No pain involved some tingeling.It has only happened 2x's and that was enough for me.Thank you...Good luck and God bless

*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled,and do not let them be afraid.* ~John 14:27

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I get something similar, and I've been wondering if Paxil could have anything to do with it. I've been taking it for a long time now, and I keep having these annoying ringing noises, accompanied by a feeling like a mild electric shock, in the back of my head. Sometimes they make me dizzy, sometimes my vision bounces as if I jumped, and sometimes I get tingling in my arm right afterwards. It only lasts for a split second, but it often happens over and over and over in the same day. It tends to start happening in the evening, then continue until I go to bed. It also tends to come when I'm stressed. Turning my head fast or moving my eyes fast seems to set it off. Also, my neck muscles sometimes stiffen suddenly, then relax a little bit. I'm wondering if it could be simple partial seizures. What do you all think?

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Hi, I just typed in electric shock in head. I haven't been diagnosed with anything.  I just got a cat scan and mri on my brain. I experience alot of small waves like electricity and once there was an extreme one lasting only 2 seconds, but  it brought me to my knees. I have been taking paxil for about a year.  I guess I should see if I have epilepsy?

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You may want to see a neurologist about this. It sounds as though you maybe suffering from simple partial seizures. To me it sounds as though you are having an aura. (Describing your electrical shocking sensation). Yes, however these symptoms could be definitely due to stress. You may want to try breathing exercises! If you feel the electrical activity occuring more frequently during your breathing exercises definitely seek a neurologist. Does epilepsy run in your family? Do you sit infront of a computer all day long?

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Thanks for your reply! I haven't heard of anybody in my family having epilepsy. I do use the computer a lot, but only for a couple hours a day max. I have an appointment with a neurologist next Thursday. I saw him before, but he only diagnosed me with tinnitus and hyperreflexia. I'm going to write a list of my symptoms this time so that he (hopefully) realizes that the shock thing is not tinnitus.

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Hi Bmcrimmon~psychologist does think I do have simple partials.Neuro says since all tests are normal it is NES.Meds would NOT work for NES (non epileptic seizures)The psychiatrist put me on Lamictal and Klonopin and it seems to be helping some what.Still have to many seizures though.Also have the flopping/thrashing ones.Neuro doesn't want to see me any more??? Figure that one out! This electricial shock has happened 2x's.Neuro looked at me like I was crazy.Thanks for reply.Do not sit infront of computer,only at nite to chat.God bless you

*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled,and do not let them be afraid.* ~John 14:27

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I experienced a 'Complex' seizure in '96 while driving, and 'blacked out' and crashed my car into a house. Luckily, I was not seriously injured!! Since then, I have Simple Partial Seizures, but typically only at night while sleeping. These all last a matter of a couple of seconds and wake me up, with a feeling of 'doom' (like what I would think would be a heart attack). Each time, I would describe these as if someone were applying a 1000 volt shock to my brain!! I fear that I may continue with these, with little hope that my personal doctor can help me, but worst...that a qualified neurologist can diagnose what's going on. The last neurologist I went to was 'little help' and charged be a ridiculous amount of money for seeing him. I'll only go 'so far' as far as the 'cost factor'.

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dmurphy
I just joined the site today. For 6 months I have been having the eletrical shocks during my sleep. I only expereience either 1-2 shocking jolts. They light up my entire head. My teeth vibrate like someone put one of those gag handshake buzzers in my mouth. I hear the shocking sound too. Last week was the worst yet. I actually smelled and tasted something buring. I have complex partial seizures and have been seizure free for 2 years. I have been researching this shock phenomena for awhile. Never thought it could be additional seizures. I was thinking it might be bioeletrical magnetism. Ever heard of that? I am afraid to talk to my neurologist about it. For the same fear as you, excess money for EEG or that they think you're crazy.

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Hi dmurphy:

I really hope that you see this post since this is from last year. I would like to know if you have found the results of this experience.  I had an experience earlier this year and I believe that I suffered from shock, however it has been a year and I am experiencing some of the symptoms that you talk about in this post. The shakiness in the head, I have trouble sleeping, the smell of something burnin, hearing sparks, and even sounds like something cracking in mymouth. Not sure what it is though. I would really like to hear back from you.

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Hi Maggie,

I have two situations to explain what I have felt in the past. The first is I had a strong tingly sensation down my left arm. It actually lasted for about 2 days. It was later followed by a gran mal that sent me to the hospital. That was 4 months ago.

A few days after returning home, I had what I describe as a strong 'buzzing' in my head. I did not like it at all, it was extremely uncomfortable and it upset me greatly. After laying down for a few minutes it went away.

Since that time I have continued to have tingling in the left side of my head from time to time. I just realized today that these are simple partial seizures. I thought they were possible caused by the medication until I did further research on the forum. I occasionally get tingling down my left arm.

Rest assured that you are not alone. Thank God for this board, because no matter how much those around you love you, they don't seem to understand or grasp the concept of what you are going through physically or emotionally.

Good luck and God Bless!

~ Believe

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Hi Maggie,

The buzzing you have in your head is Tinnitus. (Do a search for it) I have it too, and it switches from ear to ear whenever it damn well pleases. I've laid in bed crying at night because it will not let me sleep when I have to get up early and can't fall asleep. That's just my experience, but give it a look and see if it's the same thing you're experiencing.

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Thanks for your reply seisures~This is not a buzzing in my head but it feels like a lightening strike...a bolt of electricity.I don't have the buzzing at all.Good luck and God bless you

*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled,and do not let them be afraid.* ~John 14:27

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Thank you for your rely Believe..This shcok has only happened 2x's to me,but it was very strange.There was really no pain involved but made me grab my head cause it felt so odd.Good luck and God bless

*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled,and do not let them be afraid.* ~John 14:27

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hi maggie, i always call them brainstorms, i used to call them fireworks but i like fireworks so i changed the name. its like a big eletric storm over my whole brain. doesnt last long but very uncomfortable. mine doesnt go into any part of my body though. i always just figure it happens when the seizure activity has gone a bit bonkers since i have it all the time. but it doesntget to a point of a t/c.

hugs,
banffgirl

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I usually have the "head shocks" a few hours before it's time for me to take my meds at night. I don't know if they're seizures for me though. I take other meds and I think it could be a mixture of meds that are causing it. Then again, I could be having partial seizures. Who's to know?
Lisa
"I have Epilepsy. But it does NOT have me!!!!"

HI MAGGIE, NO YOU ARE NOT

HI MAGGIE, NO YOU ARE NOT GOING CRAZY. I HAVE HAD THOSE, BUT NOT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND SEEMS MINE WERE MORE AGRESSIVE. IT STARTED WITH WHAT FELT LIKE 2 LIGHTNING BOLTS SHOOTING UP FROM THE BASE OF MY HEAD, DEEP INSIDE MY BRAIN, AND STRAIGHT UP TO THE TOP ON BOTH SIDES OF MY HEAD. AFTER THAT, IT FELT LIKE I HAD ROWS AND ROWS OF ELECTRICAL SHOCKS RUNNING UP AND DOWN ALL OVER MY HEAD. I DON'T REMEMBER ANY MORE, YOU KNOW, THE BRAIN THING, BUT THEY KEPT UP A LONG TIME, DAYS. I CALLED MY DOC AND HE TOLD ME TO GET INTO THE NEURO. WHEN I COULDN'T GET IN FOR MONTHS, I WENT TO SEE MY PCP, AND HE CALLED MY NEURO......I COULD HEAR HIM SAYING 'SHE IS SEIZING ALL OVER THE PLACE'! NO YOU ARE NOT CRAZY. THAT IS SEIZURE ACTIVITY WITHOUT A DOUBT. IT REALLY SCARED ME. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND OF COURSE, FORGOT I HAD EVER SEEN A S. DOC. IN FACT, I STILL DON'T REMEMBER THAT APPOINTMENT! OH LOVE THE LALA'S!! TALK TO YOUR DOC. GOOD LUCK CHOOSING WHICH ONE. GOD, YOU REALLY NEED SOME ANSWERS AND SOME HELP. LOVE YA, JAN

Re: electrical shock in head?

Barbara in Houston...Howdy Maggie. I've had epilepsy for 40 yrs. In 2003, after switching to TOPAMAX I had the "lightening bolt" feeling run thru the entire left side of my body while resting in bed. After being seizure free for 11 years, grand mals started up. To this day no dr. can explain to me what that bolt of lightening was doing in my body or what it was. Then my grand mal seizures returned full blast as well and cannot be controlled. My left side is impaired, vision, co-ordination etc.

  1. Keep a detailed diary of your episodes & events.
  2. Read all inserts for adverse reactions
  3. Ceck the FDA website for other information the manufacturer will not disclose (i.e. suicidal risk in some epilepsy drugs)
  4. You have epilepsy, epiilepsy does not have you.

 

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