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Hi,

I am a 23 year old Male, and for the past month I have been experiencing a strange sensation in my head that is hard to explain - but I will do my best to describe it here. It comes on every 5 seconds or so and lasts for about 2 seconds at a time. I guess it feels like a burning sensation, although the pain is quite mild. I also experience an ache within my left ear, and sometimes a slight ache in my throat but these aches are not always constant. I would say they are present for about 70% of the day, where as the sensation in my head is 100% of the day. The muscles around my shoulder blades also seem a little tight, and yesterday I tried massaging myself around this area, and when I hit a certain spot I would get a short headache in my temples that lasted for less than a second... but every time I did this, I got the head ache every time. Sometimes (but quite infrequently) I feel the same pain on the right side of my head too, and I also experience shooting pains in strange places like my earlobes and rib area, which last for less than a second and again occur infrequently.

I have been to the Doctor a few times in the last couple of weeks, as I want to be sure it is nothing serious like a tumour. (I've never had anything like this my whole life, so it is all a bit worrying for me). They are not sure what it is, but think it is unlikely to be anything serious since the headaches are not strong, and I am not sick/nauseous. Also, they said that I would probably experience problems with my sight and/or hearing... The Doctor examined my ears, eyes, and throat quickly and said there was nothing of any concern there, but I know that it can't be right to be feeling like this constantly for so long! They have prescribed me with Migrane tablets, which didn't seem to do anything, and today they prescribed me with Diclofenac Sodium tablets which I have to start taking tomorrow. They said it is likely to be Tension Headaches, although having done some research online, I am not sure my symptoms quite fit this diagnosis as the pain in my head is at the top left (right by the crown), and not at the front of my head like traditional headaches.

Can anyone put my mind at ease and tell me what the problem might be? I feel a bit like the Doctors think I am wasting their time, but I am just want to be sure it is nothing serious.

Thanks for any help/advice you may be able to give!
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replied December 16th, 2008
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Do you get these head pains occurring as a single stab or a series of stabs (resembling a stab from an icepick, nail, or needle) and typically lasting from a fraction of a second to 1 to 2 seconds?
Are you experiencing them with an irregular frequency, ranging from 1 to many per day?
Do they appear always in the same locations, predominantly at orbit, temple, parietal area, usually, at one side of the head?

I've just noticed your user name, and I'm interested if it is based on your real experience of hand weakness and slow movements.
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replied October 18th, 2011
i get this
I experience this, i get a quick sharp tingling numness burning pain that shoots through the side of my head into my fore head then it goes, some days i get it a few times some days its just once maybe twice. what is it ?? it worrys me as i suffere with a blood clot in my brain a year and a half a go ..thanks for your help x
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replied December 16th, 2008
Thanks for replying. The head pains occur as single stabs but very frequently - every 5-10 seconds. I wouldn't say they resemble a stab from either an icepick, nail, or needle as the pain isn't that strong. It just feels like a burning sensation almost like a mild heartburn but in my head. They always appear in the same location which is in the top left hand region of my head, but I sometimes also get them in other areas as well, although not very often.

Sorry, my username is just a musical reference and has nothing to do with hand weakness or slow movements... I should have picked a better name!

Thanks for your help!!
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replied May 4th, 2012
I get the same thing, mine is caused by food allergies, sometimes it feels like a sunburn on one side, some times I get an ear ache too and some times it is like heart burn in the head. It is caused by inflammation. It took me forever to get a comprehensive list of my food allergies. Save yourself the aches and pain go get an Alcat developed by Doctor Fred Pescatore the lab is in FL it requires a lot of blood being drawn but it is amazingly worth it. I got the Platinum test and I have over a hundred allergies some causing internal bleeding, and many to medicines doctors were prescribing me. If I hadn't gotten that test I have no doubt I would be dead. Some times I do allergy tests now, going off diet on purpose to see if I have overcome an allergy and that is how I document symptoms and causes. It will give you a guide book to live your life to the max, and skip the feeling bad. Over 80% of diseases, excluding those that are parasitical, (including cancer, organ failure, and more) are caused by UNdiagnosed allergies. You will live much longer and much happier if you have your personal diet guide line. I went to six allergists that didn't help much. The alcat though was an answer to my prayers of more energy and feeling great. It changed my life, and it sounds like it will change yours. Wishing you all the health, good feelings and energy you desire!
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replied November 14th, 2012
I have actually just started feeling a burning sensation on my head tonight. I also have aggravated a pinched nerve in my neck which had caused shoulder pain in the past and comes back when I sleep on it wrong. I believe that the burning sensation has something to do with that. At least I hope it is just that.
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replied March 30th, 2009
did you ever find out what this is
I have the exact same symptons and I was thinking it could be a tumour but doesn't seem to be?
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replied June 7th, 2009
yes i am 19 year old female and having the same symtoms. I go very scared and started thinkng it is a tumor but i don't feel sick, weak, nauseous or started problems hearing( i wear glases), the more i go around asking peopleit does seem common. I as told it could be Parasthesias, caued by spinal issues (maybe that's why your neck hurts), allerges etc. tomorrow i amgoing to do a CT on my head and spine to make certain, you should do the same.
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replied August 12th, 2009
I also have a head burning sensation but mine actually feels like my head is on fire.Sometimes i think it could be to getting upset.I have actually stood in front of a fan just to cool my head off.Ive been to seveal doctors in the past but it seems they are bumfuzzled with this.However i can take a valium or xanax and they do seem to help for a while.All this started during my first divorce so sometimes i think its a side effect from depression or something>The only thing is that sometimes i will be totally fine and it will start burning.
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replied August 13th, 2009
I have this burning sensation on the top of my head right now, and a sharp pain in my right ear. has anyone figured out what this is yet.
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replied September 29th, 2009
burning sensation inside or below scalp maybe on skull
I also experience the same thing
Im almost 22, female and I dont get pain radiating down my neck or anything it just like a burning in my head, underneath the scalp somewhere, quite mild, like a 3 on a scale of 1-10. Its just irritating more than anything, and Im scared it could be something that dehydrated my Cerebral Spinal Fluid, what is this? Im scared I hope its not a tumor my vision the past year, esp recently is horrible too
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replied September 30th, 2009
Burning sensation in head
I'm not a doctor but I have experienced back and neck tension most of my adult life. What I find interesting here is that this appears to be a common problem. My 22 yr. old daughter is presently experiencing a burning sensation on the front, right side of her head similar to what slowhand85 described but on the other side of the head. Here's what I suggest to any and all of you... First, don't freak out over this until you know for certain what's causing the burning and pain otherwise you could make things worse for yourself. I'm a true believer in the benefits of a professionally given full body massage provided by a RMT (registered massage therapist) - not just any massage therapist. If that helps, then your symptoms are likely due to stress or poor posture or weak core muscles. If that doesn't work, make certain that your health is generally good - no underlying disease (e.g. diabetes, etc.). If your health is good, then it may not hurt to speak to your doctor about having some testing done (e.g. blood tests, CT scan, etc.) in case there's nerve damage or other injury not readily visible. My daughter reports that she started having the burning sensation after she came back from vacation in Jamaica. She had some mosquito bites from there so who knows; could be a germ that she picked up from the insects. She too is seeing her doctor this week to find out what the cause is. If we get a definitive answer, I'll let you all know. Good Luck All.
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replied October 30th, 2009
BURNING HEAD
You might want to chekc out burning brain (mercury poisioning)
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replied December 16th, 2009
If you have done a CT scan or MRI and everything comes OK and doctors don't find anything for months and years you may check this one as a probability.

Do you have any Root Canal done on your tooth? Root canals are killers. It may go well for years or even decades without giving any problem but when your body immune system is weak the thousands or millions of extremely poisonous bacteria living on the dead tooth attacks and may cause serious unexplainable problems like burning, arthritis, pain and even neurological symptoms etc.

Check your full blood count. If your white blood cell count is lot higher than normal it means you have an infection and most doctors will tell you that’s because you are stressed. And yes tooth infections can be painless and go on undetected! It may infect the jaw bones.
Don't take antidepressants and other medicine like powerful vitamin supplements which have similar side effects the doctors give you just to calm you. Take heavily nutritious diet (eat as much good stuff as possible) at least for several month to make your immune system as strong as possible. Every medication has side effects which may contribute to newer symptoms which may ultimately make you crazy. Do exercise and eat heavily for a while and forget about dieting for a while.

What I feel from my personal experience that Medical Science is not even in it's childhood and it can only diagnose severe cases like stroke, heart attack etc. But doctors becomes puzzled when you go to them with symptoms like these and just tell you "stress" is causing this and gives you antidepressants. But they can never go to the root of the problem. Human body is really extremely complex and the balance between every element of the body keeps you in good health.

Hope this helps some people who tried everything for months or even years but still in pain.
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replied December 18th, 2009
I was suffering from nerve pain in my arms and legs, electric shock like symptoms in my left side, sharp stabbing pains in chest and abdominal muscles, burning fog at the back of my head, dizziness, lack of balance (walking problem) and other horrific symptoms for the last five months. Tried CT scan of my brain, numerous blood tests, ultrasound of my brain arteries, nerve conduction tests etc. and everything came normal! After a lot of studies of my own I remembered that I had a root canal and which was giving sever pains and mild pains for the last two years and while I had electric shock like symptoms it also went to the root of my tooth which gave me a hint (thank God) that it has some relation with it which had the root canal. I went to dentist and he Xrayed it and told it may be infected and it has to be redone. I took no chance and got it extracted and I am feeling very well after that. What I found lately that cause of numerous undetectable diseases is Root Canalled Teeth. Check for root canal danger on the net.
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replied December 19th, 2009
burning,stinging feeling in crown of head
i had a root canal done, a month ago. the brused so feeling in the top of my gums has never went away.(have even considered if it has something to do with my sinus)i told my dentist and he check the tooth again by xray.he said theres nothing wrong with the root canal and i should give it time.well four days ago i has a burning,stinging feeling in my left leg. through out the four days it moved to my adominal area, around my shoulder blades and now theres a burning stingy feeling in my head around my crown.please some one tell me something
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replied December 20th, 2009
I am a sufferer of root canal myself and your symptoms seem like mine!!

Get to the basic of root canal treatment. It is a dead tooth living in our body and our body does not like to keep any dead part within. My studies showed that in case of root canal body and the dead tooth make a balance. The dead tooth keeps the poisonous bacterias and those bacterias cannot be harmed because the tooth is dead and antibodies cannot reach those buggers But it can easily pass it's toxins through your nerves which can affect your nervous system very very easily. And the buggers get serious when the balance between your immune system (gets weak due to malnutrition or any other disease) and the millions of bacteria living on the dead tooth breaks.

In my case, I did the root canal around 4 years ago. For 2 years it was OK. I am a strong 34 years male and I guess my immune system and the tooth was in balance. But it was giving trouble for the last 2 years. Sometimes sever pain then I went to doctor and had some antibiotics and it healed. Sometimes for mild pains I usually took Listerine mouth wash for the last one year which seemed to take care of the mild pains. But for the last six seven months it didn't pain at all but I could feel something when I touched close to my nose.

My dentist actually was not sure that there was an infection by the Xray. And really I don't trust them anymore. Because Xray is a very crud way to see a dental infection. And only sever infections on the tooth bone area can be seen on an Xray. But in a root canalled tooth the whole tooth itself is an infection! Your body fights and fights against it and people with strong immune system wins and people with weak immune system looses the battle and it causes serious and undetectable health problem. Try searching on the net for "Dr. Weston A. Price",s research on root canal and "root canal cover-up exposed" and you'll get the idea!

I suggest you get rid of that tooth asap and I believe your symptoms are almost like me and mine reduced 90% within 2-3 days of extraction of the tooth. And I shall go for a tooth bridge instead of that.

You can also search youtube for some case studies "root canal danger"
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replied January 13th, 2010
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) causes Burning in head, tingling etc.
There is a very strong chance these unusual symptoms are caused by MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is added to 99% of the processed foods you get from the marts.

I had a heart attack like symptom caused by arrhythmic heart beat and pulse rate over 100 along with burning sensation in my head and neck and going towards my left hand and sever shortness of breath after eating a chicken meal in the morning (my wife cooked with a chicken masala which contained crystals of MSG in high quantity, I found that later) which made me rushed to hospital emergency after 2 hours of ingesting the meal as I thought I was having a heart attack.

After 2 days I had tingling and numbness all over my left side and burning sensation in my head and hands and rushed to hospital emergency thinking that I was having a stroke but after doing CT scan and Ultrasound of my neck arteries and 10 or more blood tests everything came normal.

Later on I was having arthritic pain, dizziness, lack of balance, burning sensation in head, hands and legs, fatigue, weakness in my legs and numerous unexplained symptoms for 7 months but doctors could not find anything.

Then I studied and found that MSG was the culprit and I and my wife cook only with fresh spices and use everything fresh and unprocessed and I feel about normal.

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replied February 22nd, 2010
Hi,

I had the similar symptoms! But unlike you I suffered for the last 7 months only. God helped me and He will help you too.

What I did are as follows:
1) I had two root canalled teeth and I got rid of them because they contain toxic bacteria which lives in your dead tooth and causes neurotoxicity.
2) I had my silver amalgam feelings as they contain 50% of mercury which is an extreme neurotoxin! But go to a dentist who follow IAOMT standard for removing amalgams.
3) I avoid foods with MSG (monosodium glutamate)! 90% of the packaged foods in super market contain MSG

I did these after huge internet studies and failing three four specialist doctors and lot of tests e.g. CT scan, nerve conduction test, blood tests etc. I suggest you go to Utube and search for "root canal danger" google video for "poision in your mouth" and Utube for "MSG danger" and you'll get the idea!!

I am quite normal now but within last 3 months I had been hospitalized 3 times. God bless you.
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replied February 22nd, 2010
Ask yourself why? Why suddenly you got sick? There is a reason which might be your food or might be your changed environment! Try to find the fundamental cause and the root of the problem and just don’t cure the symptoms. Be a detective yourself along with the doctors! Look around your kitchen, your fridge, the cooking style, storage methods, selection of foods and their nutritious values and try to find out what minerals you are lacking. Help the doctors and help yourself! In this internet age information is very easy to find and that helped me a lot and surly it will help you! I am not accusing any doctors here but just want to remind all that most of them only cure symptoms … don’t or can’t go to the root of the cause and it is not their fault because the knowledge of human body and its mechanism is so complex that hundreds of thousands of specialists are failing to contain the knowledge. I had gone to around four five specialists and at last I gave up and found my own cure! And the information given below is the roots of significant amount of neurological problems I strongly believe. I was about to go crazy! I am giving you three items which may be considered as the mother of most diseases and mostly neurological problems currently.

1) Mercury poisoning from your dental silver amalgams which contains 50% of mercury (or any chronic exposure to mercury or any other heavy metal e.g. Lead in your workplace or home)!! google video for "poison in your mouth" and lot other in the Utube will give you more info regarding this. And also see its huge symptoms which may sound insane when you look at them!

2) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in food. This is of epidemic proportion! Check by googling or Utubing "MSG danger" and the sites msgtruth_dot_org and msgmyth_dot_com for more info for food to eat and to avoid. Look at the net for the symptoms same as Mercury poisoning.

3) Root canals - root canals are dead teeth living in your body and our body is not prepared to keep any dead gangrenous part within. Root canals are also extremely dangerous in the long run. Check "root canal danger" and “root canal cover-up exposed” on the net.

We go to doctors mostly for curing symptoms and as mercury and MSG are neurotoxins and have a huge number of symptoms and different symptoms can be manifested in different people depending on the level of toxicity and the level of the person’s tolerance, so it is very hard to diagnose mercury poisoning and MSG poisoning. And be aware of the term “MSG allergy” or “Allergic to mercury fillings” because this is not allergy, this is poisoning! And there is no “safe” level of any poison. Prolonged used of tiny poison is called slow poisoning! And that’s what happens in case of mercury and MSG poisoning.

I had the following symptoms which suddenly came in last 6 months (I have been hospitalized 3 times within that time):

1) Heart palpitations (around 100 ppm) and arithmetic heartbeats (heart attack like symptoms and hospitalized once but later detected a false heart attack) along with panic attacks and slight pain in my chest muscles
2) Burning sensation in head and scalp
3) Tingling and numbness in hands and feet
4) Burning sensation in hands and legs
5) Severe arthritis, joint pain and tendon pains (fibromyalgia)
6) Sharp stabbing pain in chest and abdominal muscles
7) Numbness in forehead (feeling heavy)
Cool And the most problematic one is dizziness and lack of balance (turning head around is like falling down)
9) Stiffness in my shoulders, electric charge like symptoms in face, jaw arms and legs
10) Migraine headaches with slight ringing in my ear
11) Muscle twitches, spasms (involuntary)
12) Anxiety attacks (got afraid with simple things)
13) Very weak and painful legs and overall weakness and chronic fatigue
14) Slow reflex actions
15) Extreme post nasal drip
16) Sleep disorder, couldn’t have sound sleep and when woke up for toilet couldn’t sleep for 2-3 hours
17) Pain in foots while walking, more the pressure more the pain
1Cool Shortness of breath
19) Bloating

These symptoms came in different times and a lot of them simultaneously but varied in degree depending on what I ate earlier. I have done CT scan of my brain, nerve conduction tests and humongous number of blood tests which all came normal!

I did the followings to get reed of them and now I am quiet normal almost after doing the followings!

1) I had two root canalled tooth which I got extracted (50% cured me because both was found to have chronic painless infections underneath)

2) Still a lot of symptoms came back time to time and found about MSG! And I became vegetarian for a while and I avoided all outside foods. While cured me another 30%

3) But still I felt the burning in my scalp and little dizzy and decided to get the dental amalgam fillings which I had on 5 of my teeth!! I am amazed by the result! Most of the symptoms gone within two weeks time!!! But be careful while removing amalgam fillings and don't go to dentists who doesn’t follow the IAOMT standard procedure and use special tools and protection for removing amalgams. Otherwise you'll end up with more mercury fume in your body while normal drilling out of the amalgams by ordinary dentists!!

I take Cilantro which is a very good natural chelating agent for mercury and other heavy metal toxicity. There are other antioxidantal herbs that works well in reviving nerves

I guess the combined effect of the three is the most dangerous while I have seen people reporting only MSG or Mercury. My studies showed that people got rid of or at least could control Lupus, MS, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune diseases and lots of other chronic problems after avoiding the three.
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replied March 12th, 2010
Burning Sensation floating around scalp
I i am 28 year old from sweden and im experieng the same kind of symptoms. My ethnicity is Swedish and hindu.

I experienced a "running liquid sensation" in my head around the 25 of december and my blood tests came out normal when i went to the doctor.(Maybe that i was a bit low on iron)it has come and gone during the first month but has lately been "sticking around" my head adding pressure to my head which made me tired and dry in the eyes causing bags under my eyes. This sensation has now the recent week turned into a "burning" sensation and has reached my finger toes and feet and also been feeling heat on my left tigh..could this be the same ? im going to the doctor for the 4 time on the 25 this month
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replied April 30th, 2010
I'm not alone? Head Burns Right Now...
Hi. I am 28 from Fort Worth Texas and I have that same burning sensation in my head. I remember when I was in college I would get a burning in my head that I contributed to stress but it made it hard to concentrate. It went away but has come and gone the last 5 or 6 years. Now it seems to be constant and more intense. I feel it right now in fact. I thought this was a weird thing that no one else had but now I feel some comfort knowing I'm not alone. Mine may be contributed to stress, but I also had gingivitis for a long time which I've taken care of in the last 2 years. I go to the dentist about every 4 months. I just really want it to go away. Feel like dunking my head in icy cold water right now. I'll make a doctor appt for next week.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Hi. After reading most of the posts here, I am wondering if any you are taking any supplements? In particular vitamin b12 or iron. Or have any of you had the seasonal flu or h1n1 vaccines.

I too am suffering with a tingling, burning scalp as well as a dizzy like feeling. I am waiting for results of blood work that is testing for mercury. As soon as I stopped the b12 & iron the tingling subsided 3 days later. The burning is still there slightly; going on 3 mos. now. Very very scary feeling this. Not sure what has caused this.
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