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Electric sensations in head for a few seconds

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i am having electic sensations in my head, they last 2 to 3 seconds
Posted Mon, 24 Sep 2012 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The electric shock like sensations in the head could happen due to withdrawal from anti depressants or alcohol or tobacco use, multiple sclerosis, menopause, minor stroke, spinal injuries, nutritional deficiencies, etc.
Usually it is a self limiting symptom and does not require any treatment. In case it is associated with any neurological deficit or a loss in memory then consulting a neurologist will be helpful.
In case it happens due to menopause then good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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