Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

177 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Strange problem - looking for medical answer

Hi, i am a 23 year old male. I have a weird problem. Whenever i feel dangered, or threatened or if i see something which i feel hurt or angry, i get a sudden pain on the top back side of my head, which then shoots down to my limbs like a shock wave. the pain is similar to someone cutting off the top of my head (though now its not so prominent as i'm used to it). During this time and for a short time period after this happens, my entire body feels super strong and fast and i feel very confident physically and mentally. i can assure this happens as i have tested my response after this happens. When i was young i could invoke this just by concentrating hard enough, but since the pain was too much and as it was scary, i stopped doing that for a long time (around 14 years) and now i can only invoke it to a small extend now. but the reflexive ones remain the same. in order to check if this was a natural phenomenon, i had asked some of my close friends regarding this. all of them denied having such an experience. Is there a medical explanation for this problem? Kindly help. thanks...
Fri, 21 Aug 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Medical Topics
  User's Response
's  Response
Only a doctor can tell u medical explanation. I can relate somewhat to what u are saying because I used to have similar problem as a teenager when I had a nightmare. I would wake up with shooting pain in my body and hyper excited. My parents saw many doctors. They told us it happens because all muscles get very very tense suddenly in a frightful situation particularly the neck muscles causing the pain sensation in head. Also there is lots of hormone release in scary situations which causes the excitement. I was not given any medicines or anything. But even now i try to avoid very stressful situations because I am afraid it can cause similar attack even when I am awake.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Good morning, This is the second morning in a row, I wake up with blotchy rash loolking skin...on my arms and legs. They do not itch . I have a severe problem with my neck aching and feeling sore...could it be I trap a nerve while asleep, therefor the rash? I also feel like a log when waking up during the night/morning especially. Very difficult to move in bed. I excersice everyday by walking or cycling, so I am active and eat resonably well too. I have had over the last week had aching ankles and wrists too. But with this rash I start to wonder what is going on. The other problem I have is my left hip, I have had a cortison injection approx 18 months ago. I cant sleep on my left side, due to it hurts and feels someone is stretching and pulling it . I also underwent physio, acupuncture , antiflammatory etc too. The pain is nagging me 24/7. Physio said there is nothing you can do or have done to your hip apparently its where there joint/socket is. I would really appreciate some answers.

doctor1 MD

I am a 73 yoa white male. I had my prostate operated on 8 years ago. No special problems. The last month my urine is very : bubbly almost looks like the discharge from the wash machine! Also urine smells kind of funny. My 5 yoa grandson tells me I smell like mayonnaise. What the heck is going on? thanks.

doctor1 MD

hi i am 24 yrs old.10 months back i got married.for 9 months my hubby used to pass the sperm outside.but from past 1 month we are not taking any precautions.last month i got my periods properly i.e; from jan 5th to jan 10th but this month there was spotting from feb 3 for 3 days later on bleeding started for 10 days(that was light bleeding).wat is the problem with me plz answer?

Recent questions on  Sensory system

doctor1 MD

For over a year I have been having intermittent pain, like an uncomfortableness or pressure in the upper right hand side, behind my ribs. I can press the area and gag. I also have pain in my ear whenever I get this uncomfortableness and I have been told that this is referred pain. I have a daily bowel movement but it is hard and smells odd. It also always floats. I have had an ultrasound and endoscopy and my blood tests are normal. I eat well - lots of vegetables and drink plenty of fluids.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 35 years old male, I feel feverish and body pain after having sex. It takes 2 - 3 weeks to come back to my normal routine. This is happening from last two months. Earlier also, I used to feel pain in my knee joints after sex. I am very much worried about my sex life. Is it an end to it?

doctor1 MD

I have been experiencing groin pain on right side for a year and three months. I can no longer sit indian sytle and struggle with shoes and socks. Crossing right leg over left hurts but it can be done. It hurts with every movement but sometimes certain positions make it extremely painful. I wake from sleep often with shooting pain. I have been seeing a spine specialist and will be going to orthapedic doctor who specialized in joints and hips. Any idea what it might be?

doctor1 MD

My nine month old has unilateral hearing loss and as a result of an MRI we have been told that he has deformities of the semi curricular canals on both the left and right side. I understand the hearing loss and the implications.What I don't understand is what will the likely long term implications be as a result of the semi circular canal deformities. We have been told that he has approximatively have the semi curricular canals on each side

doctor1 MD

Hi i have had dizziness with the feeling that my eyes were shaking .several times over the last 24 hours and several times over the last couple of weeks. It is an unfamiliar feeling that come over me like a wave. This morning it happened twice and...

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr, Occasionally since couple of days i get Electric shock pain in the left palm/ fingers and simultaneously on the left side of the cheek. Sometimes only on the right palm but not on the cheek. And pinching pain in the back for few mins now...

doctor1 MD

My lumbar MRI shows the following: 19mm low signal intensity structure withing central call at l4-l5, extending disc fragment posterior to superior margin of l5 with sequestered disc fragment secondary to l4-l5, marked compression of the call...