Have you ever had an odd sensation in your head that would come and go leaving you confused and a little concerned? It could feel like a momentary feeling of dizziness or disorientation, or it might be a pulsating or tingling sensation. Regardless of what it might be, having a weird feeling that comes and goes in your head is disturbing.

Usually, there is no point in panicking, even though it is normal to feel a bit anxious. Let’s briefly discuss the symptoms in this piece.

  1. The stress and Feeling of Anxiousness
    You may have a tingling sensation in the brain during a stressful situation. This is becuase hormones like Norepinephrine are released in response to stress. These are in charge of directing blood flow to the bodily parts that require it the most. That is why more blood runs toward the head, resulting in this situation.
  2. Migraine and Other Types of Headaches
    Other frequent causes of weird tingling that come and go in your head include headaches and migraines. Due to shifting blood flow and pressure, clusters, eyestrain, and tension headaches can cause this discomfort. Before a migraine attack, a migraine aura may occur  which is the strange tingling you feel.
  3. Diabetes
    Diabetes is a common condition in which your body is unable to create enough insulin or uses it improperly. Insulin’s main function is to process and distribute blood sugar to the body. When this hormone is not doing its job, your blood sugar level may rise to a dangerous level, resulting in several symptoms, including weird feelings in the head.
  4. Substance Misuse and Medications
    You can’t expect the head of an avid drinker or user of recreational drugs to stay sane and in the right frame of mind.
  5. MS – Multiple Sclerosis
    In the United States of America, approximately 1 million people have multiple sclerosis (MS). It is a progressive condition that makes the immune system oneself attack its central nervous system. This condition damages the nerves throughout your body.
  6. Simple Partial Seizures
    People with epilepsy may experience simple partial seizures. Since only one portion of the brain is affected during an episode, the individual experiencing it does not lose consciousness.
    Instead, the body goes numb or tingly during the seizure for a short while.
  7. Stroke
    A stroke happens when you briefly lose blood flow to your brain. If there is no blood flow, there is no oxygen, which harms the brain. Among the signs of a stroke are:

    • decline in function
    • vision issues
    • disorientation, tingling, or numbness in many body parts, especially the head, and drooping on one side of the face
  8. Medicinal Side Effect
    If you are co-morbid or suffer from health conditions that require medications, sometimes the weird feeling in your head that comes and goes is nothing more than a side effect. It might be best to have your medicines alternated if you consistently have this issue.
  9. Vitamin Deficiency
    Your body can send stress signals to your brain if you are low in B vitamins, particularly B2 or B12. The nerves transmit these stress signals and can result in severe headaches or, in some situations, a pulsating sensation in the head.


Concussions are a minor kind of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Therefore it’s best to pay attention to any unusual symptoms you have. It could have life-threatening consequences if it is not treated promptly.

Closing Note

Get in touch with professionals from San Ramon Urgent Care to learn more about this persistent issue and the treatments we have to fix it. If you reside in San Ramon, visit 9140 Alcosta Blvd Ste D, San Ramon, CA 94583. Our clinic is on the left side of Tea For (T4). For more information and locations, call (925) 361-5959 (San Ramon), (209) 825-5155 (Manteca), or (209) 983-9000 (Lathrop).

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