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    lightheaded/numbness in head
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    domino3 posted:
    for the past month I've been experiencing lightheadedness that I can only describe as slightly numbing pressure. There is no dizziness, nor is it caused by sudden onset of movement and the frequency is random. A week span without or several in any given day and I do not have headeaches associated with this.

    In addition, I've experienced (while in bed) a strange "popping" in the back of my head that radiated on either side, with the numbing pressure feeling. It did not go into my ears, there was no ringing. It scared me enough to sit up in bed and wake my husband and I felt compelled to talk through it, whic the total incident lasted under a minute. Fortunately, that has only happened the one time.

    Also, I've noticed a handful of times that my forefinger and thumb on my left hand (I am right-handed) would feel "stuck" almost stiff and gentle manipulation and its fine. There is no tingling, nor pain associated with this.

    Any help?
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    lifes responded:
    Hi,

    You might want to read this:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/body-odd/loud-crash-3-m-it-may-be-your-exploding-head-f1C9926224

    Note that these sounds occur in the first one-third of the sleep cycle.

    Lifes


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