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Anyone experience electricity all over face during an attack?


I’m new to Migraines and presently learning how it varies from person to person. I’m hitting barriers talking to professionals - abrupt conversations that just state repeatedly that I have migraines with not a lot of information provided. I was wondering if any of you ever had a sensation of electricity running all over your face during an attack? The Trigeminal nerve is clearly being impacted as it runs across my chin, across my cheeks, my nose and above my mouth. Sometimes this is accompanied by hot skin. The only information I’ve ever come across is Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia which is untreatable and quite frankly, a horrific ailment if that’s the case. In my situation, it’s not severe pain (yet), just electricity mild/moderately running under the skin. I may or may not have a headache, but my body is attacked - extreme weakness, nausea, fatigue, slightly sore neck and head feels like there’s liquid sloshing around inside causing dizziness - like sea sickness mixed with recovering from being hit on the back of the head. The symptoms are so odd. I’m interested to see if others have anything even remotely like this? Thanks 🙂

  1. I'm so sorry you are experiencing this. I have migraine along with classic trigeminal neuralgia (the shocks) and atypical trigeminal neuralgia (the longer lasting aches, burning, throbbing kinda feelings) and I have another primary headache disorder - cluster attacks. So I've become VERY familiar with the trigeminal nerve. I wrote an article trying to understand - because the trigeminal nerve has 3 branches on each side of the face and I knew I had different symptoms in each branch and it differs on each side. Maybe my research will help you as well. Migraine disease and cluster disease can both trigger the trigeminal nerve, but some of us experience it outside of that and it's a disease of its own. It has been tough to manage, but I have made a LOT of progress. Hang in there and find a headache specialist that will better understand and listen. Getting involved in patient communities can help you understand more as well. There are lots of great articles here!

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