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Head/scalp tingling

Hey guys for the past 7 months I've been having this strange sensation in my head/scalp. Sometimes it feels like it's tingling, then will feel like light pins and needles sensation, sometimes a warm feeling, sometimes it feels like goosebumps.sometimes will feel like weird pressure or something is pressing down on my scalp. I wake up with it most days. Some days i wake up and feel amazing but then it comes on later on in the day.It's really hard to explain, it's not painful just very scary. I've been to the doctors 5 times and had a blood test which came back fine. The doctor tells me it's nothing to be concerned about and is refusing to send me for other tests like mri. Doctor prescribed me anti anxiety/depression pills (sertraline 50mg) and I've been taking them for 3 months now but they don't do anything. This is a very annoying sensation to live with.and it makes me take so much time off work and find it very hard to do other activities, i honestly don't feel anxious or depressed. So my question is, is it anxiety? Any information would be much appreciated
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I think you've posted this question on other forums, and I think I answered this.  If you aren't thinking anxious thoughts you don't have anxiety.  It's a disorder of thinking that is often accompanied by physiological feelings but if you aren't sitting around irrationally afraid of things to an extent that affects your life it's unlikely you'd have an anxiety disorder.  And if this is your only symptom, you've got a really bad doctor because antidepressants are no picnic and are very hard for most people to stop taking.  Even it was anxiety and this was the only thing you were experiencing, therapy would be called for, not a very serious drug.  Don't stop taking them abruptly; if you do decide to stop taking them, you need to taper off of them as slowly as you need to, as there could be a withdrawal.  Given they aren't doing anything, probably won't be a bad time of it, but do be careful.  I'd be leery of doing it with this doc, though, as anyone who gives out antidepressants to people who don't describe symptoms of anxiety or depression should not be trusted.  Now, there may be a whole lot more going on here and your doc may have noticed that, in which case what I wrote doesn't apply; I can only go on what you're posting.  Also, if you think it needs an MRI, a general doc isn't the person to do that.  Specialists do that.  I have no idea what's going on with you, and if there's more to this it could very well be an anxiety problem.  As to your desire to have an MRI, you need to know what to take a picture of to get diagnostic tests, and so you might consult a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon, as it could be coming from your neck or your posture or a vascular phenomenon akin to a migraine, and it's likely it wouldn't really show anything but only a specialist can tell you that.  It could even be a change in the way you're sleeping.  Could be anything.  So, is there more to the story?  Do you think anxious thoughts?  You say not, so I can only go by that.  I can't tell you there are no humans who get psychosomatic problems who don't think anxious or depressed thoughts, but that would be something from trauma, not garden variety anxiety or depression.  As I often say, when your doc isn't giving you answers, and is doing things that seem wrong, get a better doc.  
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