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Originally posted by demonhauntedworld
I do it, always have. I assumed everyone did. There's nothing strange about it that I know of, nor do I have any injuries or conditions (that I know of!).
Originally posted by Swing80s
Hey I was finally able to listen to some of the videos now that I wasn't at work... And the haircut video is dead on... The sensation is best compared to the artificial "industrial" tingles you get in the same area when you take certain stimulants, only the REAL feeling is better then the fake one you might experience on ADHD meds. I'm at the crappy point in my life where I'm taking certain medications that "dull" down those senses making it absolutely imposible to trigger it (you must be sober), like anti anxiety meds, pain medication etc...
Only problem tonight was that because of my messed up body I had to take these medications and couldn't hold off. Therefore I was only able to truely enjoy it before my medicine makes me completely dull to it.
Just know that stimulants give you that fake feeling and that it takes a few days to get it back to where your body can trigger it naturally. I have a feeling it has to do with norepinephrine and dopamine, and if you include meds that release those chemicals at the same time giving you that fake feeling because of their structural similarity it will kill it for awhile.
It's kinda like being hypnotized. I have never been but imagine this is what it would be like.
The body's natural chemicals are way better than what we've made in labs...
Originally posted by Dianec
reply to post by CrypticSouthpaw
I've had this on and off and on in my life but today I attribute it to peri menopause. It could be as has been said a pinched nerve but also something within you opening up (this is much more mysterious and fun to work with). Try to use it to your advantage and embrace it to see if you can take it further. I've had this exact thing - a shiver up my spine and my entire body feels a need to shake it off. It has bothered me so am glad I'm not alone on this. I have also had what literally feels like a "short in the electrical system". That's what woke me up at 4:00 am. it was like a buzzing in a part of my spine and hand - like a sharp quick electrical short. I don't know how else to describe it. Ugh! Ill be watching to see if others are experiencing this and thanks for sharing.
originally posted by: pot8er
I've had this since I was young. It usually triggered by someone doing something nice for me. Especially if it's done with method and care.
There was a thread about it on here a while ago. There was a youtube video of someone cleaning a pc keyboard that could set it off. Will try to find the links and edit them in. :~)
originally posted by: Thought Provoker
Originally posted by CrypticSouthpaw
There are sensations i can feel at the base of my skull that i can force down and send shivers throughout my body. It can be pulsed in intervals... My whole body feels like its vibrating...
Holy crap. It doesn't make me shiver, but... I've been doing that practically my whole life. And it never happens by itself, you have to "push" to make it happen, right? (Thus, not nerve damage or some "condition.") And it starts in the center of your head and sort of whooshes all the way to your toes and fingers like having energy pumped down you? And it feels like it's a "brain muscle" you're contracting, but it isn't? And it's kinda draining, yet relaxing? What the hell is that??
I've researched "exploding head syndrome," which I get now and then. This is nothing like it. I also don't think it's ASMR, mine at least. There's no "trigger," it can't be induced through physical stimulus or imagining getting head rubs, or by any other means at all. I have to make it happen on purpose. I always thought it might have something to do with reiki, or chi energy channeling. I don't feel chakras, though. I feel like it might evolve into something else later, like it's a precusor for... I dunno, shooting fireballs or telekinesis or something. It's almost like a light switch; turn it on, and you're flooded with... light. I can keep it "on" for a few seconds, but it fades by itself. And as many people as I've asked about it, I've never met someone else who could do or feel it. God bless ATS. We all seem to have a lot more in common than we think, despite our differences.
I don't have the ringing, though. Well, just normal tinnitus (one too many Orbital concerts; man, they love bass). I don't have the sensing of electricity (I wish) or the crying or pores opening or sweating or any emotional change. The "power surge" sensation doesn't happen by itself... well, actually, sometimes when I have the flu or something, I do get a rare spontaneous surge. Not sure it's the same thing, but it sure feels similar. Maybe it does have something to do with healing energy (reiki)... I just wish I knew. Anyway, does mine sound like yours? Specifically, does it never happen unless you make it happen? The "pulsing" sounds exactly right...
PS: It never causes goosebumps. But reading that thread title did...
Many things can set it off, sensations, sounds, etc.
This other thing is brought on by force of will. I can do it anytime, anywhere, regardless of external stimuli or not.
I am convinced, have been since childhood, that there is a reason for this, that it has a function. I have not experimented much, but have never found it to be useful for anything.