• over 2 years ago

    Feeling of fluid running down the inside of my skull.

    Hi, this problem for me started yesterday, and I am scared to death what it could be. It will feel like fluid will start running out of the top of my brain and then drip down the inside of my left cheekbone. I am kind of concerned that its bleeding, but I would have figured I probably would be unconscious now if I was internally bleeding. Anyone else experience this?


  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Feeling of fluid running down the inside of my skull.


    Several years ago, I smacked my head on the top of my car, while getting items out. (I later found out that it caused a small skull fracture.) At any rate, at random times, I would feel the sensation of ice cold water trickling down from where I hit my head, down my right temple and into my cheek area, where it would dissipate. Sometimes it would do it a few times a day & sometimes, I would go months between episodes.

    This feeling went on for several years, when it inexplicably stopped, for the most part. I've had it once or twice since 2010 but that's it.

    I did notice that taking Neurontin (Gabapentin) did help reduce that strange feeling.

    I'll be honest - every time it happened, it scared me to death. I just knew an aneurysm was imminent. I guess mine was a result of cracking my skull but if yours just started for no reason, I would have it checked out, ASAP. I'm not a doc in any sense but for the sake of safety (and sanity), please have it looked at and soon. The ER would do an MRI or CT scan immediately - maybe that's your best bet.

    Please let me know what happens, ok? I know it's an extremely scary feeling - I'm sorry that you're going through this. Hugs and best of luck!!
  • 21 days ago

    RE: Feeling of fluid running down the inside of my skull.

    I had this a couple years ago and recently found out I have lyme disease and i had it back then as well. I think this was my cause of the feeling of cold water running down my head.