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I don't know if I'm having seizures or what?!?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 27, 2008
  • 05:07 PM

I've been having these episodes for about a year and a half now that last for about 10-30 seconds. They begin with a loud whistling sound that sounds like my ear is right next to a boiling tea pot, and then I can feel a great tingling sensation inside my head and lots of pressure and my vision becomes dark and grey, yet still clear. This lasts about 2-5 seconds and then I feel the tingling travel down into my right side and into my arm and at this point my arm becomes numb and trembles. At which point I have no control over my arm. There have been times since this has started that the trembling has traveled down to my leg but this has happend only when the episode started when I was in a standing position. During the episode, I am completely aware of my surroundings and can still speak but it is slurred.

I've researched symptoms on numerous medical sites and have found nothing. I have described this to a doctor but he thought it might be caused from low blood sugar, but I was tested for diabetes and all my tests came out negative. So...it's now been a year later and I'm still having the episodes about 4-5 times a month.

Any idea of what is going on inside my head?

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  • Anybody? I'd love to hear any input you might have.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2008
    • 07:38 PM
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  • Anybody? I'd love to hear any input you might have.This might be a seizure, which is completely curable. All you need to do is to find a good neurologist. The earlier you start medication, faster u'll recover. Also be careful, if you are driving, just stop your car and let the phase pass by.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2010
    • 06:10 PM
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  • Hi, What you described sounds a little like the problem I have. Does it feel like a spasm or cramp on one side of your body that you cannot control? For me this happens when I go and try to walk after standing still for a while. I also have a hard time talking, but it usually lasts less than 30 seconds. Does this sound anything like what you are experiencing?Regards,Mike
    dirkbikemike 3 Replies
    • January 9, 2011
    • 06:13 AM
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