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I just had a very frightening symptom that I have
never experienced before (at least not to the degree
that I just did) but before I go into much detail I
think I should give you all a little bit of background
so you'll be better informed.

I am 40 years old and male. Although I do take a long
walk each morning (and 25 pushups), I have continued
to sit at this computer ALL day/EVERY day for about 7
years straight. I suffer from anxiety, depression,
really bad allergies, hypertension (160/90 usually),
GERD and Turette's Syndrome. It all runs in my family.
I keep a goat and a goose in my bedroom as pets -
although not both at the same time (and I DO keep them
very clean). I take Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide
for the high blood pressure, xanax ("as needed") for
my anxiety and I also take Prevacid for my acid reflux
(GERD). I am by nature, a "type A" personality and am
very easily irritated and often get impatient. I am
also a work-a-holic. I chew tobacco but do not smoke
or drink (although I used to smoke and was an
alcoholic for over a year until I quit both cold
turkey).

Anyway, I was sitting at my computer earlier today
eating a bag of salty pretzels and all of a sudden I
get this really intense feeling like low-medium
voltage/current going through my brain and I was
getting dizzy. It was'nt like a "jolt" or "shock" but
more like someone had implanted an electrode in my
brain and then turned the current on for about 30
seconds. It felt "electric" and tingly inside my brain
and I was VERY scared!!.

I've also had sensations from time to time (but not
recently) where I get this feeling inside my
brain/head like I am withdrawling form something but
the thing is...I'm not addicted to anything. It kind
of feels like the sensation you would get if you
crossed your eyes for a few minutes and you get that
dizzy/bug-eyed/spacey feeling, you know what I mean?.
Sometimes my head just feels like it's going forward
and I am about to momentarily lose consiousness (but
not that bad).

Anyway, I don't know if these two sensations are
related in anyway but I know when I got that tingly
electrical feeling surging through my brain about an
hour ago, I KNEW I was in trouble. I'm still reeling
from it.

Can anyone tell me what this is or if it sounds
familiar?. I just took a Xanax so I'm hoping it will
go away but I'm not sure this was anxiety because it
was REALLY freaky and scary. Come to think of it, I
have had this sensation in the past but not very
often. It continues to baffle me and I continue
searching for answers.Did I just have a stroke?.
Anxiety?. Side effects from meds?. Deep Vein
Thrombosis (a clot) that went to my brain from sitting
too long at the computer?. I'm totally stumped )-:

Thank you VERY much!!
[QUOTE=TawnyToad]I just had a very frightening symptom that I have
never experienced before (at least not to the degree
that I just did) but before I go into much detail I
think I should give you all a little bit of background
so you'll be better informed.

I am 40 years old and male. Although I do take a long
walk each morning (and 25 pushups), I have continued
to sit at this computer ALL day/EVERY day for about 7
years straight. I suffer from anxiety, depression,
really bad allergies, hypertension (160/90 usually),
GERD and Turette's Syndrome. It all runs in my family.
I keep a goat and a goose in my bedroom as pets -
although not both at the same time (and I DO keep them
very clean). I take Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide
for the high blood pressure, xanax ("as needed") for
my anxiety and I also take Prevacid for my acid reflux
(GERD). I am by nature, a "type A" personality and am
very easily irritated and often get impatient. I am
also a work-a-holic. I chew tobacco but do not smoke
or drink (although I used to smoke and was an
alcoholic for over a year until I quit both cold
turkey).

Anyway, I was sitting at my computer earlier today
eating a bag of salty pretzels and all of a sudden I
get this really intense feeling like low-medium
voltage/current going through my brain and I was
getting dizzy. It was'nt like a "jolt" or "shock" but
more like someone had implanted an electrode in my
brain and then turned the current on for about 30
seconds. It felt "electric" and tingly inside my brain
and I was VERY scared!!.

I've also had sensations from time to time (but not
recently) where I get this feeling inside my
brain/head like I am withdrawling form something but
the thing is...I'm not addicted to anything. It kind
of feels like the sensation you would get if you
crossed your eyes for a few minutes and you get that
dizzy/bug-eyed/spacey feeling, you know what I mean?.
Sometimes my head just feels like it's going forward
and I am about to momentarily lose consiousness (but
not that bad).

Anyway, I don't know if these two sensations are
related in anyway but I know when I got that tingly
electrical feeling surging through my brain about an
hour ago, I KNEW I was in trouble. I'm still reeling
from it.

Can anyone tell me what this is or if it sounds
familiar?. I just took a Xanax so I'm hoping it will
go away but I'm not sure this was anxiety because it
was REALLY freaky and scary. Come to think of it, I
have had this sensation in the past but not very
often. It continues to baffle me and I continue
searching for answers.Did I just have a stroke?.
Anxiety?. Side effects from meds?. Deep Vein
Thrombosis (a clot) that went to my brain from sitting
too long at the computer?. I'm totally stumped )-:

Thank you VERY much!![/QUOTE]

:angel: I have fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have researched on different message boards, and people have mentioned this "electrical" feeling you are getting. I get it too! Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I feel like my body is plugged into a low voltage light socket! Some people have said it feels like a sudden jolt in their body, like an electrical jolt feeling. There are many many more symptoms that go along with these diseases too, about 50 that I've seen. No one can really explain it, but we've talked about having it. So, you aren't way out there or anyting. I just don't know what to tell you to do for it. Hope this helps!
Best wishes,
Gingerly





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