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I'm going to try my best to explain how this feels. I refer to them as brain zaps, however some are different than others and that's why I am here. For example, I was very anxious yesterday and very stressed. I was at a an appt trying to talk to a physical therapist and I had "brain zap" moments where I couldn't speak. I couldn't swallow. My jaw was tight. It was like my body froze for a few seconds. Then I would get this weird feeling like it was over and I would get flushed (sweaty, hot). It almost felt as if my heart stopped, too.
Most of my "brain zaps" are just an electrical shock feeling through my body that causes a few seconds of vertigo and it's over. However, when they're intense I experience tunnel vision, body weakness, and then my heart starts beating very hard/fast. It almost feels like I'm going to faint but I don't.
Within the last year, I have had 6 EKGs, a nuclear stress test, wore a 24 hour holter monitor, and had an echocardiogram - all normal so my heart has been ruled out. My neurologist I saw does not think they are seizures but I have no idea what they are.
Anyone have any thoughts?
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