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I've had this problem for almost a decade now and it comes and goes. When it comes, it is usually present for a month or more and it has never been gone for more than a month - this time it's particularly bad.
Problem: I look far left or far right and my whole upper body (sometimes to my feet, but usually just shoulders and higher) get an electric vibrating feeling similar to a very low voltage shock. When this happens, it causes my brain to feel heavily shocked, especially the sides of my head, and my lips and facial tissue around my lips go numb. When it's bad enough, I feel nauseous... I suddenly feel like I have no idea which way is up - very dizzy - and have a system wide panic attack very briefly as my body tries to recover. The symptoms last only 5-10 seconds after the major shock dissipates.
If I keep my eyes forward all the time, I'm not dizzy at all (say watching TV or such). If I close my eyes I can whip my head around like a crazy person and I'm not dizzy one bit. It is ALL in my eyes. If I look around without turning my head I get small dizzy sensations, and if I push my eyes all the way to the far left or right, I get shocked (and all the rest of the symptoms above!)
Over the years I have gone to two different ENTs, one neurologist, three family doctors (after having switched doctors three times) and no one has found a solution. At one point the dizziness got so severe I couldn't walk down the bedroom hallway without support from my wife. That lasted almost six months. I lost my job, and surprisingly about 50 pounds!
At that point I think the symptoms started to subside again, and at the same time they did a tilt table test and found my blood pressure was very low - so they gave me some meds to increase my blood pressure. It MIGHT have been those pills, or it may have just been time for the symptoms to take a break - either way I got better and stopped taking the meds and I was still fine. But "the cat came back" of course, as it always does.
Does anyone know what might be causing this?
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