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Its been happening for ~10 years. First my face and hands get tingly, then my fingers begin to cramp, then they contract, the contraction goes up my arms and then my legs begins to tingle, my fingertips are now involuntarily touching my wrist with my knuckles facing my chest. I fall to the ground in a ball and deal with the pain and contraction for rougly 2 minutes before it slowly relieves itself as quickly as it came.
I have had a total of ~9 attacks like this in my life. The first one was while I was floating along a river, I jumped into my float to avoid drowning, barely did. Paramedics said I had dehydrated, I had plenty of water.
The next one was during school, a year later, I was waiting in a side room for paperwork to fill out when it started happening, this time I had issues breathing, but I contributed the breathing issue to having a panic attack.
The next time I was excitedly playing games with a friend at their house (2 years later) when I suddenly dropped the controller and was again unable to control my hands as they began to contract towards my chest. No warning.
5 years ago while driving it just randomly started happening, I pulled over, waited for it to end, and moved on. I have had a few attacks since then but they are mostly me at home with no other differences, usually when I'm using the PC.
My face gets really numb during this too, like REALLY numb, as if it fell asleep and my face was being pricked by thousands of needles.
I have been previously admitted for rye neck at 8 yrs old and sustained a back injury when I was 15 that was never really checked out. (Was pushing a dolly with a 300 lb filing cabinet down a vary narrow stairwell when the wheels slipped and pulled my back straight downward while I was pulling backwards, my body build at the time was your typical skaters build)
Why do I get these attacks and should I see a doctor about them?
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