Does this sound like epilepsy?

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Rickk90
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   Posted 5/1/2017 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
For the last 6-7 months I've been having dizziness/lightheadedness and only thing that seems to help is if I take a xanax pill..
Anyways I've had countless of blood exams done , MRI scans of the brain and heart studied. All clear . Anyways last night I had a scary episode where I was sleeping and woke up super dizzy and a pounding heart and now today I have a tingling buzzing feeling in my forehead . Do you guys think it might be anxiety related or seizures. I've never blacked out .

straydog
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   Posted 5/1/2017 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Rickk, I am not a dr but the symptoms you are describing sounds very much anxiety related, especially when the Xanax helps. Use your coping skills to help get this back under control.

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Rickk90
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   Posted 5/1/2017 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope it's only anxiety , I've been freaking out every day thinking I'm going to get a seizure

straydog
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   Posted 5/1/2017 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Rickk, if it will help make you feel better you can ask your dr to refer you to a neurologist. Depending on the dr the referral may or may not happen. Talk to your dr.
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Diamond20_UK
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   Posted 7/14/2017 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rikki,

I've had two forms of epilepsy since i was 18 plus i do suffer from anxiety bad and by what you've described your having bad attacks of anxiety.
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