can someone clarify something for me plz?

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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone. the other day i i was walking home from the supermarket and this sharp pain in my neck occured followed by extreme fatigue and i had to stop 4 to 5 times along the way, i thought i wasn't going to make it home. anyway the next day the same thing happened to me in the shower, and then the day after that in the morning when i woke up, so i decided to go to the hospital. there the doctor had me do some simple exams including blood test a heart exam and a x-ray of the torax. all tests cam back in perfect condition. while i waited for these exams at the hospital the doctor gave me a pill to calm me down (i dont know the correct term for those pills) anyway i started feeling super sleepy, and then i kinda slumped over to the side of my chair to rest my eyes and all of a sudden i get this strong shock sensation in my head arms and feet all at the same time. i kinda jumped out of my chair and people started staring at me. i told the nurse there and the doctor and they ignored me. a few days later i was watching a movie and all of a sudden i get this shock sensation in the right side of my head along with my right eye, it lasted a couple of seconds. i freaked out!!!!!! i got so scared. i do though sometimes wake up paralyzed or become paralyzed during a dream, its awful. today it happened so bad i just got out of bed, didnt want to risk another episode.

anyway does this sound like anything to anyone? because i have alot of anxiety and the people around me think its that.
could that really be anxiety? i know anxiety attacks will do wierd things to you, but shock you for a few seconds? can someone please help me?


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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Sammy,

I am very sorry to hear of this.  I am sure that was very scary and painful.  And to make matters worse you were ignored by medical personel.  Unfortunately no one here can diagnose you, I am sure you are aware of that.  It could be so many many things!!!  Just try to keep at those doctors!!  Tell them your symptoms and when they occurr and for how long.  Ask what they think it might be and what testing they might recommend. 

Being paralyzed during a dream is actually totally normal.  We are all paralyzed during our REM sleep, it keeps us from moving durning sleep so that we stay asleep.  If you wake up still paralyzed, then that is another thing and you need to tell your doctor. 

I am not thinking that anything you have said here really lights up the MS alarm.  That is good news.  Some MSers have a syndrome called L'hermittes ( I might have spelled that wrong).  Anyway that is when you put your chin to your chest you get an electric buzz or shock.  It is very very specific to that movement though and I have never heard of it in the brain or head.  It is generally not painful or long-lasting and it goes right away when the head is back upright. 

Good luck on your quest to find answers.

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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   Posted 6/5/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you gretchen for your kind words.
wish you all the best.
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