Hi - I have been having MS like symptoms for at least the last six months. Several Neurologists suspect this, however the MRI keeps coming back normal. I have had a new, very unusual, symptom three times in the last three days. The first time I was in a heated, upsetting argument with my 22 year old son and suddenly it almost felt as if I were tasered (sp?) in the center of my chest - an area approx 8" in diameter. Also, I am famous for not sneezing - closing my mouth and holding it in - I did this last night and it caused the same odd sensation. It lasts only about a minute and is so hard to describe. It is like a thousand needles were propelled in to this 8" area at once - it is kind of like a burning pain.
Just to let you know, I have, what has been mild mitral valve prolapse, high blood pressure (controlled with Avalide) and also Bicuspid Aortic Valve - with mild thickening (as of 8/05)
Do you know of a cardiac issue that can have such symptoms?