I just had a very frightening symptom that I have never experienced before (at least not to the degree that I just did) but before I go into much detail I think I should give you all a little bit of background so you'll be better informed.
I am 51 year old and male. Although I do take a long walk each morning (and 25 pushups), I have continued to sit at this computer ALL day/EVERY day for about 7 years straight. I have hypertension (160/90 usually), anxiety attacks and some mild depression. I take Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide for the high blood pressure, xanax ("as needed") for my anxiety. I am by nature, a "type A" personality and am very easily irritated and often get impatient. I am also a work-a-holic.
Anyway, I was sitting at my computer earlier today eating a bag of salty pretzels and all of a sudden I get this really intense feeling like low-medium voltage/current going through my brain and I was getting dizzy. It was'nt as much like a "jolt" or "shock" but more like someone had implanted an electrode in my brain and then turned the current on for about 30 seconds. It felt "electric" and tingly inside my brain and I was VERY scared!!.
I've also had sensations from time to time (but not recently) where I get this feeling inside my brain/head like I am withdrawling form something but the thing is...I'm not addicted to anything. It kind of feels like the sensation you would get if you crossed your eyes for a few minutes and you get that dizzy/bug-eyed/spacey feeling, you know what I mean?. Sometimes my head just feels like it's going forward and I am about to momentarily lose consiousness (but not that bad).
Anyway, I don't know if these two sensations are related in anyway but I know when I got that tingly electrical feeling surging through my brain about an hour ago, I KNEW I was in trouble. I'm still reeling from it.
Can anyone tell me what this is or if it sounds familiar?. I just took a Xanax so I'm hoping it will go away but I'm not sure this was anxiety because it was REALLY freaky and scary. Come to think of it, I have had this sensation in the past but not very often. It continues to baffle me and I continue searching for answers.Did I just have a stroke?. Anxiety?. Side effects from meds?. Deep Vein Thrombosis (a clot) that went to my brain from sitting too long at the computer?. I'm totally stumped ???
Thank's in advance