This happened a year ago so my memory of it has become somewhat foggy but it was uh.....interesting
enough that it is still strong in my mind.
I was just finishing dinner, my father and I were having one of our conversations where he implies that I'm an idiot, I start crying at the table but run to my room to hide it. Then as I'm sitting there crying, this happens in about this order:
Hyperventilation, heart pounding, sudden pressure at my temples (like something is squeezing at my brain), light-headedness, wave of numbness, left side of body goes way numb (right side is less so), so I get up to walk. Time slows, can't seem to move very well, face and lips go numb, can't really walk or talk. Lasts about 2 hours in its more extreme moments, gradually got better and went to sleep. For the next few days, the world seemed sort of ....... uh, difficult to describe......hazy, I suppose, and far away.
Since then it has not happened in full but every time I get sufficiently upset then the pressure at the temples starts in again, and I can almost feel the same experience coming on.
My friend said it sounded like a mini stroke, my doctor said that at my age (25) it is unlikely, and told me it was "anxiety." Which was the first I sort of had the term applied to me.
Any similar experiences? Anyone knows what this might sound like? Stroke? Panic attack? Nervous breakdown?