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I'm Bubbly!!!

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:13pm

This has been new weird symptom week. I have been having another bout of nausea which the Zofran is not really touching but at least I don't have the horrendous stomach cramping with it so I am doing OK eating and drinking enough.

But this week I have developed this buzzing sensation on my neck between the bottom of my skull at the back and my shoulders. I know others have decribed this before and it feels like an electrical current or buzzing. Doesn't hurt but it is really, really irritating.

The other thing is that I had a really weird thing happen while I was sleeping. It's kinda hard to describe and I've hesitated to tell anyone for fear of people thinking I've finally gone crackers.

For those of you out there that faint you might know what I am talking about. When I have fainted and I start to come around I feel "carbonated" like bubbles rising throughout my brain or like major pins and needles. I don't know if this makes any sense but that's what it feels like. Like my brain has pins and needles and it actually hurts and is really unpleasant for a minute or so until I fully regain consciousness. Now I could be wrong but I think this is what it feels like to be hypoxic as in your brain cells not getting enough oxygen. I get this everytime I come to after fainting. I have also had a milder similiar sensation when almost fainting upon standing.

So, back to sleeping the other night. I was minding my own business sleeping and had not taken any different meds then I have for the last year. All of a sudden I was waking up with the carbonated brain or pins and needles feeling and I was drenched in sweat. And I never sweat. The only thing on me that sweats is the right side of my forehead. It has done this ever since my car accident in 1994. But other than that I really don't sweat much at all. The only other times I have be "drenched" in sweat like this is when I am coming out of a faint. At these times I have also been very diaphoretic.

This whole thing makes me wonder what the heck was going on. I did feel a bit disorientated when I woke but then again it was 1:00am. At first I thought maybe I am peri-menopausal or something but 36 is kinda early and then there is the whole carbonated brain thingie. My second thought is sleep apnea as it is the only red flag symptoms that I dont have some degree of yet. I'm not sure what to think about it b/c of course in the morning you start to think "Did that really happen?" Although I'm sure that it did.

I was wondering if any of you out there experience anything similar? I am not going to do anything about this right now unless it happens again. My NS and NL already think I'm being melodramatic and this would put them over the edge I'm sure. I'd love to hear any similiar experiences if you want to share personally by email or with a comment.


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