I have read multiple descriptions of "brain shakes" on this forum but none seem to describe my experience. I have gone to two different general practitioners and they tell me that I am suffering from vertigo but my symptoms do not seem to completely match vertigo either.
I am a 27-year-old, healthy and active woman. Several months ago, I began experiencing these random episodes of brain shakes that are followed by dizziness. The "brain shakes" feel like a jolt and vibration that last about a 1 second. These "brain shakes" are sometimes violent and because they are unexpected, I react by placing my hands to my head. But my head does not actually "shake", its is merely an internal sensation that I'm reacting to. The "brain shakes" are immediately followed by dizziness. I feel like the room is spinning and sometimes I become flushed and nauseous. The dizziness lasts less than a minute. The dizziness is initially severe and then it fades away and is completely gone in about a minute.
These episodes have occurred approximately 6 or so times. They appear to occur randomly and they are spaced out; sometimes a couple weeks and other times about a month apart. I am almost never moving when these occur. In other words, they don't seem to be caused by sudden movements or physical fatigue. Most times it has happens when I'm sitting at my desk working or in a car or at lunch with a friend. When they occur, I am immediately fine when the dizziness wears off as if nothing happened. They also occur one at a time; I've never had more than one per day. Also, these episodes to do not appear to be stress or mental health related. I am a mental health practitioner and was able to rule that out.
Although these episodes have not significantly impaired my life functioning, they are certainly scary and concerning. Any insight about what might be happening would be greatly appreciated!!
I have the exact same thing, you described it perfectly. I've had these for probably about a year now. It happens randomly and lasts less than a minute. It can happen anytime and it feels like your brain is vibrating and then its fallowed by dizziness and its the worst feeling.
I'm only 18 years old and I'm healthy and fit as well.
if you find out what it is I would love to know and it would be appreciated as well.
Thank you for posting Krist10. I haven't been able to find out anything at all. Have you seen a doctor? I plan to go to a ear/nose/and throat doctor in a few months. Also, do you fly a lot? I do and I thought it might have something to do with that but I'm not sure.
I just had the same exact thing happen to me two days ago. It was so scary, and now I am constantly worried it will happen again. I went to the ER the same day and had blood work, EKG, and CTscan and all came back normal. I am going to schedule and appointment with a neurologist and see if they can help. I was also not doing any crazy movement that brought it on, I was standing in my kitchen stirring something and the vibration in my head went off followed by the extreme dizziness. I am pretty nervous about it, but am very thankful I am not alone. Has anyone figured anything else out? Keep me posted! Thanks!
I still haven't figured anything out. I don't have insurance so it is a bit difficult to keep going to doctors. Mine have continued to happen. It seems like they are more frequent now but are less severe. They still are frightening...please keep us posted on you neurology results!
I have felt the same thing too. Normally when I don't get enough sleep. I first started experiencing it at 11 years old and I am now 21 years old. For me it feels like my brain and eyes are shaking, and if I close my eyes, my brain begins to teeter. I guess that's the vertigo part. I am active as well. I don't travel, don't do any drugs, and don't drink. It happens while I'm reading a book before bed or when I was at a spa or even while I was d stress free year. Is it stress related? Do I need more sleep? Do I need to avoid certain foods? If you ever find out, please let me know.
I have recently experienced the exact same thing as you've described. It happened the first time a few weeks ago while standing on a bus and I thought it might be because I was tired and hungry but it's been almost a daily occurence since then and scares me every time. Any updates or anything? Everything I've read about vertigo (because that's what I thought it might be) doesn't seem to fit. Any help would be appreciated!
Here is some good news...my brain shakes have stopped. I am uncertain of the reasons why but I have a hunch that it could be a number of things. About 7 or 8 months ago the shakes stopped around the same time that these things happened: 1) I completed a really stressful graduate program. I was always under a lot of pressure so the shakes might be stress related. 2) I found out that I was severely deficient in Vitamin D. I was prescribed a high dosage of the vitamin to get me back on track which also may be related to the brain shakes (although the doctor didn't seem to think so). 3) I think I may have been dehydrated. I wouldn't drink water for weeks at a time. Once I was drinking water more regularly I felt better. Maybe one or all of these are related to the brain shaking/dizzy thing. Hope that helps!
Do you or have you taken any kind of anxiety or antidepressant medication then stopped? I was told these are a symptom of withdrawal. I tried to look it up, because it just happened to me.... I was walking then all the sudden it felt like when I took a step the world shook, but it was just in my head... I saw fuzzy colors for just a second, and it happened every few steps, then it felt like my brain was shaking up and down. I was very dizzy. It's really scary.
my 20 year old daughter has had these very same symptoms! Our general practitioner suggested the vertigo, but I do not think that is it! We are definitely seeing a neurologist soon! Has anyone else seen a Neurologist?
this just happened to me at work about an hour ago, did a google search and this thread poped up. I had the jolt in my head that lasted a second followed by immediate dizzyness for just a couple seconds. Not on any meds or anything. Mg409 mentioned dehydration. I work outside and it was like 85-90 degrees outside, and I know I wasnt drinking a lot, as my mouth was a little dry and had very faint headache. Was sitting writing report when it hit me. I feel this shake and dizziness has happened to me at least once before but cant remember when or what I was doing.
This just happened to me for the first time today as well. I almost never take meds unless its a prolonged sickness in which case I take antibiotics, but haven't had to do so for at least a year. I don't drink any alcohol or caffeine beverages, and don't smoke. Today was a stressful day and I did miss eating a decent breakfast and lunch, so am wondering if its a correlation...seems likely. It was scary; I was driving home when it happened. I felt like my brain was shaking and then felt dizzy for a few seconds. I had the same reaction of putting my hands to my head.
Hi..im 31and have gone thru the same priblem.It is related to the imbalance of the fluid in your ear and ear pressure.This is what a v good ENT specialist told me.she gave a 15 day treatment and it was fine in a week.So better consult an ENT specialist
Hey guys. Im 15 years old, and i have exactly what you guys are experiencing. People keep telling me its veritgo, but i know its not. The back of my head feels like it has a small motor in it (as weird as it sounds) and it feels like its vibrating. But as soon as it starts, i feel like i've been punched in the head. And to others watching, it looks like i just jerked my head or something. But then i have to put my hands on my face and concentrate on something because the room starts violently spinning. But idk what is going on and no one does either... But i dont have these like every week... I have them almost every day. Today i've had 3. And they are at the most random times. But if you know anything, let me know(: thanks(:
I have the same problem as well. I can be sitting watching tv and all of a sudden my head feels like it is vibrating for a second and then I get dizzy and nausea comes on. I am very athletic and I have been to several doctors. I have low blood pressure and they checked my heart to see if it is a regular beat and it was. They said to drink more water even if I think I drink enough they want me to drink more and stay away from caffeine. The thing is that the vibration sensations happen about 50-75 times a day. It is horrible and no doctor has helped me. I have had this since I was 13 and I am now 17. I need help
Since this question was posted over a year ago I don't know how many people this will help. I had brain shakes for about three seconds followed by vertigo. At its worst I had to grab the counter at my work when I fell over from the vertigo. I was conscious the whole time. This scared me so I finally went to see a neurologist. I went through alot of testing. EEG's/sleep studies and nothing. My neurologist decided to send me for a short day study. They used flashing lights which I felt nothing to be a problem. After that they had me take a short nap. While I was sleeping they discoveries I had two small seizure in my temporal lobe. I couldn't believe it. I had temporal lobe epilepsy. On a side note when I was younger I was diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia. My doctor put me on a regimen of Lamictal. I was at 400 mg when it was like a light switch. I was happy everyday, no migraines and no emotional mood swings. My life has changed for years now. Recently I started getting normal migraines again so he moved the dose up too 500 mg and I've had none since. I suggest all who have this problem to not stop trying to figuring out the reason. I hope this helps even just one person.
yeah, your description is exactly like what i too am facing. i'm an 18 year old guy and have experienced only a small handful of these. one, about a year ago, which was very severe. in the past few minutes i experienced this again which made me wonder what it is. perhaps i'm not getting enough exercise. that's been my hypothesis, sense i have been laying around from this entire past winter basically. i've also considered the possibility of this occurring because of a lack of liquids or perhaps because of stress, although i'm rather satisfied with life right now. anyway, if you get any answers, plz include me in on you revelation. so whether it's serious or not, i'm interested in hearing exactly what the problem is...
'm a healthy 24 year old male and I have recently had the exact symptoms described in the first post. It has occured 3 times over about a 2 month period, and has seemed to decreased in severity each time. It always seems to occur when doing something simple like reading a book or looking at a computer screen. Being a health professional myself (I am not a doctor or specialist), I have considered a number of things;
1 The 'shake' and dizziness could be due to increased caffeine intake or insufficient fluid intake. I have decided to stop drinking coffee in the morning and increase my fluid intake to see if the symptoms cease.
2 A viral infection that reactivated from time to time, that my body is able to fight off. This would explain why the symptoms seem to subside quicker with each episode, as my body is becoming better at fighting off the virus
3 I have also considered migraines, as the initial symptoms can be dizziness ans nausea, but it never seems to progress into a migraine, so this is doubtful
4 Stress could also be a factor. I haven't been under a lot of stress, but I have considered that this could be a contributing factor.
Please don't take all of this as a solution, as I have not consulted a doctor and I have no idea what is causing these 'brain shakes'. I will put another post up in a month or so to let you know if I have had ant changes. I would recommend seeing a doctor if these symptoms persist for you.
This happened to me just this morning I was trying to wake my son up for school and when I left his bedroom I got the terrible sensation that my brain was shaking it lasted for few seconds and then I had extreme dizziness and could not walk that lasted for a few seconds then started to wear off as I walked into the kitchen it was better but I still felt nauseous and had to sit down I felt like I was overheating but after a few minutes it was ok and I was able to go about my morning routine and then drive on to work but it did scare me I wondered if I should make an appointment to see my doctor just in case.
I've had something similar though perhaps not quite the same. Mine was preceded by sounds and sensations of electricity crackling, and then I got a feeling of movement inside my head. It was like the inside of my head moved upwards towards my scalp (just once) and then clicked back into place. This was immediately followed by dizziness for a few seconds and then I was okay. The whole thing was very scary but only lasted seconds or a minute at the most. Saw a neurologist. He didn't know what it was. CT scan normal. Blood pressure a bit high, which is being monitored. It happened five months ago and I'm hoping it was just a one off thing with no cause to worry. But it was very scary.
I just had one a few moments ago. I was told it was veritgo also & sinus issues. But i don't feel it is. I suffer from seizures ( petty mal, grand mal, & a wake). These epsoides come and go at different times of day. They last about 3 secs. They came be months or days apart. I hope to find answers just like yall
I have just had this experience for the first time ever (sudden jolt and the feeling that my brain suddenly jumped inside my skull..) strangest sensation, then I felt faint, dizzy and felt my eyes weren't focussing properly. I was actually on the computer when it happened so I immediately looked up what it could be... Very interested to read your post with regard to the vitamin D. I had blood tests a couple of weeks ago and was told I was low on vitamin D (along with B12) and was advised to take a double dose of high strength vitamin D to get my levels up. I have been doing this for a week now... they are the only medication I have taken today so far..I believe now this must be a Vitamin D overdose side effect. It has never happened to me before today. Back to one a day on these tablets now. My body obviously has sufficient!
I just had this yesterday at work. Like a lot of y'all have said it was very alarming. It was not from a sudden movement, I was sitting at my computer and it felt like my brain jolted. It felt like the dizziness lasted longer than a few seconds. While I was dizzy I started sweating and became nauseous. I was able to resume work in about 15 to 20 minutes. I eventually became chilled and had a headache. I have a history of childhood seizures, which was a long time ago but I kind of fear them coming back. Like others have stated, I was recently diagnosed with Vit D deficiency and have started taking a Vit D supplement but I'm not taking large amounts. I have had dizzy spells in the past that I have attributed to tinnitus or something similar. I think that what may be the problem this time too. If it happens again i'll definitely go to my doctor. scary!
This sounds like lhermittes sign, has anybody seen a neurologist? I'm having a brain and spinal cord MRI in a couple weeks, and finally have a referral to see a neurologist. They are trying to rule out MS. I have been experiencing this for years, and is so random when it happens. Nothing ever triggers it and it causes me to reach for my head, it almost feels like a shocking brain freeze. Good luck all.
I have experienced these symptoms many times before. My opthamologist has suggested it's a form of an optical migraine. Similar to your typical migraine, but just with optical manifestations: seeing zigzag lines, eyes feel like they are shaking, sometimes a bad headache, nausea, dizziness, etc. I can't think of any one thing that brings it on, though. If your doctor just suggests vertigo, ask for another opinion. Vertigo is a symptom, not a disease, and therefore you are not treating the real underlying cause with the vertigo meds.
I have also found out it may also be a side effect of an untreated astigmatism of the eyes. Someone I know had their glasses prescription changed to better treat their astigmatism and she has been doing much better. Maybe this helps.
This has happened to me now about 3 or 4 times in the past 5 years...just recently it was today. I was sitting at lunch w/ my sister and we happened to be watching a video on her phone and all of a sudden my head had that brain shake feeling, followed by a weak feeling and a little nauseousness. The first time it happened, I lost concentration and was struggling to find words for what I was saying when it happened. I brushed it off back then, but since then it's happened a few more times...I've not been to any type of Dr. yet, but I am strongly considering investigating this further....it's nice to know that I am not allow in this bizarre feeling!
I've had this brain vibrate/dizziness/vertigo everyone is describing for 36 years, My vertigo to some extant is constant,always wobbly and the vibrating mostly happens when turning my head from looking back to front.When it hits all I can do is go down or hang on to something, lasts maybe 1 - 15 seconds.
This kind of brain shake is probably similar to myoclonus jerk that affects the brain. It happens more frequently to people with history of seizures, but it may also be result of medication side effects. I am taking anti epileptic medication for my chronic nerve pain. I occasionally experience this symptom when relaxing and especially when trying to doze off. It just interrupts my rest and I find it very annoying.
This also happened to me earlier while at work. I was extremely focused and sitting at my desk typing. To me, it literally felt like I took a blow to the back of the head (painless) immediately followed by dizziness and confusion that lasted about a minute. My head immediately fell backwards against my desk chair, & had I been standing I probably would've fallen backwards. I don't remember a vibrating feeling, only a quick internal jolt. Nor any symptoms of a migraine, such as auras. Sidenote: I was a long time sufferer of migraines up until about 3yrs ago. Had my first one on my 11th birthday (now 28). No history of seizures. Overall healthy and somewhat active.
I hear a swoosh, swoosh, or really szit, szit when I turn my eyes and if I turn my head I hear the noise and have a few second vertigo or disconnected felling, like my brain is catching up to eyes. Very hard to explain. Has anyone ever looked up cervical vertigo? Any help would really be appreciated. I've had this for approx 8 years.
I just started experiencing what the very first post has written. I am 57 healthy, no meds, etc... I also think it has something to do with hydration. However, my main concern right now is that I am supposed to undergo a colonoscopy tomorrow and put me under anesthesia. I am worried about that. Thoughts?
I have had the same issues for about four months now. I had my first violent episode four months back, and it sacred the daylights out of me. I went to my GP and did some blood work, hooked up to an EKG, the whole nine yards. Every test came back normal. I was told to eat more and drink more water. I am a very active (workout/run 5-6 times/week) 29 yr old, so I figured I'd take the Dr's advice and see how it played out. Things seemed to be getting back to normal until the first part of this week, and I have now had four episodes over the past three days. It's not Vertigo. It doesn't happen from sudden movements. It happens when I am on my computer at work or doing something else while stationary at my desk. I don't really hear a ringing in my head or feel like I have been slapped in the head as some posters have described. It's more of a sudden, violent feeling of weightlessness, like I cannot control my body. My first instinct is to stand up (probably because it is frightening), and when I feel it coming on, I usually jump out of my chair and try to move around a bit. I do not know if this helps or hurts as I have not yet tried to ride one out in my chair, but it seems to make the episodes last about 2-3 seconds, and it leaves me feeling uneasy for the next 30min or so. I have no idea what it is and I cannot accurately explain the feeling to anyone. This thread is the first I have come across that best describes what I am going through. If anyone has any idea what it is or where or how to get help, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Good Luck everyone.
I just had this issue this morning, but actually it was as I was waking up, and I opened my eyes to the room spinning so I closed my eyes again to wait it out and as soon as it stopped my brain did the shaking thing. This is the first time I've ever had the spinning sensation with it. I still currently feel "off"- slightly dizzy, and just feel weird which has never happened before. As for the brain shake, it's been happening to me since I was about 10, and I'm 28 now. The only significant thing I can think of associated to it first happening is having had just been under anesthesia for the first time for my appendectomy. I came back to school a few weeks later and had the first episode while sitting at my desk zoned out. It was terrifying. Since then I've had them, like most of you, zoned out sitting upright, but as well as while lying in bed about to fall asleep. I'm completely conscious during them which made me rule out seizures. The have happened in clusters, like a few in a months time, and then go many months without another one. But I've never mentioned them to a doctor. I have however been diagnosed with vertigo, and I do have extreme motion sickness and ear issues. Could be coincidence, could be connected. But as for most of the incidents, they've never happened after being on a ride, or drinking or any motion whatsoever so I don't see how it may be connected. I just wish there was something other than quick go to diagnoses for this. Good luck to everyone though, I plan on mentioning it to a doctor finally.
I also feel the same way. I undergone CT Scan and MRI., and thank God they haven't found anything abnormal. I also consulted ENT and he ruled out vertigo. I took many medicines, but nothing happens. I consulted a neurologist and advised me to undergo MRI. There is a scar found in my brain. She said that my dizziness might go until I aged and I don't have to worry. No medicines were prescribed. Until now, I am suffering from this. Anyone who could help me?
For the past few months, I have also had these brain shifts/shakes that are completely random and last only 1-2 seconds without any other symptoms. A few months ago I was diagnosed with anemia and take iron supplements but the brain shifts are still happening. The sensation is different from being dizzy and unlike vertigo. Many years ago I discontinued the use of an anti-depressant and experienced the "brain zaps" that other people mentioned but this is completely different. Once the anti-depressant was out of my system and my body was back to normal the brain zaps stopped. Anyhow, the Dr. says next step is an MRI so I'm trying to research what it could be since it's expensive and scary.
As you read my previous posts, we have the same complaints. I also feel that my brain shakes that lasted for 1-2 seconds. I am not dizzy, and my ent doctor ruled out vertigo. I consulted neurologist and advise to undergo MRI. According to the result, I have a little scar in my brain. (maybe because of the internal bleeding happened when i have a dengue fever). My doctor assures that nothing bad will happen, the only problem is, until I aged, I will experience this brain shakes..I understand how you feel., and I really wanted to get rid of this..
I have this same thing. I am 34 femail, it's been happening for years, once every 6 months or so. I had an MRI of the brain years ago with normal result. I think it could have something to do with dehydration, inner ear or something. I am also vitamin D deficient. No antidepressants or medication taken.
This has been happening to me since I was in high school. At the time, it really scared my mom and me, so I underwent all sorts of tests, including an MRI. Nothing abnormal could be found. I have the same symptoms many of you are describing, usually when I'm doing something mundane like sitting at a meeting, sitting in front of the computer, and even while driving a few times. My brain feels like it "jumps" or "shakes" in one big movement that lasts less than a second. Then I am extremely dizzy and have blurry vision for only a matter of seconds. I then feel fine, although I do feel a bit "off" for a few minutes up to an hour afterward. But no headaches, no pain, etc. I also get a slight warm feeling, like you'd feel when you are really embarrassed or during public speaking or the like. This "condition" went dormant for several years, and I only started having these events recently. I am now 30 and it happens every week or so.
I wish I could get some answers because it concerns me to have something wrong with my health. I don't have seizures (that I know of, anyway), but I do recently have some chronic ear ringing issues. Not sure if the two are related, but I never had ear ringing issues before, so I doubt they are related at all.
Hi, I have suffered with these brain shakes for years. I call them "woowies" they come on suddenly with no warning and last for 5-10 seconds. I have to grab my head and stand completely still with my eyes closed. I know its silly as holding my head will make no difference but I do it anyway! I become dizzy if I open my eyes. I then get an awful headache afterwards and feel very sick. I have been put on some migraine type tablets that have been controlling it, topiramate but if a "woowie" breaks through as it has this week then thats it! Pain and shakes all day every day! I have never heard of it being related to vertigo before. Mt doctors have never really investigated beyond migraine. This thread has been very interesting, I have just discovered it as I am really suffering this time. 2 weeks without a break this time.
I am suffering exactly with same disorder when I am sitting and reading or sitting and surfing on mobile or computer. I first experienced it a month ago. My BP is 130/90 and when I went to doctor , they started giving me medicine "Metoprolol succinate extended" for BP control. But I think it is not related to BP or something. The first experience came when I was somewhat stressed about my project and sitting in front of computer and writing some mathematical equations on a paper put on the desk. How to get rid of this?
I have been having these for the past couple days. It started because I have been having anxiety attacks & then this starts. It really scares me cause everything just doesn't seem real too me anymore. I have an 11 month old daughter. I'm 17 years old and it scares me badly that imma die or something. I start prozac in thr morning & really hoping it works for me. & that this just goes away. I had seizures while I was pregnant but nome after that or never this brain shakiness so idk.
This has been happening to me forever, almost as long as I can remember. I can feel it a few seconds before it happens and it last about a second or two and then I'm fine. It starts in like my ears and then my whole body shakes for a second. No dizziness or headaches after or before. And I would say that it almost happens daily.
Finally all my friends, I got the solution of this consulting one of the best neurologist. 1st of all the good news is this is not a disease or at least big disease. It happens to a person who use to think about anything very deep i.e. dug into the matter or the person can have some problem (like financial prob etc.) about which he/she is thinking always. Actually when we think, neurotransmitter is emitted in our brain. When a person got the habit to think deep always, neurotransmitters gets accumulated over a long period of time and after that person feels this kind of syndrome.
Now the solution is simple. No medicine is required for this, but simply one hour brief walking is the simple cure for this. While walking try to take deep breath. Actually we have to burn our neurotransmitter accumulated like deleting junk files from computer. A good exercise, running or walking for a hour can do this. Doctor suggested me to do this for two months. After one month only, i am feeling somewhat relax. Although, I am not cured completely, but amount of dizziness and fear became low.
Few more things to be followed i.e. good amount of sleep at night (6 hour at least), no consumption of alcohol. I find that when I take tea or coffee, I find myself in frequent shaking and dizziness. So, stopped taking tea and coffee too. No smoking also is the need for cure. I don't know if someone is addicted, so how to manage all this. But one thing is sure , you can minimize alcohol and smoking as much as you can.
Further, the most important thing is never think too much. Solve the problem or Leave the problem, Never Live with the problem.
I had one of these today (it is why I googled this lol). I think it probably has something to do with how hard you're thinking. Because it happened to me in class when I was trying to focus very hard on a math lesson on logarithms. It just felt like something in my head shifted, it was very weird. Not painful at all but I still felt it.
You described it almost perfectly what I have been experiencing! I know these are old posts but like someone else said did a google search and this thread came up :)
I get the slight shake or I was calling it a slide.. like my brain shifted from left to right, then the slight dizziness (I don't spin, but it feels like I'm GOING to.. but it's like I catch it and stop it). It started back in May of 2015 for me. Bad to the point I was nearly afraid to leave the house for several months.. and didn't unless I absolutely HAD to. I still am getting it...
I would say now it's cycle based for me.. which I find it interesting that many people are in their teens? I'm 46 and pretty sure I am peri-menopausal. The episodes seem to be daily in the days leading up to and the first day or so of my period. When they first started turns out I was battling kidney stones.. the episodes seemed to dissipate considerably once I passed the last stone.
Dehydration has been mentioned. I had a fainting episode on October 12, 2014 where I passed out and cracked my head on a concrete floor.. fell straight back and nailed it good. The person who was with me said I had some kind of seizure right after. Anyway, the cause of the faint was severe dehydration. Whichhhh, I'm assuming also led to the kidney stones.
And stress.. for the trifecta. My life for the past 3-4 years in particular has been insanely stressful. Toxic, emotionally abusive relationship. My passing out episode was the day after I had moved out.. I ended up moving back in December of 2014.. but think the stress triggered, combined with the kidney stones, what happened starting in May.
I've since moved out again.. and I feel much better.. trying to eat and drink better. I do not sleep enough, I believe that is also a factor.
Would like to know what it actually is though.. I did see an ENT last October.. Told me it was BPPV. I don't think so..
I knew there was something I forgot on my initial reply... Vitamin D. Was tested as extremely deficient around June or July (when the episodes were full tilt). 16.6 level. Retested again in.. October? September? episodes far less frequent/severe. 28.8.
I also believe Vitamin D deficiency is a factor.
And to the poster who said it was like the brain moved up and then clicked back into place? THAT'S IT!!! In my case I'd say it feels like it moves left to right but it's just that one positional movement.. not a shaking per se..
Same thing.. never standing.. ALWAYS sitting.. or coming from a sitting position but that's rare.
Someone mentioned looking at a screen when it happened. Check.
someone mentioned having astigmatism.. Check. I definitely feel my prescription has changed and I do know this, when it happens now, is I'm looking at my phone.. computer screen.. If I focus too long it seems, then it might trigger.. but not always.. Just sometimes..
Interesting note on the migraines.. But before I comment on that just want to say I take NOTHING prescription. I am taking more vitamins.. just a good general women's health one and I take extra B every day b/c I have a fatigue problem. So it's not a medication side effect.
Relative to migraines.. I see that as a common thread. I have never, to my knowledge, had migraines. THAT said, my daughter, who is now 10, developed something called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) at around 18 months old. Even now from 8 years ago there's is more known and it's more definitively tied to? Right, migraines. That's one of the things when she finally got diagnosed (after 2 years and finally a trip to the hospital where they labeled her "blue and non responsive" when the ambulance picked her up) that they asked was "do you have a history of migraines".. I don't.. her father's grandfather did and his father did. Me? None. But some women do develop migraines in perimenopause and I would say in the 6 months or so before this started I would get monster headaches that would take me 6 to 9 advil to kill (and I'm normally someone who can take 3 advil for monster menstrual cramps and be all set for 24 hours).
So I think there may be a migraine link.. which for me would make sense because I'm getting the episodes now around my period. Like I got my period yesterday.. 2 nights before I started.. not terrible but I noticed it. I also think I don't react the same now? You get used to and the violence of it seems to dissipate because you've learned to compensate. Just my theory.
Any answer from the doctor? I have just suffered from the exact "brain vibration and consciousness sinking". It's the second time for past two years. And this time i can feel exactly it happened to the right hemisphere and lasted less than 5 seconds. And before this, i had suffered a "brain sinking and consciousness sinking" when i lied down on the bed for sleeping.
Hope it's not AD omen or cerebral thrombosis.
My mother has been dealing with the exact same symptoms for the last few years, and was seeing a neurologist who couldn't pinpoint what the issue was. Then one day while at work, it hit again, only worse, and the limbs on her one side started flailing. She drove herself home from work (we still give her a hard time for this, she admitted she had trouble sticking to the road), and my sister immediately called 911. Long story short: the neurologist she had been seeing was called in and kept insisting on a seizure, which was later proven to be a misdiagnosis by another doctor who was brought in after her blood work came back odd. It turned out she had a TIA (transient ischemic stroke), and was diagnosed with APS (antiphospholipid syndrome). The worst part about this was that doctors were so adamant to stick to "it's not a stroke b/c she doesn't have weakness in one side, she has the opposite". Stroke isn't the same in all people, and we later learned by the blood doctor that if her situation had been taken more seriously and she had been given blood thinners when she was brought in with a stroke, she wouldn't have lasting brain damage like she does. So consider having your blood work done and have them test for APS and any other clotting disorders.
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