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1 wk ago I felt light headed with pins/needles, followed by constant teeth chattering. Blood results/pressure urine were all fine.The next day I went light headed with pins needles passed out for 60 secs. After that my legs started to spasm, followed by a jerking in right and left leg. After that my face started to spasm, followed by my leg violently shaking. This lasted for 7 hrs. I was admitted to hospital but blood results/pressure/urine fine. That night painful leg spasms and then my eyes started to clamp shut and if I tried to open would flicker. These attacks come about 5 times a day lasting about 45 mins. I had a brain scan and nothing was found. The neurologist did not think it was epilepsy as during an attack when I tried to partly open my eyes I could followed his finger even though my eyes were flickering. He thinks its panic attacks but i am not stressed. They are however sending me for mri and eeg. I have watch flashing blue lights on line & my eyes have clamped shut Help


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replied April 30th, 2009
Epilepsy Answer A6441


It seems that the symptoms you reported might be related to a neurological issue. Epilepsy is not very likely because epilepsy attacks do not last that long without any neurological consequences. Additional examinations (EEG and visualizing methods: CT-scan or MRI) might be needed in order to determine the exact cause for your condition.


In the end, if the results are negative (nothing is found) then you might want to visit a psychiatrist because the symptoms might be related to a mental health problem.


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