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Brain zaps with quick feelings of faintness and loss of alertness ? Anyone?

Matticus1983

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I'm trying to figure out what's going on with me. These little spells have been ongoing for a bit now. I haven't stopped any medications though. But when these spells happen I lose a little bit of alertness for a moments time, seconds. It's not exactly like brain zaps but it is. Almost like breaking glass in my head, make since?. I think maybe my medicine should be upped as well because my anxiety has gotten terrible as of late. Any comments would be so appreciated! It just makes me scared to drive go in stores, etc. Haven't been that way for years.
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Yes I have different strange sensations like that, I thought it was due to my med or missing doses but I also notice I get similar feelings when having a cold, etc...All normal imo, I've always said I've had strange sensations that If someone asked me to explain I couldn't.
 

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Yes I have different strange sensations like that, I thought it was due to my med or missing doses but I also notice I get similar feelings when having a cold, etc...All normal imo, I've always said I've had strange sensations that If someone asked me to explain I couldn't.
E.B I have trouble describing too. It's like a sudden whoa $#&@(description?) If the time was measured I'd say 2-3 seconds tops.. Followed by anxiety which creates anxiety which then creates weird breathing and dizziness
 

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E.B I have trouble describing too. It's like a sudden whoa $#&@(description?) If the time was measured I'd say 2-3 seconds tops.. Followed by anxiety which creates anxiety which then creates weird breathing and dizziness
You are so right. Anxiety is perpetuated by fear. If you have one of these strange sensations then immediately you add fear to fear. In anxiety there are so many strange happenings it would be difficult to list them all. The best way is to accept they will occur and not be thrown by any strange feelings. Let them come, but don't add 'second fear'. You know the fear I mean. 'OMG' and 'What if'. That can only make matters worse. It is very difficult not to react in this way because sensations can be frightening, but acceptance does calm you down so you can begin to rationalise. Fear dulls the mind. We succumb to immediate reactions before we get the chance to see it all for what it is. Normal reactions to stress.
 

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You are so right. Anxiety is perpetuated by fear. If you have one of these strange sensations then immediately you add fear to fear. In anxiety there are so many strange happenings it would be difficult to list them all. The best way is to accept they will occur and not be thrown by any strange feelings. Let them come, but don't add 'second fear'. You know the fear I mean. 'OMG' and 'What if'. That can only make matters worse. It is very difficult not to react in this way because sensations can be frightening, but acceptance does calm you down so you can begin to rationalise. Fear dulls the mind. We succumb to immediate reactions before we get the chance to see it all for what it is. Normal reactions to stress.
Claire Weekes 2nd fear, have you listened to her?
 

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I can relate to those zaps. I’m glad you mentioned Dr Weekes’ book. Her method is valid, it works. But as she says, let time pass. What causes most folks to fail using her method is the desperation we feel to get better, to make those darn symptoms go away quickly. But unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. It took a lot of time for our anxiety to develop to the point we are at. Lots of negative thinking over a long period of time. It stands to reason that it will take time to correct. Along with Dr Weekes’ books I recommend It’s Only Anxiety by Carl James. He gives us a breakdown of Dr Weekes’s method, step by step, and his own personal experience of using the method. Invaluable. He also describes that critical inner voice that drives our anxiety with all the what if’s and OMG’s. Very helpful. I’m just past a year practicing the method and have made a lot of progress. My physical symptoms are mostly gone now that my body has relaxed a great deal. My mental symptoms are also much improved and I can think more rationally. The method has done it’s job.
 
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