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Brain freezes after drinking water, panic and breathlessness. Why?

Hi, I have a question about having a funny spell when I drink water. It only ever happens when I sit at my desk at work. As I take a sip of water my brain kind of freezes (in time), I am unable to swallow for a micro-second and have a sudden rush of panic as if I cannot breathe. Within a second it subsides and all is fine. I went for standard blood tests and all came back OK. Any ideas?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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It is unclear. My first thought is that maybe the water you are drinking is very cold at work.

Secondly, you may be having an allergic reaction to something in a bottle of water such as the plastic runoff from the bottle.

I recommend seeing a doctor in a clinic so they can check on you for a second opinion just to be safe.

I wish you well.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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