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What causes tingling sensations in the arms and chest?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Question: Hi My name is Alex.
I'm a 20 year girl, weigh 160 and am 5'4''.
I am wondering if I am having seizures. sometimes when i sleep my jaw locks and I cant move my body at all. it feels like im sinking deeper and deeper into hole, but im awake. Another time I went to sleep and felt tingling all over my chest and arms and Swear I heard voices of my friends in my room, and then in my dream (it was so real i didnt know i was dreaming) i floated up, forward and then landed on the ground in front of my bed. When i woke up i was surprised to find myself not on the floor because it felt so real. Other times I'll be sitting in class and my heart will start beating hard and Ill space out. It feels like nothingness, my vision will be unfocused and my body will twitch. I still have control of myself though. when this happens there is pressure all over my head and up my neck. My heart palpitations are more frequent now.

Does this sound like a seizure?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not typical seizures symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Problems you describe are not typical symptoms that may point to seizures.

Night terrors, anxiety may contribute to such symptoms.

Fatigue, stress, getting not enough sleep, are some of the conditions that may lead to such problems.

I think you should not worry much more than necessary, these symptoms may happen to a lot of people.

Discuss with a Psychologist about these issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Greetings.
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What causes tingling sensations in the arms and chest?

Brief Answer: Not typical seizures symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Problems you describe are not typical symptoms that may point to seizures. Night terrors, anxiety may contribute to such symptoms. Fatigue, stress, getting not enough sleep, are some of the conditions that may lead to such problems. I think you should not worry much more than necessary, these symptoms may happen to a lot of people. Discuss with a Psychologist about these issues. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Greetings.