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Ear ringing, rolling eyes, shaking, vomiting. Panic attack, low blood sugar or seizure?

I had an episode about a half a year ago. I was in the car with my friends & all of a sudden I heard ringing in my ears & started losing consciousness. I completely blacked out for about 3 minutes. My friends said I was shaking and my eyes rolled into the back of my head. It took 3 minutes to get to my house & on the way is when this happened. I woke up & was clammy & as soon as we pulled into my driveway I got out & threw up, then I was fine. I want to know if this was a panic attack, low blood sugar, or a seizure?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

The description of the event sounds more like a generalised seizure. The only other possibility is syncopal attack, which is unlikely to happen in the circumstances you were in.

You should see a neurologist and get MRI brain & EEG done for further evaluation.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

That is typical tonic Clonic seizures (Grand Mal Epilepsy)
You must see a Neurologist
You need an EEG
You may also need an MRI and blood tests....You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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