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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Often, though not every time, when I am coughing very

Often, though not every time, when I am coughing very hard, I have what I can only describe as a seizure: I remain awake but it seems as though I have passed out. My arms and legs shake quite hard. I might drop whatever it is I might be holding. If I am standing, I often fall down. However, I'm not aware of any of these things until I "come out of it." What could this be?
Sat, 5 May 2018
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