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I wonder if anyone else experience this

Annelis

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It's been happening to me for over 8 years now and I don't understand it. The thing is that all of a sudden I feel as if I was in some tunnel and I was rolling. My head spins very vigorously, but not in the usual way as it always spins when it happens for normal causes, but I feel the sensation of rolling forwards. That's how my head spins sort of from up to down. I don't know how to describe it better. If course this makes it impossible for me to move, I feel unsteady and in a way that if I move I'll fall. And I can't concentrate on anything (which sucks off I for example have an exam). It lasts one minute to several minutes. It a worst case I had so far it was followed by almost half an hour trembling and hyperventilating.
I experience it in these situations:
First time it happened it was a medical test (which went badly because of this inability to concentrate and then the doctor yelled at me because we had to start over)
Most of the occurrences are in a situation when I'm alone in a room with a man (like 70 percent of all occurrences - I consider this significant because I know I have some issues with men thanks to stuff my father did to me many years ago) - this is a big problem because in my country we have some university exams like I'm alone or almost alone with a teacher and I have to answer his questions. When this happens it's really hard to continue talking.
Several times it happened when I was sort of argueing with a teacher (no matter if man or woman) in a class in front of other classmates.

I thought it could be something connected to anxiety as all these things are stressful to me, but I didn't find such symptoms anywhere on the internet. I even checked with a psychologist we have at the university, because once I got this thing when I was in her office, and she didn't know what it was. She blown out her candle and said it could be from the smoke but I don't think so.
 
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This could be an anxiety attack, do you experience only certain things? Things that scare/worry you? If it is happening (apparently) randomly, not in anything apparently related, it may be a neurological thing?
 
Annelis

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Well it's related by it happening in very stressful situations, that's the only thing all those have in common. That why I am basically almost certain it would be some mental problem rather than physical. I think I do have anxiety and I have some issues I consider to be probably anxiety attacks but that most often include trembling and fear of dying and hyperventilating and such. Basically I would think that what happened that one time after this rolling tunnel sensation was what I usually experience as an anxiety attack. But perhaps it could be... I don't know if a person can have two different "sorts" of anxiety attack :) what I find wired is that when I Google the symptoms of an anxiety attack it sounds to me more like the other thing I experience. I didnt find a description of this rolling tunnel thing anywhere and the psychologist I consulted it with looked like she has never heard of such symptoms.
 
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