On the curiosity of brain static.
August 12, 2006 3:37 PM Subscribe
Occasionally, when standing up too quickly, or just for the helluvit my senses get overwhelmed with what I can only call brain static. What the hell, neurology?
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When stepping out of a hot shower, when standing up too quickly, when just out walking, and just randomly, this occcurs. My vision is taken over by the stuff you see when you close your eyes too tight. My balance starts to falter, though I can almost always keep standing without needing to sit down again or lean on something. I do not ever recalling sense of smell coming into play during these, but sense of touch is always tingly. The tingles center around the skull. It only lasts fifteen seconds, usually less, sometimes more. Now it hasn't been all that inconvenient so much as fascinatingly odd. But just the other day at a concert it really overwhelmed me. I was at a concert, and slowly I began to feel quite faint. Getting truly tired and wanting to do nothing else but sit. While heading away from my friends, this brain static started to come on full force. The awareness of my surroundings were quickly fading, and if I had not found a seat I expect I would have found the ground. I had a good minute of sitting before I decided that perhaps it was dehydration, and went to drink a few small dixie cups of water. But it still took me at least ten minutes to recover fully and feel normal before returning to the show. It may also be of note that I had not eaten much that day. So ... anybody have ideas what the brain static is and what causes it and what likely triggered it at the concert? Is it blood sugar? Blood pressure? Government mind rays? Something sinister?