I had this seizure-like episode and keep having some similar symptoms. First I smell ammonia/alcohol and this is right after exercise. Then I get a pressurized feeling in my neck/occipital area and that travels to the area just above my left ear and stays around there. It feels as if someone poured water inside my head making my head have too much pressure. That's the best description I can give. Then about two hours later, I have problems with spelling, writing, and recall memory. My hands get cold even in a warm room.
The first time it happened, I started to keel over to my right. I got very dizzy and lost my balance.
I have balance problems and can't handle uneven ground or slippery floors. I use the walls in my home to balance myself.
I have a whole slew of other symptoms. I just had a MRI this last week and my hands got cold and clammy during it. They also went numb.
And afterward, my neck and head were feeling that familiar pressure.
Now I'm finding certain types of exertion bring on these symptoms, i.e.; lifting heavy objects, pushing heavy objects, anytime my hands are above my head, holding heavy objects, pulling wet towels from the washing machine, sideways motions and bending.
This week I'll have an EEG to see if I've been having seizures or something else.
I had an auto accident 25 years ago where I had severe whiplash and a severe concussion. My left shoulder was also pulled in an awkward position. I recovered fully from all the symptoms and no after effects.
I've been reading the symptoms of Chiari and they sound right on but it could be something else too. I guess I will know soon enough this next week when I see the doctor.
Thanks for reading!