"I remember laying on the coach and getting these, like shock-like convulsions, almost seizures...felt like you were being shot with electric current from head-to-toe. I mean, I don't want to get all melodramatic here, but I was thinking that if I didn't get some help soon...I didn't have a real positive outlook, at that point, in terms of the range of overall possible outcomes."
I experienced that same sensation and believed it to be Paresthesia.
I went through a couple of stages dealing with it. At first I was weirded out in a scared sort of way. Then I went into a " Man this is wild" reaction in a hippie sort of way.
Geez, that was some horrid, awful s**t...hard to describe what it felt like, except, you would get this awfully sick , queasy feeling along with it...(shudder)...ugh. No, this wasn't some minor tingling or numbness, though. (When I was in college, if you were in Psych 101, you had to do some guinea pig time as a test subject for grad students. They used electric shocks. That's just what this felt like...through the entire body. I mean, convulsions, seizures. Like you had grabbed hold of a live wire).
And see, I had no idea what was going on at the time, really. I was still undiagnosed.
Mostly, though, what I had looked very much like what I had seen of Parkinson's patients. Not like Michael J. Fox...more like Katherine Hepburn in her last years. That kind of repetitive, rocking rhythmic movement. (Check the alliteration, there).
I remember, I was at some friends' house and they noticed this...and I just laughed about it and told them if they changed the music to match my beat...it would look like I was just enjoying the music. I think I told them to play some Sam Cooke...
And like I say...I can time all of this because I have an exact date for the tick removal.