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Hi there. What seems to trigger these episodes? How often do they occur?
In otherwise young persons such as yourself, these episodes are typically stress related, which usually comes along with poor sleep or inadequate sleep. Too much caffeine can also trigger such events, much like panic attacks. This is often the best diagnosis because it can be treated and is temporary. ;-)
However, you would want to rule out the less likely possibility of atypical seizures. These can typically be ruled out with an EEG, MRI, and the appropriate blood work.
Yes, this is your biggest risk factor for episodes of neuronal hyperexcitability. The poor sleep compounds this. But do consider seeing a neurologist and having an atypical seizure disorder ruled out.