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Experiencing Shaking or Convulsions or Something?

Hi (I hope this is the right place to ask this), 

During Thanksgiving break, I got into an argument with my dad. While the argument is irrelevant and was resolved within a few days, it left me in a bad emotional state. I was lying in bed crying and suddenly felt myself involuntarily convulsing every 10 seconds or so. (I've never actually counted so don't think too much of that number.) During the episode or whatever you'd like to call it, I could still think clearly. I just couldn't do much else, other than wait it out. It was kinda freaky, but I told myself it was some sort of panic attack and moved on with my life. 

Since then, it has happened a few other times... 
-Once was another time I was upset 
-Once was when I was panicking about not being ready for an event on time 
-Once when I was freaking out over not being able to sleep for like 48 hours (which is a separate issue) 
-And today I had a minor one for no reason at all.  I don't feel overly stressed or have reason to be upset. During today's I was able to look at my phone and try to Google what was going on while it was happening. 

Anyway, I don't know what to classify this as... I can still think during them and the shakes just feel like weird involuntary thrusts/jolts or something. They vary in lengths of time; I think the bad ones last about... half an hour or so?  They also vary in how "violent" the shakes are. Sometimes I'm able to "postpone" the next shake, but not for long. No fever. 

I asked this question over Yahoo! Answers and someone said it might be a form of epilepsy.  I haven't read too much about it yet because I'm busy with my online class, but I read something about how convulsions where you are still conscious can be an "aura" for a bigger one coming?  Assuming that is talking about soon after the aura, I've never had a bigger one. 

If you have any idea what is going on, please let me know. Thank you!

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