epigastric sensation

epigastric sensation

a weak, sinking feeling of undefined nature that is usually localized in the pit of the stomach but may occur throughout the abdominal region. See also sensation, def. 1.
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This type typically has a "warning" or aura of altered perceptions (deja vu, jamais vu, epigastric sensations, foul taste or odor) followed by altered awareness, confusion and responsiveness and other unusual behaviors and patterns of cognition.
Smith's study of 120 patients revealed the most common symptom to be a sense of spinning, which was commonly associated with epigastric sensations, sensory disturbances, dreamy states and loss of consciousness.