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Kim Zolciak gives terrifying details about what her ministroke felt like

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Kim Zolciak speaks candidly about her stroke and it was even scarier than we thought

Kim Zolciak had a health scare in September when she suffered a ministroke, and what happened was even scarier than we thought.

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Zolciak has been sharing health updates with fans — including multiple hospital bed selfies — but she's now shedding even more light on what exactly went down.

"I bent down to hug my son KJ and all of a sudden my left hand went numb," Zolciak told People magazine for its latest issue. And the pain only got worse from then on. "It was like a million ants were crawling over my body," she said.

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Zolciak then went on to detail what happened to her face when she was experiencing the ministroke — and it sounds terrifying.

"I'm always joking around with my kids," Zolciak explained, "I do these Jim Carrey impersonations with my face and my daughter Brielle thought I was doing that! She said, 'Mom, cut it out, you're not funny.'"

Luckily, Zolciak managed to grab her teenage daughter's arm, and she quickly released that all was not well.

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"I kept telling myself, 'You're fine, you're fine. It's going to be over in a minute, just hold on,'" she recalled.

While she wasn't fine, and she was having a stroke, Zolciak is now on her way to better health, and it turns out that her health problem was a blessing in disguise because it resulted in doctors uncovering a hole in her heart.

Scary! We're glad to hear Zolciak is on the mend now, though, and she's been spending time with those she really cares about.

Kim Zolciak speaks candidly about her stroke and it was even scarier than we thought

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