Feels like electric shock

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pluslouie
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   Posted 10/25/2011 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
So, for the past few days, I've had feelings like I've been shocked with electricity in my arms and chest. Has anyone had this?

I saw the doc today for a regular appt, and he said it may be inflammation from pleurisy or pericarditis. Has anyone had the electrical feeling or anything like this?

mscrowbar
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   Posted 10/26/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had pleurisy and pericarditis and I didn't experience tingling or shocking type symptoms. Pleurisy feels as though someone has a knife in your side and hurts terribly with every breath or movement you make. The pericarditis felt like I might have been having a heart attack, pain in the front left chest area with pressure but no shock like feelings.

Maybe someone else has had these type symptoms with either of these illnesses and can put your mind at ease. Doesnt sound right to me.
Denita
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pluslouie
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   Posted 10/26/2011 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply Denita! My doc told me to wait a few days. If it doesn't go away, we'll run some tests and stuff. Meanwhile, I'm doing research...

sickinterval
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   Posted 10/26/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have something similar. It kind of feels like little tingly and a little bit itchy down one side of my body. It hurts and is so annoying. When you look at my arm you cannot see anything. I went to mayo clinc and saw a neurologist. I am waiting to hear back. If I find out what it is I will post it on this thread.

avi2707
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   Posted 10/26/2011 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had the same feeling like theres electric shocks, random, painful, and all over, I was told it might be neuropathic pain but my doctors still stumped by it.

pluslouie
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   Posted 10/26/2011 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! Let me know if you hear anything!

MissMJ
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   Posted 10/27/2011 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you stopped taking a medication lately? Sounds like something I get when experiencing withdrawal symptoms sometimes. I call them "the shocks", and they are certainly nasty. Best wishes.

pluslouie
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   Posted 10/27/2011 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Please let me know if you hear from anyone about this!

No, no meds changed or anything. I had this one other time when that was the case, but no changes this time. Hmmm.

mscrowbar
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   Posted 10/27/2011 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I sometimes describe my aches as "indian burns". Do you remember back in school when we would give each other indian burns. You take someones wrist in your two hands and twist in two different directions. It would hurt, tingle and burn. That is how I feel 80% of the time, especially across my shoulders, down my arms and in my thighs.
The first time I complained of this, along with other symptoms, it was diagnosed as iron deficiancy. The second time, B-12 deficiancy. The third time Vitamin D deficiancy. Also during these times I got the diagnosis of fibro and then just recently RA. I am not sure which of these was really the cause but since my levels of iron, b-12 and D are normal now and I am on meds for the RA, the burning aches are no where near as severe. Now it just bothers my forearms and hands, occasionally my upper back (shoulder area). But, it was never suggested that it could be either of those you mentioned.

please keep us posted, I am very interested in finding out what the doctors may blame it on next.
Denita
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 10/27/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
One of the main symptoms of Lupus is random inflammation for no particular reason -- mild inflammation of nerves often feels like itching, tingling, burning, and/or "electric shocks". This is a mild neuropathy, but doesn't usually signify any huge issues. I've had it several times in the last 9 years, in different places and at different times.

If you are using prednisone with a "take as needed" directive, take a couple more mg. Otherwise, take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. Make sure you are sleeping enough, eating well, and avoiding as much stress (physical, emotional, etc.) as possible.

Talk to your rheumatologist at your next visit or sooner if it seems to get worse.

Don't worry!
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pluslouie
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   Posted 10/27/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lynnwood. I was at my rheumy's office and saw his PA a few days ago for a regular checkup. He said he thought it was random inflammation around my heart or lungs and to take ibuprofen. Makes sense to me. If it doesn't get better in a few days, we'll add Prednisone.

For the next 3 weeks, I am caring for some friends' 4 children (ages 4-9) on my own, so we'll see about that lots of sleep, no stress thing...

BEW_thatwasfast
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   Posted 10/28/2011 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I get those random electrical shock feelings all over as well. It's the worst when I am trying to go to sleep at night. I always assumed it was some form of restless legs syndrome or whatever. Combined with the joint pain, I normally wake up about 10 times a night.
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