Electric like currents: Forgot to ask this question, please?

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   Posted 1/13/2012 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
see? cognitive issues! The most important question I wanted to ask is that I have these electrical type sensations that shoot down my arms and mostly my legs. They do not feel like shocks, but more like electrical currents. They do not hurt, but have become stronger and stronger and wake me up in the nite. Does anyone experience anything like this or relate to what I am talking about?

Challenj
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   Posted 1/16/2012 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
This was one of my most noticeable symptoms several months prior to being diagnosed with MS. I would only feel it when I held my head down or turned my head at a certain angle. I called it "my tingle" lol. I still do actually. It does increase in intensity for me when I have been exercising (temperature rises) or when I'm a bit stressed out.

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   Posted 1/16/2012 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Challenj, yes I was concerned about this because I read about MS and when holding the head down. And I've read a lot about folks having electrical 'shock' feelings. Mine does not seem to be related to any head position, unless it's something I do at nite and the feeling awakens me. I've done a lot of searching and find a lot of stuff about electrical shocks and 'tingle' as you call it. I do not feel a shock or tingle -- it feels like an electrical current shooting up or down my arms, legs, and now often torso.

btw, I have neuro-Lyme -- meaning my symptoms are more neurological than arthritic. My lyme Dr recommended a neurologist. Since I believe this is related to Lyme -- also meaning that my Chronic Epstein-Barr -- were caused by Lyme, and since I'm concerned about having any MS symptoms because of that, I'm not sure why he can't help me.

What kind of Dr did you see for an MS diagnosis and what did you have to go thru?
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Challenj
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   Posted 1/16/2012 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was eventually sent to a neurologist - unfortunately not one who specializes in MS. I developed my "tingle" which does feel like a mild electrical shock, around Nov 2010. I was running on a treadmill and when I looked down it was so intense that I almost lost my balance. It took me about a week to realize that it was the simple action of me looking down that was causing it. It started in my feet and eventually worked it's way up to my lower back. In Jan 2011 I was involved in a car accident. Within a week my feet went numb, then up to my knees, and by March my left hand. I had the feeling of a million bugs crawling up my legs which also intensified when my heart rate was up. By April I had to walk away from my part time job because my legs had weakened to the point where I couldn't walk 15ft without having to sit down. They initially thought all of my symptoms were due to the accident, but they finally stopped looking on the surface and sent me for an MRI. That's when they found the lesions. 2 CT Scans, 4 MRIs, a spinal tap, and a crap load of blood work later, they said I have MS. My official diagnosis came on June 1, 2011. It's still new for me but I deal with what I experience now because I know it could be worse.

Beau2006
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   Posted 1/22/2012 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, what u are referring to is L'Hermittes sign...it was the thrid thing tht happened to me on my journey to getting a dx of MS back in 2007...  (1st was optic neuritis, 2nd was tingling and numb hands)....
 
When ever I bent my head forward I would get this electric shock from the back of my head down to my toes....so violent at times I would shake and spill coffee - wow...
 
I do not have it anywhere near what I had before, and now it seems the only time that it surfaces is when I am too warm or get too tired....
 
Have a nice day
Gary

alycat1
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   Posted 4/8/2012 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had this long before dx, but I should have been dx 12-15 years before I was. It's more disconcerting than anything.

debd1125
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   Posted 7/18/2012 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes
Good morning. I am getting what seems like non-painful electric sensations when I move my eyes? Does anybody else feel that?

Pittman
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   Posted 8/13/2012 1:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Every conversion kit that I've come across involves bolting an electric revolving joints motor to the existing transmission. I would like to remove the transmission and mount the electric coaxial rotary joints motor directly to the drive train.

I've heard this can be done successfully but there is little information rotary union available. Anyone have any experience or ideas on this?

bjlangley
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   Posted 8/15/2012 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I spent 2 and a half years and about $40,000 trying to find out what this electric current sensation was going through my arms and legs, numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, extremely high anxiety, like your adrenaline level was set on high. The higher all these sensations would get the more my hand would shake and my body would tremble. Any kind of stimulants, like caffeine would make it the trembling 10 time worse. My family Dr couldn't figure this one out. I went to my hypertension Dr, that I had not seen in a couple of years, and he asked what the symptoms of my problems were. When I had fished, he leaned back and asked had my vitamin D been check. I replied that no one had mentioned vitamin D. Turns out I was extremely deficient in vitamin D. I was taking 125% of the daily intake and I was still feficient. There is a large list of other symptoms I didn't go into.

JN8899
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   Posted 8/16/2012 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,

I am diagnosed with MS now for 5 years or so. I am on Rebif, but somehow got tired of injections, so I didn't use it for 5 month. Last week I had a tight schedule and got so tired. Unfortunately, yesterday suddenly I found this electric sensation when I am bending my head forward. Is it possible to get rid of it? I am an international student in US, and really can't let it get worse for a while :( Any suggestions? Is there any way to suppress this attack?

bjlangley: How was the Vitamin D intake helped you? Is it effective?

Thanks
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/16/2012 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
What you are describing is called L'hermitte's sign. It usually indicates a spinal lesion. You are probably having a flare. You need to call your neurologist. Perhaps a round of solumedrol will help. Best of luck. Feel better soon!
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

bjlangley
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   Posted 9/1/2012 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Vitamin D deficiency. I am currently taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D via a gel cap every 2 weeks. The anxiety is better, but not gone, the electrical current sensation is also much better. I've noticed a correlation between the intensity of the electrical current and the anxiety as well as the tremors. Cymbalta has helped the acute nerve pain in my thoracic area as well as the depression. I also have pain when I would bend my neck to look down and had a lumbar puncture, a brain scan, and 5 mri's which all came back normal. I read where Vitamin D deficiency can cause chronic to acute pain that cannot be explained. This along with a B 12 deficiency will cause central nervous system problems. The longer they go untreated the more permanent the symptoms become. I suggest that everyone get these two checked regularly. The earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome. Although long and slow to recovery. Skin sensitivity to heat and cold, numbness in your toes and fingers, change in personality such as moodiness and depression are among some of the other symptom.

Beau2006
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   Posted 9/18/2012 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, no doubt in my mind it is L'Hermittes Sign...an electric shock feeling when u bend your head forward and extends down your arms, your legs all the way down to the feet, and all other locations in between...
 
When it hits me harder than other times, it is usually a signal that I am too tired or too warm
 
Gary

Liv DeVries
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   Posted 7/7/2014 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I just now saw this thread after attempting research on it myself. Ive also been experiencing strange quivering on my leg nerves when I bend at the waist. They started only a few days ago along with this outrageous constant muscle cramp near my cervical spine. So far Ive done my best to remain healthy and drink plenty of fluids along with an easy-going 30 minutes of daily exercise and lite stretching. At night I try to keep a ThermaCare on my neck to relieve some of the tension. For the time being, Im not too concerned. Ive had a wide history of anxiety provoking hydrochondriac tendencies. However, if the symptoms don't subside within another week, I might check to my doctor just to be sure. If anyone has suggestions for what I'm experiencing, please feel free to give your input.

- Liv

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/7/2014 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Liv,

I'm sorry you are experiencing distressing symptoms. I don't really have any suggestions or answers for you. I just wanted to express my support. Please keep us posted. You sound like you have a good plan of action.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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