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nursejenn1012
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   Posted 6/5/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
i have read about the sensation some people get when they bend there head, the electrical shock--i do know what its called--dont know how to spell it tho (lol). I get this feeling in my feet, it jerks my feet and i can feel it go up my spine into my arms and into my brain. The best way i know how to describe it is as if someone were running fingers over my brain... It happens throughout the day, but more so at night and when its hot, about every 3-4 mins or so. sometimes it stops for a while and sometimes it goes all night. Most of the time i sleep in a fetal position and have found that if i lay on my back with my head looking straight, it calms down or stops.....is that sensation that i am feeling related to that sign (starts with a L)?? smhair
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Macs Mum
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   Posted 6/6/2009 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jen

Gretchen and I were discussing this in the thread I started 'Should I be asking for an MRI of the Brain' The head forward electric shock is called L'hermittes sign.

Hope this helps
MM
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 6/6/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
For me, L'Hermmites was just a slight sensation of electricity running from my upper back to my lower back when I put my chin on my chest.  I had it once for about six months.  It was weird, but not painful.  I actually used to play with it.  Chin down.....zap......weird.  It eventually went away. 
 
I can get it back on occassion if I have some inflammation.  I can get it when I am fighting a cold or allergies or if I am very stressed as stress always causes more symptoms for me. 
 
I have never had that wierd "fingers through the brain" sensation.  That sounds really strange.
 
I know one guy that has permanent L'Hermittes.  He has had MS for a long time and is very disabled.  He cannot walk even a step and is full time in a wheelchair.  For him, L'Hermmites is very painful.  He gets so mad as he gets quite a jolting shock from it.
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
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nursejenn1012
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   Posted 6/6/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply. Its def not a painful, just annoying and strange. It jolts my legs. I dont have as much control over it tho. I dont even know if thats what it is. My neurology appointment is this week. If he sends me home and tells me nothing is wrong, ima make him sleep in bed with me and get kicked and punched all night.........LOL
God will Give me nothing i cannot handle--i just wish he didn't trust me so much


Gretchen1
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   Posted 6/7/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hehe........that is funny.
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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