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   Posted 12/20/2006 11:15 AM (GMT -5)   
I just wanted to know if any of you have experienced the following:
I was just sitting at my desk and rubbed my left arm (most of my problems is on my left) and when I did this I had a very strong "electrical shock" feeling go from my elbow to the tips of my fingers.  sad   This has happened more than once.  Have you experienced electrical shock any where after touching it?  Do you think it is from touching it or it is coincidence?

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   Posted 12/20/2006 3:09 PM (GMT -5)   

The electrical shock you describe is pretty ordinary -- it's a nerve in your arm that has been irritated by you rubbing it (or perhaps having been leaning on it).  Do you remember the pain you experience when you hit your "funny bone" -- the bone in your elbow that will send that sort of shock through your arm?  That's what's going on here -- rubbing the arm "wrong", hitting that nerve agains a bone (you'll notice how near to the surface your bones are there, in your elbow..and the nerves, too) and causing the "shock" sensation.  Probably nothing to do with MS..


and nothing to do with L'Hermittes, which DOES have something to do with MS, but is a shock sensation that usually starts in the neck, and moves down through the shoulder, sometimes down the back, through the butt, and down a leg, depending on it's severity.

...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 12/20/2006 3:15 PM (GMT -5)   
Sometimes when I put my elbow on the table I get a shock from my elbow to my hand, and when I grab ahold of something a certain way i get shocks through my fingers. I'm assuming it's hitting a nerve which is causing the sensations.

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   Posted 12/20/2006 3:16 PM (GMT -5)   
Hey Willywee

Welcome to the board! I hope u'r find this site both helpful and supportive and u'll ask any questions u may have.

I've not had any experience with what u describe here, but others will be along soon and maybe they'll have some info. There is such a thing as Lhermitte's Sign which presents with an electrical shock type feeling that runs down u'r spine and into u'r legs or arms. If u'd like to look into it check out this link. http://www.answers.com/topic/lhermitte-s-sign Also, if u haven't been to the National MS Society's site u may want to go look at that as well. www.nmss.org Have u been dx'd with MS?

Again, welcome to the board! Feel free to ask anything or post as much as u feel can be helpful. We're all in this together and are more than willing to help where we can.


Post Edited (rhondab) : 12/20/2006 12:22:49 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/5/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -5)   
I have experienced this and it is called l'hermittes, like someone has already mentioned...and yes...it can be felt the way you have felt it. I was getting several times a day! It can happen with a simple stretch, a quick wrist movement, a wrong touch ... hope this helps you.
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