Hi there everyone..
Just when I think my symptoms are waning (sp?) off, something new pops up... Has anyone had this one... Tips of your fingers getting warm or hot on the inside, (outside of finger tips feels cold)? I may not be explaining it right, but it feels as though just the tips of my fingers on my left hand get really warm and then it will go away.... Woke up a week ago with a shooting pain (yes, like electricity shocks) down my back and arms when I look down, but thought I could have slept wrong, thinking that may have something to do with this. Then thought about the Lhermette's thingy, but I would imagine Lhermettes would not just happen out of no where... So, I'm not convinced on it being Lhemettes (sp?). But I am convinced on the goofy hot finger tips and on the left side when my right side is my problem side... Goodness sakes!
I know this sounds horrible, but I just wish this stuff would last for more than just a couple minutes off and on so I could go to the dr and say OK - it's lasted for 24 hours, does this count as a true symptom? It started this weekend off and on. Everything has been off and on for a couple days, nothing stays on for more than a couple minutes but the off/on status will last for days... Does that count as a true symptom? UGH... Sorry... fatigue, burning finger tips, brain fogginess... needed to vent... Hoping that uppity will come back and say.... it's something else... :o)
Yes, L'hermittes can and does "just happen out of nowhere"...and moving your neck is a very common trigger for it to happen. So the shock down your back may have been that.
The "hives" (which I talk about in another thread and which I really don't think are true "hives", but another of those weird sensory things that happen with MS) L'hermittes, and other sensory things, like misperceptions of hot and cold, can come and go. They are not a "symptom" --
the "symptom" is "strange sensory things"...and they're a representation of that symptom. So when you talk with your doctor, you say, "I've been having these strange sensations, like feeling like my fingers get hot"....and he'll say, "yep...sensory stuff happens with MS. Weird, isn't it?"
and unless it becomes really debilitating (and generally sensory things are more annoying than disabling) there isn't a lot that can be done for them.
Strange sensory things happen all the time. Like, I cannot sense hot or cold on most of my lower torso, so have to be particularly careful when getting into a hot shower, or cooking (burned my leg once, leaning on an oven while cooking on the burners, forgetting the oven was ON...ouch.) I get very hot feet when the rest of me is cold, and the reverse. I get a strange buzzing sensation down an arm (not L'hermittes). And so on.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....