Intense Electrical Shock Sensation?

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Intense Electrical Shock Sensation?

41 Y/O MALE WITH ARM AND LEG WEAKNESS AND LOSS OF FLEXIBILITY. ALSO EXPERIENCING ELECTRICAL SHOCK SENSATIONS THAT ARE BRIEF AND VERY INTENSE. SHOCK ALWAYS ORIGINATES FROM A SPOT ON MY CHEST AND EXTENDS TO MY LEFT PINKIE FINGER SIMULTANEOUSLY.

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Hi CDH41,

Electric shock sensation? How frightening since it happens in your chest and finger at the same time. I do not have an answer for that particular area. However, I have read of people experiencing that same feeling in different body areas from the head to the third toe of one foot. This is real, but is it MS?

I have trigeminal neuralgia (TN) which I describe as a lighting storm in my mouth when it attacks. That sounds like the same thing. You don't have to have MS to have TN, but MS seems to make it more intense. It happens when a nerve is disturbed in any way. I tell you this because my doctor gave me a pill I take every day, and the attacks do not come as often.

Please talk with your doctor. Be ready to say how often it happens, how long it lasts, and if you can identify what triggers it. Don't hesitate because you think the doctor will look at you funny. It happens to enough people in different situations so we know it is a valid medical complaint. There may be some treatment that reduces the chances of that shock being triggered.

Good luck, and let us know. Thanks.

Answered by Vicki