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Member Carenity
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 I have an electric shock feeling in the back of my neck and my doctor doesn't have a clue. I need help

Beginning of the discussion - 5/24/18

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Member Carenity • Community manager
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Hi @Hidden username‍, do you have MS? If so have you ever researched Lhermittes Sign? Does it happen more when you bend your head forward?

https://www.healthline.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/lhermittes-sign

 

I am a physical therapist by trade and your short description sounds familiar to this sign. Please let me know if you have already looked into this.

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Member Carenity
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Yes I do have MS and that is very helpful. I see my doctor July 12th. I will see what her plan of attack is . Would you like me to keep you informed of my progress .

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Member Carenity
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What are the most common anti-seizure medications

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Member Carenity • Community manager
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@Goldfish, absolutely. Keep me informed and let me know how it goes! I hope he finds an answer.

 

As far as the most common anti-seizure medications, that is beyond my scope of Physical Therapy and I recommend asking your MD at your next visit. 

 

I look forward to hearing back from you.

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Member Carenity
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Hi @Hidden username‍ 

I used to get a similar sensation. I get random electric sensation still, but I used to get a distint and strong shock that went from my neck down my spine.

Have you ever hit your inner elbow on something and felt that shock? It was like that and it would occur randomly. However, I have not had such a sensation in quite some time; however, I still get random shocks, just not as intense as that one, throughout various areas in my body.

My doctor said that some people with MS experience these sensations more than others, so I never was concerned about it beyond that... being frustrating and painful yes.