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Old 12-23-2009, 04:27 AM   #1
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loss of tactile sensitivity, numbing electric shock sensations - most of body

Hi, 2 days ago after sitting down in a bad posture for an abnormally long time to meet a deadline (well over 24 hours) with very few breaks, I experienced an almost crippling electric shock that started at the neck and coursed through my body, followed by a tight feeling on my back. I assumed it was a harmless pinched nerve, with it barely being noticeable the next day.

Today, I woke up and occasionally felt large "bursts" of numbness/tingling/electricity, that'd last for a few seconds, touching it during such a a time would be like feeling your skin after having a local anesthetic - you could feel pressure, but nothing else.

This grew in intensity & frequency, with the sensations like a big elastic band wrapping around a part of you, single instant sharp pains, burning *****les, feels like its peeling & the feeling of cold water inside of you. It spread to my stomach/legs & right arm

I also developed...not sure how to describe this - a feeling of extreme lightness, I couldn't feel my arm moving,, it didn't even feel attached to my body unless I touched it, yet I could control it perfectly. I've felt this "it's not there" sensation with most parts of my abdomen/chest/back/arms/legs & back of neck, all leaving me very unbalanced & disoriented.
I also seem to have been hypersensitive to feelings at some points, with something as simple as my shirt touching my back will create a feeling that resonates through your entire body.

I'm not experiencing pain, but...oddly, I'd prefer pain to these sensations I keep getting, they're actually driving me insane and ignoring them is utterly impossible, more so by the fact that it's always changing into something else!

It seems to be most prevalent behind my back between both shoulders, center of chest and right of chest at bottom of ribs

Another symptom that I've developed since yesterday is frequent urination & trouble passing stools & waves of slight nauasea

I now doubt that this is simply a pinched nerve, I'm a usually a calm person, but this is the weirdest & most unpleasant & distracting thing I've ever felt. I've googled it but there seems to be nothing on it!

Just a fyi: I've realized that I usually end up sitting in a posture where I'm leaning forward, & craning my neck forward & I'm 19 years old.


If anybody could please make some suggestions as to what's causing this, how to fix it, if it's serious, if it'll pass... I need help!

 
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: loss of tactile sensitivity, numbing electric shock sensations - most of body

Boroam I suspect from what you describe is you have a heavy metal toxicity and more specifically cadmium. Are you smoker? Cigarette smoke contains high amounts of cadmium. Another souce is ni-cad batteries. Do you handle a lot of those?
You may want to look into chelation.

 
Old 12-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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Re: loss of tactile sensitivity, numbing electric shock sensations - most of body

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Boroam I suspect from what you describe is you have a heavy metal toxicity and more specifically cadmium. Are you smoker? Cigarette smoke contains high amounts of cadmium. Another souce is ni-cad batteries. Do you handle a lot of those?
You may want to look into chelation.
Hi, I don't believe I have come into large amounts of any heavy metal - I don't smoke nor do I spend any time in an environment that has lots of it.

Anyways, I've got a new seemingly related symptom - there seems to be pressure with dull pain on both my chest & lower abdomen (right of belly button) whenever I take in a a deep breathe, sometimes causing a clicking sound on my back behind it - excluding a few positions.

My bladder/bowel problems also have gotten a little worse, with me being totally unaware of any sensation in my bladder until it seems near bursting point.

And...this is so weird that I keep telling myself it was my imagination - pushiing my right elbow, right by the neck caused me to hear... an inflation/blowing up a balloon sound from right underneath - but no feeling of air, pushing down the exact area aftwards would create the same sound, only less audible, eventually disappearing completely. I swear I wasn't imagining it!
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My symptoms are so random and varied...some of which I never even knew existed. Am I losing my mind!?

 
Old 09-04-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
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Re: loss of tactile sensitivity, numbing electric shock sensations - most of body

Did you find out what the problem is?I have the same symptoms that you describe and they don't know whatut is. Help!!

 
Old 01-11-2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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Re: loss of tactile sensitivity, numbing electric shock sensations - most of body

Hmm, I suffered a full body loss of perceived sensation that seems progressive, and doctors call it psychological. It truly is unusual, as I feel less pleasure out of actions like laughing and holding people, I do not feel emotion... But I fear it's "normal" and i was abnormal before, and it comes with aging.




On the other hand, what you have seems pretty deadly serious. Electrical shock sensations are uncommon for psychological disorders, along with these pinpoint unusual pains and abnormalities.

It can be a great series of problems, including neuropathies, brain tumors, thyroid issues (relatively good-case scenario), MS, spinal infections or damage, or worse.

Regardless, I suggest you neither panic or consider yourself in great health and just see a doctor quickly. Severe symptoms like this can often help diagnose certain illnesses, and treatment at an early stage is remarkably successful. I suggest you continue to write down the progression of symptoms until you do.

 
Old 01-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #6
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Re: loss of tactile sensitivity, numbing electric shock sensations - most of body

Ah, too late? Well, hope you're better~

 
Old 01-12-2011, 04:52 AM   #7
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Thank you for your response. I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and was prescribed Neurontin and most of the electrical shocks have stopped. The numbness and tingling is better also. Initially my Neurologist said that it was in my head, but I persisted in seeking a 'real' diagnosis and many of my symptoms are better.

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