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    Old 03-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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    Electric-Like Feeling All Over Body

    First, a few things about me:

    I am taking no medications of any kind, nor have I had any mental health related issues or have been on any medication that could adversely affect my mental health in the last decade or more. I have sustained no recent injuries and have two old injuries regarding my right knee and right ankle that occurred back during my High School years. On that note, I am 23 years of age - 6' 3", 240 pounds. Not incredibly active due to College classes and work - planning on changing this come summer and more time in the day.

    I have no real issues lugging around 30-40 pounds of books around campus and up/down stairs and when I do get out of breathe, am able to catch it fairly easily. In short, minus my weight, I am a fairly healthy individual. Heck, I get sick maybe once a year not counting my normal spring/summer Hay Fever potential.

    Now that that's done...

    I apologize ahead of time for my incredible lack of jargon on most medically related topics. So please bear with me as I attempt to stumble through an explanation.

    I cannot easily explain this - not because there are no words, but because it seems so bizarre. What happens, you see, is a constant feeling of an electrical current running through my body. I compare it to this because back in 9th grade I grabbed a hot beaker stand (was connected to an source of electricity) unknowingly and, of course, received a couple seconds of electricity coursing through my body. But this feeling I can reproduce myself and can even partially redirect it to various points in my body, though it attempts to center in my chest region.

    This has caused no adverse effects and tends to energize me for a time - at least that is how it feels. It does cause minute spasms similar to being electrocuted (on a controlled scale) but I can start and stop it at any time. Keeping it up for longer than a couple seconds appear nearly impossible though. It is not painful, but more of a slight discomfort and could even be compared to a pleasurable experience (not sexual - more of a feel good sensation).

    The feeling starts at my head and moves downward. It attempts to head towards my core but I have learned how to control it. I have a couple theories ranging from causing an increased electrical output from my heart, a releasing of chemicals from my brain such as adrenaline, to an unknown medical condition. Because I have found so little information on this (apparently it is hard to search for) I cannot rule anything out. I have also not checked for pupil dilation; I can see perfectly fine, although speaking is difficult when I do this.

    On a final note, unless I control my muscle response, my arms or legs, whichever I am concentrating on, wants to take this energy and release it physically. This feeling is involuntary, but the actual event can be controlled.

    I assume it is something of an electrical impulse wave(s) being sent through my muscle tissue, but I really don't have much of an idea. Any reasonable insight would be helpful. I will try to keep up with this topic throughout the next week or two and if anybody has any questions or needs more information, just ask and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


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    Old 03-28-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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    Re: Electric-Like Feeling All Over Body

    Hi Phylar,
    Hmmm. Very interesting! I'm not in the medical field, so I'm just going to list my thoughts on this.
    - Do you consume caffeine on a daily basis?
    - When you mentioned your arms and legs, I was thinking Restless Legs Syndrome. Many sufferers describe the feeling as "electrical". RLS can affect the arms, too.
    - If you want it gone, and you have the ability control it, can't you just will it away forever?
    - I also wonder if it's anxiety related. You may want to consider some meditation or yoga (including deep breathing) to see if that helps. Long ago I had a similar sensation in my chest - not painful, but it felt electrical or that there was an idling engine inside my chest. I found that I could control it also, but I also noticed that when I turned it off, my method of breathing changed.

    Take care,

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    Old 03-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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    Re: Electric-Like Feeling All Over Body

    First, welcome to the boards!

    I agree with Donna's comments. I also want to comment that "e'ectrical feeling" spurts can be caused by some back issues. When you have numbness and tingling in your fingers and arms, that can be traced to issues with your upper spine...a compression of a nerve will cause that. Do you think that it can be described as that? Do you "cause" the current to start by turning your head a certain way or by moving some way? Just some thoughts.

    Do you feel that it is serious enough for you to see a doc at the school;s clinic before classes get out for the term? Keep us posted, and good luck!

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    Old 04-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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    I have similar symptoms. Although mind typically start from the feet and move up.

    I can not tell you what it is, but I can tell you that you are not alone.

    I have suspected it is my low vitamin D levels, or some other nutrient deficiency. I also have anxiety, and it could be that as well. Might also be dehydration. Just because you have no mental symptoms doesn't mean you don't have a psychiatric issue. Many psychological problems might only show bodily symptoms and no mental issues. The brain is powerful!

    If you haven't I would get a blood test for certain nutrients, like D12 and magnesium, calcium. Also, other suggested yoga and other techniques to relax to body, this could help.

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    Old 04-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #5
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    Hi Everyone,
    My name is Ian I live in St.Helens which is about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester in the UK. I have always worked in landscaping buildin and demolishion, all very physically demanding jobs. Two years ago I began feeling weakness in both legs. I was sent for totally pointless physio and activation sessions, I would advise anyone feeling symptoms such as weakness in the legs back pain or leg pains to DEMAND ! a scan or x-ray immediately ! finally after 4 scans I was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury this had however taken 18 months ! in which time I could no longer drive my car had developed balance and bladder problems, my feet and legs below the knee were completely numb.
    Just after Christmas this year I visited my hairdresser, Vivian has cut my hair for many years and is a good friend, she commented how much worse my walking was as I now needed a walking stick to maintain my balance. She then went on to tell me she had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and was now taking Gabapentin. To cut a long story short I was finally given Gabapentin within 3-4 days I could drive my car again.
    To say I am some what angry that my Hairdresser seems to know more about my condition than my Neurospecialist is an understatement.
    I have found that also using water soluble Cocodamol 2 tabs in a glass of water along with the Gabapentin stops the electric shock pains in my legs which at night are very bad. A word of warning Cocodamol contains Codeine and is very addictive. Cocodamol alone will help with Irritable Leg Syndrome as well especially if taken before going to bed.
    I hope this information is of use to anyone.

    Ian nr Liverpool

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    Old 01-04-2020, 03:00 PM   #6
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    Re: Electric-Like Feeling All Over Body

    Rieki, kundalini, chakra, etheric energy, etc...

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    electric shock sensations, heart, muscle

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