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I have multiple symptoms but dr has no answer head numbness off and on more with heat blurred vision off and on electric shock feeling through head?

I have multiple symptoms but dr has no answer head numbness off and on more with heat blurred vision off and on electric shock feeling through head?

Some possibilities: The electric shokc feeling is probably the most specific, and usually is a neuralgia, such as trigeminal neuralgia, which is a nerve pain usually with no known cause but can be treated medically, usually by neurologists. This can also be from multiple sclerosis. Numbness and blurred vision with a heat effect can also be from ms, so seeing a neurologist might be useful to rule this out. ...Read more

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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Constant tingling/electric shock feeling in whole body mainly hands/feet. Docs say its anxiety, but not anxious or worried.

Constant tingling/electric shock feeling in whole body mainly hands/feet. Docs say its anxiety, but not anxious or worried.

2nd opinion: Your dr. May be correct but there are many things that could also cause this, from vascular to neurological, etc.
If you are uncomfortable with his diagnosis, I always recommend a quality second opinion! ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling at r hip joint when I turn my body to the left or put weight on the r side. What causes it? Need to see doc?

Electric shock feeling at r hip joint when I turn my body to the left or put weight on the r side. What causes it? Need to see doc?

Yes you need to seMD: Yes you need to see your doctor to find out what is causing your symptoms. It may be a problem in your hip joint or it may be coming from your spine
you need a thorough history and physical exam and if indicated imaging like MRI or cat scan etc to find the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Mri shows medium size cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). Electric shock feeling at r hip joint when I turn my body to r or turn hip to l. Are both related? Any test to prove

Mri shows medium size cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). Electric shock feeling at r hip joint when I turn my body to r or turn hip to l. Are both related? Any test to prove

Talk to your doctor: The "cyst" is most likely what we call a "tarlov" or "perineural" cyst, and represents a dilatation of a nerve sleeve without consequence.
Your pain is likely related to a compression of a branch of the sciatic nerve, or possibly to right hip arthritis. You should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel an electric shock sensation through the right side of my body when I bend my neck, it feels as though my legs and arms are tingling.

I feel an electric shock sensation through the right side of my body when I bend my neck, it feels as though my legs and arms are tingling.

You may: Have a nerve impingement. Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist for a nerve conduction study an d/or an electromyogram. You may need to have an MRI of your neck first. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling, what is this?

Electric shock feeling, what is this?

Nerve irritation: Nerve irritation or compression can give electric shock like feeling. ...Read more

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What could cause electric shock feeling in the head?

Neuritis: You could have what is commonly called "a pinched nerve" in your neck. I assume that you do not have any other complaints like dizziness, visual problem, tremor or severe headache. It would be wise to make an appointment with a neurologist and let him/her check you out. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling all over skin?

Electric shock feeling all over skin?

See neurologist: You may be developing a peripheral neuropathy, and would be beneficial to have a neurologist check out. We may help a bit further by a Virtual online consult. ...Read more

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I feel tingling/ electric shock feeling in my thighs?

I feel tingling/ electric shock feeling in my thighs?

Usually a nerve: Tingling or shocking sensations are usually due to a nerve compression. Determining location and body position can help you doctor determine the most likely nerve. Sometimes medical treatment is necessary, but often the solution is stretching, strengthening, and weight loss. For example. Tingling in the front is often caused by "meralgia paresthetica" which occurs when a person is sitting. ...Read more

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How can I prevent this electric shock feeling in my joints?

How can I prevent this electric shock feeling in my joints?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have an electric shock feeling in stomach?

What does it mean if I have an electric shock feeling in stomach?

Here's one opinion: See link: http://www. Healthcaremagic. Com/search/diseases-that-cause-electric-shocks-in-stomach-area

Get a more detailed answer ›
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I get a random painful electric shock feeling above my knee what could it be?

I get a random painful electric shock feeling above my knee what could it be?

Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam- trauma, family history, overuse injury, other symptoms, the other knee? See a dr. Whom may refer you to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Please help! I have this electric shock feeling in the back of my neck and it shoots up to the top of my head. What is it?

Please help! I have this electric shock feeling in the back of my neck and it shoots up to the top of my head. What is it?

MULTIPLE CAUSES.: Most serious ican think of is pinched nerve but very unlikely. Atypical migraine-unlikely if daily. Arthritis in neck-would expect more non electric pain. How long have you had it? Does your head feel like being squeezed? Getting better or worse? Do not anticipate anything serious but visit to pcp should help ease your concern. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a pretty rough massage and I discontinued 25mg of anafranil (clomipramine) I'm getting these electric shock feeling all over is this dangerous? What

Yesterday I had a pretty rough massage and I discontinued 25mg of anafranil (clomipramine) I'm getting these electric shock feeling all over is this dangerous? What

See your doctor.: Some people may experience withdrawal from meds including Anafranil (clomipramine) even at that low dose. I am not sure if your physician is cross-tapering you to an ssri. I assume you are being treated for ocd. If you began an ssri, then the symptoms should dissipate somewhat. If you had a thai massage w/ passive stretching, then you could have irritated nerves such as the sciatic one down the back of your leg. ...Read more

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What is it called when you hit your elbow so hard you have this tingling/electric shock feeling?

What is it called when you hit your elbow so hard you have this tingling/electric shock feeling?

Hitting Funny Bone: Your ulnar nerve wraps around the elbow and fits in a groove there. If you hit directly on the nerve you have the sensation you describe. This is called medically a neuropraxia. ...Read more

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I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

Nerve pain: Nerves can get irritated, without any antecedent event. It can be your belt, tight pants, sitting too long, the way you drive. Usually nothing to worry about. Singular pain is local in nature. Try stretching and add magnesium to your supplements. 250-500 mg ...Read more

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I had a very strong electric shock feeling in my left arm in the middle of the night that made me jump up out of bed. My arm was tingling afterwards.?

I had a very strong electric shock feeling in my left arm in the middle of the night that made me jump up out of bed. My arm was tingling afterwards.?

Not worrisome: In and of itself, this is not too worrisome - probably you had your head angled in a way that a nerve root in your cervical spine became briefly compressed. That said, if the electrical pains and numbness persists and worsens, or (and especially) if you develop weakness in your arm somewhere (eg biceps) then a short steroid taper might help and an MRI of the C-spine may be warranted. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling lasting a second like 4 times in my stomach. Not really painful just weird above belly button on right side.

Abnormal sensation: When these kind of feelings happened one time and does not happen again it is hard to say. It could be your intestinal movements which were little stronger than usual for some reason. If happens again and again then we might want to think of underlying pathology like mal- absorption with excess gas production or intestinal obstruction. Most probably it is nothing to worry about ...Read more

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I had an electric shock feeling on my right elbow down to my hands this morning is this bec of my anxiety? Or something serious? Thnks

I had an electric shock feeling on my right elbow down to my hands this morning is this bec of my anxiety? Or something serious? Thnks

Cubital tunnel: Not sure if you hit your "funny bone" or you could have slept on elbow wrong and irritated your ulnar nerve. If it becomes recurrent try an anti-inflammatory first and possibly wrap a bath towel around your arm at night to keep it from flexing while you sleep. If the symptoms persist or fingers stay numb see a doc. ...Read more

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I get an electric shock feeling over my right breast. It only last a few seconds but, it is very painful. It also comes when I move arm certain ways.

I get an electric shock feeling over my right breast. It only last a few seconds but, it is very painful. It also comes when I move arm certain ways.

See MD: Go to see your MD to get checked. If you have not had your mammogram this year, please make sure you get one. Eventhough, breast pain, is usually not a common presentation for breast cancer, I recommend you to still get your mammogram updated. It could be many things from infection, inflammation vs others. Make sure you ask your MD to check you breast. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?

Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?

Undue Worry...: As a general rule doctors treat symptoms and do not treat test results. Regardless of what the symtpoms are, if overall comfortable with no chest pain or shortness, yes you are more anxious than anything. Ativan (lorazepam) helps... ...Read more

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My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

Compressn neuropathy: Sometimes burning pain means a nerve was pinched. There could also be a thyroid issue as. You should thus see a Neurologist who can do the appropriate rests for compression neuropathy vs other causes including spasm, metabolic deficiencies etc. Your primary care me can start an initial work up and refer as necessary. ...Read more

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After I eat I get real sleepy and my hands and lips tingle almost like an electric shock feeling. What could this be?

After I eat I get real sleepy and my hands and lips tingle almost like an electric shock feeling. What could this be?

Postmeal tingles: The sleepiness is a natural response to digestion. Your blood flow increases to your belly and decreases to some extent to the rest of your body causing the sleepiness. For the same reason you may experience lips tingle because blood is being directed to gut for digestion. It may also be a sign that you are lacking calcium, magnesium and/or sodium. If it gets worse please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having an electric shock feeling in my left foot (sole)and in my 3rd and 4th toes. I also have plantar fasciitis in that foot. Worst when driving?

I'm having an electric shock feeling in my left foot (sole)and in my 3rd and 4th toes. I also have plantar fasciitis in that foot. Worst when driving?

Lateral plantar: The lateral plantar nerve is a branch of the tibial nerve. It can be compressed at several points along its course from the tarsal tunnel down to the base of the metatarsal phalangeal joint and beyond. Sometimes you can localize the problem by pressing on the bottom of the foot along the nerves course. If the problem cannot be localized ask the neurologist to do a nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

? ruptured disc: You need to consider that symptoms are secondary to nerve root compression in lower back secondary to disc herniation, perhaps at L3-4, but more distal problem such as piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliac dysfunction may be also consideration. Have your doctor evaluate this soon. ...Read more