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Static Electricity

Static Electricity

I have noticed that i get shocked alot. I seemed to b attracting alot of static electricity. From my clothes when taking them out of the dryer - I use fabric softener sheets. When I touch something or someone else, n I dont have to b sliding my feet on the carpet. Lately at night I can turn the lights out, run my fingers across my comforter n see lil blue electricity comin from my finger tips
I swear I am not taking anything illicit lol
Also have alot of static when I brush my hair with a… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating painful and frustrating disease that has many symptoms. Electric shock sensations in relation to fibromyalgia are a particularly nasty symptom, giving one the feeling of being wired up to a pulsating electric supply producing jerks and twitches in the body.

Fibromyalgia is becoming increasingly prevalent as more doctors become familiar with the symptoms and are able to diagnose more people with this uncomfortable malady. The symptoms range from sleeplessness or poor sleep patterns to electric shock symptoms and acute pain in muscles or joints. In fact the name originates from:

fibro meaning fiber-like.
mya meaning muscle.
algia meaning pain.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia symptoms are numerous. Not everyone has every symptom, and some people may experience many more symptoms than others. The common symptoms include:

Acute pain
Anxiety
Depression
Fatigue
Sleeplessness
Balance problems
Nausea
Dizziness

Electric shock sensations
Pins and needle sensation in hands and feet
Short-term memory loss
There are different treatments available for the majority of these symptoms that will alleviate them, but to date there is no cure.

Treatments usually consist of several lifestyle changes as well as medication, and these will be examined in the electric shock sensations in relation to fibromyalgia, during the article.

The Feelings and Their Causes
The feelings and caused causes of fibromyalgia electric shock sensations can be described as follows:

Sensations

Feels like an electric shock traveling through one’s body, sometimes accompanied by a “falling sensation".
Feels like pins and needles but more painful, alarming and pulsating.
Jerks the joints of arms, legs, fingers and toes
Can come on at any time and is like a flash of light followed by electric shock tingling.

Feels like “creepy crawlies" or ants crawling under one’s skin and causes the skin to tighten and jerk.
Feelings of twitching scalp along with facial twitching of mouth, eyes, and eyebrows.
Causes and Occurrences

Can happen anytime, anywhere, intermittently and can last for days, weeks or sometimes months.
Happens more frequently when stretching ones arms to reach for something up on a high shelf for instance, also when one stands on fully straightened legs or they're on their tip-toes.
Happens when flexing one’s fingers; can cause alarming cracking and give sensation of joint dislocation.
Happens when getting up from sitting on a chair too long, feeling much like a "sleeping leg" but not to be confused with the normal pins and needles feeling experienced after sitting too long.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, I used to get shocks opening car door, so hard sometimes, it would make me screen out in pain, it was as though I'd touched a bare electrical wire, it have me such a jolt up my whole arm. It happened a lot for a few months, then stopped. It's warm, humid, damp, cold very changeable weather here, so I did put it down to fibro and nerve pain.
Many of my severest symptoms have stopped as abruptly as they started, only to be replaced by another!
I think you do have a super power Cashy, called "AWESOME RESILIENCE" it gets stronger in the fibro battle. Love and hugs mousieAngel 🐀👼😘

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

If you want to decrease this in your home try running a tea kettle, a humidifier or the like. It tends to happen more when things get very dry inside from the heat running. You're hair will also decrease the static if you increase the humidity in your home. We can't do much about outside when it is cold and dry...

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Cashy, you may not have a "super power," but I think you're Super Awesome! Love to see your posts. :)

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Morning all

Yes the electric shocks are definitely part of a dry climate I experience it a lot in my home and surrounds, South Africa in certain places sometimes gets so dry that we have extreme water restrictions, the seizures that were mentioned earlier also play a big part in my life especially at night when I'm lying down, I was on a dose of epitec for sometime and was taken off of it when I was diagnosed with fibro because my GP didn't want me to be on too many meds as soon as the seizures started I asked if it would be logical for me to go back on epitec as this prevents the seizures to a large extent, I have for many years had to cope with simple partial seizures and the was the real reason for the epitec now it's being used for the current seizures, I have also found that my sleeping patterns are totally off balance because I would sleep fairly ok one night and wake with extreme headaches, the next night I would be rolling around and be so tired in the morning that I would not know what to do with myself, I went to bed at round about 10 last night fell asleep at around 11 and woke up at 3 this morning, I can't sleep anymore so I'll be really exhausted later on in the morning not knowing what to do with myself because I won't be able to sleep due to being at the office.

Regards

Alan

posted over 4 years ago
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