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Odd nerve 'attacks'

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by robotears, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. robotears

    robotears Type 1 · Member

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    I don't know if this is anything to do with my T1, but lately I've been experiencing these odd feelings that are like having an electric shock through my body. I'm reasonably fit (plenty of running) and good weight / bg control, but these 'attacks' are becoming stronger and I can only link it to my late onset...2 years into diagnosis. It doesn't seem to be connected to exercise, it's happening at random times now. Anyone have any ideas? TIA.


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  2. robotears

    robotears Type 1 · Member

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    When I say late onset I mean diagnosed at age 41. I'm worried about this and haven't told anyone about it.


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    Someone please talk to me I'm not in a good place


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    You should mention it to your Dr as it's obviously causing you concern, hard to say if it's diabetes related or not but your Dr will hopefully find the cause.

    Best wishes and please keep the thread updated on your progress.

    Edit to add, if the symptoms get worse and become regular you should ring the NHS 111 or call an ambulance.
     
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  5. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Where exactly do you feel these 'shocks'?
     
  6. robotears

    robotears Type 1 · Member

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    In my face, across my shoulders into my arms and hands. Sometimes in my legs.


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  7. noblehead

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    You say in your opening post that the attacks are getting stronger so I suggest you seek urgent medical advice.
     
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  8. robotears

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    I'm scared. I feel like I'm falling apart faster with every day.


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  9. Jaylee

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    Static??

    Serious response... I've had the odd jolt off cars.
     
  10. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Ok - the reason I was asking was because I wondered whether it might be a back or neck issue. I've had both sciatica and a trapped nerve in my neck. The sciatica caused tingling, shooting pains down my leg and also up towards my shoulder, and the trapped nerve in my neck made what felt like static electric shocks and tingles run down my arm and into my fingers.

    I don't know if you have anything like that, but I'm saying it because what you're feeling may not be diabetes related and could have a number of causes.

    Definitely see your GP. If you can, try to write down exactly what you feel - where, how long, what kind of feeling, etc - because that will give your doctor clues about what to check.

    I know it's easy to,say and hard to do, but try not to worry. Get to the doctor and see what they say.

    I hope it can be sorted for you.

    Take care and best wishes.
     
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    My advice would be.
    Log these events with any relivant activities, environments, (certain places.) & clothes worn... Yep, I said clothing. Certain fibres cause static...
     
  12. robotears

    robotears Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you. Have that weird muted feeling because of diab issues...like I've gone on about stuff for a while and now no ones really listening. You're probably right...nothing to do with T1 but I've never been properly ill before and suddenly I have a 'serious' thing to consider.


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  13. Bebo321

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    Doesn't sound T1 related and closer to some sort of nervous system issue. Try not to panic and get booked in to see your GP as soon as you can. As suggested, make notes of what and where you are feeling shocks, weakness or any other symptoms.
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    I was having nerve jolts when I went too low carb on lchf diet. Once I reintroduced a little breadcrumbs, it stopped. Very edgy too.
    Are you low carbing right now?
     
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    Make sure you are tested for B12 and folate.
     
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  16. robotears

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    Yes. Because my bod is waaay sensitive to insulin, I've found the best strategy is to keep doses low (I'm only 0.5u ins : 10g carb) and then I don't spend all day yo-yo ing. I'm sure that this has been there pre-lchf, though of course I can try this. Thanks


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    I hear you on this. It is something that has taken over your life and you need to talk about it but those closest to you just seem to tune you out after awhile. It's not that they don't care, they just don't have any frame of reference and don't understand why it is the only thing you seem to think about. The people on this forum will never do that. Stick with them.;):confused::p
     
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  18. ickihun

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    How did you get on @robotears ?
     
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