Lhermitte's sign or syndrome.

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rcaulder
rcaulder Member Posts: 70
edited October 2015 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

Radiation treatment is truly the gift that keeps on giving. But it did give me my life back. I'm grateful.  It's choose your poison though, death or radiation side affects. Over the last few weeks, at least once or twice a day, an electrical charge runs down my back and legs. Almost buckles my knees. From what I can tell, it's called, Lhermitte's sign or syndrome.  I copied the link below.   

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2902147/

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Oh yes....I surely remember that....

    everytime I looked down, I'd get the shock from neck to feet.  It's very common...and the best part...it's short lived.  I think it lasted about a month and then was gone.  Very strange feeling that's for sure.

    p

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 617 Member
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the information. I've had lots of little aches and pains since finishing treatment and usually try to ignore them because they're just minor annoyances. The electrical zaps going down my arms really hurt though. It's good to know what's going on and that it's temporary. 

  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
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    I had that too!

    Like Phrannie, it happened when I looked down like when stepping down a curb onto the street or stepping onto an escalator. And yes, it does pass with entirely or nearly entirely. Hopefully it will pass for you soon! :-)

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Lhermitte's

    Yep, it's been around on this board since 2009 or 2010.., thanks to the late Delnative - Jim.. Rest his soul..

    I'm surprised Dawn or I never added it to the SuperThread... I';; have to do that..

    BTW, it usually only last 6 - 12 months usually...

    John

  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Laralyn said:

    I had that too!

    Like Phrannie, it happened when I looked down like when stepping down a curb onto the street or stepping onto an escalator. And yes, it does pass with entirely or nearly entirely. Hopefully it will pass for you soon! :-)