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Lhermitte's Sign?

FearSucks

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So for maybe anyone who has experienced or know someone who has experienced this particular symptom. I'm curious because I've experienced something kinda similar? But I don't know for sure if it is..

On the right side of my neck from time to time (Really spaced out, it happens truly once every blue moon), I'll feel like this sudden pain, it's very quick and sudden and localized to only that side of my neck, I don't want to say it feels like an electric shock because it feels slightly different from that somehow, and it doesn't really travel anywhere... I'm not always flexing my neck when it happens either. For the longest time I've wrote it off as me pulling a tendon because the area tends to be a little sore afterwards, but it dissipates quickly.

Haven't gone to my GP about it, and I haven't really ever been overly concerned about it since it doesn't happen very often, but since it has happened more than once... maybe I should should be more concerned about it?

Just looking to have a dialogue so I don't spiral back into any previous health anxiety rabbit holes.
 

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Never even heard of this. Have you been googling? Looking for symptoms and connections to ailments on the internet will only lead you down the rabbit hole of anxiety. What you describe sounds like normal bodily sensations that happen to everyone from time to time.
 

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I have no idea what that is and unless you're a dr, you shouldn't either. (and I will NOT look it up and put that nugget of poo in my brain)

Yes you are 100% right.

Fear sucks

Why are you going into the haunted house ?

STOP Googling.
 

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Most bodily sensations we feel are normal. Everybody has sharp pains, stabbing pains, shooting pains, etc, etc, Most people don't dwell on them or even think about them. We are different because we think everything sensation something catastrophic and we let ourselves over think every symptom we have. What you are talking about is very rare and you would have other symptoms along with it. Unless something is constant or debilitating, we (myself included) need to feel it, know it's more than 99% likely to be benign, and move on. Really, that's not what you are experiencing or it would be very pronounced.
 

FearSucks

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I have no idea what that is and unless you're a dr, you shouldn't either. (and I will NOT look it up and put that nugget of poo in my brain)

Yes you are 100% right.

Fear sucks

Why are you going into the haunted house ?

STOP Googling.
I have not entered into the haunted house just yet, as it has not concerned me in the past, in fact I have rarely thought about it before recently when I just experienced it this past week and compared it to previous experiences. I am not overtly concerned, and if I ever do reach that point I will definitely seek out a medical professionals opinion.

I actually did not google this sensation, but I did know about it a long time ago (lets say... 5 years?), When I was in the MS rabbit hole. Alas I was entirely too curious for my own good.
Never even heard of this. Have you been googling? Looking for symptoms and connections to ailments on the internet will only lead you down the rabbit hole of anxiety. What you describe sounds like normal bodily sensations that happen to everyone from time to time.
I actually have not been googling, I learned it's a destructive habit and although I do have temptations from time to time, I try to go to this site that lists out over 100 anxiety symptoms and try to rationalize it whenever I'm in a really bad mental state.

I still have my episodes, but for the most part I don't consult with Dr. Google.
Most bodily sensations we feel are normal. Everybody has sharp pains, stabbing pains, shooting pains, etc, etc, Most people don't dwell on them or even think about them. We are different because we think everything sensation something catastrophic and we let ourselves over think every symptom we have. What you are talking about is very rare and you would have other symptoms along with it. Unless something is constant or debilitating, we (myself included) need to feel it, know it's more than 99% likely to be benign, and move on. Really, that's not what you are experiencing or it would be very pronounced.
I think you could be right in that it could be a common ailment, or something not very serious, I was just beginning to get a bit apprehensive because it seemed intermittent and wanted to see if anyone had experienced the same. Feeling like you're alone in any particular area of suffering with an anxiety disorder can be mental torture.

I just have my perceived conception of what my body feels like when it's "normal", or at least what was normal before I became a chronic stress-holic. If anything slips outside of that perception of normal, I begin to wonder why, and then my mind jumps to the fact that it could possibly be insidious, and usually would snowball from there in the past.

The brain is a fascinating organ, and yet it can inflict such meddlesome signs and signals.
 
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