I am 49 year old female diagnosed with MS in 2004 and according to my neurologist I'm now in the secondary progressive phase. I'm currently on Rituxin and biotin. Lately I started experiencing electric like shocks radiating from the tip of my right ring finger to my chest. My neurologist ordered 3 days of steroids and initially the zapping subsided but now it's been 5 days and shocks are back. Is there anything I should be tested for or is this my new normal? Thank you.
Hopefully the “zapping” sensations are not your new normal and will subside over the next few weeks. These sensations are often effectively treated with Gabapentin, Pregabalin or carbamazepine
Ask your neurologist about these medications and good luck.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego