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Feels like a drop of water going down my spine? Should I be worried?

Hi everyone. My mother had been diagnosed with MS in her late 20's and has me after that. I recently at work felt this odd feeling of sweat or a bead of water run down my spine slowly. I haven't gone to the doctor yet, however I plan on making an appointment. I'd just like to know from people that have this, is that an initial sign or should I calm my nerves a bit. I should note that I have a job that requires me to stand for long periods of time as well. Any feedback would be great, because I'm freaking out. Thanks!!
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Hi pizzaman - These strange sensations can be related to misfired nerves (called paradthias). I had a long period of time where I thought I had shampoo or soap running down my shoulder blade after I got out of the shower. I'd repeatedly have my husband look to see what was there - nothing! This was 4-5 years before my Dx.

Having said that, nerves can misfire for many reasons, and I have no idea if that was related to my Dx. I think it's worth mentioning to your doctor, but I wouldn't be too concerned with that one symptom. Also, while MS does run in some families, that seems to be the exception. There has been no scientific that it is passed down. I know it's hard not to worry anyways.

Make that appointment for peace of mind. You will feel better hearing from a doctor.

Cheryl
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