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Electric current sensation in arms, cramping in feet. History of renal transplant

my wife is a renal transplantee for 8 years and is on immuno suppressants and bp controls. Lately she has developed recurrent sensations of electric current lasting from 1 minute to 5 minutes throughout her body. Usually from arms then down the side of the body sometimes with flushes and numbness or cramping in the feet . She is a lacto vegetarian for 35 years but has never had such symptoms before. She feared it may be an early precursor to MS or a reaction to her drugs. He blood picture is good.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is very unlikely for a patient on immunosuppressants to develop multiple sclerosis (MS). This is because MS is an auto-immune disease, where immunosuppressants are used for treating it.

However, her symptoms need attention and further evaluation is necessary.

Common reasons are lack of serum vitamin B12 and ischemia (lack of blood flow) of brain.

Please consult a neurologist for evaluation.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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