Yeah, I get these - like hitting your funny bone - the zaps go into my fingers. But for me, they’re only associated with certain very specific movements. Turning a tap will do it; miming turning a tap will not! So apparently, in my case, it’s not just the movement, but there has to be some resistance to the movement, so I’m applying force. Hence just acting it out doesn’t do anything.
I’ve never requested any treatment for it - but as it’s effectively limited mostly to tap-turning, it doesn’t seem as annoying or debilitating as yours.
Perhaps I have a bit of a cavalier attitude, but I don’t even bother trying to explain most of my symptoms to people - unless it’s my neuro, in which case I try to explain as accurately as possible. I don’t even tell folks most stuff, because it’s like trying to describe a colour they’ve never seen.
Don’t get me wrong - I will talk quite openly about MS if somebody is curious, and wanting to know. I just won’t feel under any obligation to try to explain everything to everyone - I don’t think it’s necessary, or always helpful. It’s my problem, and I’ve got to live with it, so I don’t find giving people a blow-by-blow account of things that won’t make any sense to them particularly useful. I do find it rather bizarre that if you do tell, you’re not believed, though - especially by friends and family. It’s not as if they don’t know you’re ill, and that it causes weird stuff. Why would they suspect you of making it up? Is it more the case they don’t understand, rather than don’t believe?