Several times in the last two days I’ve been alarmed into thinking I’d wet my pants, due to an odd feeling of warmth moving briefly across my left thigh; this turned out to be a phantom sensation as I clearly hadn’t although I am prone to such accidents anyway. Never experienced this particular false sensation before. Get the impression it only happens when sitting as this has been the case all five occasions.
ah i wish my feelings of wetness were phantom!
Mr Bob Hi, I use to get this all the time, didn’t recall it happening only when sitting. I use to check y leg as I thought I had spilled a drink down myself. The feeling stopped and I get it now and again mainly in my hip for some strange reason. I think it is just nerve damage confusing your brain. Hope you get some peace. Andy
This sort of sensation seems to be one that the medical profession - as a whole - is not aware of (or not paying any attention to).
My wife, some 20 years back, told a GP that she felt that water was running down the outside of her leg. It was dismissed as not important. Now she has Parkinsons Disease (neurological of course).
My daughter, a senior nurse running a Care of the Elderly Team, had a patient report the same thing, with the same comment about it being dismissed.
Some months back, there was a thread here about the same thing. My guess is that, until it gets published in a medical journal, then it just did not happen.
Altered sensation is very much part of neurological problems.
But then again, I guess we’ve all heard the one about what thought did?
A bit of wishful thinking perhaps about it only being when I sit down. If I am sitting then I’ll likely be behind a desk and can discretely check. It would be much scarier standing in front of a class.
I had this last November and passed it off as just being on my feet a lot with my job, I was diagnosed this may and only now know that these symptoms must have been related to the MS.