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Offline pluperfecthell

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Re: Pretty sure I just electrocuted myself a little...
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 07:00:28 AM »
Well. That sounds horrifying. What I felt was like the shock I get from shopping carts sometimes but I was just 100x more scared because my hands were wet and the whole feet thing. The tingling keep switching from hand to hand and to my feet. I'm having some annoying chest symptoms but I'm hoping that if anything worse was going to happen, it would've by now. This is so ridiculous, I've stayed up until 7 A.M.
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Re: Pretty sure I just electrocuted myself a little...
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 11:37:04 AM »
Let this be a lesson to you: avoid washing hands after using bathroom.
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Re: Pretty sure I just electrocuted myself a little...
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 01:17:47 PM »
I once got a jolt from an electrified fence big enough to knock me on my feet. Then were was that one time that I accidentally put the business end of a screwdriver into an electrical socket. Even big shocks don't necessarily do any damage.

Have you never gotten a bit of a shock from static electricity buildup? You're probably dealing with about the same amount of voltage; which is to say, not much.
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Re: Pretty sure I just electrocuted myself a little...
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 09:07:29 AM »
No, no visible burns! I was barefoot and my feet weren't touching the ground so I'm paranoid that an electric shock is running through my body and that when I shower or plug the toaster in while I make breakfast, I'm gonna feel the shock. I'm so dumb. I'm feeling a prickling sensation in my hands and arms.

I get the same sensation during storms. Thunder startles me, and after a few times it turns to panic, and the symptoms kick in. But whats more important is that electricity cannot do what you are worried it might. If you were to see someone hit by lightning, you could immeidately go to assist them without fear of being affected by the electricity. The electrical charge will have left your body and dispersed before you even felt the pain of the shock.
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Re: Pretty sure I just electrocuted myself a little...
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 12:51:43 PM »
How did you manage to do this with your 'feet not touching the floor' while you were in the bathroom? Can you fly?!

3 hours worrying is nothing... call your doctor or 24 hour health advice line if still concerned. We can only reassure you so far. We try!
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