Electrical Shock and ECG was fine

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I received an electrical shock from the livewire connected to my cooker, I am assuming the supply is around 240v as in UK.

I touched the livewire accidentally with my two fingers on my right hand, I was stood on the kitchen barefoot floor which is tiled.

it jerked my hand back and must have been about a second or 2.

I felt the surge through my chest and like my heart skipped a beat. I also remember it going black for a split remember feeling it all happen.

I went A&E for an ECG (the one were you get plugged in for about 10 seconds or so) the Doctor said it all looked fine.

just wondering being 2 days on, what sort of things I should keep an eye out for?


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    As you have been checked out and you are OK, you shouldnt have any after effects. However if you think you are getting symptoms then go to your doctor.

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      Thanks Marina for your reply.

      It was a complete accident. I gave the GP a call this morning who has advised to keep an eye out for any sort of palpatations/flutters/irregular beats and said to check my pulse regularly. I think the whole situation has worried me a bit!

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    Hi there Ghnc1,

    I had an electric shock a few years ago that shot me across the room , I grabbed the wires accidentally as the plug back wasn't connected and I touched the wires. I think that you might feel a bit jittery but, it shouldn't cause any long term effects.


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      Hi Beverley,

      That sounds nasty. Did you suffer any after effects days after or where you pretty much okay? Did you also get yourself checked out? Sounds like a nasty shock.

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      Hi Ghnc,

      No after affects and didn't get checked out as I was younger. I was a bit jittery that day but ok. I think it would affect you that day but, you could feel anxious about it happening again.


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