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What are the effects of taking an electrical current from say... a microwave?

I just accidentally took it upon myself to ground our household microwave. Apparently the outlet it was plugged into wasn't grounded properly, so when I touched the top of the microwave and the stainless steel sink at the same time ( no water was running ) I took the currant. Could I have hurt myself of the baby?

I'm shaking, but not in a "nerve damage: kind of way, more of a " that was freakin' terrifying" kind of way. I already checked my fingertips for signs of nerve damage and I seem to be physically OK, but afterwards my mood suddenly did a 180, and what was turning out to be a nice, calm day turned into a very angry, gloomy one. does taking a current like that cause nerve damage to the brain that could have cause my flip-flop? Is there any chance that the baby ( 24 weeks ) could have suffered any damage from it?

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Asked by mother-fox at 5:20 PM on Feb. 2, 2011 in Health

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  • I don't really know the answer to your question, but this has (sorta) happened to me before- I was distracted by the kids while plugging in a fluorescent light and accidentally touched both prongs of the plug when it made contact with the plug in. everything went black for a second. Scary, but I'm ok. I hope both you and the baby are ok!

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 8:36 AM on Feb. 3, 2011

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