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Old 01-07-2013, 09:21 PM
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I had an EMG and NCS done a few years ago when my foot/lower leg went numb, not much fun... but nothing that was intolerable... had it done on the good leg and the bad one for comparison. I did find it pretty nifty hearing the static noise from it though. Went through an MRI with contrast as well, but never did get a real diagnosis. Went to PT for 3 months (cue electro-stimulation pads) and eventually got full feeling back.

The laser surgery for detached retinas was far more uncomfortable though...
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:32 AM
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Unhappy nerve conduction

i had it done yesterday on my wrist and arm and my legs.in my case the hand wasnt that bad but my legs was excruciating...this am both my legs are so sore...im hoping to not have this done again
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:51 AM
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Default Pain after nerve conduction test

Hi, i had a nerve conduction test 4 weeks ago. I have MS. After the test, within 24 hours, i started having pain in my left foot. It is so bad, i thought i had a stress fracture. I have had 2 xrays that have been negative and now scheduled for a bone scan next week. The Orthopedist is baffled. The pain is so intense i cannot bear weight on the left foot at all. I am on anti-inflammatory and have tried soaks, ice, elevation, heat, u name it and nothing helps. I have just realized recently that pain started after the nerve test, and has to be related. I do not see the Neurologist until March 2nd to get results from test and other mri's i had done. I had to purchase a walker so i can get to the bathroom. Pain is worse at night. I have also been very tired. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions on what to do? At my witts end! Test was very painful when done. The tech increased voltage on my left leg and said i seemed to have a blockage there. When doctor inserted needles, it was only done on my left leg. My left leg has been my bad leg due to the MS, but since the test, i am miserable and can barely get around!
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:42 PM
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Sorry to hear about the test and what you now go thru. I ended up with Femoral Nerve Damage due to hip replacement. My whole right thigh is NUMB, at least 80% anyway. This surgery was in 2010. I did NOT go for any of the nerve tests, I guess I'm thinking Why, what can they do. The nerves will be restored or they won't as I analyze it.

Last year I talked to a naturopath about the Burn/Tingle I lived with for 5 yrs and she suggested 4 supplements and I chose two and took them for 3 months and the burn is gone. I'll send you a DM..my sister has declined so with MS. J
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:04 PM
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Thank u! I appreciate any suggestions!
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:52 PM
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Have you tried something like Lyrica or Humira?
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:33 AM
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Doctor ordered one for neuropathy and I said "sure-whatever you can do to help me". What a bad mistake that was.

I came on here to see others' reactions only to see I posted in 2013 about the one I took in 1997. HOW COULD I FORGET SUCH A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!


After he did about 4 zaps I screamed uncle. I mean I was almost through the roof. I asked to speak to the doc but he wasn't there so his associate came in and tried to explain why they were doing it. Different kinds of neuropathy...slight possibility it could be rare xyzz and then some treatment. I told him it was neuropathy and I had enough. Then he said "well if you think this is bad wait till he starts putting needles in you". I said "I PASS" and ran the hell out of there. When I finally got into the car with DH I burst into tears. All the pain and repercussions of test done many years ago came back and I was furious with myself for not remembering.

My geriatric specialist said she did not want to give me lyrica after the first neurologist said I should take it. Then new neurologist said it is only taken when flare ups occur and not daily. I need to do more research.
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