my dr. decided at my last appointment that it is necessary for me to have an EMG done as i have almost no ability to use my left arm any more(at least for 2 or 3 months anyhow) and have had a constant pain in it from my neck to my wrist.its a different pain then i suffer from in my legs,feet,and toes caused from neuropothy. she explained to me that although she herself has never had one done,many of the patients that she has sent to have one done say that it is painful and never wanted to go through one again.she explained this to me because she decided to have my arms and legs done and promised that it would all be done at the same time. well,i got my appointment letter in the mail today,and SUPRISE-its 2 appointments…the 16th and the 19th. the explanation of extremity is upper extremity,lower extremity,and bilateral. is an EMG painful?will any of my medications effect this test? what are they looking for when they do an EMG?what exactly do they do when they do an EMG?has anyone in this community ever had one? i am really scared!!! please if anyone knows anything about having an EMG done,give it to me straight…i need to be able to prepare myself mentaly,no matter if its a terrible thing to go through or even if its no big deal…i just need a heads up!!
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