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oldbuttercup
By oldbuttercup Latest Reply 2011-02-01 14:43:34 -0600
Started 2011-01-27 19:09:09 -0600

The test I had done yesterday was called a nerve conduction test.
After the test I was in more pain than I could possibly describe.
I wasn't even able to walk.
I was afraid that the pain would become long term, and that I would loose my independence permanently.
I wont know the results until at least next week.
Have any of you ever had this test done?
Could this test actually aggravated my condition or made it worse?
I hope the test will tell the doctors that they can not only name, but also treat.

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mas14years
mas14years 2011-01-31 20:16:47 -0600 Report

was this to test for neuropathy? I am pretty sure I have it in my lower legs and I know I have it in my stomach for sure. How do they test this if you dont mind my asking. I am on neurontin 100mg at bedtime because it makes me sleepy. I always thought I had restless leg syndrome but I guess it was from me losing feeling. I hardly every shake them anymore and it does help with the pain in my stomach.

oldbuttercup
oldbuttercup 2011-02-01 14:43:34 -0600 Report

Yes this test was for neuropathy. I was not happy taking neurtin for my pain. It raised my b/s. I take 1500 mg of tylenol to help me sleep through the night.
I had to lay on a gurney and the doctor drew blue marks on different areas of my legs. He then used electric shock, before using needles to determine the amount of feeling I still have in my legs.
I found the test very painful and hope I never have to go through it again.
I hope the doctor can use this test results to help reduce my daily pain.
Maybe your reaction to the test will not be as svere as mine was.
Good luck and May God Bless You.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-01-28 16:31:01 -0600 Report

I had the carpel tunnel surgery and most definitely it was painful. But the relief was so worth it…Then I had a nerve entrapment surgery on the left arm ( due to many hours spent on my violin-I was a professional viollinist for many years-so arm was overused, as the Dr. said) …

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-01-28 14:30:23 -0600 Report

Was it an electromyogram? I've had that test mentioned to me, but haven't had to have it so far. I understand it involves needles and electric shock. I'm sorry you have had so much pain.

oldbuttercup
oldbuttercup 2011-02-01 14:20:14 -0600 Report

I'm a little mixed up with the names of some of my tests, but I do know my test involved electric shock and needles. The test was painful enough, but what was worse for me was that night I could not walk even a few feet.
My appointment to find out the results was cancelled this week due to bad weather, so now I have to wait another week.
Hopefully these test results will help my doctor offer treatment to get me back up on my feet.

oldbuttercup
oldbuttercup 2011-01-28 13:42:22 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope that now that your doctor has confirmed your results that a sucessful treatment will be found for you.
Also thanks for wishing me luck.

IamGnu
IamGnu 2011-01-28 12:27:09 -0600 Report

I had this test just last week. It didn't make my head pain worse, but it was a shock ( no pun intended) to find out they did the same test on both arms. I didn't feel much on the left and too much on the right. TI don't need my neurologist to confirm I've lost feeling. I know from the differences. What I now wonder is if the doctor can do something about it.
Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I don't think this test has lasting effects but if you weren't feeling well when you started, you are not going to feel well afterwards. Try icing the area and make sure to check in with your doctor. Good luck :o)

Harlen
Harlen 2011-01-27 19:49:10 -0600 Report

Hello I am so sorry your going thrue this
the closest thing I have had to it was when they tested my hands for carpel tunnel . Then they did both hands lol
Best wishes and I hope your feeling better soon
Harlen

oldbuttercup
oldbuttercup 2011-01-28 14:21:24 -0600 Report

I have a friend in my home town who has suffered from carpel tunnel. I saw first hand how much pain she was in. She had to undergo surgery, which I might add was successful. I hope your treatment is also successful

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