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EMG test not the end of the world

Had an EMG test yesterday to rule out MS.

Thanks G-D got good results. I do NOT have MS but probably a very severe stubborn case of Polymyalgia...

A day prior to the EMG test I googled it. Reading comments from people that had it done, ("very painful" "terrible" "never again" "the worst test I even done in my life" "I could not stop crying during the test..." " was in pain days after" etc. etc....), I was really worried but decided to be brave and go ahead with it.

So just in case any of you is requested to do it, now, a day after I can say -It is not the most pleasant test in the world but far away from being extremely painful, unbearable or the worst test ever.... Really nothing to worry about or make a big fuss.

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Really pleased for you that having braved the test that it clarified your position. 🌻

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I am happy that your tests were negative, that must be a weight off your mind!

PMR has a mind of its own, it will go in its own good time. It's our job to keep comfortable with Pred and rest until it goes away.

You are being very brave about that test. It does sound challenging to say the least.

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Really was not bad at all and I am not that brave

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Congratulations on the great news!! No MS!!

My experience of this test was horrid. The tech stopped the test midway because it was so painful for me. No reason why so painful, but I’ll never do that again😱

Happy Holidays, Jerri

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Sorry to hear that. Maybe it depends on the person that doing it and where in the body? I had the needle in 4 points in my leg and 3 points in my arm.

Electric "shock" in few places in my other leg...

Maybe because I expected it to be really really bad, I could tolerate it.

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Good that it's not MS. Often the fear of a bad result or experience is worse than the event itself but well done you for going ahead with it. 😊

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You have to bear in mind that the people who put those posts up are the ones who thought it was awful - the others didn't bother! You should now add your version to the TripAdvisor review ;-)

We did them on each other when I was a student - can't have been that bad!!

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Absolutely

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Wanted to add my comments but did not see an option to add it.

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mepoly20, very glad MS was ruled out and you didn't experience a lot of pain during your test.

Edward

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So pleased for you that MS ruled out and was not as bad as you thought it was going to be. Encouraging for anyone else who has to have it done.

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Great news about not having MS, it is something I have been worrying about myself, with my legs behaving as they do. Doctor has decided it is restless legs. Still waiting on improvement after being on the ROPRINOL for 3 months now, but still increasing the dosage, so who knows. I can not turn around without balance issues, so I move very slowly when in my feet. I am tripping up if I step fwd without THINKING about that step. It is like my foot is stuck to the floor. Just so many things going on that Would take all of my time to write about it all.

Down to 10mg now, since starting on 15mg in June. But with each drop, I get slower & stiffer in the bottom half of my body. Still ok! Above waist though.

Except for that bloody horrible headache which I am also on a slow increase of meds for, was diagnosed by GP as Trigeminal Which is due to another blood vessel in the head or somewhere, having pressure put on it from “whatever” ... I have never been referred to a Rheumatologist, or any specialist to be honest, yet I KNOW the doctor is at her wits end wondering just what is going on..And so am I..

Kate

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Sorry to hear that you are so poorly. I think maybe you could ask to be referred to Rheumatologist and maybe have EMG test just to rule out other things.

Mind you , I have been under Rheumatologist for the past three years or more and still not doing that great.

Wish you better.

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