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Old 06-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Another Question Please on Getting DX ?

Has anybody who has MS have this test EMG done to confirm the Dx.

The neuro told me he wanted to do this test beofe he dx as ppms ? I know this can not test for MS so i am wondering if he is still looking for something else ? ( Als are something like that )

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Re: Another Question Please on Getting DX ?

When my progressive diagnosis was given, I asked about ALS. The doctor told me that ALS is easily detected (easier than MS) and I did not have it. The EMG might be their last try at dismissing MS (IDK), but I hope someone can enlighten you.

If you have run through the testing criteria, I would not worry about anything else. When I was dropping into really bad, bed ridden shape, I thought I could have malignant MS or ALS. It was an unnecessary worry, however, and I am glad I asked the doctor.

 
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Re: Another Question Please on Getting DX ?

Mike, I hope you got the two recommendations I posted for MS specialists. Here's another one -- Dr. Malcolm Gottesman at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola.

I don't know about your testing process but I do hope you will go see someone for a second opinion.

 
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Re: Another Question Please on Getting DX ?

Yes, I know of several people with MS who've had this test, usually combined with Nerve Conduction Testing (which they will probably do too).

If you do not have lesions, this is one way they can determine the extent of your nerve and/or muscle damage. Depending on the results, they may be able to narrow down the likely CAUSE, including MS, ALS, etc. (there are dozens of causes, but the apparent "problem" does help narrow down the cause).

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Re: Another Question Please on Getting DX ?

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Yes i got the names of the other doctors you posted, Thanks alot. I will go for the 2nd opinion once this last test is done and see what another doctors says.

Thanks all

Mike

 
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