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Old 06-18-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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I go to my doctors office this Thursday, and hopefully I will get some answers. My legs still hurt where the needles were placed during the nerve conduction testing, and from what I read online the needle insertion points are not suppose to have lingering pain. The testing did not hurt me much, but I still hurt and it has been about 4 weeks. I will have to mention this to the doc.

Lately I seem to be dropping items, and often having a harder time thinking. It is like my thoughts take a long time to form and/or get to my mouth for me to speak them. I am not sure if this is related to my leg issues or if I am a klutz and getting a blank mind.

The pain in my legs at times feels like a crushing pain, and that is just no fun. Hopefully the docs figure things out,usually they just say "I can't find anything out, your testing doesn't show anything." Hopefully since I am going to the MDA specialty center for muscles and nerves they should be able to figure out something.

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I had the nerve conduction testing done when I was first diagnosed more than 19 years ago. I still remember how painful my legs were long after the testing and that time I just startied showing symptoms of MD

I'm also starting to loose grip and lately I struggle to pick up the kettle (cannot get a proper grip) I also drop things like my cell and small items (maybe I'm clumsy)

I started getting "attacks" that is similar to what you are experiencing and my mind had to "reboot" before I could get words out.

I went for a check-up and I was diagnosed with a mild case of epilepsy. That was 2 years ago I'm taking medication and only get an "attack" now and then.

Get that checked out and I am sure it has nothing to do with MD

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Old 06-20-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for giving me your experiences. You are the first person I have heard from that has mentioned lingering pain after the nerve testing, even searching on the internet I didn't find anyone mentioning this.

I will post the results from the Docs when I get them.

Thanks again,

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Re: Dropping items

During your EMG, it is possible that the doctor *****ed a small nerve. This is not common but I think it can happen. During my muscle biopsy, my doctor clipped a nerve extracting the muscle sample. I just about flew off the table in agony and my leg hurt and felt this electrical fuzzy feeling for a year. He had told me that the biopsy would neither hurt nor cause me any lingering discomfort.

I too am dropping things. I saw my MD doctor at MD Clinic 2 weeks ago and mentioned this. He spent extra time examining my hands and grip, and indeed, since my visit a year ago my hand strength has greatly declined. it also feels strange to hold a pen or pencil now. Not too bad yet but when I write it's kind of like the way my hands used to feel numb after coming in from the cold.


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Sorry about your painful biopsy, and that you are dropping items too. I don't seem to have any pain in my hands I just have had a few things drop totally unexpectedly. I had surgery for carpol tunnel release in both hands 10 & 15 years ago and still have a lot of pain with repetitive use.

Today, I think my leg muscle/nerve (?) is having spasms, but it does seem to be in one of the areas I was poked with the needle.

I hope I do not need a biopsy, I am quite scared of that.

Thanks for your and Mandy's encouragement.


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