Re: EMG and medications
its kind of stupid for them to not give you that basic info considering that you will be having the test there and need to know the ins and outs.from my experience with having three seperate EMGs,with the last one just last week,i have never been told to 'not' actually take any of my meds and that includes valium too.if you are taking this at night too it really would not have any real impact on your test results either way.i know mine did not at all and i was taking my oxy,robaxin(muscle relaxer) and i am sure still had some valium in me then too.my nerve conduction has actually improved since the last EMG done two months post op spinal cord surgery.i lost alot of innervation and muscle in my left hand and forearm.it showed definite improvement there despite all the meds i was on.i really don't think you should have any problems given the meds you are on.i would make one huge suggestion to you tho,if you have any actual narcotic pain meds availiable to take,take them before the test,this particular test can be a bit uncomfortable at times.good luck to you and i hope things go well for you.let me know,K?marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.