Originally Posted by jacq42
Hi thanks so much for replying the guy who tested me said he was a dr but he wasn't my neurologist or one of the other consultants I've seen before. My legs aching a little now with pins and needles in big toe and sole of foot.
Please may I ask what you felt whilst,during and after your test and who gave you your results?
I'm ever so grateful to you
I'm pretty much always have pain/ache in my feet up to mid calf...sometimes more then others ie if I walk more during my day( I work 7-4/5 M-F)...I just try and deal w/it and know it could be worse...I've tried different meds/mgs...and currently I take 1200mg of Gab x3 daily...helps a bit but still feel the pain/dead legs...my hands are starting to get worse....very crampy in the morning/hard to make a fist...then after a while easier to move but pins are still there...
During the test I could just feel the needle a bit....my wife was w/me and asked how it felt...told her when the needle is it and pulse went and I would twitch it was ok....when I didn't is when it hurt a bit but not much at all...I didn't think it was very painful as much a bothersome...after I felt like I always do...hurting and dealing....all 3 times I've had them my neurologist has given them to me and talked w/me about the results....my wife always gets copies of my medical records so we have all current records so that if we need we have and also if we see another doctor for my current or new issues we have to show them....which I think everyone should do.
I got this from someone on this forum....and try and live it everyday...
"We all have to make choices. Either we can sit around and have a "pity party" everyday or we can paint on a happy face, pull up our bootstraps, and do something--anything--to take our mind away from the agony. Most of the time, I choose to paint on that smile because my family and friends do not want to see me in pain. Our loved ones cannot do anything but encourage us, love us for who we are now and not what they wish we could be, and be understanding when we are unable to "keep up.” I try to stay positive in my daily thinking. If I get in a rut, I kick-start my brain and say, "knock it off!” I pull weeds in my garden or I take a nap…anything to stay focused and engaged. Remember, you are responsible for your own happiness. Smile, even if it hurts. "
hope some of this helps.