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Old 05-21-2004, 09:49 AM   #1
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questions after 1st neuro visit

Well, I finally got to see a neurologist and now I have questions for you all. He thinks my neuropathies are related to an immune system virus and wants to do further testing. He also mentioned Fibromyalgia as he was able to identify many pressure points that really hurt on me. I think before he says Fibro. he wants to do further testing. My question is this: I am having a Lumbar Puncture next week and want to know what to expect? What's the best and worst case senario. I'm planning on going back to work the next day and want to know from any of you who have had this what your thoughts, and advise is. Also, I am having an EMG and want to know what to expect from that as well. Can you tell me what they might or might not be able to tell from each as well?
Thank you so much,

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Old 05-21-2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: questions after 1st neuro visit

I am so glad you got to see neurologist. I had spinal tap several years ago and it really was nothing. Today it would be a rough on me mainly because of laying on table for procedure. To me it was no worse than getting a shot. Worst part of any testing is anxiety. I also had EMG many years ago when they were checking for carpal tunnel and that is simple. Neither will prevent you from resuming your normal life. Let us know of your results. It is always rewarding to see a physician who is actually interested in pursuing a diagnosis. (TT)

Old 05-21-2004, 03:09 PM   #3
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Re: questions after 1st neuro visit

That's how I feel too. After so many horror stories that I had read I was expecting the neurologist to tell me that I was crazy and to go home, but he was actually very nice. If you saw him on the streets, you would never suspect he was a doctor, he kind of looked like a bum, but he was caring so I'm very thankful!

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