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#520514 10/01/21 04:03 AM
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Hello everyone! In two weeks I go for EMG testing.

I am sorta freaking; scared of the pain and also what they will discover.

I do not have leg weakness or arm weakness. I do have carpal tunnel for many years. Diagnosed yet not treated for it. Tired of numb fingers when carrying anything.

Is this something you yourself were tested for and how painful was it? I am most scared of having a leg cramp when being tested. That would be horrid.

Thank you for reading and hopefully answering. smile


- Carpal Tunnel in BOTH hands
- Depression (MDD) Major Depressive Disorder
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Scoliosis
- Spinal Arthritis with bone spurs on spine
- Multiple Scoliosis diagnosed
- Herniating spinal disc
- HLAB27+
- Final diagnosis: Mild lumbar spondylosis

Previously told Mechanical Back 'Issues'. Hate this term!
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following this thread!

My internal medicine doctor wanted to do nerve testing almost two years go. I cancelled the appointment b/c I felt that it would not show anything despite having neuropathy.

These days the neuropathy has spread and intensified along with "arthritis-like" symptoms.

I've spent much time going over events in life that would trigger neuropathy and arthritis phenomena. I am not convinced diseases due to epigenetic changes persist even after environmental triggers are eliminated -- heavy metal detoxification and infection burden reduced. I suspect, or hope, that there are cases of chronic diseases like MS caused by stealth infections that can't be found or successfully treated. I guess that is a bit like believing in life after death and karma.

Can't live forever. I wish that I was a Klingon. I am reminded of that movie starring Dabney Coleman titled "Short Time"


HLA-B27 neg, vague AS symptoms in 20s and early 30s
1993:fibromyalgia (age 25)
2013.07:Reverse blockage in a SCUBA accident
2013.08:Scratched by a sick cat
2013.09:Strange sore throat then meningitis
2014:Chronic inflammation at the base of the skull
2014 to early 2015:excess NSAID use developed complete axial inflammation, included psoriasis
NSD helped well and but was not perfect
2018.07: weak +'ve tests for borrelia, babesia, bartonella and mycoplasma pneumonia using Armin Lab, ANA=equivocal
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I am a little bit late adding my testing results to this thread. Oops!

I am ever grateful only my hands were tested for it was easily the most painful testing I have ever had. 😞😓😩

At present I am patiently waiting for the surgeon consult in 2 weeks. The EMG showed I am needing surgery ASAP on my Left Hand followed by surgery on my Right Hand as it was not found to be as bad.

Having been a speed typist for years guess it kinda comes with the territory as the saying goes. Or at least I think that's the saying 🤷. Correct me if you know.

Thanks for reading my post.


- Carpal Tunnel in BOTH hands
- Depression (MDD) Major Depressive Disorder
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Scoliosis
- Spinal Arthritis with bone spurs on spine
- Multiple Scoliosis diagnosed
- Herniating spinal disc
- HLAB27+
- Final diagnosis: Mild lumbar spondylosis

Previously told Mechanical Back 'Issues'. Hate this term!
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Oh Angie, I am sorry you have such pain in your hands. I hope surgery can help.

Love and light, my friend.


Kat

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
"Strictly Ballroom"

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I hope so too, Inanna! Just 4 days until I meet the surgeon. I want to be knocked out for the surgery. Don't want to feel any pain or see how the surgery proceeds. lol Guess you can say I am just a little scared.

Thank you for your thoughts!
Are thinking beginning to settle with you?

Take care! I am heading to bed as it is 11 pm.
lol

- Angie -


- Carpal Tunnel in BOTH hands
- Depression (MDD) Major Depressive Disorder
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Scoliosis
- Spinal Arthritis with bone spurs on spine
- Multiple Scoliosis diagnosed
- Herniating spinal disc
- HLAB27+
- Final diagnosis: Mild lumbar spondylosis

Previously told Mechanical Back 'Issues'. Hate this term!
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 18,147
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Hi Angie,

I do believe your surgery is today? I hope it goes well and helps ease your pain.

Nothing is settled for us, yet. Working on that. Trying not to let the stress put me into full flare of either AS or Crohn's. Not easy. But we are trying to stay positive.

Love and light, my friend. Please let us know how you are doing when you can type again!


Kat

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
"Strictly Ballroom"


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