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Nerve Conduction Tests - Your Experience

Jan 30, 2016 9:48 PM

Next up is nerve conduction tests. I've read on the Internet on what to expect but I have some questions. I'm hoping some of you who've experienced one before will be able to help me! Will they only test the nerves that are numb or will they test everything? When my referral went in in October only my hands were numb. Now my left leg, foot, arm and face go numb as well. Is it the same as every other test and I find out from my doctor or will they give me results sooner?

Jan 30, 2016 10:47 PM

I had spreading nerve pain, I think they mostly did one limb, where it had hurt the worst. I was given some short term med, since I'm a hypersensitive teen and my dad and I were nervous after hearing horror stories from my grandpa. Anyway, I don't remember much, the drug absorbed weird, and it's the only time a need made me high. Ironically, it wasn't an opiate. I just remember my arm jerking and it tickling. I got results right after the test, then my neuro went over it the next day in more detail.

Jan 30, 2016 10:47 PM

Good luck, I hope you get answers!

Jan 31, 2016 4:48 PM

Cdngirl, What they test depends on the orders by the doctor. If the order is for hands they will treat areas up your arms. If the order is for the feet they will test areas up the leg. The doc may request other areas to be tested too. I hope the tests show the answers needed so treatment can start. Hugs & prayers! 🙂🙏💕🌼

Jan 31, 2016 8:11 PM

Thanks! I will talk to my doctor and ask her to get my foot added into the scope.

Jan 31, 2016 10:54 PM

Many physicians use versed for sedation (conscious sedation) the benefit is you should not remember anything. Typically you will be able to carry on a conversation to guide the physician with regards to what and where you feel anything but rarely will you remember after. Hope this eases your concerns. You are welcome to PM me if you want anymore information :)

Feb 01, 2016 8:39 AM

LMB, I didn't know Versed did that! The doctors have listed it as one of my many allergies; it causes inability to communicate or move. They tried to give me Stadal and I had uncontrollable shakes like a seizure, so it's on my list too. Lol. Now they use Propofol every time. 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 01, 2016 8:59 AM

When I had the test my doctor did the feet, knees, ankles, wrists, lower back.

Feb 02, 2016 7:47 PM

I had that test last week on both hands and arms. They said it was normal. But, it's not. I still feel burning, itching, tingling, like bugs under my skin..hot ones. See Dr next week. Back and hip xrays tomorrow.

Feb 02, 2016 7:47 PM

They did the needles into the muscles too...omg.

Feb 02, 2016 8:37 PM

Glad you asked this since I'm having one done next Friday.

Feb 02, 2016 8:38 PM

My Dr added my left foot and leg onto the referral. I hope they figure out what is wrong with me!

Feb 02, 2016 8:38 PM

Good luck rockysbaby!

Feb 03, 2016 1:34 PM

Best of luck with the test. In sorry you have to go through that. When I had that done the first time, that was when they diagnosed me with Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy. It was so painful because they went from the back of my head all down the left side of my spine and under my shoulder blade. When they make the muscle tight and then push the needle through it, OMG!! I would not wish this on anyone. Just remember to breathe. {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

Feb 08, 2016 2:30 AM

Thank you Alwayz. I hope it isn't too painful.

Feb 08, 2016 2:40 AM

I had one done in arms,legs and hands. The one in the muscle is uncomfortable but a bit like larger acupuncture. Mine showed normal as well but I have all those burning tingling etc feelings and numbness

Feb 08, 2016 2:45 AM

What have you been diagnosed with Dolph1nmum?

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