Shocking nerves that are slowly repairing….

July 14, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Thanks for the excerpt from DocDavid…..I was wondering why they do these tests to nerves that are trying to repair. When I got my first GBS twenty years ago, the neurologist said that he wanted to do a spinal tap (lumbar puncture makes it sound less frightening to them). WHen I asked him why he wanted to do it, because it came on too quickly to be MS. His answer was, “Because I can do it in my office and it won’t hurt.” I asked him what it would prove because it was Invasive. His reply was, “What are you…a nurse!!!!” I think sometimes we blindly let them do things to our bodies that don’t necessarily NEED to be done. Many times a test can give wrong results also. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck……….what else could it be????
I think we need to research and question what they want to do……and this site in invaluable for that. Does measuring how fast one is recovering change what they will do to you?? Just wondering…..