Today: EMG normal

December 20, 2006 at 8:32 am

Hi again to you all – HELP NEEDED PLEASE!

[QUOTE=Ninus]I have been through CT scan, MRI scan, blood samples and spiral sample. The proteins were 0,69.

Rulled out is MS, DS, anurisms, tumors, bacterial infection, borelia, blood clot in the leg or elsewhere, and ear vertigo problems. [/QUOTE]

My earlier bloodwork shoved a small increase in TSH Thyroid gland, but a repeat was normal. (My mother had a thyroid disease, and it is hereditary). There was also a small increase in two types of white blood cells. I don’t know what that means, but it was all dismissed by the doctors.

Vitamine E deficiency, ciliac discease, virus tested for and early cancer were ruled out.

A month ago I visited my neuro. I have kept a diary on all my symptoms, which I showed to the neuro. He especially noted my tongue feeling different. When he examined me, he found uncertain finger movements and uncertain touch-to-the-nose movements as well as my left foot being unable to feel cold things. Reflexes are normal. He suspects a sensory polyneuropathy and has sent me to have an EMG, which was this morning.

Todays EMG test – pads and an electrical buzz, not needles – is normal too, according to the doctor doing it. He said that I have no nerve infection.

I have had good news all along. Almost every test is normal. I have slowly trained my muscles back into working order, and they work when I am not too tired.

I still have sensory oddness all over (tingling, burning, prickling, numbness, sensitivity to heat), especially in the skin, feet and hands. The electrical buzz from EMG was not far form my normal symptoms, including the cramping. My balance is still off, and I have difficulty in walking (it is like on ice scates). When trying to stand on my heals, I loose my balance. I have an illusory body tilt to the left, and head tics and hand tremors when I am tired. Main problem right now is fatigue. I want to do more than my body wants to do.

Would the EMG test show myelin damage?

Now what?

What other tests are available?

Please help me understand this!