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is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:51:42 PM »
i have had one emg 2 days ago i have 2 needle on my both calf 2 on my both hip and 4 on my both arms?ok there is some question i m obssessed because dr didnet stick any needle on mu both thigh and last night i have a lot of twitches there  B-; so is this important to have another one on my thigh to diagnose ALS? :question:
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 11:57:46 PM »
Clean EMG= clean bill of health.

I got a clean EMG and was so convinced that I had some horrible disease, that I broke down and cried in the car. I thanked God for giving me great results and that I wouldn't worry again
I broke that promise a week later when I thought about maybe I had went to soon to the doctor and he didnt do the left side of my body, etc.

That was 3 years ago.
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 12:16:22 AM »
so dr mean that there is no need and emg show every thing every where it performed?where your twitching occured?
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 12:18:58 AM »
Yes, you're fine. The EMG would have picked something up right away.

My twitching was all over.

You have a clean EMG, so you should be very happy about it.
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 12:24:24 AM »
i just cant conviced my self because last night i had lot of spasm and twitching around my right thigh but i know if i asked for another needle on there dr will laugh at me
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 12:31:07 AM »
You don't need another EMG.

If u had fibrillations and positive sharp waves along with spasticity and hyper reflexes, then I would see why you would want another EMG...

BUT if you have a normal physical, normal reflexes, and a clean EMG, it's virtually impossible to have something bad. I wasted a year of my life worried because of my muscle twitches and although I still have a lil bit to this day, I'm fine.

You have to learn to relax and know you're ok. You had all the necessary tests and passed with flying colors.
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 01:40:35 AM »
please give me more reassurance i cant sleep at all do you have twitch around yor face sth on your lips or jaw too?
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 02:48:24 AM »
Yes. And my chin, nose, tongue, armpit, scalp, etc.

You name it and I've had it.
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 07:55:06 AM »
I had a serious injury to my nerves after being mauled by a dog in 1994.  The neuro explained that he was putting the needles in the nerve centers to check for the flow or interrupted flow of nerve impulses so I had them in my hip area and ankle. My injury was middle of my lower leg. 

The neuro knows where those nerve centers are and you don't.  Trust him.
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 09:17:57 AM »
Be HAPPY that you have a clean EMG.  Mine was not.  I have neuropathy and it sucks. 

If you have a clean EMG, you are FINE.  Stop worrying.  The doctor tests the nerves where he does for a reason.  Just because he didn't' stick the needle where YOU think he should have done doesn't mean that he didn't test the nerves that are twitching.  The nerves run ALL up and down your legs.  He doesn't need to test a specific spot to know whether or not the nerve is working. 

Relax.  Deep breath.  You are fine. 
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2014, 01:44:56 AM »
thank you all so much this make me feel better,where is so strange to me is that my shoulders and my up arms and my neck is becoming streched and i feel some stiffness there every body tell me it s because of wrong sleeping or the cooler make it stiff but i have some twitching there too so i imagine some horrible scene that my ALS start from my neck or my back isues and it make me so sad maybe im going to die  :traurig001:
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2014, 11:21:42 AM »
You're fine. No matter how much we reassure you, you're convinced you have a disease that you will never really have.
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2014, 11:37:37 AM »
You're fine. No matter how much we reassure you, you're convinced you have a disease that you will never really have.

With all due respect to everyone suffering this awful illness... I always find it fascinating that someone will get a clean bill of health from a medical professional and tests and then come to a forum full of people that doubt medical professionals and tests and ask for reassurance, get tons of it and STILL doubt! Heck, I'd be jumping for joy of I got that news!

In a case like this, it's probably best to say what you have to say and move on.

Lilian, you've been given a clean bill of health. Many members, despite their own fears and doubts agree you're fine. Now it's up to you to believe it. No amount of reassurance seems to be working and it's only a short lived reprieve from the dragon anyway. Hope you feel better!

Positive thoughts
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 02:56:00 AM »
hello every one i have noticed one thing that need your scientefic comment i have never seen and read my emg i have just care about the last sentence on my emg papaerbut  yesterday i have read sth about posetive sharp wave so i went on my firts emg i have suprised my fisrt emg show posetive sign front of this muscle LT Gluteous max  RTtibial ANT and  L.tibialis anterior that that is related to L5 ,s1   l4.5  roots!!my md mentioned bottom of the test that edx finding:except bilaterial L5 roots  irritation no eveidence of neuropathy or myopathy was seen

but now my second emg  with another md: is without any psw or any thing
 i have remembered that my first md stick the needle on my thigh and around of it but the second one just stick the needle on my hips so i guess if the second one stick the needle on my thigh too he would find some psw too:( is this sth dangerous?or just related to my back problem
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Re: is this important where the needle stick in on emg?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2014, 04:33:32 AM »
We'll need a lot more information if you want an answer. What underlying back problem do you have. What exactly did the neurologist say concerning your fears. Was hyperreflexia found. How long between the two EMGs. Maybe you already answered these questions and I missed it.
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