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  1. hollyg
    05-08-2017 09:06 PM - permalink
    Whoops. Just saw Nikki's post below.
  2. hollyg
    05-08-2017 09:04 PM - permalink
    Hello. I read on another post that you were the one to ask about EMG results. I'm confused about the difference between EMG and NCV. My neuro said that my EMG was normal, but ncv showed a mildly low amplitude of the left sural nerve. Can you please help me out with what this means? Thank you for your time.
  3. Nikki J
    11-23-2016 07:25 AM - permalink
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  4. mrwrong
    11-23-2016 06:53 AM - permalink
    Hi Wright,
    Im not going to write my whole story here. Ive been under investigation for about four years. During these years I have a very good contact with my neurologist. Ive had four emgs and theres some findings that my neurologist dont give me some clear answers to. Applogise for any typos.....Im Swedish :-)

    Would it be possible to contact you in privacy (email?) with my emg results?
  5. cer3223
    03-30-2016 02:21 PM - permalink

    Two months ago I started having random twitching (no weakness), mainly in my lower legs, and became concerned enough to schedule a neurology appointment. I had an EMG done in all four limbs about 2-3 weeks after the onset on the symptoms and he said that my EMG was completely normal. About a week after this, my right leg (mainly in the calf) started stiffening and now my entire leg from the knee down feels completely stiff. He also said my neuro exam was normal, but that was about a week before my leg became symptomatic with stiffness.

    Could the neuro test and EMG have been done too early? I trust more that the EMG wasn't done too early since I was having some type of twitching, but am concerned about the neuro exam portion.I have seen discussions on here saying that an EMG can show issues before you before very symptomatic, but what about the neuro exam? If I had a normal exam would that be sufficient, even if a week later I potentially developed an UMN symptom?
  6. TheDocta
    01-26-2016 02:33 AM - permalink
    I was having some ALS fears again this last week. A lot of fasciculations, overall muscle weakness, and denting in my calf (same as before thought I believe). I just wanted to let you know this message you sent me almost 4 years ago really relaxed me tonight! If this much time has passed then I am sure there is nothing to worry about. Thank you!!
  7. ErinT
    03-03-2015 07:28 AM - permalink
    Hi Wright:

    Would you mind taking a look at the posted EMG of my right arm and offer your advice on this? I asked specifically about fibs and positive waves and she said there were none. Would they show up later if all my symptoms started not quite a month ago? Can you get damage like this by punching something really hard (like a wall?)

    Other symptoms: twitching in all four limbs, in my throat (where my adam's apple is) and parts of my neck.

    Thanks, Wright.[IMG]http://postimg.org/image/na3mcbrxz/[/IMG]
  8. bobajojo
    01-28-2015 12:21 PM - permalink
    Hello Wright,
    Its been a while! I was hoping you could help me answer an EMG question. If someone is twitching all over and has a clean EMG of one side, is that sufficient to rule out ALS? This comes up often on the BFS sites because people with anxiety are temporarily relieved with a clean EMG and then start to panic that something was missed on the side that was not EMG'd. Can you comment? I so appreciate the time you take to answer my questions. Thank you!
  9. keddy
    12-22-2014 07:43 PM - permalink
    Continued message:
    He called his boss in who also had a look, but didn't seem worried. He poked around a bit himself and said it was fine. Very confusing. Both noted the left thenar atrophy and he also
    needled that area briefly, said 'nothing, don't worry' and left.
    I'm not quite sure what to make of this now, as the first neuro seemed so concerned.
    Unfortunately I am still waiting to get the results sent to me, but my question is: if the neuro
    was concerned about fibrillation, should I maybe get a further EMG done in a few months? He did say to come back if there are any changes in my condition, but to relax for now. ALSO: I'm not entirely sure my hand was fully relaxed as the needle
    really hurt. Could this have caused the activity and could it have been confused with fibs at all or does that show an entirely different pattern?
    I would be so greatful for your insight. Hope you have a wonderful christmas! Keddy
  10. keddy
    12-22-2014 07:43 PM - permalink
    Dear Wright,
    I was hoping you could help me with an EMG question, as I understand you are an expert in this field and have kindly helped many anxious people like myself.
    I have had symptoms for about 5 months now (fascics, myoclonic jerks, right arm muscles tight and stiff, left thenar atrophy, right calf dent/slight weakness, breathing troubles...). My first EMG shortly after symptoms started in right thigh and arm were normal.
    As symptoms still got worse I spent the last two weeks in a psychosomatic hospital where another EMG was conducted: right thigh normal, left thigh normal. But THEN: outside of right hand showed constant activity while the muscle was relaxed. The neuro was concerned and mumbled to himself that he couldn't tell if the sound was regular or not (I guess to determine if it was pathological). Also he said that the amplitudes were high when I tensed up my hand.
    sorry rambling, continuing in new message...

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