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    Neurology follow up

    An addendum to the above: As Karen pointed out, it's important to wait for the diagnostic process to be completed. All of that information must be gathered, interpreted and assimilated. Do not consult Dr. Google in the meantime. It will just make you crazy and serves no purpose. Wait for...
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    Neurology follow up

    Hello... I had my Neuro follow-up on Thursday and wanted to post the results for others who may read this thread in the future. I have a "right paracentral/foraminal disc protrusion with partial effacement of the right lateral recess and mild right foraminal narrowing" at L3/L4. The...
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    Neurology follow up

    Thank you, Nikki. I was thinking the same thing. Medical ethics. I was so lacking in knowledge regarding EMG interpretation that i wasn't sure if he actually knew for certain or if he was offering a "best guess" pending final interpretation. Thank you for clearing that up! My follow up...
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    Neurology follow up

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    Neurology follow up

    Hello and an update: I spent an hour inside a MRI machine Monday, had 10 tubes of blood to check for 16 different things drawn and provided a urine specimen on Tuesday, and had an EMG/NCS today. The Doctor who performed both the EMG and NCS initially said he was doing an arm and a leg, but...
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    Neurology follow up

    Nikki, Karen and Kim: Thank you so much for responding. Intellectually, I know all I can do is wait. It is what it is and all that. I vacillate between philosophic acceptance and abject terror. Although the EMG is scheduled Aug 1st, my follow up appointment isn't until Sept 5th. IDK if...
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    Neurology follow up

    Hello... I posted here a year ago, but that thread is closed. I would like to post a follow up if i may. A year ago I had a negative physical exam and a normal EMG, as well as a "subclinical" MRI of my brain. In the meantime, I've had a significant decrease in power and endurance. I was...
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    Happy Birthday! I haven't been diagnosed, but continue to have issues, hence my lurking around...

    Happy Birthday! I haven't been diagnosed, but continue to have issues, hence my lurking around here. I just wanted to tell you that i enjoy your posts and your sense of humor. You have made me laugh out loud more than once! I wish you quick wit and slow progression in the year to come...God...
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    P.S. I forgot to mention that i seem to be hoarse all of the time and continually have to clear...

    P.S. I forgot to mention that i seem to be hoarse all of the time and continually have to clear my throat while speaking, which is new. Also, i occasionally have such terrible reflux that it actually flows up into my mouth at night, this is also new and started well after the hoarseness began...
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    Hi Kim... I have muscle atrophy between my thumb and index finger on the back of my right hand...

    Hi Kim... I have muscle atrophy between my thumb and index finger on the back of my right hand and i can see fasiculations there that i cannot feel. My right arm is weak and I have frequent aches in both forearms. I have muscle twitches in my elbows and more recently in the palm of my right...
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    Hey Kim... I see you are back lately. Are you ok? It's scary, isn't it? I've been noticing...

    Hey Kim... I see you are back lately. Are you ok? It's scary, isn't it? I've been noticing new things lately. Sigh. I did start theracurmin. I figure it can't hurt, anyway. J hope you are ok. Hang in there... April
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    Hi Kim, So glad to hear such reassuring news! I try to stay away from the forum, but continue...

    Hi Kim, So glad to hear such reassuring news! I try to stay away from the forum, but continue to allow myself to be drawn back here. I am working with a doctor regarding my positive Lyme titer, she is concerned that i may have co-infections. I also have Lupus (which i have had since my 20's...
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    Hey Kim, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. I hope you get reassuring results from your EMG...

    Hey Kim, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. I hope you get reassuring results from your EMG. Are you going to have a nerve conduction study, too? I've been trying to do everything i can to challenge myself physically while I still can. I guess that's a great philosophy to embrace regardless...
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    Hi Kim... I continue to have symptoms as well, some of which are worsening with time. I...

    Hi Kim... I continue to have symptoms as well, some of which are worsening with time. I haven't followed back up with the neuro as of yet. Please let me know how your EMG goes on Monday. I am going to start taking theracurmin in addition to my current meds and am looking at an...
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    Hi Kim... Just wondering how you are doing? I've noticed you haven't been on here as much, so...

    Hi Kim... Just wondering how you are doing? I've noticed you haven't been on here as much, so I hope that means that you've been improving! GOD bless you, April
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