thanks, i called Dr. and asked why i need the test and she said because of my MIP and MEP LOW numbers, the next test will show me a little more . that was her answer.Amy - I will very respectfully suggest you go back to your doctor and ask these things.
This place is for checking about concerns for ALS which you are showing no signs of. We ask that once we have assured you that your symptoms don't match ALS, that you move away so we can focus on supporting our members who do have ALS.
You are asking terminally ill people, some who are using their eyes to work this website, and breathing with machines, to help you figure out things your doctor should do with you. Your doctor should tell you what tests they wish to do, why, and then what the results mean. If that is not happening, you need to push there for more answers, or change doctors.
After more than 30 messages here, I do believe we have helped you to our limit.
I am sure they will track down just what is going on with you, but working with your doctors, instead of searching for answers online is truly the best way for you to proceed. I wish you the very best.
thank you Dee Dee so much for support.Hi Amy. First let me say how utterly sorry I am that you are going through this. Secondly the people here are the best. You can take everything Nikki or Karen tell you as gospel. Thirdly, it is very obvious you have something going on, but before you go to the letter z in the alphabet, breathe kiddo. Just allow yourself a minute without panic. We all started this in the same place. Something was wrong, we went to see our doctor. Then one day at a time, one test at time until they knew what it was and put together the best plan utilizing what's currently available. Make an appointment with your family physician. Breathe. Keep us posted, we like to hear .
thank you Nikki, i will do that for sure tomorrow.Once you get your emg official report ( or have another one here) things will be much clearer to you and to us
please do seek out an internist. Even if you DO have an MND it is important to have one to handle things that are not directly MND related. If you have something else the internist will help you find it. A relative of mine ( an intelligent mature person who held a responsible but non medical job in a hospital) self referred to a specialist surgeon who OPERATED it turned out to be something else. An internist would have likely directed them appropriately and spared them that.