- Aug 9, 2022
- DX MND
Hi all, I have a question about the emg test. I had one yesterday they was only supposed to do my legs. Back history fascinations in both legs for a year non stop, followed by severe cramps and then weakness and foot drop. For 6 months I’ve had great difficulty walking. It’s like I’ve forgotten how to walk. My legs feel stiff but weak. 2 weeks ago I developed foot drop in the other foot to. At the start of the emg test the lady first did the electric shock part. Then informed me I shall be having the needles everywhere. She changed to a bigger longer needle halfway through which hurt much more. She asked me to stick my tongue out also checked my whole body making me take my clothes off , all seemed different to the exam I was expecting. At the end she told me 98 percent sure she’s knows what wrong with me, has seen a couple of people with my condition and I need to book an appointment with the doctor who requested the emg asap. She then told me I have weakness in my left arm to which I knew nothing about and stated she will see me soon which seems strange . She ended with if you have any further weaknesses in your arms to call her. I asked her straight do I have ALS she totally refused to reply. So my question is what’s the bigger needles for ? I can’t find that information anywhere online. Anyone else had this experience with an emg test and of course does this sound like the ALS, thank you for reading .