Originally Posted by latemodel1
I got my appointment today. In two weeks with Dr.Lubenow.I have a emg scheduled next week with my old doctor and I am considering cancelling it. It scares me that it may cause me more issues.
I don't recommend doing the EMG. From my experience it is very painful if you have RSD. The test proves nothing in reference to RSD and the pins they stick you with are very painful to the RSD hand. I have it in neck, shoulder, arm and hand and the test was to determine if I had carpel tunnel in the opposite hand, but they have to stick both hands to decide if the nerves are shot in the carpel tunnel hand. It proved I had slight carpel tunnel but left it to me to decide if I'd do anything about it. It felt like a very waste of time and pain suffering. What reason are they giving you for doing an EMG, to determine if you have RSD??? If so I wouldn't do it. You already know, you have the pain, burning, stabbing and all the suffering. You want pain relief not add'l pain. Keep this in mind if you are still trying to decide if you should go. Good luck.