I was given an appointment by my M.D. to have nerve testing. He said they put little things on your leg to find out what is wrong. He said it is like they do to find out if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. I told him I was badly affected by EMF's and he said he didn't think it would hurt me. Then when his nurse came in, I said the same thing to her and she said that is exactly what it is. In other words, it is electromagnetic fields I would be plugged up to. I canceled/postponed the appointment and wonder if anyone knows if this is something that I should avoid. The facility that does the testing says, "Nerve and Muscle Testing"
He gave me an appointment to have an MRI at the same time and I had that done. I had had an MRI done 2 1/2 years before and they say I have trigeminal neuralgia. That doesn't seem to fit my symptoms and that's why I asked for another one. I would also like to get an opinion about that diagnosis if anyone knows anything. I started out with a bad balance problem five years ago. I would feel like I was being pulled over to the left and as I tried to straighten up, I would go over again until I could reach something to pull myself up by. Then the pressure in the left side of my head and face was next along with numbness there and down my left leg and foot. I had that a long time before the pain came. I have had constant pain on that side of my head for two years. It has been bearable when I am vertical but to lay my head on a pillow, I have to take a huge amount of pain medicine. I doubt that anyone knows about these symptoms and I plan to ask on the trigeminal neuralgia forum. I mainly wanted to know about the nerve testing. I do not have the results of this second MRI yet
I am a 75 year old female. I have other questions for later but thought it should be one subject at a time. I hope someone knows about the nerve testing.
BTW, I refused contrast dye because I also have multiple chemical sensitivity(MCS) and I actually don't think I would chance it if I didn't have MCS. I was glad to see Chuck Norris and his wife sueing the chemical company that does the contrast dye. That will get better news coverage than an unknown.
Patsy, have you ever read about chronic lyme disease?
Most people with chronic lyme has nerve problems, tingling, pins and needles, many have trigeminal neuralgia, and neuralgia in other parts, plus the chemical sensitivity gets much worse...
Lyme can cause MS, and it does quite often.
Lyme made my EMS goes sky rocketing, plus all allergies. I had loads of nerve problems, headaches, woke up in the night with a startle many times, had awful nightmares, extreme fatigue, problems with joints (arthritis) and my brain felt like shut down.
Sorry I don't know about the nerve testing.... I hope someone would chime in.
I'll copy your post in a lyme forum. People there do ALL SORTS of exams, and as many are electrosensitive, they may know about that.
Thank you so much, Jinna for your thoughtful reply and for posting on the lyme forum. I will look into the lyme disease. I went to a lyme forum and read a bit about it. Would there ever be a circumstance where most symptoms are on one side of the body? I do have parasites that I need to work on harder than I have been doing. I don't know what kind they are but I passed a tiny sack of white eggs. The sack was light brown and you could see the tiny white eggs through the sack which was about 1/2 inch long. I'm telling that in case someone might know what kind they are.
I took this long to return to this forum after my question b/c I checked the box for replies to be sent to my email and that is what happened last time I asked anything.
I sure hope I don't have lyme disease. I live in a small town where doctors know little about anything except the usual that they give meds for.
"It could be that those with Mast Cell Activation react more severely.
I know lpkayak (another forum member) had to abandon the test mid-stream and I SHOULD have.
If your friend has MCS, it's VERY likely that she also has MCAS."
Parasites are much more common than people think.
It's also a huge problem for lyme sufferers.
I do think many people with severe electrosensitivity have problems with their immune systems, so catch parasites even more easily, and also unfortunately, lyme disease (that is not only caught by ticks, but mosquitoes have been proven contaminated too).
Lyme is no longer a tick borne disease, but an insect borne disease...
If your immune system is fine, you don't usually catch lyme nor most infections or parasites.
One side of the body problem is possibly related to accidents in the past? Or bad functioning of TCM meridians... Dr Klinghardt calls these switchings, meaning, the body is not working well right-left side, and energies are not well distributed, but distorted.
There are ways to treat switchings (by tapping), by psychokinesiology, by acupuncture, by neural therapy and possibly even cranio sacral therapy, osteopathic adjustments, or other body manipulations.