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Testing for Neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jan 19, 2020 | Replies (23)

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@artscaping

Hi @kiro0001, you requested some feedback about the neuropathy test procedures that we have experienced personally. So, here you go:
1. EMG and nerve conduction.
2. Blood tests
3. MRI
4. Auto-immune tests
5. Skin punch biopsy
6. Neuropsychological tests

I do think that my neurologist was most interested in getting the MRI done before the medication could be prescribed. Because the dosages are graduated, he didn't want to start on something until all the results were in. He did give in on gabapentin…..my pain level was too high not to get some relief going. What has your sequence been, how was it different? Have a day free of suffering. Chris

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@artscaping

Thank you for sharing your experience. So far, I’ve only had EMG and NCS. The NCS showed damage in my left leg. I haven’t gotten past this point yet. I’m not in pain, so I don’t think the PA took me very seriously. In fact, she said, “You definitely don’t have neuropathy because your symptoms aren’t in your feet and you’re not burning.” I know from my own research and speaking with all of you that neuropathy doesn’t follow any rule book. What type of MRI did your doctor order, Chris?

Kia