Does an EMG test hurt?

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   Posted 2/7/2018 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Having an EMG test tomorrow.... any advice?

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   Posted 2/7/2018 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't think it was bad at all. The technician was so quick and the procedure itself was fast. I'd just relax and get in conversation with the technician, if possible--a good way to divert yourself!

Let us know how things come out. Will be thinking of you. smile
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   Posted 2/8/2018 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine was decidedly uncomfortable. I'm not sure why it was as bad as it was but I do not ever want to do it again.

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   Posted 2/9/2018 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine sure made me jump! I'd been warned, but nothing can prepare you for that jolt.

Still, it didn't last long, and for me at least, there were no after-effects.

How did it go, TjTN1?

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   Posted 3/4/2018 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope it went well for you.
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