I have an EMG & nerve conduction study on Monday. Hoping it'll help with diagnosis, even by ruling out things.
Various posts say it hurts a lot (aka torture!). So I was wondering if any of you have taken anything (Tylenol? Something stronger like Tylenol with codeine) in advance of the test so it's not so uncomfortable. Or whether that interferes with the test and may mess up the results?
Dr's office said take your usual meds that morning which for me are now prednisone (for inflammation from lupus symptoms caused by anti-TNFs) and Xanax for anxiety. Seems like adding Tylenol wouldn't be bad...
Would welcome any advice since I'm worrying about it.
55 yrs old. Ulcerative Colitis >10 yrs. For flares failed prednisone, cortenemas, mesalamines (hives, fever), 6mp (fever), Uceris. Remicade (began 12/13), severe flare vanished. Update 6/30/14: severe joint pains (migrating); prednisone 40 mg; stopped remicade. Dx so far Anti-TNF adverse reactions; what else? positive ANA, high anti-dsDNA, positive P-ANCA. No Dx or next steps yet.