I too had increased issues after an EMG - this is the one that they place little needles in the skin. It wasn't the needles that hurt though, it was the electrical impulses that they send through those needles that hurt and not so much during the testing - although it was quite uncomfortable - it was the increase in nerve issues that continued for a long time afterwards that was worse.
I realize that there are some very good reasons to have an EMG done, but if it's just checking things out, I avoid them now. No reason to create more issues for me to live with just to satisfy a doctor's curiosity.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)