A good doctor is worth that drive. Cigna is good from what I have heard.
I can never understand why doctors order EMG test when MS is suspected. EMG is a test of the peripheral nervous system. It isnt a test of the central nervous system which is what is damaged by MS. I can only suppose that it is to test for diseases that cause peripheral neuropathy?
I was given evoked potentials (vision, hearing and extremities). This test determines whether or not your central nervous system is working in a healthy functional way. It was a revealing test for my diagnosis.
When I am in an MS flare, my MS symptoms last for several weeks to a few months. After which, I am left with new permanent symptoms. For example; I had one flare where I lost feeling in my legs from the waste down. This lasted for 10 weeks during which time the numbness slowly receded back down my legs. However, I still have significant numbness in my feet and ankles. This numbness is most likely permanent. So to have symptoms for 3 weeks seems unremarkable. The big difference is your symptoms have been all over the place. Mine were consistent and didn't vary dramatically.
I hope this information helps.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.