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Nerve conduction tests normal

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#1 kiwimum03


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:22 AM

Hi everyone,

I just had my nerve conduction tests this morning to check for Carpal Tunnel and she said that it looked all normal, and didn't know why I was having all the Carpal Tunnel symptoms.
Does anything else mimic these symptoms?
At the moment I have tenosynovitis in my left wrist which I know is not from the carpal tunnel, and the rheumatologist says its related to my connective tissue disorder, so perhaps all my pain and pins and needles is from soft tissue swelling?

I don't really know what to think, I still need to wear my braces at night to get relief and he suggested a topical NsAIDs cream to see if that would help, as I don't want to go back on the Prednisone.

Well thats my ramble for tonight,


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:33 AM

Sorry you weren't able to get to the bottom of what is going on. I too have something similar to what you have. I have peripheral neuropathy of my hands and feet. They tingle like pins and needles and then they also go numb. I also have a great deal of muscle pain which they now say is Polymyositis. I met the neuro doctor on Monday and he did an EMG and the results were pretty much what they were before. I have numbness that goes up to my knees on my legs and I can wake up in the middle of night and it feels like by feet and especially my hands are totally asleep and I have to move around to "wake" them up. I was just prescried Lyrica to help with the muscle pain and he also said to try ibuprofen. I also wear a pain patch for the muscle pain which is constant and without the pain patch would be unbearable.

If you don't have carpal tunnel then you might possibly have what I do, which is polyneuorpathy due to the sclero which is what the neurologist told me. He still wants to be involved in my treatment and wants to see me every 6-12 months to see how I'm doing, even though he has referred all treatment to my sclero doctor.

If you are getting shooting or constant pain from this all of the time you may want to request something to alleviate that. I know how frustrating this can be.

Warm hugs,

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

Hi Peggy,

thanks for your reply, but I am sorry you have to deal with so much pain.

I am seeing a private Neurologist next week on Wednesday, for headaches and dizziness, but my Rheumatologist told me to talk to him about my arm and hand problems as well, as perhaps he could address that for me.
I also seem to have a lot of problems with my shoulders with muscle fatigue and pain in the socket, which I think relates to the pain and swelling down in my arms.
They always check my muscle enzymes, but they come back normal.

I originally had problems in my feet when I first got sick, the feeling of electric shocks or a hot poker going across the top of my feet, but I don't get that so often now, but I think I will mention that to the Neurologist too, after reading your post.

Thank you for sharing with me,


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:26 PM

Hi Irene,Glad your tests came back normal but now the confusion! I had similar problems and it turned out to be Thoracic Oulet Syndrome why don't you look into that and see if that fits. I hope this message comes out ok - I'm writing it from my Blackberry.
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