nerve conduction test for numbness,

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Im due to have this on tuesday..

Has anyone else had this?

Im having it because my leg below knee is numb, pins and needles and tingles..

A few times my whole leg has gone numb and felt like ut wasn't there

Over last day its crept up an is now behind knee..

Will this test show what is causing it so I can get it sorted?

Thanks.

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    Are you having any other symptoms? Always worth checking yourself against the symptom checker for B12 deficiency. It can cause the problem you describe, but not in isolation
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      Hi there,

      Left side of face gone numb twice..lasted about ten minutes,

      Hsd bloods done including B12 all fine.

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      Hi,

      tHanks for your advice.

      Im having the NCS tomorrow afternoon and trying to keep an open mind,

      But am a bit nervous to be honest.

      I will look at the sites/book etc you have suggested :-) thank you.

      Glad to hear that your so positive and doing what you do,

      Will post tomorrow after test,

      Thanks again.

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      Hi,

      Had the NCS they said the nerves are fine and he's going to write to my Dr.

      I feel a bit in limbo again now, as was hoping something would show up.

      He said my Dr will be in touch and maybe it could be circulation or something.

      So still non the wiser .

      The test was strange but didnt hurt,☆

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    I have similar symptoms and have had them 10 years. The nerve conduction test won't show you what is wrong. It will only show the degree to which you have lost feeling. Blood tests may show what is the cause, but in my case they didn't come up with any reason for the symptoms. Diabetic neuropathy can be just one of many causes, but for me none of the conditions showed up - see separate discussion started by me.
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    I have not had this but i do tingling and pins and needles in both my hands. Doctor thinks that it is coming from my neck. I hope it goes well for you. Let us know. What is a nerve conduction test?
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      Hiya,

      It sees if / what nerves could be having problemd /damaged etc.

      I think ..search on this dute it explains better than I can :-)

      Ill post back tomorrow after I get home from the test.

      Have you had any tests?

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    B12 is often overlooked as in the uk our 'normal' range is one of the lowest in the world & people who are in the low normal range but are displaying symptoms (numbness/tingling) may have a b12 absorption problem so it effectively floats in the blood not making it into cells. Sublingual tablets are then a preferred option as oral tablets don't tend to help. Worth considering. A level under 500 is automatically treated in japan. Level in uk is 150
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    try not to be disheartened but realise how good this site is to support you xxx
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      Hi,

      Had the test, but non the wiser as nerves were ok

      So now have gotta wait for them to write to my gp

      Then look at other things it could be...

      Feelibg a tad low, as so fed up of it now. ?☆

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      Agonising waiting isn't it. But you made one step forward smile go and do something you enjoy and forget about this for the mo. How are the symptoms now?
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      The numbness I had reached my groin ( which is when I thought I'd better check this out,lol!)it took about a week or so to reach there starting with an ankle. It lasted about 2 weeks and then slowly receded and I forgot about it as the GP did nothing. But other symptoms came a year or so later. I do urge you to read those books and do the 16 hr daily fast. This combined with some weight training twice a week has neuro regenerative properties. It has made such a difference to me and my muscle weakness has receded hugely. Keep in touch. X
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      hi Dorothy, Hope you are well.

      ive not heard back from the Dr so going to make an appt as need to get something done.

      over last few days, a few times a day i feel as if something is tightening around my ankle and is quite uncomfortable for a few mins..its a strange feeling and i find myself looking down to see if something is wrapped around my ankle..??

       

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