I started an EMG in 2017. They inserted the needle in my arm and then twisted it around until I screamed for them to stop. I will never have that type of exam ever again. I don't care if I have a muscle degenerative illness. NEVER. AGAIN. I still feel the pain. Every day my arm hurts where the needle was inserted. Some days I can barely move my arm. I hope you are not feeling anything like this.
How are you doing now?
Mine was absolutely awfull. Electrical shocks felt like I was getting electrocuted.
I’m on the small side 52 kg ( 114 pounds) and 1m59 (5,2 feet) and my guess is that the doctor used too high of a voltage.
The doctor had problems with the machine and was very frustrated and in a bad mood.
He kept zapping me in each point 10 times really hard.
The needle was thick / long and the doctor pushed it in really hard and deep. He was constantly stirring it when it was in my muscle.
I have been through alot in my life. But this test was a really traumatic experience.
Before I got the tests my symptoms where all gone in hands and feet. I actually went for tingling in the left side of my face. But since they couldn’t test that, they decided to test my left leg and arm.
After the tests everything is 100x than before. Pins and needles in legs, feet, arms and hands even in places I never had them before.
I feel like the electrical shocks did the most damage. All the spots where these were applied to hurt really bad. (Left knee (back), inside of the elbow, my wrist and my foot)
Since the tests I’m also having migraines.
I would think the first thing to do, and maybe you already did it, is to go back to the neurologist and discuss what's going on. I've had an EMG, and it's a pretty useless test most of the time. It is painful. It wasn't as painful to me as you're describing, but everyone has different pain thresholds. But working yourself all up about something you already did won't help any, it's done. So now you have to focus on what's happening now. I don't know what's going on with you but your neurologist should have a better idea. If not, see a different neurologist. It could be you're just really freaked out about it and magnifying it, but I think we all need to eliminate all possibility of something physiological going on before going there. Again, it's an uncomfortable and unreliable test. It's useful if you do test positive, but rarely does that happen even when there is a nerve problem. But again, you already had the test, so let that part go. Peace.