Oct 12, 2009
I was surprised to hear back from the MDA neuro so quickly. All my tests are back from last week and hooorrray I don't have MG of Sorgern's, but I already knew that. I also do not have lactic acidosis. That was a little surprising to hear my lactic acid levels were normal, but good news.
Bad news, if it is truly bad news is that my B12 levels are below normal again. I quit taking the shots several months ago when my follow-up blood tests showed I was back in the very good range. Well, looks like I'm back where I started and back to the injections. The neuro didn't speculate why this was happening and when I mentioned if it could be related to MS (he's not an MS neuro), he surprised me by saying that there is anecdotal information that MS and decreased B12 are not uncommon features of MS. Hmmm.....
He did give me a gentle reminder that I need to get on the schedule for the EMG. I apologized for procrastinating on it and then he asked if I was nervous about going through it again and suggested giving valium. Geez, what does he think of me? I'm not that big of a drama queen. I called and am waiting for the scheduler to call back with the appointment time. Dr. S said he wants to do this before we decide on a muscle biopsy. Now a muscle biopsy is a different story. If we have to resort to that, then I will DEFINITELY take a valium thank you very much!!!!
That's it for now.