Wow… I tootled along for evoked potentials today thinking it would be a stroll in the park and I was shocked how difficult, painful and tiring it was.
The visual part disorientated me and kept getting stopped so I could “concentrate” my eyes were running and smarting and it went on and on.
The nerve conduction up the limb was so much more painful than EMG/NCS quite excruciating… and kept getting repeated until I was fit to scream.
The hearing part was probably the least tortuous part…I’m not usually a cry baby but I found it on a par with giving birth.
I’m in a boat load of pain so I’m dosing up and getting horizontal to recover…I’ve searched to see if anyone else found the tests distressing but nothing really found…
has anyone else found Evoked POtential testing to be so painful?
No info given by the lady that did testing … I keep thinking that if I get a normal result god help anyone else who is properly ill??