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  • Nerve/muscle/tissue biopsy??

    Has anyone had a nerve/muscle/tissue biopsy and can tell me about it?
    My Rheumatologist and Nuerosurgeon has both agreed this is the next step in trying to find out why I'm having all this body pain...ugh!!! This is adding to my stress and anxiety. I'm seeing a therapist/counselor now trying to deal with the stress of all the dr.s, tests and worry.
    Y'all are great here and I so appreciate hearing and talking to you! Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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    I've had just about every part of my body biopsied at some point. If you can give me some specifics (i.e. location), and I've had it done, I'll be glad to tell you what I know (although I'm not promising I know much). -J
    Most days I'm the eternal optimist , but on the days I'm not, for your personal safety and sanity's sake, stay away.

    I have too many chronic illnesses to mention: so I won't.

    "I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance." -Garth Brooks

    "I will never give up on my dreams; I will simply modify my path for reaching them." -J (me)