New to this...emg shows peripheral neuropathy. Thoughts & feedback appreciated.
The neurologist has run multiple blood tests. Glusose, b12, folate, iron, thyroid, SPEP/IFE serum protein, CKE/CK all have come back fine. MRI of brain came back fine. Paraneoplastic disorder blood tests came back with 2 of the 3 tests negative and 1 "borderline". He said I shouldn't be concerned about this, however I do question this. He has put me on 10mg daily dose of Nortriptyline. It does help me sleep but does not take away all of the constant tingling and buzzing that I feel when laying down. He feels I should stick with the medicine for 4-6 months and "see what happens". I am not comfortable waiting. It makes me anxious which only makes my symptoms worse.
The doc feels it is not MS due to a normal MRI. I have great concern about ALS as it seems as though I have many of the symptoms. I have already set an appointment with another neurologist for a second opinion however the first available appointment isn't for 6 more weeks. The unknown bothers me more than anything! Has anyone experienced similar symptoms? Thank you in advance for any advice or thoughts. It is appreciated very much!