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For all the self-testers …

PostPosted: May 31st, 2010, 6:24 am
by peterdenmark
Deleted. Sorry - stupid post.

Re: For all the self-testers …

PostPosted: May 31st, 2010, 4:33 pm
by twin2
There's a site I won't be checking out. Self-testing is always the beginning of a downward spiral for me.

Re: For all the self-testers …

PostPosted: May 31st, 2010, 6:10 pm
by simon_w
I think it is a really bad idea for someone who hasn't got medical training to try to conduct their own neurological examination. It took me several years at med school to work out how to do a passable neurological assessment and even after 25 years of practice, I still find that neurologists will pick things up on their examination that I did not find on mine (because they spend all day every day doing these examinations). So what hope does a lay person have of getting anything meaningful out of a pseudo-self examination, other than increased fear/ anxiety and possibly injuring themeselves?
On the early dark days of my BFS, I used to check my own reflexes and check my strength etc and it is a hopelessly subjective and difficult thing to do yourself and is indicative of pathological anxiety, so just don't go there!
In the earlier stages of my condition I used to self test for strength (hopping, standing on tip toe multiple times... usual thing that I am sure others have done) - I am sure that this caused a lot of my muscle pains and probably made the twitching worse. So I strongly advise anyone reading this thread to not do the stupid things that I used to do!
Regards
Simon