My neuro was nice but I was a bit baffled so I didn’t make his job very easy (if I had the first clue about the type of things it could have been, I might have understood what he was looking for! He said he didn’t want to know what other people had said, he wanted to know what I felt was going on with my health. Considering I was hopping mad with my gastroenterologist, I was most concerned at that point that I was underweight, had ulcers when they did a colonoscopy but the gastro was blase about it!
I think I probably did confuse him a bit… frequency/urgency for the bathroom were misunderstood and I had to explain that bladder wasn’t really a problem other than having to wait and it was a bit slow! So we didn’t really click til I started talking about my job at the gym and why it was getting really difficult i.e. didn’t teach my class a few weeks ago cos I couldn’t get out of the bath so told them I was going to take a break til this was out of the way… Him - “do you feel worse if you get hot?”
So, not a trapped nerve or brain tumour then? He assured me he was not expecting to find either.
He then asked to do an exam on me… I was embarrassed as I nearly fell a couple of times! It was only when he enlarged my spinal MRI on screen that I started to understand - he already believed I had MS and started to explain it to me!
My 2nd appointment was a lot easier as there were no crossed wires and I took a list (the best advice I can offer is make a list of the things that trouble you!)
Good luck Tsuki