What is likely to happen at your initial neurology appointment is that the doctor will ask you what’s brought you there. They won’t have access to your records, so all they will know is what your GP put in the referral (which could be detailed or quite skimpy, so best to rely on just brief details having been included).
This is where a list of what symptoms you have experienced would be handy. Don’t just include things that you think point to MS, consider all the various things that have happened that could be tied together. Include dates when symptoms began, how long things lasted, whether individual symptoms improved (and how long that took), and whether anything is still hanging about. Writing a list, or a kind of diary is helpful. And if you have it written down, take it out and consult it, don’t just hand it over to the doctor, talk through your experiences.
The neurologist is likely to do a neurological examination. This will include standing, maybe on one leg or with your eyes shut. It should include reflexes and a touch test of your feet with your eyes shut (maybe with a pin prick, tuning fork or sharp pointy thing). Also looking at your eyes, asking you to follow his/her fingers, and touch your nose. There are many other things they could do.
Then they’ll make some interim comments about your history and your exam. They won’t make any kind of judgement, unless they believe all your neurological responses are normal. If they think more tests are warranted, they will refer you for maybe an MRI, lumbar puncture and/or evoked potentials tests.
You can ask what they think, but you may not get a straight answer. (‘Better wait for more test results’, or ‘I don’t think it’s X or Y, lets watch and wait to see if anything else happens’.)
They will write to your GP, and copy you in, with their initial findings and any tests they are referring you for.
It’s a very good idea to take someone with you. Quite often you come out of a neurologists office and say ‘what just happened?’ And ‘what did s/he say happens now?’
Good luck for Saturday.