Evening everyone. I hope you can maybe help me. I have been unwell since July. This began with a 6th nerve palsy in my right eye and dizziness - as soon as I stood up. This has continued.
About 6 weeks later my right lip droopped significantly and was twitching. I was in hospital for a few days and had tests including CT scan and mri. I didn’t have a lumbar puncture. Was advised that both scans were normal and that I would see a neurologist for follow up. I saw the neurologist in October. He said that my scan looked ok but he would like to do an mri of my neck / spine to rule out a slipped disc - as this could cause neuro problems. This took a long time to arrange, and neurologist said that he would see me again in April. My balance is really poor and my neck sore most of the time. I had my mri yesterday and therefore haven’t had my report back.
I arranged to see a private neurologist last week and received a letter from him today. He has requested several bloods to be done by my GP. However - I felt so upset reading the report from him. He wrote that the diagnosis was pseudo hemiparesis. He said that I had a positive hoover test and positive Romberg test. He then wrote at the end of the letter that he wanted me to be seen by a clinical psychologist. I feel really heartbroken as I think he is insinuating by using the word pseudo etc - and the fact the hoover test was positive that I’m “putting it all on”. I feel so upset and frustrated, and could really do with some help and advice from you all. Has anyone had anything similar in response from neurologist?