New to this great site. I’ve been experiencing many/most symptoms of MS for the last 7 months and have seen a neurologist in London Wellington Hospital. He was very nice - but as soon as my chronic (20yr) insomnia was revealed, I feel like MS was automatically ruled out and everythin blamed on the insomnia. Like all of us, I don’t want to be told that I have MS, but I do want a realistic and considered diagnosis. MRI of brain and spine all clear, but symptoms getting very gradually worse. The only other option is Fibro, but this particular neurologist doesn’t believe in it, so at present I’ve been told to go home and ‘relax’.
Can anyone recommend a good MS specialist who takes time to listen - and is really proactive about testing? (I think an LP would be a good idea at this stage). Ideally someone who does believe that Fibro is a recognised condition.
I would be so grateful if anyone could give me a positive recommendation. I have full medical insurance - and I believe/hope that i’m entitled to a second opinion.
Best wishes to you all