I posted a thread a question a few hours ago but it hasn’t shown up, so I’m not sure if it didn’t go through for some reason? Wasn’t sure what to do, so I’m trying again just in case I pressed the wrong button last time. Appologies if I’ve got it wrong
I was referred to neurologist after experiencing several episodes of ill-health over a 12 month period.
The neurologist did a very brief examination, noted that I had a history of depression, and said that he thought my difficulties were anxiety-related, not neurological. He was very open about the fact that he thought my difficulties were related to mental-health issues and that he would not need to see me again, but also stated that would be very willing to organise an MRI jut to be safe and to put my mind at rest. He sent a letter to myself and my GP to this effect.
I had the MRI 3 weeks ago, and received a second letter from the neurologist, asking me to come back to see him to ‘reassess my situation’ and ‘discuss management’. He is away on holiday & my appointment is about 6 weeks away. The hospital have said they can’t discuss details over the phone, and all my GP has been able to tell me is that my brain MRI showed 'patches suspicious of demylineation" .
I understand what demyleination means, but am confused by the wording “patches suspicious of”. Am I right in thinking this means the results are not clear-cut, that I will probably have to wait and see, and that my difficulties may indeed by anxiety-related rather than neurological? I understand why this might be the case, but am still concerned and confused, especially since the letter states that I need to discuss “future management”. I am very confused by the vagueness of it all!!! Has anyone had experience of similar wording, and if so, so, what did it actually mean? (I have asked the hospital but they said I need to discuss it at my appointment, which feels a long way away!)
Many thanks to anyone who can advise x