I have never seen a neurologist before, neither have I really done much about the possibility of having MS, or to be more honest followed through on issues experienced.
I had Optical Neuritis 5 years ago and was told it was from blunt force trauma; even know never had any bump or alike. 3 months vision restored. Then had same but more acute this time went to see a Optometrist, who sent me to ophthalmologist, who said I need MRI to check for possible issues (honestly I was not sure what they were looking for). I paid for private MRI as was able to get one next day, glad I did as told I had possible MS as brain showed Active, and old liaisons. Told to visit Neurologist.
18 Months later I had an episode of vertigo, and chronic fatigue lasting 3 weeks, and other common symptoms of MS. So went to doctors, and told them above as never been to doctors before of had any specialist reports sent to GP as was not registered.
Had blood tests all great, BP great very healthy and feeling good. Went to neurologist appointment but felt a little guilty as was feeling well and do not want to be a time waster. After reading the suggestions of writing a list of episodes and symptoms in chronological order as well as my MRI on CD-ROM I saw neurologist.
Appointment was very good neurologist really listened, history, reflex’s, gaunt, he then reviewed MRI, 1mm at a time with me, explaining it to me as we went through it, I looked at it and saw a few Liaisons he showed me over 50, asking questions like did you have issue with Left side a year ago and tying liaisons to history of symptoms. He then said I guess you are aware by now you have MS and have had Relapsing Remitting type. My response was, I thougth I had a few mini strokes as my father has had a few.
Could not believe it appointment was an hour and a half long and he was in no rush, very calm, polite and considered.
I have an appointment in 12 weeks for DMD assessment with him and an appointment to meet and the MS nurses at the same time.
After this long post, the question I was going to ask was, after reading the difficulty people having getting a clinical diagnoses can you be diagnosed on first visit to neurologist and has anyone else be diagnosed that quickly or without turmoil.