I’ve suspected for a long time that I have MS symptoms. The pain and discomfort in my feet, right hand and arm has forced me to take some time off work, so I’m desperate to finally get a diagnosis and treatment. I’ve been to see my GP and he’s advised me I have to be referred to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon first before they can refer me onto a Neurologist?? Initially the pain was in my hand and wrist (my GP suspected Carpal Tunnel) the pains now spread to my feet. There is a long waiting list for this - so I’ve decided to go private instead.
I live in Cambuslang. Is there a Neurologist that anyone would recommend locally or in the Glasgow area? I can’t seem to find a Neurologist nearby that specialises in MS. I was hoping to go private for my initial appointment and then see the same Neurologist on the NHS for any further treatment.
Do most people go private to get your first Neurologist appointment, rather than waiting months?
Sorry for all the questions. I feel as if I’m getting nowhere at the moment. Any advice would be so appreciated.
Many thanks! :O)