Well, I went all prepared! Not sure what to think of her. So glad my hubby was there otherwise I think she would have been more dismissive than she was. She asked me to tell her my history which I did. She then snapped that she didn’t want to know what my doctors had done or what I had been to see them with and that we did only have 30 minutes. She did all her tests and then got me to stand with my eyes shut. My hubby said that the look on both her and her assistants faces was a picture. As I fell sideways they rushed to grab me. The next 2 times they were stood either side of me propping me up as I went over! She then said that all of my tests were absolutely fine and that there isn’t anything wrong…although she doesn’t know why I go sideways and hasn’t seen that before!
She proceeded to slightly accuse me of Googling my symptoms, which I haven’t done and said it was functional disorder. If it was something more serious then it wouldn’t have taken 9 years for me to get to the point of needing a neurologist. She then said that she could do bloods and MRI but didn’t think it would be worth it as it wouldn’t show up anything. I was then told that I needed to examine what may trigger my episodes as it seems strange to her that the episodes stop and stay away for a while! Oh and she herself has a tremor and it shows in tests on her but mine didn’t on me!
It was only after I said that for many years I haven’t been anxious about my symptoms as I hadn’t even realised up to the last 3 months that they were symptoms and that I cannot find a reason why they start up, that she changed her tune and started to fill in the relevant forms for bloods and MRI. I have always taken the view that whatever is wrong, is wrong. There is nothing I can do about it so why worry about it. Hopefully by explaining this to her she decided that i wasn’t just neurotic! Just a shame that this episode seems to have come to an end. Maybe if the tests had been done when I was feeling so bad they might have been different.
So there we go, that has been my morning! Now to wait for the MRI.