Hi I’m Sarah, 23 and I’m currently on a 7 week wait to see a neurologist after my doctor referred me due to a very long list of symptoms that have developed over the last 3-4 years.
At the moment it’s the extreme exhaustion and fatigue that is really getting to me. Not to mention the muscle weakness which makes it impossible to bath on my own, I need aid in going upstairs and am now unable to work.
I put a lot of the symptoms over the years down to stress and depression that I was going through. After ending an unhealthy relationship, escaping a job with terrible stress I have finally found a stable period. It’s since then and coming off citalopram that my symptoms have progressively got worse.
I know that the people I currently work with do not believe I am suffering the way I am and one even voiced her opinion. I just am stuck in this limbo where I have no real grounding until I reach diagnosis.
There is no way to get a sooner appointment and facing the idea of work in any means just stresses me out even more.
How long did any of you take to get diagnosed? Did you find out right away? What can I expect at the neurologist?