Saw my GP today as I’ve finally had enough of the dizziness, difficulty in balancing, feeling extremely nauseous and the whole disconnected feeling. I suspected straight away it was vertigo and she jumped on the boat with me.
I explained I’ve been using this forum to help with support in my limboland and she took note of it for future patients. She even asked what other members had been prescribed for vertigo in the threads I read and if it developed similiar to anyone else. Then gave me first line treatment of prochloperazine. I’m on 10mg three times a day, I’ve been given two weeks worth and we’re gonna see how it goes before being put onto betahistine or cinnazarine, etc.
I told her that after doing some research into the neuro field, I realised that I really am showing signs of MS. Straight away she asked if I felt I was showing the symptoms and I said yes, I think it’s either that or ME (then I broke down in tears). She was so lovely and said I believe you. We just need to get a diagnosis and we’ll get treatment. It’s not the worst thing to have, but not the best either.
I explained that my fitnote was stating just extreme exhaustion and it had given my manager the wrong idea. I had to talk to her yesterday and my god, she spent more time asking what they could do to get me back into work than anything else. So she’s put down all my symptoms and flat out said No, you’re not working. So that’s been a huge relief. Signed off until December so that covers up to the neuro appointment and a bit after too. First christmas with my family in over 5 years!
I’m just wondering if there’s a shorter wait from your first initial appointment with the neuro to the second appointment? Or does it work out being roughly the same? I’ve had to wait 8 weeks for mine (apparently GP was like that’s really quick).
Sorry for the hefty story, just so happy with the GP being supportive and actually listening to me. Taking advice from me on my feelings of what’s going on rather than a text book.