Had my appointment with Neuro today, I saw him a couple of months ago after my son paid for a private appointment as there was a long wait for NHS appt and hated seeing me in so much pain. Neuro sent me for a MRI and reffered me to rheumatology as I have been having lots of problems with pain, stiffness, pins and needles and weakness in my legs and feet, fatigue and increased bladder problems for the past 7- 8months. So today I was hoping for some answers/treatment. How presumptious was I.
When i went in he said How is everything I havent seen you for some time??? (2 months ago Privately)
I explained that the pain isnt improving and the pain (in my feet and legs ) is becoming more and more difficult to tolerate.
His reply was but you had surgery to correct this???
I had surgery on my right hand for Carpal Tunnel 2 years ago so i had to remind him of my probs with feet and legs, reminded him about the MRI to which he started to read the results which sounded familiar, turned out he was looking at an MRI that I had last year not one I had 1 month ago. I had a Emg/nerve conduction test 3 weeks ago which was carried out under supervision of a proffesor in Rheumatology so I asked if he had the results from that. Yes got them but Neuro not happy as it shows quite bad nerve damage. Ok so we better do it again to make sure??? Great…not
Neuro thinks I should try Gabapentin to help with the pain ??? what the hell, Iv been taking damn Gabapentin for ten years
whats wrong with these people
Appolgies for rant but feeling a little let down today