Hi, I wondered if anyone could give me some advice after my consultation with my neuro today please? I’m not sure if I am being irrational.
My first visit to her today after several months to and fro to the doctor with various symptoms, mostly had for several years. What got me referred was my optician after a possible bout of optic neuritis, but no diagnosis.
Loooong list of symptoms from burning/stinging in various places to electric shock down neck etc.
She started asking me questions about my symptoms, and my mind went blank. So I took out my notes I had prepared for this visit. She took them off me and asked if she could keep them. She was asking me all sorts of questions about my symptoms which i was then stopped half way through nearly every answer I gave, as if she were trying to catch up writing and then moved onto another symptom.
She took 5 minutes if that to asses my reflexes etc, and then told me she believed it was: CFS, Fibro and depression.
I was diagnosed with fibro 2 years ago, which was stated in the notes I gave her.
She wants me on Amitriptyline and pregabalin.
A doctor put me on citalopram back in Jan this year and my doctor helped me off these only a few weeks ago as they were making me ill, and we both agreed that i was/am not depressed as she helped me previously with depression
She wants an MRI of my brain, but doesn’t believe it will show anything.
Am i being unreasonable? Does it really only take 5 mins for a physical assessment?