I am just off phone with GP. She said the neuro was not saying I do not have MS, he was saying I have MS and some Functional. Functional can become organic (signs and symptoms of ms)
Previous neuro explained Functional and organic as:
Organic …is when we say we have a symptoms and they can see signs of MS. Either through tests or MRI.
Functional…we have symptoms yet they cannot see signs. She gave migraine as an example. Try telling someone with a migraine that it’s in their imagination!
Unfortunately, I have read and heard Drs taking of sending people to psychiatrist who have functional. So I think the medical profession is confused!!!
I naively thought once I had a diagnosis I keep it. YET I should have known better… I have inflammatory arthritis, because it’s a less common type than Rheumatoid arthritis it took 10 years to diagnosis. The first time I got as far as a rheumatologist he diagnosed me straight away. 4 years later I moved and it took years for new rheumy to accept my diagnosis!
Basically in all my adult life I have had a health condition but I spent most of that time being treated as a hypercondriac.
ironically when neuro first said functional I was so happy. After the damage I have in my joints because of a delay in diagnosis of arthritis. I was happy that the neuro signs did not cause damage to my body.
Many thanks for letting me rant and sharing your battles xx