Second Time Around

Hello I was diagnosed as SP in 2009 after a year of tests approx. Nearly five years later I saw a different neuro who gave me barely ten minutes and told me I had the wrong sort of lesions and if I could wear the ankle boots I had on I did not have MS. I sought a second opinion and that neuro said he agreed with him without even having my notes. So I was given Fibromyalgia and CFS as my diagnosis. Over the years I have continued to have MS symptoms and now my GP wants to refer me back to neurology. My fear is it will be back to the one who was so rude to me. I am wondering how I can cope with it all as I don’t think I can face him again and I cannot choose who I see. Must add he has an awful reputation so not just me.

Hello Lynda, sorry to hear about how you are being treated and hope in future you get more sympathetic care. You don’t have to go back to the same neurologist you can chose who you want to go to. Explain your past treatment to your GP and get him/her to refer you elsewhere. Everyone has the right to be treated courteously. (((HUGS))) Maz