I have no idea where to turn now…Ihad a g.p appt yesterday because ive been having constant headaches/migraine with pressure and numbness on the left side of my head.I have lots of other symptoms also but the symptom worrying me more than anything is the brain fog and confusion. I cant read letters properly, keep getting letters the wrong way round, i sometimes can’t understand people, as if theyre speaking a different language. the physical stuff i can deal with but the mental stuff is really frightening as im only 46
My gp has been really good and organised a neuro appt and mri and ncs. head and cervical mri showed partial brain atrophy due to lack of blood flow, spondylosis with 2 bulging cervical discs, a small cervical lesion and a lump on my thyroid.
The gp was totally dismissive of me yesterday, when i said about confusion he just replied with “well, theres nothing wrong with your eyes is there and weve done these tests and it hasnt really showed up anything”.
because of how the other gp in the practice treated me 12 years ago and put everything down to depression i ve made a point of always being fine when ive seen this gp, smiling and positive.
As i was trying to explain things, which is diffficult because i keep forgetting what im saying, he said he thinks im depressed and should see a psychiatrist. I was a bit shocked by this and replied, I don’t fell depressed but its ok, ill get on with it and not bother you and he said, "its just difficult because we didnt find anything with the tests weve done. The other gp owns the practice and i wonder if ive been discussed because his attitude was a complete turn around. I asked him if the brain atrophy could cause the poor memory and brain fog/confusion and he said no.
This morning i had the ultrasound for the lump in my neck and was told i need to go back nxt week for a biopsy and when i gt home there was a letter waiting for me from the neuro saying as the ncs test and mri was ok she didn’t need to see me again! So the numbness, stiffness and pain in my feet have been disregarded along with all the other stuff.
So thats it for me…i feel humiliated because i was made to feel i was wasting their time and will not go up there again unless its a see it/ feel it complaint and feel like im dying and even then id rather go to blo*dy A & E.
I’m so frustrated i cant help crying