I can't believe I wrote that contentious title !!
When I read of people having a great consultant or being diagnosed within a year or two of onset (note I said year - I am reasonable here not expecting a month or two - lol) I really honestly do feel really pleased that they have been looked after well. But my next thought is usually I bet you don't live anywhere near me!
Sorry to be so cynical.
I was told a GP would call me yesterday - no call. Apparently the new receptionist asked the midwife to call - she didn't as I am not on her books. Well there you go there's one silver lining - at least I'm not pregnant again!! (Aged 48 I've kinda moved on from broodiness!)
I finally speak to a GP this afternoon - no appointments today will be seen tomorrow - I can deal with that.
The dr I usually see is great. But my neurologist wants to discharge me.
This latest attack has been going on for a month - attacked new areas this time; my sight, walking, a tight feeling around my ribs. I have only ever had my brain scanned. No spine scan or any other tests. As I have maybe 3 attacks a year and have done since 2002 I am getting really depressed about it all.
Am I being horrid or is it just a matter of where you live as to what tests you get? My GP says my diagnosis "neurological episodes due to migraineous phenomena" is just a nice way of saying "we don't know what's wrong" which they won't if they rely on just one kind of test.
OK pity party over :) I really appreciate this place.