I had my first Neuro appt today and I will reiterate my previous post, he was lovely.
Its been a very long wait to see him (25 weeks to be precise) and then even longer as I was supposed to see him 1st thing Friday morning, but when I got to the hospital, I was told that he was having issues with his car and his morning clinic was cancelled. Thank god I didn’t have to wait too long for the next appt which, fair play, they rearranged very quickly - apparently, I was about to go breach of their strict waiting list times.
I took the wonderful advice on here and went in armed with my symptoms - 5 current and troublesome and another 5 that are mostly resolved to give him if there was time. As it was, I got 9 in before the end of the appt. lol
I was in there for 30 mins, but although he was going through the symptoms very very quickly, I didn’t feel overly rushed or felt like I had to leave stuff out.
The long and short of it is that he said there are issues with my optical nerve that he wants electrical testing on and he said I have trigeminal neuralgia which he wants further investigation on - I have to have a special MRI for it. I am going to be admitted into Walton as a day case and have all the tests in one day. The only thing bothering me about this is that he said it will be done within the next couple of weeks. So I am a bit “eek - why the urgency???” after all, it took 6 months to be seen in the 1st place…
The other stuff like the pins and needles in my face and the face spasms and the buzzing and all the little things like that, he said the central nervous system can play games sometimes and we may never know why it is happening. Am happy with that. Well, when I say happy, I am a little bit upset by it all to be honest. I fully expected him to tell me that it was all in my head and to go away and stop bothering him, but now I am being admitted into hospital for tests??? Bugger.
Oh well, to paraphrase Arwen, Onwards and Upwards.
Keep well my lovelies.