Just thought I would provide everybody with an update. I had my appointment on Monday with the neurologist. It did not go very well, I felt like he was not listen to me and rushed me out the door in 20 mins.
What he did:
He taped on both my knees with the hammer, pressed on pressure points on my neck and shoulder and asked if it hurt. He then put sticky things on my hands and ran electric current through my hands and told me I had carpal tunnel syndrom and I needed surgery. LOL.......
He did not ask about an of my syndrome. He was only aware of my dizzy spells, and numbness on my left side this information was provided on the referal my doctor sent him. He said the carpal tunnel would cause the numbness in my hand and arm. But did not provide any explanation for my face or leg. He told me it was most likely not MS however he would send me for an MRI just for my piece of mind.
When I asked about problems swallowing he told me to see my family doctor and he would need to refer me to a throat specialist. He told me that my problems were related to anxiety over me thinking I had something wrong with me. He stated I was young and were I was thinking of starting a family I should not allow my issues to weigh on my making a decision. I inquired about my blurred vision in my left eye and he said it was due to tension headaches and he keep pressing on tender spots on my neck to make his point.
He stated that once my MRI came back fine I should be able to put everything behind me and move on. He could not understand that I am in a lot of pain and have a lot of other things going on that he would not allow me to express. I told him that the way I feel from day to day is impacting my work and personal life. It makes it hard because, as we all know people just don't understand because we look fine.
Every time I attempted to ask him a question he would move closer to the door and next thing I knew he was gone. So I no closer to knowing why I feel the way I do. I was really hoping for someone to sit down and really listen to what was going on, and if it is not MS that at least point me in another direction as to who I need to see next. Not just the comment to suck it up and move on............
Tomorrow I have a follow up with my family doctore in regards to this appointment. I will be very interested to see what he has to say. I will keep you posted.