Yesterday I saw a new Neurologist to get a 2nd opinion. The Dr. was so nice. He had a very dry sense of humor and joked quite a lot. Sometimes I didn't know whether he was serious or not. He tested me differently than the 1st neuro.. He had me jump on one foot.. repeat sentences. I did fine on the 1st but messed up the 2nd one. He saw my films and said that they weren't "impressive" but that it was a good idea to do the evoked, BAER and EEG tests just in case. He said he would have prescribed medicine but I was nursing. He asked me why I wasn't following thru with the other Neuro and I just plainly said "We have a personality conflict". He told me that he has heard complaints from other patients so he "understood". I really admired his professionalism because he "shushed me" before I could say anything about the other neuro.. I forgot to tell him a few things about my history but I had carefully written down a summary of my symptoms on a piece of paper and he took it to copy. "This is crucial" he said (again, I didn't know if he was serious or joking)
So basically I had a one week break from the brain fog and now it has returned today. I got 10 hours of sleep last nite because my baby sleep till 6:00am. I have felt tired all day. I did go for a hike and again I didn't get that endorphin like "high" afterwards.
I have also experienced this sharp, intense pain (sorta like that electric shock pp describe) across the top of my left hand above my index and 2nd finger. I also have had a strange sharp pain on my left shin that comes and goes and a real muscle weakness kinda feeling. I'll keep track of this stuff in my log book. It may come in handy later.
Have a great nite all
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs. I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.