Hey horse buddy!
It happens all the time. It is amazing to me how my opinions about medicine have changed. I always assumed....
"we know so much. we are a very advanced society with a strong understanding of our bodies and medicine." Now............"sheeeesh, no one knows anything. They are all just guessing!" I am sure the reality of this is somewhere in between.
You can get a different opinion for every doctor you see. It is not unusual for MS to be quiet for years at a stretch. It's nice when that happens. I am not a fan of a doctor that is short on time and or explanations. You also need to request a copy of all your medical records. EP results usually are quite easy to read. Mine read "response to visual stimulation was abnormal. Response to lower extremeties was delayed. Response to auditory was normal." If you want to know something, just ask. Your doctor needs to take the time to answer those questions. Simply say, "What exactly did my EP test report?" If they don't explain well enough, tell the doctor you don't understand can you re-word it.
My neurologist takes from 30-45 minutes per exam. He always saves time for questions. He's also arrogant and condescending! No one is perfect but so far it's working for me. I am not afraid to tell him how I feel about what's going on including his treatment.
I hope something in this wayward ramble was helpful.