New Neuro left me with confusion?

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   Posted 7/2/2011 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I finally got into the neurologist I was recommended to from a doctor at my local emergency room and while he was pleasant enough he left me reeling with confusion?
First he did all the simple tests most neuros do...squeeze my hand and all that and then he got a safety pin and lightly poked me from my feet up my ankles and did the same to my hands and asked me to tell him when I felt the sensation of being poked.
His response was that he found very distinct symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?? he called it "sock and glove"
I told him I have been tested numerous times for diabetes and the tests are always negative.
He said MS numbness and tingling and pain don't usually show up in the exact location in both feet or hands like mine did??
He does believe completely that I am in severe pain but just doesnt think my MS is causing all of it,,he believes it is diabetic neuropathy.
I am getting an EMG on the 20th and another MRI of my brain and spine and he ordered much more blood work.
He said as soon as he gets some results he'll figure the best course of action for my pain and mentioned lyrica several times.
I tried lyrica in the past and it did nothing for my pain much like neurontin.
I left there so darn confused and a bit hopeless that I'm never going to get any relief from this pain...
Has anyone else ever been thru this??

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   Posted 7/3/2011 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, this is nuts! Is this neurologist an MS specialist? If not, find one! This doctor sounds like he doesn't understand MS.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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