Re: Neurology appt coming up
I was wanting steriod injections in my back to relieve my pain when I made this appt. I was scared to death it wasn't going to settle down and stop hurting the way it was. No my insurance doesn't require a referral because I've seen this neurologist in the past. I had discussed this with my PCP and he said if the pain didn't stop, he'd do an MRI and send me to a specialist, didn't happen. And I am referring to my PCP. I don't want my back care in his hands anymore. He dx'd fibromyalgia about 10 yrs ago or longer actually in 2000, and I had an autoimmune disease the entire time, now he knows that, still he's blaming my back problems on fibro, or he wouldn't keep saying he thinks it's muscular. I'd like to know in what sense makes him think it's muscular. The pain is not in a muscular area, the pain is dead centered in my spinal bone. If it was off to the side of my back somewhere, then I'd understand that, but it's not. I think he's fixiated on this diagnosis and he can't think straight when there is something wrong here. I can tell him I'm having nerve problems, shooting pains down my arm/legs, numbness, burning, now cooling sensations, twitching, spasms, whatever, every issue with that has been blown off. He didn't want to give me nerve medication. First time I asked he said without knowing the cause behind my symptoms, it would be hard to treat, to wait until I see my rhematologist in April, to see if he thinks it's fibro causing it. That would of saved me alot of heartache and pain if he would have just tried to diagnose and treat it. I had an evaluation by a rhematologist many years ago, I failed the normal fibromyalgia test where you must meet the criteria of having so many trigger areas of pain, failed it big time. My doctor is still fixiated on this diagnosis. I don't know if I want anything from the neuro now, my pain is so much better. But... the nerve symptoms could still used calmed down with something, mainly the tingling. If I depend on my PCP for this, I can keep on dreaming, lets put it that way. Should I drop this appt? I don't know. I am not sure I should. What if things get bad again? I need a doctor I can rely on.