Re: Please help
Nobody here will think your a 50 something neurotic! We all know how hard it is to get a diagnosis, no matter what it is....but for the record, YOU have to be your own advocate! You have to push and push and know what you are asking for, in order to get anywhere....leaving it up to the doctor to decide how to proceed is the number one mistake patients make. If you are concerned about your body and you want answers, take control! That means, yes, starting with a new doctor, having a list of symtoms and questions and asking about particular tests. Im still not convinced you are looking at MS, Id be surprised if you were, but anything is possible and the best way to rule it out is to have the right tests performed. So, ask about having a repeat MRI, wiht and without contrast, make sure it is both the Cspine and Brain....read up on the McDonald criteria which is what doctors use to dx MS...and make sure this new Neuro has patients with MS, so you know she is comfortable with all the different ways the disease presents. If she doesnt, ask HER for a referral to a MS specialist.
You have to start somewhere and its obvious that this is high on your list of concerns- getting answers! So take that frustration and turn it into something positiive. Let us know how it works out...
and by the way, Welcome to Healthboards! I didnt properly welcome you last time....we really hope youll find some comfort and answers with us. Be sure to check out the other boards on Healthboards which pertain to headaches and other diseases, some of them might have some answers for you as well.
RRMS- dx 05