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Old 11-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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New & worsening Symptoms - Advice?

I'm in limbo land & have my first neuro appt on 12/18. Since my last visit with my PCP a few weeks ago, I've new symptoms & symptoms that got worse after that appt. I know that my 12/18 appt is not too far away, but I'm just not sure what to do with these new symptoms. When I saw my PCP last, my numbness & tingling were in my left leg & right hand. Now, my right leg is numb, tingling and cold - and has nearly given out on me 2-3 times in the last couple of days. I'm experiencing allodynia in both of my hands, which are sensitive to both touch/pressure & heat, and I've had a squeezing pain in my left side that I think could be the infamous MS hug. I've also had bouts of dizziness and lighteheadedness, during which my vision sometimes blurs a little. I don't know if I should just keep journaling my symptoms between now & 12/18, call my PCP or call my new neuro. I don't know if the neuro would get me in sooner (or if it's even necessary) or if it would do any good to see/call my PCP. Truth be told, he seemed a little overwhelmed by all of this & I doubt an appt with him would be helpful. What do all of you think? Call or tough it out for the next 3 weeks?

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Re: New & worsening Symptoms - Advice?

Hi. I would call your new neuro and leave the ball in their court. Let your new neuro know what is happening and they might direct you to the ER or might arrange for you to see them earlier.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Re: New & worsening Symptoms - Advice?

Thanks. I did that & his staff pretty much blew me off, saying that there really wasn't anything they could do & that I need to call my PCP. Considering my PCP has no idea what to do with me, I can't imagine that will get me anywhere. She didn't even ask for my information, ask what symptoms had prompted my call....nothing. I'm so frustrated right now.

 
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To paraphrase Shakespeare "Get thee to an ER....." If you go to an ER you will probably be attended to by the on call neuro. At the very least you will escalate the situation which can greatly benefit you; at the best, you will have an appointment with a follow-up and they may treat you while you are there in the ER. If the neuro's staff is blowing you off already, you might "dump them" and find someone else. I know my neuro will go the extra mile for me when the chips are down.
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