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Old 07-12-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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Cool OK, so .....

I went to my PCP today. She has been on vacation. She agrees that I have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The Neurologist/Opthamologist I went to wasn’t all that specific about how he read my MRI, but he was quite sure. I have MS, and he has suggested that I see a neurologist that handles that sort of thing.

I believe what I am going to do is ask for a 2nd opinion with a Neurologist that specializes in MS. My PCP told me that I could do the research, and select any Neurologist I want, and she’ll write a referral. She works for a teaching hospital, and she told me that she doesn’t believe that I would be happy with their MS specialists. I found that interesting. She indicated that they weren’t all that thrilled with patients who do their own research, and ask lots of questions. I think that she is a good judge of my character.

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: OK, so .....

Marion, lol, no one from this board should go to their MS specialist!
Good luck with your 2nd op!

Old 07-12-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: OK, so .....

Sounds like you have a good PCP, Marion! How can any doctor in his or her right mind, in this day and age of easy access to information, expect a patient "not" to do their own research? LOL! Don't dummy-up for anybody...go get that second opinion!

Old 07-13-2005, 04:38 AM   #4
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Oh, I don't know, Kelli. Like I said, I have not been seeing her for long. My instincts say she's a light-weight. Since I think I have MS, and the Neurologist thinks I have MS, she agrees that she thinks I have MS. What I want to know is if an MS doctor thinks I have MS. I'm certainly not going to put all those heavy-duty, nasty drugs in my body without having an iron-clad diagnosis with an iron-clad 2nd opinion.

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