It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Neurology Message Board

  • neurologist won't help what do I do

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-08-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
    tns2436
    Newbie
     
    tns2436's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 6
    tns2436 HB User
    Exclamation neurologist won't help what do I do

    Hi Ya'll! I have been having seizures, I know this becuase of what those who are around me tell me what happens when I have one, the post affects as well as they run in the family. However, all of my EEG's (only 2) have been normal. I am taking tegretal, but the neurologist thinks that I am just a mental case and I am not having seizures, but yet he will not give me a release for me to have my liscence back, or to go back to work. I am also taking Klonopin with the tegretal as my seizures have dropped with the medication to only a few a day, mostly they are petite mal seizures, I am still having them daily. I do not know how to convince my doctor that this is what is going on. He will not listen to me and he is arogent as a B. He is one of those doctors that you just don't question his ability to treat you. I am upset because this has been going on for years, I have been preliminarily dx'ed with atypical/absence seizures during one of my numerous hospital stays. I have migraines that complicate it all. I have had these problems my entire life, and nobody would just listen to me. It was always an excuse. First my blood pressure was low, but it was normal for my body height and weight, then it was becuase I was pregnant. Now my BP is fine and I am not pregnant and I am told that I am a mental case. Especially since this has been going on since I was a young child. My parents, no support there always thought I just wanted attention and would make myself fall to the floor, but that isn't the case, I want my life back in order and I am running out of doctors, any body else go through this. I see a psychologist who does neuro bio feedback with me, but there are certain parts of my brain that are not responding. He wants a PET scan to be done, but insurance is fighting that becuase he isn't a neuro, but the neruo says he doesn't see a need. Ugh I am so frustrated, anybody else please suggestions, comets, anybody else been through this? This help!!!!!!

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 04-08-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
    Kramer_DU
    Junior Member
    (male)
     
    Kramer_DU's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Posts: 31
    Kramer_DU HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    I know what you are saying. Every time I get one of my spells is when I'm really stressed out. I told my neuro this and he just looked at me like I'm stupid and I don't know what I'm talking about. I wish I could find a neuro who knew what was going on too. All of my eeg's and MRI's are normal. My med level is fine and all he can say is I don't know what is going on. That sure reasures me about everything.

     
    Old 04-09-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
    tns2436
    Newbie
     
    tns2436's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 6
    tns2436 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    Krammer I feel your frustration and "pain" if you will seriously. The strange thing is that a different doctor that is helping me with my migraines has put me on the tegretal and klonopin because he wittness these spells himself a few times as well as the hospital records from one of the numerous times I was in the hospital for all of this. Before I was even put on the meds this doc contacted my neuro and the neuro said that it was fine to put me on the meds, which really helped, now the neuro looks at me like a "head case" and wants to take me off of the meds. I basically gave a non-professional and frustrated f.u. to the doc and said when you take the time to help me then I will think about coming off the meds that are helping me. Two of my doctors want to do a pet scan/brain spec because it will show all the damage to my brain from the concussions that I have had in my life and from when my ex husband was beating me, when we were married of course. However, the neuro doesn't seem to think that that is a good idea. I have a medical background myself and know what I am talking about when I go to the doctor, literally I feel like I have to do homework before I even go otherwise it is more of a waste of time. I have filed complaints with the American Neurological Association two times but the second time I took his liscence number off a script that he wrote for me that is allegidly to help me sleep. Hopefully I will get some help there. What I have found is that the doctors are forming their opinions before they even see you. What really is the kicker is that I did an ambulatory EEG in the middle of march and this wonderful doc cares that much about helping me that he will not bother to read or give me the results until June. I have learned from my other doctors that they feel I am having seizures of the temporal lobe, my ex's favorite spot to beat me, and that a seizure of that area will not show on an EEG scan, however, a pet scan will show where the areas are affected. What I do not understand is if it will possibly help the patient and the insurance company is more then willing to cover it, then why not do it. With all of this going on I have short term memory problems and some long term memory problems and when I tell him that I can't remember somethings he literally gets angry with me. And then asks me why, my responce finally to him was I don't know that is why I am here. I am taking my fiance with me to my next appointment in hopes that the doc will be more receptive to helping me, literally trying to intimidate the doctor to help me. This is not a mental problem, I have had comprehensive psycological evaluations done not once but twice to make sure the first set came out right, and both times the evals have come back to show that it is not a mental problem. however, the doc doesn't want to hear that because he knows everything. You tend to get that frustrated that you don't know what to do or who to turn to. When I have two other doctors working on the migraines, because the neuro doesn't want to even help with that, and both doctors want to help with everything else and are trying but are getting red tape from the one doc holding the reins if you will to my treatment. Whatever happened to a doctors code of ethics to help a patient to their fullest extent whether the answer is in black and white or confusing as heck? He acts like I am making all of it up, but yet what I am telling him what is going on is nothing that you can find in a text or information on seizures online, becuase well I haven't found that info online. I am lucky enough to have an aunt in the medical field as well and when I explain things to her in as much detail as I am told and what i know from how I feel she can tell me exactly what she thinks is going on. Doctors literally need to get their head out of their be hinds and realize that not every patient is the same and when you have a patient literally begging for help for life to be back to normal, you should be wanting to help that patient. Anybody else out there please help, please respond to me, or write to the neurological association. I know I am not the only one out there with these problems. Not to mention my cousin also has a seizure disorder and his doc wanted to take him off of his meds 2 days after he wrecked his vehicle for having a seizure while he was driving. Yet the doc doesn't think I am having seizure but yet he states he is not sure, he will not release me to the state to drive, nor will he give me permission to go back to work. Now tell me that makes sense. Anybody even know where else that I could get help with resolving this issue at this point I do feel desperate!!! I have children to care for and have had to rely on another adult being with me 24/7. When my fiance is at work a family member is with me, there is no time that I am alone becuase they are afraid something is going to happen, like a year ago I had a seizure when I was going up a flight of stairs and fell right back down. Thankfully my son knew what button on the phone to push to get my fiance who found me half in and out of it laying at the bottom of the steps. which gave me another lovly hospital visit. These doctors think we don't know but in all honesty it is our bodies and we know when things are not right.

     
    Old 04-09-2006, 09:09 AM   #4
    Travis from MN
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: St Cloud, MN
    Posts: 1,242
    Travis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    The only thing I can think of is if the Psych can give you a referal, and or have a SECOND Dr recomend the PET, apart from the problamatic Neuro's who don't want to.

    I understand the problems with the Neuros. I had one at the county hospital at the epilepsy clinic. He ended up as head after my doc stopped seeing patients and was now just advising. The new idiot didn't understand epilepsy! He didn't know his medications very well and what drug interacted with what. It took ME to call him when he tried putting me BACK ON Depakote Dilantin and Teg (the second time). I had to explain why not in front of two interns. I had no problem making a donkey out of his poor judgement not knowing the drugs interactions and warnings not to be on them at the same time. Watching the interns bite their lips was funny.

    I was being treated in that hospitals ER and the attending wrote me out a script for TegretolXR 300mg. I told her there is no such pill. She told me in no uncertain terms it is in her green pill ref. book in her pocket, so it must exist. I again told her Teg XR comes in 100, 200 and 400. Carbatrol is 200 and 300. It didn't make any difference. She gave me a script for Tegretol XR 300mg (for a month) qty 30 take 2x a day. OK... how am I to take 30 pills for a month if it will only last me 15 days; and the pill doesn't even exist, with NO refills!?!

    Walked up that major error to Neurology and had them rip it up and write out a new one after I explained that Attending wouldn't listen to me.

    Dr's usually don't like you to be educated. That one hated me for knowing as much as I did. My current Epileptologist has no problem and LIKES it. It reassures him on my safety. He knows I read up on medications if I change or am changing. I ASK for the blood levels not just if I am "ok" or not. I want to know how high I am on the scales. Being able to cut off your Dr when he's explaining a new drug and keeping the same line going from the paper on the side effects you may experience made my Dr laugh. It also let him know I did my homework and was prepared to start the new drug (mostly). You can't be 100% ready. That was with Topa; I think I still have minor issues with it but I am not increasing. If anything will happen it will be a decrease down the road.

    --Travis

     
    Old 04-09-2006, 11:07 AM   #5
    neurowreck
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    neurowreck's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Location: north of somewhere nice
    Posts: 1,477
    neurowreck HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    Can completely understand.....get a new doc, ask for a psych eval, to prove your case, and tell the other doc he's fired (might print off some info to send with the adios letter - I've done that before when a doc has been completely out of line). You have a right to be heard. You can also notify the state medical board, and file a complaint.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 08:29 PM   #6
    tns2436
    Newbie
     
    tns2436's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 6
    tns2436 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    First thank ya'll for your support and information and advice, as right now I have my fiance and my children, who are too young to understand, and a whole group of family members that are clueless and think I can turn things on and off when I want to. Geez if that was the case it would be off all of the time.
    I talked to the psy today. He works with alternative med, which is neuro bio feedback mostly with TBI patients. However, I do have injury to my brain, and there are areas of my brain that just do not respond to the bio feed back, he told me today that he is working with the insurance company to try to get a pet scan done. I have my aunt fighting with the insurance company too. things work different here in pa, a neuro usually has to be the one to order the test. However, I am a bit "scared" if you will to fire the neuro that isn't helping becuase I want the results to my test that I had done in march, that he isn't too concerned about and will not read the results until the end of June. June 29 to be exact. All I want is help, I know something is wrong, the psy did the test two times and even had a colleague go over the results as well to be sure that it was accurate and both times it came back with, I am not a "head case", meaning i am not a hypocondriate. sorry I do not know really how to spell it. I already fired one neruo who agreed to treat me only to find out that he knew nothing about migraines and seiuzres and specialized in restless leg syndrome. I know how to file a complaint with the board but I don't want to go up against a a hole and be humiliated because this has totally affected my memory. Some days are good and some days are bad. My fiance says I have them in my sleep and I do not know that, sometimes as embarrassing as it is, I do pee myself when I have them. But yet the doctor totally overlooks things. I have put calls into him today a few times and he was in the office and I was told that he didn't have a heavy patient load and would be able to return my call before the end of the day. Well by 7 p.m. I knew I wouldn't hear from him. What the docs that are clueless but claim they are specialists get literally angry when you go to the doc educated on medication and your problem. At this point if you don't then you are out of luck. Thankfully I have an aunt that can fight for me and give me info from the straight medical field. I have to watch my step though because docs like to write things in your folder that are purly their opinion of you. So other docs see that and question you as the patient, instead of completing their own exam. I am working with the insurance co. and my aunt to find another doc and go to the doc with my information but blind with no test results given to him, no doctors reports given to him, nothing, bascially starting from scratch. I was advised by the epilepsy foundation to do so. I have also contacted the local ep foundation, who works with this doc, and left them know what type of problems that I am having with him. The two docs that are actually trying to help know what I have but aren't under pa law in the authority to treat me for the disorder. If that makes any sense. This state bites the big one. Bottom line that i said to the doc is that you don't know me from the nail in the wall. as i pointed to a nail in the wall. I said you don't know that I am not used to being off of work and considered disabled becuase nobody wants to help me, everybody wants it in black in white and it isn't in black and white. I am a single mother and have been for a while, besides my fiance, but reality is that my children are my responsibility, and they are from a previous marriage, as he loves them as his own that isn't the point, the point is that I need to be able to wake up in the morning without a cue from my fiance as to what darn day it is month, year, etc. Sometimes that happens, I am the one responsible for getting them off to school and fed, my mom gets here right before my oldest leaves and helps me to make sure that I have things in order as he is off to work. How ironic it is that I used to treat patients with these types of disorders and now I can't even do that. I lost my drivers liscence as well as my OT liscence until I am seizure free for 18 mo. But yet the doc doesn't think I am having seizures however he will not release me to go to work or drive or anything else. I just want to get back to work and get things back to being a stable family again. I did it before I met my fiance on my own and I can do it again with him but it is frustrating. When your doc gets angry b/c you are knowledable of your situation. It is like they want you to go there totally dumb to what is happening and accept whatever they tell you. I am not that type of person especially since my degree was specializing with trauma patients. Some docs need to get a grip. However like i said before i have put complaints into the neurological association, nationally, and I have called the hot line to the hospital where the doc works out of to see what can be resolved. As with one of you who replied to me, I was also by the neuro attempted to put me back on the same meds that i was on before that didn't do a damn thing for me. I feel like a 15 y/o teen again where I need somebody to do or take me where I need to go, this is not an acceptable life for me, but they don't care. So do you know that if you complain to the state board are you involved in a hearing or how does that work, i have the paper work here, but when I call the number I get a person that I can barly understand and has no clue as to what I am talking about? Thank ya'll for replying and giving the advice. If I don't fire this doc my fiance will end up giving him a visit, and I don't want that animosity, or tempers to role. Can you believe that the doctor actually told me to give my children away for a while because they are my stress. they aren't my stress they are my joy, my stress is what in the heck is wrong with me.
    trac

     
    Old 04-11-2006, 02:28 AM   #7
    Travis from MN
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: St Cloud, MN
    Posts: 1,242
    Travis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    I'm really feeling for you. As I have said in other posts, Dr's hate us when we are educated on our medications and especially our own case. Especially if you have a Dr like I did at the county hospital who didn't seem to know his hand from his foot. You have to be carefull when officially complaining against them. I'm not saying to drop the papers, but it could leave a stain on you... You may want to go up the ladder at the Hospital first before doing the paperwork and see if the paperwork pushes any doors open if you intend on submitting it, before sending it off to the state board.

    Finding the good Dr is sometimes a craps shoot it seems from my past grouping. The one I have now I found believe it or not at the Foundations WALK the first year I did it! I spoke to him for about 5 minutes. He was ON THE BALL thats what told me I want this guy! It took 6 months to get in for the first visit. I had to get an extention of my meds from the metro where I had been due to that. But I am SO glad I waited rather then getting a run of the mill Dr from the County hospital. This Specalist KNOWS his material and works slow not fast.

    I was lucky to find a good Dr this way. I have not needed tests odd other than the usual MRI (5 years ago, and another some time this summer) and a EEG w/strobe (45 minute) for his records. I hadn't had an EEG in ages so it was due.

    I'm one who has somewhat given up for the past few years on employment. I had to quit when I was working for the Epilepsy Foundation donation center (phone bank) and they did NOT like it. They had problems that I could not give them a two week notice, KNOWING that I had epilepsy and an unstable treatment. That shocked me that they would have problems accepting me quitting with short notice (3 ER visits and a change in meds).

    I'm relegated to SocSec, and THAT took 2 years of ACTIVE fighting, after a minimal passive paperwork that I didn't know what I was doing before.

    I would *like* to work, but the end question always comes up who will hire, and how in tarnation can I get there. Muni bus routes don't go everywhere; and are cut in half on Saturday, none of the regular bus Sundays. My energy is low due to meds. I could bike 10 miles no problem before. Now I can't pull 2. So that is out for getting to work in the good weather months.

    I don't know HOW a neighbor in my apartments in MPLS kept his COMM A license with seizures. He's have over 50/month of "mini seizures" HE called them, but never black out. They may have seized it when it was up for renewal.

    --Travis

     
    Old 04-12-2006, 05:29 AM   #8
    tns2436
    Newbie
     
    tns2436's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 6
    tns2436 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    Yes I do know what you mean totally. Especially with work. nobody wants to hire somebody who can't make it to work and has issues with being under certain lights etc. at work. I have been off of work, under the docs orders for a little over a year, after I lacereated my kidney from falling down the steps, from having a seizure on the steps. Right now I am working on getting SSI/SSD, I have an attorney working on it for me. I have damage to my brain from where my ex-husband used to beat me and from where I had concussions from cheerleading and gymnastics when I was younger. I spoke with a rep from the hospital yesterday, i didn't give my real name because I don't want my name to be out there so that gives the doc more ammo for being a d head. I know how it works in teh medical field. I lost my therapy practicing liscence when I lost my drivers liscence. But I know how it works, a patient complains and the doc's and nurses dog that patient. They say it doesn't happen but when you see if for your own two eyes you know it happens. So I am being very cautious to how to go about things. Her "excuse" was that there are so many patients that docs are seeing these days that it is difficult for treatment of all patients to ensured properly. I said I can't believe you would even say that to a person. Each doctor takes an oath in which they should follow that oath and it all goes back to the all mighty dollar, you are tkaing up too much of their time and the next patient has to wait and he isn't getting paid for that time that you are taking up. Too bad. As for more patients then docs to treat, yes I would agree with that, however, it is also the companies responsibility to know how many patients that they are treating to have an idea about docs that they are hiring. Here they are hiring neurologist for specific fields, however, the neuros are not really specialized in those fields, they really have specialities in others so they basically wing it. So my next step is to go over her head and see what happens there. I am limited on docs in my area and with my insurance company, but that doesn't mean that I should not be treated as a patient, or should be given the proper treatment. I also informed her that docs really do not like you to be educated and she responded with yes that would make her herself feel inadequate as a doc if the patient is knowledgeable about their meds and medical condition. I said as a doc they should be happy and glad becuase they have a patient that can tell them what is going on and it should make their job easier. So we shall see what happens. In the meantime since the doc will not release me to go back to work, I am doing DE for transcription and will then be working from home. I hate being off of work.

     
    Old 04-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #9
    NEAVON12
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    NEAVON12's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Posts: 11
    NEAVON12 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    Hi. We just got my husband home from a 4 day stay in the hospital. He has had seizures since October. He did a video eeg and his eeg was normal too. His dr was very nice, & explained that the seizures ARE REAL, but they are not epileptic seizures. He suggested a counselor, and that there is something being suppressed possibly. My husband wasn't thrilled with that but we are gonna try it, that would explain why none of the seizure meds would work. Not sure if this helps, but the mind is very powerful and can cause lots of stuff. I understand your frustration! Hang in there, your seizures are real, even if they are not from epilepsy. I googled psychological seizures today when i got home and there is some good info there. Take care.

     
    Old 04-29-2006, 05:19 AM   #10
    tns2436
    Newbie
     
    tns2436's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 6
    tns2436 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    hey its me again. The neuro that gave me pills to help me sleep and i informed him via his voice mail numerous times that they were doing the exact opposite, he finally got back to me with a letter in the mail that says i have to reschedule my appointment. whatever. I was able to get in with a neurosurgeon thanks to a family member who went over and over my scans with a fine tooth comb if you will, and found numerous spots from where i was beaten by my ex that are damaged, his conclusion, i am having temporal lobe seizures and i would be a fool if i stopped taking my seizure meds, so he jumped on the "ban wagon" and is working to find a combination of meds that will work for me 100 percent, as of my meds are only helping me about 75 percent of the time. it was explained to me by him that seizures from the temporal lobes are very difficult to detect, even having a seizure with a scan attached to your head, it is very very hard to detect, but if you look at the ct and mri's close enough and if you look at the EEG's close enough there are very small inconsistencies that shouldn't be there and ineffect damage. I am now working with him to get a pet scan done to see exactly how bad the damage is, as i suffered a lot of beatings in teh head from my ex, and he suspects it is worse then originally thought, closed traumatic brain injury, that was just unnoticed. not to mention atleast 10 documented concussions in my medical file one that landed me in ICU for a few days. So I at least have some hope going on and a doctor that actually gives a poop, so that is the verdict so far, he said we are just in the beginning though and well i asked for release to atleast work and was told absolutly not. no driving, nothing. so my solution online refresher course training to do a job from home that i used to do in an office, atleast i would be able to work. godo luck everybody and keep in touch.

     
    Old 04-29-2006, 04:22 PM   #11
    neurowreck
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    neurowreck's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Location: north of somewhere nice
    Posts: 1,477
    neurowreck HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    Glad you're getting some help- that doc can also request your records from the "god neuro", and can't refuse to release them if you sign a consent- then that doc can give you a copy. I can relate to the multiple concussion stuff- even though they can't find a lesion on my scans, I know enough to know that multiple minor head injuries can still have effects, and the damage can build up, even if microscopically. You're the customer- just don't forget that- and it's your body- you have the RIGHT to results.

     
    Old 04-29-2006, 07:10 PM   #12
    tns2436
    Newbie
     
    tns2436's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 6
    tns2436 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    thanks neurowreck....I used to be a health professional myself and had to treat patients with such disorders, but when it came to mine coming to a head it was like wooh...But I have already signed the release for my lawyer for SSI/SSD so she gives me a copy and i pass it along. I have a lawyer, because i was denied and had to appeal. no doctor will release me to work, yet i was denied for SSI/SSD. go figure, but they say everybody is the first time they apply it is kind of their way of weeding out those who really don't need it. I only need it until things can get back in order. A single mother sick with this crap and raising three young kids, where is the break. Yes the multiple head trauma can be sooo small that a doctor the way they so usually do is just make a quick look and say yes everything is fine. but it takes a doctor that actually gives a darn about his/her patient to find the problem. I am happy and that sounds dumb but i am happy that we are moving forward with the pet scan to see exactly where things are affected, and i am excited for that to be done and see the results, kind of a ha in your face type of feeling to the doc that didn't want to help and passed me off like i was a head case, and yeah to the doc that took the time to really look over things. What i actually did was take him all of my CT and MRI scans like i did with the other doctor, that didn't even want to look at the old scans, stating it wouldn't help him. however, this doctor, looked at all the scans starting wih the oldest and compared them to now and he saw how things have changed. Glad there are actually doctors out there who care. So hopefully I will be able to work outside of the home and practice therapy again one day. when my drivers liscence was taken from me so was my liscence to practice therapy and understandibly so. But anyway, yes slowly slowly working through this, you kind of wish it was an easy way to figure this stuff out but reality it all comes down to the patient/customer who pushes for things to be taken care of, remember we are the ones paying the doctors and I have come up with the notion that if you don't help me and spend less then five minutes with me, then you do not deserve my copay, send it to colletions i don't care, but five minutes or less with a patient is not worth over 70.00, plus the copay. these docs need to get with it. keep ya'll updated.

     
    Old 12-14-2007, 07:53 AM   #13
    vickie45
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    vickie45's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: logansport ,indiana usa
    Posts: 880
    vickie45 HB Uservickie45 HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    hey all i have a question i too believe im having seizures too but what is a pet scan???? so far i have had MRI and VEEG and normal EEG all was normal but the last neuro i saw who im going back to only his partner since that dr left told me and my husband he thought i was having seizures im not on any meds for seizures yet but i do take xanax 1 mgs 3 times a day so i too understand what you mean by drs not listening to you my last neuro told me its panic well sorry its not panic does not do what i do and i was at hospital for a veeg and in come the psychiatrist and said it was panic well f them too i know my body and i know the difference between panic and seizures as i had this same thing happen to me back when i was 4 yrs old so i know how frustrating it is but i see the neuro monday dec 17th and they have my records and everything .so i know what you mean by some drs who think just because they are the drs they know us better then we do WRONG.
    vickie

     
    Old 12-14-2007, 09:05 AM   #14
    Travis from MN
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: St Cloud, MN
    Posts: 1,242
    Travis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB User
    Re: neurologist won't help what do I do

    "Positron emission tomography scan". A procedure in which a small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures.

    It is often used when MRI's are inconclusive.

    --Travis

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Frustrated with neurologist Mel52 Neurology 15 04-20-2009 04:57 AM
    Have 2 problems... Neurologist and SSI Skids73 Neurology 5 06-22-2007 01:50 AM
    Raspberries for my Neurologist! Boo Hissssss! tkgoodspirit Neurology 21 05-21-2005 06:21 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:12 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!