Hi again, ok I will try and make this short but will struggle.
I went to see the Neuro on Friday, I was told I was seeing a female but turned out to be a male. The hospital is a public hospital in Australia, the appoinment free and it is a training hospital. The dr I saw was under the watchful eye of a fully trained Neuro but she was only in the room about 5 minutes and didn't listen and tried to put words in my mouth.
The Neuro, (male) did certain tests and after reading through my symptoms which are many said, "could this be MS"? "very possible".
The female fully trained comes in and the male didn't even tell more than 2 of the symptoms which there are about 10. She asked me do you get headaches, which I replied yes. I told her I get no more than what I have done since I was a teenager. She then starts going on about diet and exercise but says we will do an MRI to rule out an autoimmune disease.
I am getting it done at the hospital and the next bit will probably shock you guys living in America due to what we hear about your medical system over there. I am getting the MRI done using a general anaesthetic and will be kept in hospital for at least one night for observation. Yes all this is free in Australia. I had a very bad experience with a previous MRI a couple of years ago where they used a twilight sedation but it put in a comatose type state where I was going hysterical inside but couldn't speak or move my body. I was so scared and it freaked me out.
I don't know yet the day but will keep you posted. If the female Neuro had of bothered reading the symptoms and dates etc I had, she may have had a little more to say. The male Neuro is an intern at the hospital so he has a little to learn about relaying all the symptoms.
The bottom line is though an MRI is getting done and hopefully it turns out negative findings. It was mentioned the possibility of a spinal tap if the symptoms continue, hello! they have been around for a very long time and getting worse. Anyway don't want to go there with the thought of that happening OMG! that is oh, my gosh.......
Keep smiling and thanks again for this site with these amazing people on it helping me out while going through this.