Neurologist…what questions shall I ask on Thursday?

Hi all, FINALLY seeing a Neurologist…does anyone know exactly what their role is, what tests I should ask for. All suggestions welcomed and hope you’re all well :slightly_smiling_face::sparkles:Anne

  • Chronic or severe headaches.
  • Chronic pain.
  • Dizziness.
  • Numbness or tingling.
  • Movement problems.
  • Memory problems or confusion.

Questions to Ask Your Neurologist

  • What type of disorder do I have?
  • How will this disorder affect my health?
  • What treatments are available?
  • What are the risks and benefits of the treatment? Are there any alternatives?
  • How will this disorder affect my daily life and activities?

Hope this helps I’ve seen mine twice. I am now under a neurosurgeon I see him in January.

Neurosurgeons are involved in preventing, diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spine and nerves. They also treat and manage conditions that affect the flow of blood to the brain. As well as performing operations, they may be involved in a person’s rehabilitation after treatment.

Neurosurgeons are not just brain surgeons they are medically trained neurosurgical specialists who can also help patients suffering from back and neck pain as well as a host of other illnesses ranging from trigeminal neuralgia to

A neurosurgeon is able to perform surgery on the brain and spinal cord, whereas a neurologist is typically not able to do so In addition to performing surgical procedures, neurosurgeons are also able


@Loshy this is excellent … thankyou for taking the time to post this. Very useful. Good luck with your appt in January :sparkles: Hope all goes well.

I think I saw another Neuro consultant in the ‘wrong’ order … ie, I have a Stenosis in my neck/spine. But it’s not actually touching the spinal cord so (phew) no op there. I think maybe I should have seen a Neurologist first.

I really hope he does loads of tests on my brain…I need answers. I went to the next County for a Consultation with Immunology today …. Absolutely exhausted. But the good thing is that the patient transport picked me up on a stretcher there and back (although we ended up in a muddy lane, with the side mirror cracked, and totally lost). Long day. Going back there (aaargh) on Thursday for the Neurology appointment.

By the way I’ve a diagnosis of Fybromyalgia too …I will (energy allowing) add to your Topic soon.

Thanks again @Loshy x

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@ZX1 i too have spinal lumbar and cervical stenosis it comes and goes with pain but is controlled by garpbentin. I’ve had carpal tunnel ops on both hands as they were a nightmare with pins and needles. I too was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Though I’m insisting on taking a low dose of prednisone as it helps with the tissue pains and I can walk with less pain.

What type of stroke did you have? Best wishes Loraine x

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I saw a neurologist after my stroke because the hospital thought I might have memory loss. Rather than test me, she asked me about my life and concluded by saying my memory was much better than many people who hadn’t had a stroke. You will probably be asked about what you think is wrong and they will take it from there. Be open and honest and tell the neurologist about what problems you’re experiencing.

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Shwmae @ZX1, if you isolate issues and follow-up with all the “wh-word” questions; what, why, where, and how. That should help guide some answers.

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Thanks @Loshy @Rups @John_Jeff_Maynard …… really appreciate your replies. Dreading tomorrow :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth::pleading_face:

Does anyone recall exactly what Neurological tests to ask for? :sparkles:Anne

@ZX1 i think the neurologist will determine the tests you will have by your symptoms.

Have you wrote a list of questions?

Good luck tomorrow it’s come round fast. Let us know how it goes. Kindest regards Loraine x

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Hi @Loshy … am cramming the questions and info now! Had an Immunology appt on Monday and that wiped me out. Only able to just function. I’ve got so many health conditions, which I have typed up from before. But panicking because it’s only c 15 mins and so much to say aaaaargh :worried::worried:

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Ps thankyou for your good wishes x

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@ZX1 don’t think of the time they have to listen to you. Good luck x

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Hi @Loshy @Rups @John_Jeff_Maynard … sorry, had a severe case of brain fog … it was Rheumatology on Thursday just gone … Neurology is this Thursday 8th, :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth::upside_down_face:

So, if anyone has any more ideas re specific tests to ask for please do share. :sparkles::sparkles:

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@ZX1 hi just wishing you lots of luck for Thursday and I hope you wrote all your questions down as it does help.

Kind wishes keep going Loraine xx

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Bless you @Loshy :sparkling_heart::sparkles:thanks for that, that’s very good of you to think of me. I’ve started the list, but then had two falls (aaargh :roll_eyes:) and that set me back. Have weird sensation in area where I had the Strokes, this week … so hopefully the Neurologist does lots of tests! Planning to have a nap now and complete the list tonight. Hope you’re as well as can be, and that your wrists/arms are 100%. I like your Christmassy references and jokes btw :slightly_smiling_face:

Take care, keep warm, and tx again xx :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles:

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@ZX1 sorry to hear you’ve had a couple of falls, hope you haven’t hurt yourself.

Hope all goes well at the neurologist visit

Best wishes

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Ahhh thanks @Mahoney … yes not too well but keepin on as @Bobbi says. Mainly my back issues stirred up but am ok. Thanks for your good wishes. Dreading the appointment! :scream:

ZX1. Such good advice from all supportive ‘family’ members on the forum. I hesitate to suggest my tip: is there anyone to go in with you to the appointments to take notes of answers and to act as additional memory? All the very best. Magga

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Hi @Magga thankyou that’s a great tip…and yes, I’ve someone with me to write notes and be a support, I appreciate that :sparkles:Anne​:sparkles:

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