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 Anne
@Loshy this is excellent … thankyou for taking the time to post this. Very useful. Good luck with your appt in January 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
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.
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.
Does anyone recall exactly what Neurological tests to ask for? Anne
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
Ps thankyou for your good wishes x
So, if anyone has any more ideas re specific tests to ask for please do share.
Bless you @Loshy thanks for that, that’s very good of you to think of me. I’ve started the list, but then had two falls (aaargh ) 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
Take care, keep warm, and tx again xx
@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
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
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 Anne:sparkles: