I asked my new PCP if he thought I should have my MRI's repeated or have a lumbar puncture done (have never had one) yesterday, and he said no, that he didn't think I had MS....said he thought ALL my symptoms were just 'upset' nerves or hyperventilation. HUGH??? I told him that I knew what hyperventilation was, and that I was NOT hyperventilating!! Why do doctors think they know our bodies better than ourselves??...especially when I've a great deal of medical training as well!! I told him that might be possible when I'm having my anxiety attacks (which have subsided by now, only to be replaced with MORE NEW SYMPTOMS!!). I guess I'm just about ready to give up! He said that "real damage" (I guess he means residual damage like PERMANENT muscle weakness, numbness, etc...) would indicate MS, but not neurological symptoms that come-&-go....much more likely from stress, eating habits, etc... So......guess I'm not going to ask anymore unless I get to the point that I can no longer walk, use my hands, see, etc....Isn't it ashame that we have to be on our death beds, or in a wheelchair before we can get anyone to listen!!?? Sorry for ranting...I'm just sooooooooo frustrated!!!! Maybe my visit with rheumy will be better tomorrow, but not counting on it, as she is my new PCP's office partner!!
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