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Postby caroline2530 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:29 am

Hi all.....

Haven't been here in a while, hope everyones doing ok.

Finally got my neuro appointment thro after a 6 month wait, went to see him yesterday, feeling a bit deflated. Was in with him for about 15-20 mins, after explaining all my symptoms & when they started etc etc. He asked me to raise my arms, & pushed against them etc. I think he was testing my joints & oh my god I could have cried, at one point he asked me to sit on the bed & raise my knee up to my neck, I asked him if he was having a laugh, anyway, after all that. He asked me what my go thought, I told him that they thought fibro......he said simply, yes that's what I was fishing for...anyway, he said that he's going to write to my gp & recommend that the change my meds, to gabapentin & amitriptyline (again).
I'm not sure what I was expecting yesterday but I thought I would have had some sort of other tests, as I've read about the pressure points & was terrified of that.

On a good note, at least I have confirmation it's fibro now (if that's good I don't know)

Thanks for listening...
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Re: Neuro

Postby shazq » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:06 pm

Glad you got the answers.

Some docs will do the pressure points test others dont, it is normal for the docs to write a letter to your GP stating what meds to start you on and your GP will take over the care from now on.

Gabapentin and Ami`s are a common med used for fibro, hope they work for you. :goodluck1:
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Re: Neuro

Postby Adele » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:55 pm

when the doctor asked you to raise your arms and pushed against them it wasn't to test your joints. it is part of a basic neurological examination to check for weakness or unusual movement. the same with raising your leg. he must be satisfied that you aren't showing any signs of a neurological illness and therefore do not require further tests.

i needed a brain and spinal MRI scan because i failed a basic test. i had to put my arms out in front of me, feet together ,i think, and close my eyes. i promptly started to topple over backwards but was caught by the doctor. this can be a sign of a central nervous system problem.

sorry to hear you definitely have fibro but it does help to know what you are up against. :grouphug: :flowers:
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Re: Neuro

Postby animalhouse » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:19 pm

i think it can be a bit scary being sent off to strange specialists/consusltants - but such a relief when you finally get a diagnosis and that there isn't anything else more sinister.

the difference from just having to see someone other than a gp can be scary but oncce thats over you can now relax and see what and if treatments/meds are recommended.

hope you do ok with the gabas/amiys, i am on the gabapentin and they have been really good for me at dumbing the pain and stopping all sorts of twitches and shooting pains in strange places.

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