Good grief......I'm under a neurologist for chronic daily migraine (diagnosed 2 months ago) and following my latest Neuro. exam, my Consultant has decided to schedule a SPECT DAT scan to measure dopamine levels in the brain.
Now I must admit that my anxiety is REALLY high over this one. I've had a lot of tests in the last 12 months and a couple of new diagnosis (one cardio, one neuro). I really was expecting to find that all would be clear with those but am now thinking - what if this throws up something too?
This scan is very expensive - about £2,500 if undertaken privately (mine is being done via the NHS). As I understand it from my research, it's primarily to help diagnose Parkinson's disease. I'm probably reading a lot into this but thinking, why would my Consultant order such an expensive scan unless he had a high suspicion that I might indeed have Parkinson's?
I'm just waiting for my scan date to come through, but I'm in pieces already tbh. I'm only 49, so feel too young for any of this!