2 days ago
Hi I have been reading on here about people having to wait sometimes years to get a proper diagnosis for Ataxia. My friend's problem seems to be the opposite and I wondered if anyone else has had an initial diagnosis of some form of Ataxia and then told further down the line that they had not got Ataxia.
My friend went to The QMC in Nottingham last week after being referred by his doctor for a second opinion, as she thought nothing was being done for him after his spell in hospital last year and being diagnosed with Cerebellar Ataxia. He saw a Neurology expert who had quite an abrasive manner and was told he had not got Ataxia at all. He made this statement after just a few minutes check up and with just a minimum of notes from Sheffield. He followed this up with a letter to my friend and copies to his doctor and Professor at Sheffield, which to say the least was disgusting and totally insulting for my friend. He insinuated that my friend's condition was most likely due to anxiety and that he was probably faking his problems. This has really upset my friend and has probably set him back and knocked his confidence. We shall have to see what the Prof at Sheffield has to say, as he has an appointment with him in September. Has anyone else encountered this problem?