I've been having loads of health problems recently and the GP's weren't very helpful. As I have private health insurance I asked my GP to refer me and they suggested Neurology. I had MRI, Heart Echo, bloods etc and everything came back clear. I actually told the consultant I was "disappointed" as I really wanted a 'label' for what I was going through. 3 weeks later I've received a letter saying they have a late result suggesting I have Low Folate and have to go for more test of which kind I have no clue. I've came across this forum after googling and and I've discovered that I have 4 of the 5 symptoms of Episodic ataxia (not speech), but it suggests that this is hereditary, which doesn't ring true with my family. Please be Honest with me I don't mind criticism. Am I jumping the gun by self diagnosing with google? I'm kind of pleased to be having more tests and a possible label, as my symptoms dont always happen around people or as with the eye movements they aren't always as obvious to others as a plaster cast would be. My auntie (65) stated the other day to my dad that I (43) am the sickliest person she knows. I've been laid up with back spasms for over 10 days, I'm weeping as I type this. It's absolutely ridiculous to want to have a label for ill health but that's genuinely how I feel.
As a newbie I'm not sure if any responses will post here with a message to my email informing me of responses or if I just have to keep checking back, so please bare with me.
Thanks a lot