Sorry that I can't remember who said they were frustrated with their second meeting with Dr Stone as he just repeated everything he said in the 1st.
He's my Consultant too. I went prepared with a list of questions and a timer on my phone as time rushes by so quickly in the consultations. He wasn't at all insulted by me timing the meeting nor coming with questions and taking notes.
I asked about Non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g. ECT). He said that it really only was a placebo affect.
I also asked why I'm in the DSM - 5 300.1 which is the diagnostic and statical manual of mental disorders. I also suffer from Complex - PTSD. He said that a new manual was coming out for neurological conditions and FND would be in it.
I then listed all my new symptoms.
I find him very empathetic. I nearly had a seizure when seeing him - couldn't find a word which can trigger me but luckily it popped into my head; my husband and kids say the colour just drains out of my already very white Northern Irish face - I reckon he saw that. He came out into the corridor after the consultation and asked if I was going to have a seizure and if anyone was with me. My husband has to take me everywhere as I can no longer drive. I'm a very independent person and that is almost the worst thing about this illness. I know it says that in a city the size of Birmingham (UK) there are 60 - 90 sufferers that's 0.06 - 0.09% (if my maths isn't failing me). I'd say that's pretty rare.