Can anyone give me some advice about preparing for an appointment with a Neurology consultant.
Will he be more interested in my very bad short term memory loss, lack of concentration, depression and mourning the person I used to be before being diagnosed with SLE, RA and hypothyroidism. Struggling to read books as I can't remember characters or the plot line, sometimes even what the book is about.
Or will he be more interested in my more physical problems such as feeling as if I have ants crawling on my skin even though nothing there, my restless legs at night, oversensitive skin where I have to wear my pyjamas inside out because I can't bear the seams touching me. No creases on bottom sheet! Sudden limb jerks and shaking hands when extremely tired.
I have awful insomnia like many of us but don't know if that would come under his remit or not.
Am waiting for appointments with neurologist, cardiologist, dermatologist and pulmonologist before returning to see my rheumatogist as I'm so breathless all the time, she wants to make sure their are no hidden problems before restarting me on a treatment for lupus. Was on methotrexate then sulphasalazine which exacerbated my symptoms, so without any treatment all my fatigue and pain is at it's worst.
Any suggestions or advice would be really appreciated.