Hi everyone. YAY ... We finally have a date for Lee's appt with the specialist. Friday 22nd Sept. She is extremely excited.
Her questions were quite amazing and somewhat humorous.
'What should I wear, what do I call him, what if he doesn't like me, what if I don't like him'?
I asked her what about questions about RLS; like ... how will this certain medication help me, what are the side effects etc etc
I already know all that, you told me. I explained to her that I've only passed on my personal experience and that what works for me won't necessarily work for her. Plus I'm at the other end of the spectrum, she's just starting out.
WRONG. Then the excitement turned to panic. My advice was No 1 (and most importantly) tell him that the person who advised you that it sounds like you've got RLS was a non professional/stranger, albeit someone who has been diagnosed with chronic RLS by a specialist in the field of RLS. Explain your symptoms in your own words, tell him how RLS is effecting your quality of life, ask him questions regarding augmentation (a word that I'd never heard of before joining this group and which now frightens the bejesses out of me). If you don't understand something he says, just say, 'I don't understand'. Tell him how you were feeling the day we met.
I have informed Lee of my decision to accompany her to the appointment, however I would not attend consultation, but I would be in the waiting room.