I feel so upset and quite cross. I had an appointment this afternoon to see a Migraine specialist, only he wasn't there so I saw a registrar neurologist. She was so quick in doing the examination and I was getting so confused at what she was telling me to do. She has diagnosed me with Functional Neurologicl disorder which I think means psychosomatic.
I tried to tell her that I have general weakness and difficulty walking that is made by activity which would be from the untreated thyroid or CFS. But I am having definate episodes of left side paralysis, slurred speech, co ordination problems, cognitive problems, pressure in the head etc I have these episodes around period and ovulation time. I feel that these are definate separate episodes from my more general weakness. Everything I have read on hemiplegic migraine ties in with what I am experiencing. These episodes last for about 3-4 days then function returns. She does not agree with any of it. Firstly in her opinion thyroid would not cause any of this weakness and two it can't be hemiplegic migraine because they have normal periods inbetween. I tried to tell her that I do have normal times when I can walk. She said that she wouldn't diagnose h p migraine in someone with my history of weakness. I said surely you can have two seperate conditions? I gave her my detailed diary. She did not read it but put it in my notes.
I was made to feel that I was wasting her time!
I don't know how it can be all in my head when I have had two muscle tests showing myopathy. The doctor who did the tests even put that it was probably due to my thyroid.
I think I hate doctors even more every time I see one. I had to hold back the tears as I was catching a taxi home. But once home I was angry and thought I'm not going to let you make me cry!!!! I feel like complaining about how quick she did the tests- she flew through it and didnt care that i was getting confused I must have been in there 5 minutes!
I don't know what to do now?