Last reply 2 years ago
Diagnosis

Hello All !
I am new to this site. I saw my ,G.P. Last week to discuss my symptoms and he has referred me to see a neurologist. It’s a seven month wait, although I called for my appointment and I am there in the beginning of November. The thing is I have just started with another symptom that may be linked ( a constant numbness/tingling in the arch of my right foot ? )
Is it worth going back to my G.P. ? Do you think the appointment would be brought closer. Would the G.P. Send me for an M.R.I to speed things up. What were other people’s experiences getting diagnose? Obviously theirs every chance it’s not M.S..
Thanks
Mark

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avox
2 years ago

I guess it depends on how uncomfortable you are with the new symptom. They might send you for an emergency MRI if you’re feeling considerably worse or it’s having a detrimental effect on your day to day life?

When I was diagnosed, I was booked into see a neurologist for an MRI (Or booked for an MRI – I forget which one) and it was a 4 month wait. I then went numb from the chest down a few weeks later and ended up back at the doctors sobbing and I was sent for an emergency MRI (which was still a couple of weeks wait) so it did speed things up a bit but I was in the middle of my first proper relapse so that’s why they rushed me through.


stumbler
2 years ago

Hi @markbacon and welcome.

The best thing to do is have a chat with you GP and see what they can do for you. Another option is to offer to accept a cancelled appointment at short notice, if manageable.

There is the option of going private, although this is dependant on your personal finances. Get a diagnosis, then switch back to the NHS list.


markbacon
2 years ago

Thanks for the replies. I will call the Hospital first to let them know I can accept a cancellation. I live next door to the Hospital . Then I will go back to see the G.P. And explain the new symptoms.


jimharmon
2 years ago

Sounds like you have a good plan.


markbacon
2 years ago

It’s the three weeks wait to see the GO that puts me off, not to worry could be worse.
Thanks again


stumbler
2 years ago

@markbacon , I tend to ask the GP to give me a telephone call.

This is a lot more achievable on the same day. If the GP thinks it is urgent and/or wants to see you, they’ll find an appointment for you!


vixen
2 years ago

Hi @markbacon, also keep a list and dateline of any symptoms. Try not to overgoogle, as speculation can add to stress and worry unnecessarily. Good luck with your quest!


markbacon
2 years ago

Hello Vixen !

Thanks for that, I have thought of that but havent got around to it , your comment has given me the kick up the backside I needed to get on with it. I do google a bit but I dont worry about anything I read . Just because I have symptoms the causes are varied. As I said I havent been diagnosed yet so fingers crossed .

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