Hi Allison, I am new here but I would implore you to try and see another doctor if at all possible. My first visit to a neurologist was very disheartening. My appointment was literally the last before their Christmas break. He spent no more than two minutes looking at my MRI scans before saying there was nothing wrong with me and I should just be happy I was healthy. They were opening champagne bottles as I paid my bill. I left in tears. I asked for a second opinion. The receptionist for this neurologist rang and said that if the surgeon decided to see me, she would ring me in about six months to let me know when the appointment would be - probably another six months after that. I rang my GP in tears. Later that same day I received a call from another surgery who said they would see me in a week. This neurologist has been amazing. We still haven't got to the root of the problem but he cares AND he listens. That is half the battle. You need to find someone who will listen to you and really try to help you. I feel for you Allison and hope you find someone to help you soon.View Thread
Greenearth, I am really sorry to hear that you are going through this. It must be awful for you. I'm sorry that I can't be of any help with the symptoms you describe but I sincerely hope that you get an answer soon.View Thread
Hello everyone, I approached my GP last year as I was experiencing headaches completely unlike the migraines I had experienced off and on for 20 or so years. I actually thought that they might be cluster headaches but my doctor felt that they were another form of migraine. Combined with some other symptoms I was experiencing - memory issues, dizziness, fainting, etc, he ordered a CT- which was abnormal- followed by an MRI. The MRI showed lesions and 'rings' in my brain and while the lesions are apparently caused by the migraines and are of no concern, the 'rings' are still under investigation.
Meanwhile the migraine patterns have changed dramatically again. I have also developed new olfactory and optical symptoms as well as (vividly) remembering things that haven't happened. Nothing exciting, unfortunately, simply mundane tasks that I can remember doing that I haven't actually done. My neurologist, who has quite a sense of humor, says that I have all the symptoms of a tumor without the actual tumor! Has anyone else experienced additional symptoms like these with their migraines? Thanks for reading.View Thread