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melmel12

41d

Has anybody had an appointment with a neurologist? My doctor is reffering me to a specialist and I have no idea really what to expect. Any tips on how to prepare/ feel less anxious abiut it?

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    • CozyVibez

      41d

      I have. Bring a list of your meds and diagnoses. Be prepared to tell them why you're there. That's about the gist of it!

    • Toonbarmy2010

      41d

      Not yet but I have the Permanent Shakes so I'm waiting for a Referral after already being Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and many Mental Health issues 💚, Good luck 🤞🏻 x

    • Rollergirl

      41d

      The neurologist that I went to doesn’t treat Fibromyalgia! He’s the head of Neurology at a large Medical Center! It was very frustrating to me because after being diagnosed years ago, my Rheumatologist retired, and there’s such a shortage in my area that I can’t get an appointment with another Rheumatologist .😖😫😣 However, the neurologist that I did see did a skin punch biopsy to test me for small fiber neuropathy and It was positive. He informed me that many many people with fibromyalgia also have small fiber neuropathy, but it often goes undiagnosed, and there really isn’t any treatment for it -at least not I need that my insurance will cover! Good luck to you 🤞

      • Zebrapotato37659

        40d

        @Rollergirl Thanks for sharing!

    • faerywyrm

      41d

      I was very nervous to meet my neurologist, too. Just be honest and don't leave anything out. Expect questions about headaches, numbness/tingling, nerve pain locations, and triggers. This will help the doctor to get a clear picture of what is going on and give him/her a better idea as to treatment. Most neurologists are quite good at what they do. If they don't think it's within their realm of expertise, they will probably send you to a rheumatologist.

    • Chesbro99

      41d

      I really like my Nero, they have helped a lot in explaining things and providing meds. I would try and know what you want going in. Like yes or no to meds or what kind of treatments. I'm here if you wanna talk!

    • CozyVibez

      41d

      I have. Bring a list of your meds and diagnoses. Be prepared to tell them why you're there. That's about the gist of it!

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Some people have shared their experiences with seeing a neurologist. One person mentioned that their first neurologist was very attentive and helpful, which made them feel validated. Another person suggested being open-minded, using breathing techniques to clear your mind, and being honest about your experiences. It's also recommended to think about your struggles on your worst day and answer accordingly. If you're not sure about a question, ask for clarification.

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