My main symptoms are cognitive, depression, fatigue, and leg pain & weakness. Issues that aren't exactly visible. I began seeing this neurologist a year ago and am applying for SSDI so I don't think switching doctors would help my case. She spends our appt's dictating to her computer instead of listening to what I have to say. Does anyone have advice?
Outside of seeking a new doctor- have you sat down and shared your concerns with her?
Jess, MS Navigator
I has been my experience that symptoms are annoying but not what doctors pay attention to. They will assist with a script for the symptoms that are most bothersome but pay attention to the leisons and physical strength for information. And what you should be paying attention to is your calmness or lack there of, the nerves go nuts when you freak out, and it takes a long time to soothe them. Once you have been diagnosed with ms it is up to you to control the symptoms as much as possible. Observing how you react to things gives you a good idea about how your nerves will respond. Doing your best to feel good should come first all the time.