What if my neurologist chalks up my myoclonus and other symptoms as anxiety… again?
Myoclonus is my main symptom and I’m worried about my neurologist appointment on Wednesday. This is my second attempt to find out what is going on. I was hospitalized 2 years ago for a string of neurological symptoms but the most noticeable was constant myoclonus. The doctor didn’t tell me what she was looking for but I had suspected MS. The MRI was clean and she told me after that she was looking for a tumour. I’m assuming that it also didn’t show lesions.
I thought gluten-free was the answer
Well, to try to keep the story short, my primary care doctor noticed an irregular result for gluten, so told me to try gluten-free. I did and noticed my symptoms receding within days. Within a year all symptoms were gone and I thought that was the answer. But they all came back in December, so my doctor referred me back to the neurologist and now I have to try to explain all my symptoms without making her think I am a Google MD and have diagnosed myself.
Worried it will be chalked up as anxiety
The ones I had in December are mostly gone except the myoclonus and this last week my eyes just won’t focus. I have searched a little bit on here and see that startle myoclonus is pretty prevalent but didn’t see anything about constant movement. Other symptoms I have had are not being able to find the right word or using the wrong one, not remembering how to do things I do every day, pins and needles feeling on my skull, and not sure if the sharp pain that shoots through my chest occasionally is part of everything… Anyway, this is no longer short, but I’m worried she will chalk all this up to anxiety like she did the first time. I am on Paxil now because I was having constant panic attacks in December as well.