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  1. #1
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    Dec 2004
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    Being Referred To A Neurologist Why????

    I've been suffering from depression and anxiety for 5 months now and am currently on antidepressants, but i was told today that i would be being referred to see a neurologist to have a CT scan to rule out anything being wrong with me in my head such as MS, parkinsons etc.

    Is this is a normal thing to do as i am really worried now that i may have something bad wrong with me or something.

    I hope they don't find anything wrong with me in that way.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2003
    , , United Kingdom.
    If you've been complaining of excess of headaches, dizziness, numbness etc eventually your GP will refer you on just to rule out anything else untoward.

    Its not a cause for concern in itself... most people complain that their GP won't refer them on..

    Expect a good wait before having it .


    You cannot conquer fear until you have learned what it is you're afraid of. The enemy is ignorance. Vivian Vance

  3. #3
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    Apr 2003
    , , United Kingdom.
    I was referred to a neurologist because of I was feeling dizzy all the time. I now know that it was the anxiety but they checked me out anyway and all was fine.

    It is good that the doctor is doing this cos it will put your mind at ease about all those sorts of things.

    Let us know when you go and how you get on.


  4. #4
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    May 2004
    , , United Kingdom.
    I was referred to a neurologist as well as the docs all thought that I was epileptic. The results all came back ok. It's just the doc's way of ruling things out so don't worry!! Good luck!!


  5. #5
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    Nov 2009

    Re: Being Referred To A Neurologist Why????

    Well my sleep clinic doctor tells me that evenn though my sleep apnoea has improved, as I am not waking up gasping for breath, they have too decided to refer me to see a Neurologist as the clinic doctor thinks I may have some low level Narcolepsy.
    My GP has now agreed to write to the Neurology dept for their help in a possible diagnosis of CFS, my GP has said she's done this cause with me having sleep apnoea and diabetes and GAD that all can make one fatigued, but lots of my other tests have been coming back clear and so she's thinking CFS as a root cause.
    But my GP has assured me that of all hospital doctors, neurologists are the least invasive of the lot..YIPPEEE

    I think maybe Mr Spock had the right idea that human emotions have many flaws and are very unpredictable Live Long & Prosper

    Diagnosed With Following Under Mental Health

    Severe Depression
    Generalised Anxiety Disorder
    Panic Disorder
    Borderline Personality Disorder

    Physical Health Diagnosis's

    Type 2 Diabetes
    Blood Clotting Disorder
    Sleep Apnoea

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