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I AM CRAZY

So my Neuro hasn't got back to me still.  Now my GP wants me to go see a shrink and make sure i am not just imgaineing all this.  I said to set it up that's fine i go just so he knows i am not just going crazy.  I am so upset i thought i was really going to get an answer soon but guess what i am not i don't think.  Then i told my GP the funny funny girl i am that i think he needs his head checked to if he honestly belives i am not really feeling these horrible pains in my right arm that feel like i put my finger in a light socket for just split seconds and the ache in my wrist that slowly moves up my night. Or my first eposide where my legs had such weakness i can't put pressure on them for aleast 4 days. or hugs around my hips that make everything down feel like it's gone.  Or where i can't spell words learned 25 years ago or why when i walk into a room i wonder WHY THE HELL i am in this STINKEN room anyways.  I told people dont imagine **** like this.  None of this is what i want but ut's really here.  If i was imagineing i would up north in a cottage with my familyy and friends lovin life or in disney with myy little man enjoying ever minute of it... NOt this

Anyways just need to vent   was typingh fast i hope it makes sense

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I think you'll find that a vast number of pwMS have gone through it too, its common enough to see a physc for mental health testings and or cognitive assessments, somewhere in their dx journey. The idea that its psychological and not phsysiological isn't exclusive to MS, just pick any difficult to dx condition. So i think you'll find that psych testing is pretty common in the MS diagnostic journey, especially if their MRI and clinical findings aren't exactly clearl that it is a neurological condition like MS.  

I usually recommend people go get tested for 2 reasons, the first is that if there are signs that a mental health condition (health anxiety, conversion disorder etc) is a 'possible' cause then thats not exactly a bad thing, imho. There are really good treatment plans out there and if it is MH you still wouldn't be 'crazy'. :-)

The second is that if there arn't any signs that a mental health condition is a 'possible' cause, then knowing for sure, being realy sure that 'your not crazy', is soooooo self empowering. Just having that peice of paper which clears you of having a mental health condition, is often enough to get MH off the table of possibilities, again not a bad thing, imho.

I've been tested for MH and i've had cognitive testing, its in my records that i dont have any psychological condition, it was what i and everyone who knows me fully expected, so no suprise there. Cognitive testing was eye opening, pre-testing I already knew i'd lost pre-established skills but knowing for sure was a tad confronting for a lot of reasons but its straying  off topic so i wont go on about it. lol

Lol i booked my self in for testing the day after the first neuro (epilepsy specialised in) said he thought my communication and cognitive issues was probably 'senile dementia' and the way i walked was probably psychological. Ummmmm i'd just turned 45, i actually giggled my head off, my elderly mother was speachless, which set me off some more lol

Take it from me, who still walks like a human string puppet, and who is still laughing my way through life lol go get tested for mental health and if you can make sure the neuro specialises in MS because its so much better than if they dont.

Cheers.........JJ  
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Michelle, it all makes perfect sense to us.  Many people around here have been told it's in their head.  The best cure for that crap is to go have the shrink evaluate you and then bring the report that says you have nothing mentally wrong back to the neurologist as proof.  

Unfortunately once they think it might be a mental issue, that is next to impossible to get off your record until you get that evaluation.

I am so sorry to hear you are going through this.  It really $ucks. Come back and vent anytime you want - there are lots of people here who understand it all too well.

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It's my GP that thinks that not my neuro she is still beleiving she is on the right track with MS.  I will take your advise and for sure go see the Shrink then it's off the table.  And we can get back to business and back on the right track and find out what is really really going on.

Thanks again :)  
At least i know i am not crazy and feeling stuff that is not there

MIchelle
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you are not crazy - but having these symptoms will make you feel like you are!!  Good luck with the next steps.
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hi i had my shrink exam a few weeks ago and its all clear which I knew it would be and I really feel like going back to the neuro and shoving the paperwork in his face with a few choice words but I wont I found a new neuro saw her today and she is great no answers yet but she is getting there. even the shrink put in his report he thinks I have ms so keeping my fingers crossed that this new one will figure things out . so get evaluated and then you will have proof and actually I felt vindicated when I got my results even though I knew it was going to be fine.\

best of luck
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thanks so much !!! it helps to hear someone else going through it. well not for you but a friend along the way.  

I am from Ontario Canada i am actually considering calling the MS client in toronto to see if they can suggest someone i can see that specializes in MS.  I don't want MS or anything that even minic's it.  I just want to know what the hell is going on with me and if this is my normal

Michelle
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(I don't want MS either!) Good idea to go to a neurologist who specializes in MS - not all neurologists have a background or experience in this area.
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I think you'll find that a vast number of pwMS have gone through it too, its common enough to see a physc for mental health testings and or cognitive assessments, somewhere in their dx journey. The idea that its psychological and not phsysiological isn't exclusive to MS, just pick any difficult to dx condition. So i think you'll find that psych testing is pretty common in the MS diagnostic journey, especially if their MRI and clinical findings aren't exactly clearl that it is a neurological condition like MS.  

I usually recommend people go get tested for 2 reasons, the first is that if there are signs that a mental health condition (health anxiety, conversion disorder etc) is a 'possible' cause then thats not exactly a bad thing, imho. There are really good treatment plans out there and if it is MH you still wouldn't be 'crazy'. :-)

The second is that if there arn't any signs that a mental health condition is a 'possible' cause, then knowing for sure, being realy sure that 'your not crazy', is soooooo self empowering. Just having that peice of paper which clears you of having a mental health condition, is often enough to get MH off the table of possibilities, again not a bad thing, imho.

I've been tested for MH and i've had cognitive testing, its in my records that i dont have any psychological condition, it was what i and everyone who knows me fully expected, so no suprise there. Cognitive testing was eye opening, pre-testing I already knew i'd lost pre-established skills but knowing for sure was a tad confronting for a lot of reasons but its straying  off topic so i wont go on about it. lol

Lol i booked my self in for testing the day after the first neuro (epilepsy specialised in) said he thought my communication and cognitive issues was probably 'senile dementia' and the way i walked was probably psychological. Ummmmm i'd just turned 45, i actually giggled my head off, my elderly mother was speachless, which set me off some more lol

Take it from me, who still walks like a human string puppet, and who is still laughing my way through life lol go get tested for mental health and if you can make sure the neuro specialises in MS because its so much better than if they dont.

Cheers.........JJ  
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I still think the best way to play this is reverse psychology. :-D
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great idea :)  LOL
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