OK...so new neuro completely dismissed my T2 white spots. Finds genuine hyperreflexia on both sides--calls it pathological. Thinks that my demonstrated weakness in my right hand might be "psychological." I told him what I thought of that. I think he wants it to be a lower-extremity thing because he's seen distortion in the cord at T5/T6, and he wants that to be THE explanation. So...he's sending me for a myelogram and hasn't commented on the symptoms above that level (i.e., hands).
Anyone ever had one of these? I've already had a lumbar puncture--all was normal. I know what the myelogram is, how it works, etc., but I'm wondering how useful it's going to be. The disortion in the cord is dorsal, not ventral.
BTW, I'm not unhappy with this neuro for bringing up the psychological thing. He said he's talking to me, asking me questions the way he would his own daughter. I don't hold it against him. But it is irritating. I haven't been able to open a jar for months; I know it's the real deal.
While it is appropriate to discuss the psychological side of things, it sounds like this guy is manipulating the data to fit his preconceived diagnosis. This is dangerous. It's exactly what the idiots at NIH did to Craig when he didn't fit their first diagnosis. He is saying this is a conversion reaction. Before I had a myelogram, I'd see a well respected psychiatrist (who all are certified in Neurology and Psychiatry) maybe one affiliated with a Neurology department.
A Myelogram is a pretty invasive, not without its risks, and often painful procedure, I believe. Before I did that I would seek another opinion, like from a good neurosurgeon.
How does he explain your cognitive issues and ???fatigue. I'm sorry, I don't remember all your details, but you have much more going on than your legs, no?
The reason I suggest the psych is that he will clearly see that this is hooey and set the record straight once and for all. Once a doc has raised this spectre of conversion reaction, others may use it to avoid thinking also.
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