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Are all neurologists so dismissive?

I’m new here and a 34yo female. About two years ago after the birth of my first child I started having weird symptoms...pain in hands and feet and first and then tingling. A few months later, my hands/fingers developed a postural tremor. Initial basic bloodwork all can back normal. Two years later, I finally have seen neurology but have felt like he isn’t that “impressed” with my symptoms. I now have small twitches that occur, mainly in my hands and legs but I’ve felt them all over at different times. And more recently an icy-hot tingling in my neck and shoulders. After a VERY rushed neuro exam, he told me I had diminished reflexes (for example, no knee-jerk response). My nerve conduction test was normal. With some hesitation he is scheduling me for an MRI so hopefully that will be soon. Though most of the sensory symptoms I’m experiencing started about two years ago, I can’t help but think back on three episodes in 2012 and 2013 where I had short-loved but horrible episodes of vertigo. And occasional eye pain (which I always chalked up to allergies?). Anyways, the neurologist I saw really didn’t ask any questions or get a real case history from me. After doing my own research, I have started piecing together my own health history puzzle and it’s somewhat depressing to have ended up in the MS diagnosis limbo. Just wanted to share my story so far because my experience so far with neurology has been kind of discouraging, especially when you’re facing a potentially difficult diagnosis. I will update when I get my MRI completed.
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Hi and welcome,

Q: Are all neurologists so dismissive?
A: Honestly no but it's not uncommon to experience feeling dismissed by one though, so you're definitely not alone in how your feeling.

My guess to why it might happen is based on something  i read once that said only about a third of patients seen by neurologists actually have a neurological condition , not sure how true that is but even if it is, it still doesn't make it right or easier to deal with....  

Good luck with your testing.......JJ
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