Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Health IUpdate


So yesterday arvo I went and saw the new neurologist, he was a nice enough fellow after talking to me for a good while he examined me.

He is sending me for an MRI which I will have done on the 19th at 7pm. I do not like such a late appointment but it was all they had at first the woman making the appointment wanted me to go to East Maitland to have it done. That is a 0-40 minute drive, thankfully I only have to go to Cardiff a 10 minute drive.

He has also prescribed me a new medication to try, something called Gapentin 100mg, this I take 3 times a day.

He also thing I should see another specialist in Sydney, as he says that my symptoms suggest either an Essential tremor or a Parkinson's tremor but it can't be both. He didn't say anything about a Functional tremor.


Rosie said...

Jo-Anne, I hope the specialists can sort out your health problems. A friend has an Essential tremor and another friend has Parkinson's. I think it might be easier to treat Parkinsons as there are a lot of drugs to help but the Essential tremor seems to be more difficult, at least for my friend. It will be good to get a definite diagnosis and then you can get some help.

Janie Junebug said...

It sounds as if the visit was positive. Have you ever had an MRI before? I ask because some people feel claustrophobic and might need medication to help them relax.


Rita said...

I hope they can get a proper diagnosis and help you feel and function better. That would be marvelous! :)

Kea said...

I hope you can get this sorted out and so then have an effective treatment. My very best wishes; good luck!

IanH said...

pray that it's not Parkinson's. Elaine has had it many years. It is progressive and can be very nasty!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Rosie....Yes that's why in a weird way Parkinson's would be kinda good answer

Janie....It was, and yep had an MRI before, I just lay there and closed my eyes

Rita.....It would be wonderful to have a diagnosis of something that I can get help for

Kea......Thank you and me too

Ian.....Parkingson's isn't nice but I get zero help with a Functional Tremor

CWMartin said...

I was just praying about your health. I had forgotten abt the new medicine you posted abt on FB, but I see God had his reasons.

Katie Isabella said...

I meant to ask if Essential Tremors had been ruled out!


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