Finally, after days of "I'm sorry, the person you need to speak to is unavailable," I've been given an appointment date for a neurologist.
On the second of November, 2010.
I was triaged as "high priority" and this is the soonest appointment they could give me.
When I spoke to her (the appointment co-ordinator), the only thing she could recommend to get in any sooner, would be to go out of city. I've told her that was fine, and she's looking into it.
I'm currently on medication which is costing me over $100.00 per month (closer to $150.00 with the dose I'm up to), which was prescribed to treat my symptoms. I would like to know what the heck is wrong with me before I spend the over $1300.00 on medication which may or may not be necessary. And what if it's something serious? What if I could really benefit from being diagnosed early?
I'm so tired of "What ifs."
Is the medication helping? Yes. Is it a good idea to be on these meds if there's a problem that can be fixed instead of just treated? No. Especially not if I'm ever going to have children. Which is looking less and less likely. Dammit.
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