"Disgusting excuse for a doctor"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary / Neurology The Royal Victoria Infirmary Neurology NE1 4LP
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I had an appointment with the neurologist doctor some time ago. She was extremely rude and would not let me speak. She had already made a diagnosis from reading my notes before my appointment. When I tried to ask a question about my therapy she told me “we are not talking about this” she recommended physio therapy and to come of all pain relief. Due to me telling her I sometimes stop breathing during the day time while awake she told me I may have sleep apnea. So I left the appointment in disbelief and she had made the pain I had been suffering from seem like it was all in my head. Myself and partner did not know what to think. A few months pass and I finally had my physio therapy appointment to which I couldn’t tell the therapist why I was there because the neurologist did not give me a diagnosis. It then took until my second physio appointment for the physiotherapist to tell me I had functional neurological disorder. Why the neurologist kept this information secret from me I do not know. So eventually I get a discharge letter from my physio saying they are happy I have started the ‘Newcastle active health programme’ that I had been referred to. I have not started or ever received anything about this programme I was apparently referred to. So another mistake was made due to the neurologists negligence. I think it was around this time I made a formal complaint to the PALS to which I got a pointless apology letter from someone that wasn’t even the neurologist who failed to do her job correctly. A year later I eventually receive an appointment with the sleep services due to me not breathing while awake... the sleep specialist told me I do not have sleep apnea. Which I knew due to only stopping breathing while awake. He then proceeded to show me the neurologists book on Amazon that could help me with my sleep. This was a complete and utter waste of two years of my life. I am still in a lot of pain daily, I still struggle with the same symptoms and I have had no progression and it is all down to the disgusting way the neurologist diagnosed me without listening to my issues correctly. If I ever have to see a neurologist again I will make sure I request that I am not seen by the first one I saw. Doctors and specialists should listen to their patients and not make them feel the way that neurologist made me feel.