Finding new doctors

Hey gang,

Sorry I've been off-line awhile. We moved to a new city-state, and are still trying to get settled in.

Meanwhile, I'm having to find new doctors, and sadly this city also has no specialists in ADEM. I went to a neurologist who tried to tell me that I DON'T have ADEM, just sleep apnea, as people my age don't get ADEM. I informed him of this group and our over-10 year old members, and he "respectfully" disagreed. Sigh.

And one of the residual side effects I've been having post-ADEM is cluster headaches - TERRIBLE pain that usually drives me to the ER for meds. The new state requires a doctor to prescribe the meds I take, and he flat refuses, saying I have to find a neurologist... and we're back to square one.

I'm very fortunate that my physical effects have diminished over time, with the exception of morning legs not working well, dizzyness and tiredness, but how do you convince a new doctor (and Social SEcurity for that matter) that you have cognitive, emotional and memory issues that are problematic?!?

Also, my husband and I have signed up for the 2015 Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium to be held in Dallas TX in October. If you have questions/concerns/thoughts/comments you'd like me to share, please feel free to reply or private message me. I'll keep a running list.

I hope you're all hanging in there. God knows I'm trying to. :)


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Hang in there yourself and Best of Luck with all of it, Dr's, (yeah right), Social Security(as if) and all!!!! I will be sending you nothing but good thought and well wishes!

Wonderful to hear about the Symposium I don't think I could make it, but please share any knowledge you can!!!


Will do! And if you have any questions/concerns/etc you'd like me to ask or share, let me know.

Thanks for the well-wishes. I certainly need them!