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Online mct425

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Doctor won't send me to neuro
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:30:53 PM »
So I went to the doctor the other day for a lingering cough and mentioned that I'm STILL having this facial pressure/tingling (ever since October).  He reviewed the ENTs findings (clear sinus CT scan) and said he thinks it's anxiety or stress.  He said that there's always a chance there could be SOMETHING else causing it, but no tests/machines are showing signs of anything which means it isn't serious...just a nuisance.

I asked if I should see a neuro for further evaluation.  He said absolutely not.  There are no signs of any neurological issues and going to one would just waste my time and money.  He said there's nothing wrong with me.

Nice to hear that there's nothing seriously wrong from his medical perspective, but kind of frustrating that there's no solution to the facial pressure symptoms.  In my doctor's words, "As you get older, things change.  This may just be YOU." 

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Re: Doctor won't send me to neuro
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 01:41:13 PM »
You need to learn to trust and put faith in your doctor's opinion. I understand this is difficult and something I struggle with as well.
You had a clear CT scan. Focus your mind on something else and see if the symptoms disappear.

It sounds silly, but I took up knitting/crochet to get my mind off of symptoms. It really helps! My mind focuses on the patterns and the motion of my hands and more often than not I find that my symptoms vanish just as quickly as they appeared.
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Re: Doctor won't send me to neuro
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 06:17:35 PM »
Is it a doctor you've had for a long time? Does he seem like he knows you well? If so, I agree you should trust what he says.

Now, if it's a new doctor, or he doesn't answer questions or anything like that, I'd say got to someone else for another opinion, but it sounds like he's done enough tests to be confident.

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Re: Doctor won't send me to neuro
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 09:08:03 PM »
I have the facial pressure/tingling. (In fact, I had it earlier today.)   It is indeed anxiety.
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Re: Doctor won't send me to neuro
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 09:16:41 PM »
Facial pressure can be due to sinus issues, even though your CT scan was clear. If your doctor was
concerned, than he would have sent you for more tests.
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