Yesterday I saw my neurologist as my attacks have been getting worse the last few weeks. At the end of our appointment he commented that the last few times I saw him I looked strung out. I was a bit taken back by his comment as I don’t use drugs, I was in the midst of an attack so I bit my tongue. Later I realized that the last 4 times he saw me my depakote levels had gotten way to high and I’d been very ill and that must have been it (6visits to him and urgent care in 3 weeks). Could barely get out of bed, dizzy, dropped 13 pounds in 8 days etc… at the time he played it down (my health insurance & urgent care drs took it more seriously)… At the time he wanted to know what I was doing to lose the weight, more than anything (still happening but he didn’t mention it this time and honestly I wouldn’t mind losing another 30 pounds.
Today I’m still having trouble not being offended by his remark, and wonder if it’s affecting my care. He’s been my Neuro for 6+years the last 6 months he’s made other comments that make me wonder but I usually have migraines so I try not to react.
Anyone have any thoughts?