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Wrong Diagnosis

Updated on September 15, 2011

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It is good to have a doctor you trust.Just keep in mind the doctor is human and does make mistakes and misdiagnose. We should all know our body and have some kind of clue what is wrong before our doctor visit.Make sure you explain all your symptoms in detail. If you are not satisfied insist that you want test ran, after all you are the one paying. .

Fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease ( PD ) Years passed with very little change in my condition. When I did start to experience symptoms they were typical to (PD) so I asked no questions. About two years ago I started having symptoms non (PD) related that alarmed me. My doctor then asked if I had ever injured my neck.The answer was yes. I had been in a bad car accident years ago where I suffered a severe whip lash. My doctor sent me to have a MRI. The MRI revealed a condition called Severe Cervical Stenosis,a condition that crushes the nerve ending so tight that it could cause( PD) symptoms and even become paralysed. I have sense seen three surgeons. I am now having steroid injections to relieve swelling and inflammation..What happens now? I only wish I had the MRI done at the beginning..There is much more to my story and much more to come. I will keep you posted.

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      SweetMocha-Monroe 

      6 years ago

      Very good advice and thank God you were finally properly diagnosed. There are so many people being misdiagnosed and should make sure they explain their symptoms in detail. Being misdiagnosed has lead to death for so many. Doctors are only human and we must ask questions. Getting an second opinion from another doctor is also good advice.

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