My GP is AMAZING!!! I cannot praise him enough. The GP’s at my surgery aren’t given enough credit. Although, on the 11th March 2010 he scared the crap out of me.
I went because of my random juddering attack. I’ve no idea what caused it. And because my right side was getting worse rather than better. My words were “I’ve come in for you to tell me I’m crazy and this is all in my head and there’s nothing wrong with me.”
He preformed a full neurological exam. For anyone who hasn’t had one of these done before… they tickle your face in the same place but on opposite sides and ask if it feels the same. Sometimes they use a sharp and soft object as they progress down your body. They ask you to pull faces, they test your reflexes and your ability to push and pull.
My GP sent me straight to the medical assessment ward at the nearest hospital.
The hospital preformed more tests. They then sent for a CT Scan.
The porter came for me with a wheelchair. They’re like F1 drivers on speed. He whipped me around the hospital and it was like a white knuckle ride. Needless to say I didn’t get in one the way back.
They was nothing on the CT and I was diagnosed with Migraine with Aura.
I returned to my GP the following day and he prescribed me with Pitzotifen.