I have arrived at this site after spending the day crying and feeling completely hopeless.
I have been suffering with severe health issues related to cervical spinal stenosis for a couple of years, and recently started having almost constant dizziness, nausea, a feeling of pressure in the back of my skull, a pounding in the back of my head, and also this weird sensation that I am almost passing out - over and over again.
It has become so bad that I cannot work (I am a free lance website designer). I am almost completely bedridden,
Yesterday I paid a visit to my Physiatrist, who felt that my symptoms were clearly alarming. He suggested that I go to the emergency department and ask to be seen by a Neurologist.
After spending 13 hours waiting to be seen, I was treated in such a dismissive manner by the resident on call. He basically told me that "Patients with mental health issues can sometimes invent symptoms", and that "my symptoms did not match the physical findings of his examination". He suggested that I look into "eastern medicine". Clearly he felt I was there on an "attention seeking" mission or something of that nature.
Has anyone else had these symptoms? Has anyone else encountered this kind of treatment by doctors? I just feel like ending it all, to be honest. I can't go on living with this, and it seems like there is no medical help, at least here in Newfoundland, where I live.
Any words of wisdom or reassurance would be very much appreciated. I feel like something the doctor scraped off his shoe...