the first time i went too the neuro i didn't know what too expect either, i had waited nearly 6 months too get too that point,
He started off asking questions,history or note taking i think they call it,medical and work history,my family,symptoms ,about how long i have had a tremor which he could clearly see, he never took his eyes off it or me, how i sit,look, expression,how much i blink, do i have any difficulty turning in bed, hand writing, speech, all too build up a picture.
then he invited me too walk up and down in a larger room, looking at my gait(stride), did my arms swing?, how i turn around, am i symmetrical, then my reflexes arms,legs, fine finger movement ect.
and then another chat in which he was quite blunt and too the point saying strongly the possibility of 'young onset', he asked if i'd heard of it, which i had, a very close friend had observed me and told me in no uncertain terms what he fought it was wrong with me as he had a family member who had the same.
he looked at all the blood test's my gp had done, and sent me straight away too have one for 'wilsons disease', i must admit feared the word 'wilsons' more than i feared the word 'parkinsons' but that came back clear, he also as seems too be standard sent me for a M.R.I and nerve conduction tests.
9/10 months on and i go for a 'dat scan' in 2 weeks and then wait 3 months for the results, it's all a long process and i'm not certain i'll have a 'diagnosis' even in 3 months time, some are given medication too see if they improve and then a 'dat scan'.