I am asked some basic questions about my medical history, and examined in a manner that involved no more equipment than a hammer. I mentioned most of the main points that have been scaring me. The general attitude of the consultant was "why are you even here?"
Apparently sleeping better and taking less painkillers will fix my problem with not being able to sleep and being in constant pain. i.e. the same answer the neurologist I saw in the early 2000s came up with. No further referrals, no follow-up, no scans, no tests, just a big fuck-off letter to GP saying that I wasted his time.
WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK I HAVE BEEN TRYING INTERMITTENTLY FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. THIS SET OF SYMPTOMS IS NEW. IT IS SCARY. I GET PAINS IN THE JOINTS THAT CANNOT BE ADEQUATELY ACCOUNTED FOR BY STRESS OR SHIT THAT I NEED TO TAKE PAINKILLERS FOR. I HAVE NOT BEEN SATISFACTORILY ASSURED THAT SOMETHING LIKE EPILEPSY OR VASCULITIS (WHICH YOU WILL REMEMBER WAS ON MY MRI SCAN THAT THE CONSULTANT REFUSED TO CONSIDER OF ANY IMPORT) HAS BEEN RULED OUT.
I am going to prove this one and for all by doing what he says. This will mean not being functional for quite a while. Funtimes!