Reply To: Can someone assist me?

GH
October 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

As for spinal fluid tests and such, doctors do not (and should not) order tests merely because a patient suggests it. There are risks associated with many medical procedures, and a physician must weigh the value of a procedure against the risk. Physicians are trained to do this — you are not. I had a lumbar puncture for a spinal fluid test because my neurologist wanted it to support his diagnosis. It is not something one should do merely speculatively because you don’t know what else to do.