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whiplash then accused of psychiatric illness

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  • Posted By: linsky
  • November 5, 2007
  • 09:11 AM

I was rear ended in my car and have suffered terrible symptoms as a result.
What I thought would be normal a whiplash injury turned out to have some very severe symptoms.
I had negative MRI and MRA scans and because the Neuros could find no problem, they have now labelled me as a psychiatric case.
My family Doctor was an eyewitness to one episode I suffered and was fully supportive of me until he read the report that came back from the Hospital. Now he is quite dismissive of me.
At one stage a movement neurologist diagnosed me with ‘probable dystonia’ after viewing some video footage of some of my symptoms. Then without giving me a reason for changing his mind, referred me to a Psychiatrist and it all went downhill from there.
I am a 50 y.o. happily married man. This labelling is something what will be very difficult for me to have reversed, it is totally wrong. I have lost a lot of sleep over it and will continue to do so until (if ever) I can have it corrected.
In this regard, I don’t think I can be on my own as I am sure others must be in the same predicament. It is disgraceful.
I have put just three of the links to some video episodes that I am suffering.
By the way, if I could act like this, I would have been snapped up by someone in Hollywood a long time ago.
I will be complaining to the Hospital, but am well aware that doc's all close ranks.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7564616310609186913

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2221799214645597805

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7546074176185912427

I do have other symptoms too but there is plenty here for you to have an idea of how I can "act".

Is there any help out there for me to help with this situation?

I am in Liverpool in the UK.

Linsky

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