Hi all, I'm especially new to all of this. So new to this that I haven't even been given a diagnosis more than "you're having seizures". I'm 24 and in November of last year I thought I was having fainting spells, I had to go to the ER and because I "have no history of seizures" (I'll touch on that in a bit) they referred me to a cardiologist. Who I saw for about 2 months before I was even referred to a neurologist. That's 2 months I could have been undergoing testing or at the very least do all of my waiting. I say all of this started in November buuuut, the thing is that it MIGHT have started when I was 18. I was getting what seemed to be absent seizures at the time, after a trip to the ER my mom reminded me of a potentially hereditary food allergy that has been known to present as absent seizures in some adults (anyone else here celiac on top of epileptic?). So I took the bread out of my diet and they went away, but you see I did this before I went for testing and the symptoms had gone away.
So now here we are, doctors couldn't/wouldn't send me to two specialists at once, I wasted 2 ½ months thinking it was cardiological come time find out it's neurological and now that all the appropriate tests have been ordered my insurance wants to sit on their thumbs. So I did what any logical person would do, I called them to ask them how long I can expect to wait. Their answer? "We have a 14 business day wait policy, we are still within those 14 days and cannot expedite the process"