An 18-year-old woman consults her GP about clumsiness and a feeling of muscular weakness since she stopped doing sport and became very sedentary in her first year of studying medicine.
After discussing with the patient, perform a clinical examination, and refer your patient to a specialist for further examinations. Then discuss with your patient the diagnosis given, care and support.
Helen, who is one of your usual patients, comes to see you. She tells you that she has been experiencing clumsiness and a feeling of muscular weakness since she stopped doing sport and became sedentary in her first year of studying medicine. On doing a clinical examination, you notice several signs suggestive of a problem. You decide to refer her to a colleague for a more detailed examination.
You see Helen again 2 months after your previous consultation: your colleague suspects a neurological problem. You respond to your patients concerns about treatment, approaches and possible support.