Seeing a neurologist for what is not a recognized neurological condition

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Per the title.

To clarify: I am NOT asking for medical advice.

My background is that I was put on 2 mg clonazepam/Klonopin a day almost a decade ago. I took it as a muscle relaxant, in retrospect overkill. In this country, the only formal medical indication for this drug is epilepsy.

I´m located in a country in Europe that does not ´exactly´ have a great healthcare system. One needs to get a referral to see a specialist, there is no ´private´ option, in practice the GP is expected to handle a lot, money is tight and the doctor patient relationship has traditionally been top-down.

Since the GP is supposed to handle so many things, which did not always go well to put it mildly, and the drug has become more and more of a problem I have been looking for real expertise.
I´m far beyond the stage where I can do a regular taper because I´m ´fine´ and traditional options like Librium or diazepam did not work either. Obviously, the drug has caused long term changes in the brain.

Would it be possible to get help from a neurologist in the USA (or possibly elsewhere, but that would be hard to judge for most members) even though I do not have a formal neurological disorder, as in ´a recognized neurological condition´ such as epilepsy ? How flexible, or rigid, are doctors ?


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while it might not be asking for diagnosis or treatment advice, this thread is still seeking advice on medical issues and is not in line with the purpose of these forums (to provide educational information and resources to health professionals along their training pathway).
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