Thanks for the encouraging messages - I’m not going anywhere.
I’ve been busy reading journal papers about FND, read the neurosymptoms website again, gone to the Functional support link on facebook etc and it just doesn’t add up at all. None of it rings true.
One of the papers said that if there is no obvious organic disease neuros should refer patient to psychotherapy to ascertain whether there is psychiatric concern as a way of ruling it in or out. In 8 minutes of assessment I guess they can’t know anything about you can they.
I’m very happy to go down this path and have the therapist write back to the neuro that there is no psychological concern at all. I hope that’s true, you start to doubt yourself!!! I’ve definitely had mega stressful times in my life but have always responded positively (ie, wrote a book; completed my degree and got a 1st; did my PGCE etc) so surely I’d have had neuro symptoms earlier than this! Also… I’ve never had seizures; the jerks are brief - literally a second or two and not prolonged; my symptoms are not one-sided, nor are they ‘fleeting’.
Muddled and befuddled! Also worried about ClaireWWW - has anyone heard from her since yesterday?