I have been experiencing neurological problems since (and during) chemo several years ago. I already have a number of auto immune disorders but new symptoms started to appear. My GP was very concerned and referred me to a neurologist as well as sending me for an MRI to check for brain tumours.
The MRI showed a number of small lesions and the neurologist noted a marked weakness in my limbs (on one side more than the other), essential tremor, confusion, poor coordination, poor balance and poor reflexes. He suggested that it may be functional neurological disorder (FND) with non-epileptic seizures.
I was referred to the Rehabilitation Unit to help me improve balance and coordination, but they are treating me as an MS patient as they say I have classic symptoms. As soon as I walked in and they assessed me they booked me onto various MS management workshops. They can’t believe that an MRI showing lesions and the classic symptoms I have isn’t being investigated further and my OT has now written to the neurologist about my case.
Has anyone had a similar experience of lesions and classic MS symptoms being classed as FND? I’m totally confused by this now.