Long time no see. After waiting 7 years to see a neurologist, and having so many MS-like symptoms, my specialist announced I have FND. After just 30 minute appointment, he concluded all my pain and symptoms are “real” but not due to problems with the brain. Somehow I feel dissatisfied. My family suffers from hemiplegic migraine, TIAs, epilepsy and fibromyalgia, to name a few. One good outcome was that he wants me to have an MRI to be on the safe side.
My latest symptoms, include dragging left foot behind, half body numbness which resulted in an A & E trip, choking and swallowing problems, increasing numbness in my hands and arms, brain fog and feeling everyone is talking to fast ( can’t watch tv now ), feeling detached from my body… ( ive been bed ridden and wheelchair bound for 7 years now ).
My specialist even said he didn’t really need to see me again unless my scan shows something interesting. After reading up on FND, I have so many questions I want to ask him, and wish I could tell him more about my symptoms and seek advice.
I cant help but feel short changed. Have any of you had very brief appointments like I have , where the neurologist have managed to come to a conclusion so quickly.?