Found this site after searching for help as upset by diagnosis from the neurologist this week.
Firstly, I’ve been having the following symptoms for nearly 4 years now but they have been getting worse over the last 18 months;
Balance issues when turning or first standing
Tremor in arm
Weakness in legs and arms
Coordination in hand - difficulty writing some days or doing up buttons
Memory issues - can remember things from years ago but not recent
My GP referred me to the neurologist and after seeing her on Monday she has diagnosed me with FND. Seems like she came to this conclusion after finding that I have had past issues with stress and depression, all of which I can say there was a trigger for, and also finding that my Mother has a history of depression too. Her words were ‘this is common for people with mental health issues, especially those with family history of mental health problems’.
After looking on the FND website I have found that my symptoms are on there but there is no listing of extreme tiredness.
I don’t know where to go from here as I feel that they are missing something and the more I read about my symptoms the more they compare with early MS but feel like because of my history with stress and depression I am just being labelled. I have been told before when I had pains in my feet, apparently that was stress but after being in pain for years and pushing more it was found I had arthritis.
Just worried that the more I push the more they will just say it’s all in my head.
Any advise would be much appreciated.