G'day I'm Sam from Darwin Australia. My FND symptoms began October last year. I have not been able to see a speciallist doctor all this time. I diagnosed myself with the help of I've gone from being able to walk only 3 steps to walking long distances with a cane, to walking without a cane 3 days ago. I just started passing out again today. But I will keep trying. Each time I fall I'll get back up, because that's how I believe I began to get better., and will continue to do so. With or without help from the public health system. Bye I'm going for a walk. Best of luck everyone, (:

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  • Good on you Sam, I live in Coffs Harbour NSW. It is hard to find Specialists in this field but there is support at

  • Hi l was in darwin now in cairns the neurologist in darwin is great but hard to see.l was diagnosed with parkinsons for 5years then have see a specialist in Brisbane at brisbane neuroscience they are great top 5 in the world which the specialist in darwin told me to see it has helped with a diagnosis. Haven't got Parkinson l have been told it is a functional disorder which is hard because l get better then out of the blue comes back but l am deal with and with hard work will get better again.good luck with it.

  • I have the diagnosis for conversion disorder and I collapse in front of my workplace managers or confronted with authority. Is this a medical problem or a management problem.

    If my workplace managers get rough then my symptoms of conversion increases.

    Anyone else out there whose symptoms increase due to bad bosses.

  • I will not get symptoms during face to face confrontation, but may suffer from them after. Stress makes my symptoms worse. So does being in public places around a lot of people. My humble layman advice is to try and confront the things that set of your symptoms a little at a time, so as to not cause too much stress and slowly increase your activity. may be helpful. Good luck.

  • Good for you Sam, you're inspiring in your positivity and resolve and it's great to hear how you're improving your health/quality of life so much, even on your own.

    I hope you get the support you deserve though, and wishing you lots of spoons. :)

  • Thanks heaps for your kind words. Best wishes. Sam

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