Hi, am just hoping anyone here can answer a few questions about 'FND' .. I was diagnosed as having 25-30 T2 Brain lesions & small pituitary tumour on MRI scan in 2013. Apparently the tumour or the lesions aren't doing anything but are still having lots of symptoms that my Neuropyschologist says match my MRI scan for where the lesions are, however I have just been re-investigated at London and now a Dr there is suggesting a diagnosis of 'FND' and these symptoms are not neurological and have ignored my MRI, constant high white blood count & low platelet count. The Dr said a lot of my symptoms don't fit in with FND but in his terms 'for want of a better diagnosis - he'll say FND because of a positive Hoover sign' and suggests I spend a week with them having physio & CBT from a psychologist even though my psychologist has already said that CBT won't help me .. What I'm confused about is and hope you can help is .. how many ppl with 'FND' have brain lesions on MRI compared to a clear MRI scan (the dr won't answer that) and I never told the Dr I have weakness in my legs! I tried to explain to him that I have nerve damage in my right foot from an op 12yrs ago and that's why I walk funny as I have no sensation in part of my foot, but he wasn't interested as he says the Hoover sign is positive so that means it's 'FND' ..does anyone know if nerve damage can effect the Hoover sign? I am just worried now that because he was so quick to say 'FND' and not to consider the full picture that they will stop looking for answers now .. When I told the Dr this he said that this was typical 'FND' not accepting it as a diagnosis! and rarely is his diagnosis & the Hoover sign wrong! Is this just me in 'denial' as the Dr says or are Dr's now giving a quick diagnosis of 'FND' because they have no other explanation to give? .. Sorry for the long post but any advice would be welcomed as I'm not sure now whether to just put up with my symptoms and never see a dr again or carry on fighting for a diagnosis. Ironically my Neuropysch warned me about they giving me 'functional' diagnosis before I went to London. Thank you
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