Recently I have been diagnosed with what I believe to be called Funtional dissorder..
Let me tell you what has been happening with me.
About a year ago I have started to get tingling and numbness occassionally in my face and thought that maybe it was stress as it wasnt occuring wasn't every day.
However over the last few months I have been getting more and more numb patches on my face with tingling several times a day and so a few wks back took myself off to the GP. He then sent me straight for an MRI and bloods to see if there was anything going on that we should know about. The MRI and bloods were all normal and i was told to come back to see the neurologist 2 weeks later. Not even a wk later whilst in company of a friend my bottom left side of my face fell down and i lost any thoughts in my head...this lasted only a few minutes. However after i kept losing words and memories...feeling vague and tired and short term memory loss. When i then saw the neurologist he said it was stress...i havent been stressed all over this past year and so was unsure on diagnosis. I went away stil feeling vague and memory problems.
Since seeing him I received a letter he also sent to my GP... Referring me to try this website, and also a site called neurologysymptoms.org which explains my symptoms. that neurologysymptoms.org has been very helpful as i was beginning to think i was going mad as my memory has been horrible and ive usually a memory of an elephant, it has often been joked.
There has also been a few symptoms that i have had in the past few years that docters were unsure of that seem to come under my diagnoses now... including a few yrs bk my right leg went 'dead'.. i couldnt feel it..hosp just said prob muscle spasm in back...twitching in right hand for a few wks, and a couple of years ago i went blind in one eye for 10 minutes.hosp said might have bin migraine related.
The thing now is that i am not quite sure where i go next as i eat healthy and exercise( recently losing 3 stone), and i am a single mother of one 6 year old daughter and although she understands my memory isnt as it should be right now,... i am concerned that any other symptom might develope with her as a witness. luckily she wasnt there when my face fell the first time. i work part time and at the moment have no problems with mobility its just the memory and tiredness thats affecting me ..stil with stingling numbness and sometimes burning sensations to my face
So please could anyone give me advice on what do i do next to help myself or if anyone has similar experiences as i feel like im goin mad .
many thanks in advance.xx