Functional Neurological Disorder - FND Hope
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musicians with aquired neuromusculoskeletal disorder

Hello- I'm looking for musicians who have an acquired FND.

I'll be conducting interviews over the coming months for an article and presentation with musicians (instrumentalists and singers) who have "non-playing-related musculoskeletal disorders", that means an illness (for example: MS, Parkinson's, auto-immune or ataxic disorder, stroke, etc.) that affects their ability control their movements, hence their ability to continue playing (or singing). I'd be grateful for leads.

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Hi,I was diagnosed recently with FND.Firstly it came as functional stroke with all tests clear but obviously I had right side paralysis.Lots of symptoms like burning headaches,spasms in my throat,pain all over my body and other.I am a pianist and because of my weakness in my right hand I can not get back to my job.I hope I will recover and will be able to play again.This is not the first time it's happened to

me.First time in 2013 I nearly recovered and went back to work,unfortunately I have to learn to walk again and train my hand to feel the keys in order to play piano again.Hope this information will be useful to you.



Dear Diana,

thanks for writing and letting me know about your experience. I'll be developing a survey in the coming weeks about musicians with neurological dysfunction. If it's ok with you, I'd like to invite you to participate. In the meantime, I've started a group here to discuss these kinds of issues:

You're welcome to join.

All the best,



Hello Diana, the research survey is now online: I'd be really grateful for your participation. All the best, Heather



I’m not sure if you’re still looking for this study but I’m a musician with fibromyalgia and FMD and would be interested in speaking with you if you’re still looking for participants.


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