I was diagnosed about two and a half years ago. I saw a neuro for about 15 mins and i havent seen one since. I was convinced by the medical *professionals* that the FND was caused by PTSD (and that i was bat s*** crazy) and was told to get on with it.
I have personally organised counselling and CBT (37 weeks of it),pysio and occupational therapy support but my symptoms have become worse over time not better.
I asked my GP for help as i really dont know what to do next and he referred me back to the neuro.
So today i had the misfortune of meeting the rudest, condescending, arrogant (i could go on) doctor. My life has changed and i am unable to do my job which i am gutted about as i di live my job. However given the role i used to perform there is no chance of doingnit anymore and i am currently innthe process if medical retirement
The doctor did a speed neuro exam, suggested i was faking it, told me there was no point in seeing her and then blatantly told me that i didnt want to get better before i was medically retired. At that point i felt so demoralised and embarressed. My daughter (paramedic) jumped in at that point and challenged the doctor who was entirely apologetic.
I have done everything i can to fix this but yet again have been treated like a prize plum. She then told me to go to neurosymptoms.org as Dr Stone insists that i can recover from this. What the hell does she think ive been trying to do.
Someone missed out on sensitivity training or FND awareness day, no make that common decency and politeness day.
I feel worse than i did before i went.
Still she told me i had FND.......you dont say!