I'm new here and I started having spells in December of last year, loss of balance, dizziness. I saw many doctors, spent days in the ER, days overnight in observation and a week in the hospital at the end of January. I've seen Neurologists, Primary doctors, ENTs(Learned I have hearing loss and that I'm super motion sensitive), Eye Doctors including a retinal specialist (I found out I have macular degeneration at 36 years old!).
Finally I went through Neuropsychology testing and it came out that I have Functional Neurological Disorder (Conversion Disorder w/ Non-Epileptic Seizures) and Somatic Symptom Disorder. This is all on top of the other chronic health problems I have currently. I have PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Migraines, Chronic Myofascial pain, Chronic back pain, Hypothyroidism, Insomnia, IBS with Diarrhea, Fibromyalgia.
My symptoms have now turned into my toes and legs trying to curl up in the wrong directions, non-epileptic seizures, confusion, eye twitching, word-finding problems, appetite changes, memory issues. I feel like I'm in a fog a good majority of the time. I also have a level 7 pain the majority of the time so I can't sleep regular hours or even concentrate at all.
My doctor said no multitaskng and I lost my job because of it. I've worked in customer service my whole life and now I can't do it. So I applied for disability. We are still waiting on that one.
I'm still learning about all these things that go with FND. I'm glad I found someplace I can ask questions and learn more.