My neurologist has just diagnosed me as FND and has suggested psychotherapy. However, I feel certain my symptoms are dopamine deficiency related.
E.G - motor difficulties - extreme leg stiffness, hypertonia, hyperreflexia, falling over, aching legs, PLMD in sleep. All starting 12 months ago. I feel like he'd pretty much made his decision at my first appointment.
He ordered an MRI "to be safe, in case it was MS" which came back normal, then ordered an EEG when he saw a video my boyfriend filmed of my legs in my sleep. I assumed the EEG was actually a polysomnography (to diagnose PLMD) but when I asked the technicians if the wires would be attached to my legs to pick up movement, they said they didn't have any wires long enough! They then proceeded to do epilepsy tests! This seemed odd to me. I figured a neurologist would know the difference between PLMD and epilepsy. He sent me a letter saying the EEG was normal and so is diagnosing me with FND/non-epileptic-attack-disorder and I should see a psychiatrist. Where did he get the idea of epilepsy from in the first place?
The reason I am so interested in PLMD, is many years ago (almost 10 years) I went to see my GP about my sleep leg movements (it was keeping my boyfriend awake) and he told me what he suspected it was and said parkinsons medication can be used to treat it. I didn't like the sound of the side affects and decided not to proceed. Now 12 months ago, I start experiencing motor difficulties with my legs. Am I going mad, or is there some logic in my thought process that my problems are dopamine related?
I am terrified of being wrongly diagnosed. I am not sure what to regarding this. Feeling very stressed.