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i have conversion disorder do u have sme of the same symptom

Postby lilpeanut1807 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:57 am

hello all I was diagnosed with conversion disorder September of 2010. i have had all the same symptoms as i do now tho for 2 1/2 years. The right side of my body is exstremly weak. my right leg is numb and my right foot has a severe contracture. I have some weakness on the left side but it is not nearly as bad as the right. I am confined to a wheelchair or crawling with style lol I can not walk anymore. i have seziers and mni strokes that they say are all related to the converstion disorder. i have seen many doctors and non of them have been able to do anything for me. they can not even say if i will ever recover from this. does anyone have any simular symptoms or stories i just feel so alone.
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Re: i have conversion disorder do u have sme of the same symptom

Postby gabigoo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:36 am

How old are you? Assuming you are a female. You are currently in therapy, correct? Are you on any medications?

Honey I was in the same boat as you for about a steady two years until I started to be able to walk again. Stay strong, think positive even though its difficult.
I have other questions i'd like to ask that are personal, if you would like I can message you, whatever is most comfortable on your end.

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I don't come on here often, you may e-mail me.
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Postby jciae » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:58 am

Hi! I am 33 years old. I just learned about conversion disorder today from my therapist. I have spent the last 6 months in excruciating pain. I have it in both legs and both arms, my back and the left side of my face. I have gone through test after test after test (organic) and so many specialists and doctors I have lost count. My paralysis comes and goes. After an attack, either anxiety or physical fasiculations, it takes me WEEKS to feel "better", not that it ever really gets better. I am in pain all the time. My hands and feet are the worst. Althought the worst attack I have ever had was several months ago, the whole left side of my body fell, like a stroke. My daughter was there and watched the EMTs take me on a stretcher. When my mom got there, I thought she was going to die, her mother had a stroke and died a few days later.... the look on my mom's face was devastating, she was so scared...

Did the doctor's treat you like you were crazy? or a pill seeker? How did you eventually get diagnosed? I also have anxiety disorder and avoidant disorder. I have no siblings, my boyfriend left me and I have no friends. Most days I thank God for my children (I have three) because I think I would have given up by now if it weren't for them. And it is soooo hard because I work almost FT, I am a FT undergraduate student, and a single mom of three. And now, I am physically ill - as if being mentally and emotionally ill for years and years wasn't enough.....

I hope you post back here. I hope I can have someone to talk to too... :)
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Postby jasmin » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:48 pm

(((((((((lilpeanut))))))))))(((((((((((jciae))))))))))) I'm glad you have found the forum. You will always have someone to talk to here. We have forums for anxiety and avoidant disorder too, by the way.
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Re: i have conversion disorder do u have sme of the same symptom

Postby gabigoo » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Hello, came back to see if there were any replies on this post actually since I know there's not many that come on the conversion disorder forum. Funny thing is its actually a good thing because we don't wantothers to suffer with this disorder.
Anyways. **jcaie** so sorry your suffering through this, but what I've learn makes us stronger when we are 'functional' because are outlook is so much different on life.
Ok here's what helped me the most be informed, lots and lots of research!! How long have you been in therapyfor? Was there some type of trama that happened before you're problems occuring? You mentioned your boyfriend left you with your children? A death? Loose your house? Car accident? Something happen when during your pregnancy? I dunno, just trying to gather some type of information.

I was much younger when I suffered from chronic symptoms from the disorder, inability to eat write and walk; non epileptic seizures (occured many tiimes in a day for about 5 months); fatigue; memory problems.
Doctors treated me like I was crazy def, we scare them because they do not know hot to treat us. Some doctors I've came across gave me medicine because it was" easy", treating conversion dis is difficult like I already said. but you must fight say no! when you tell the doctors your story quickly repreat, repeat, repeat because there's a whole lot of information that your giving.
I was once in a office my body was shaking uncontrollably, I tell them my story, the said says after wards... ' What's wrong?' Really?!?! I said, 'my legs can't stop shaking, I can't walk!'
How did I eventually get diagnosed? My gp diagnosed me. Heknew right when looking at me, sent me to a psych, five months later I was functional. A whole year and a half of therapy to get well.
I advice you to journal when your attacks happen. Be very detialed. How much sleep you've gotten, what you ate, stress and anxiety level.,; who you are with; where your children are. Ect. Your thoughts and how you felt before, during and after the attack.

Id like to ask you. What is conversion disorder? Want to make sure you have a clear understanding...

Take care. Talk to you soon.

~gabriella

Have you asked your daughter what is was like to see your attack happen? Tell her not to worry your not going to die.
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Postby roselight » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:00 pm

Hi jciae.
Neurologist Dr Jon Stone's website is a very informative resource for Conversion Disorder, aka Functional Neurological Disorder:
http://www.neurosymptoms.org/

Your symptoms are not uncommon as you'll see from the website. There's lots to read & absorb there so please do have a look at it. Unfortunately many doctors do treat you like you're crazy & Dr Stone is aware of this too. He has a particular interest in CD/FND & has written numerous articles on it.

Have to go out soon so can't write more but PM me if you like.

Take care & know that you are not alone in this.
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Re: i have conversion disorder do u have sme of the same sym

Postby Stephie 054 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:27 am

Hi everyone, I am new here. I am posting on on behalf of my son's girlfriend. She's been told many times that she's got conversion disorder but is still seeking a different diagnosis. A question I have about this is, does this disorder ever go outside of the physical ailments? A quick explanation as to my inquiry: this same young woman (she is 31) also makes up events, such as a robbery and a physical attack, all while I was out of town (we live together). The attack happened right after returning from a surgery where the surgeons closed her up finding nothing, so it's somewhat related there. She has also pretended to receive phone calls of a dramatic color where there was no phone activity at all. I just wonder if any of this is related to conversion disorder and my intention is to understand her better and maybe even be able to point her in a direction where she can get some real help.
She does have many of the same symptoms that I have read about here, pain and numbness, paralysis, etc. She's also got severe food allergies but only if she knows she's come into contact with those foods. Tests show no allergies. If any of you could shed some light on any of this, I would be so thankful.
-Stephie

I need to add that these diagnosises were issued by two different neurologists.

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Postby Mercedez » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:20 pm

im not sure if she got help for this but im not sure what you mean by physical alliminations sorry if i spelled wrong it would be great to see a theripst tho and if she really thinks its happening theses events it could be part of her cd hallunication is a symptom but im not a doctor just giving advice here is a great website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_disorder
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Re: i have conversion disorder do u have sme of the same sym

Postby FullPsycho » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:33 pm

There's a huge relation between our thoughts and physical health. Conversion Disorder is your body mirroring your consciousness and your conversion disorder (and mine) stems from a blocked chakra. This stuff is usually scoffed at if not laughed out loud at. But all of our mental physical and emotional troubles begin in our auric fields and chakras which can so easily and medication freely be remedied.
Sadly most people don't seem to have a desire to fix this. We lean on our disorders like a crutch and the pills like another crutch. But perfect health is all of our natural states and under the diagnosis, prescriptions and disorder titles the one thing every on the whole board has in common is a negative focus and victimization.
I'm not going to make many fans with these truths but it's true. There is a way out, practice focusing on the silver lining aspect to every situation. There always is one. Take responsibility for all your life's happenings. Whether you did it or it happened to you, you made it happen by law of attraction, the strongest law in the universe. So you're responsible for it all. It's not a bad thing. It just is. But with some googling (try your illness + chakra + cause) you can get to the bottom of it. I had fibromyalgia for many years amongst other unexplainable by dr's ailments. Now I'm a reiki master and I've healed myself. I'm proof a negative person can learn to be happy by putting effort into changing negative thoughts to positive, silver lining thoughts. Don't lose hope.
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