Most people with functional or dissociative neurological symptoms have a combination of symptoms like "weakness, numbness and fatigue" or "blackouts and sleep problems".
Patients with functional/dissociative symptoms are often concerned that their diagnosis may be wrong. Especially since there is no 'scan' or blood test that can make the diagnosis.
There are many neurological problems. The commonest ones are
• Migraine / Headache
• Functional / Dissociative Symptoms
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Brain Tumour
• Parkinsons Disease
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Motor Neuron Disease (also called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Nerve Root or Spinal Cord entrapment
• Many hundreds of others.....
On the other hand there are also only a limited number of neurological symptoms.
The commonest ones are:
• Sensory Symptoms
• Memory / Cognitive symptoms
• Speech / Swallowing Symptoms
• Visual Symptoms – reduced vision, double vision
• Neck, Back and Limb pain
• Tremors, jerks, spasms and contractures
• Bladder symptoms
In fact there are such a limited number of neurological symptoms you can see that its quite understandable for someone with more than one neurological symptom to start to wonder if they have one of the common (or uncommon) neurological diseases.
This website provides a guide to help with this disorders.
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