Collection: FND

FND Collection.
Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a condition that causes a wide range of neurological symptoms that are not caused by any underlying structural damage to the nervous system. The symptoms can fluctuate over time and can be triggered by stress or other emotional factors.
Some of the most common symptoms of FND include:
  • Weakness or paralysis in a limb or muscle group
  • Abnormal movements, such as tremors, dystonia, or seizures
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Speech or swallowing problems
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Sensory problems, such as numbness, tingling, or pain
  • Cognitive problems, such as memory loss or difficulty concentrating
FND can also cause a variety of other symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, and dizziness.
Here is a more detailed description of some of the most common symptoms of FND:
  • Weakness or paralysis: This can range from mild weakness to complete paralysis in a limb or muscle group. It can be intermittent or constant.
  • Abnormal movements: These can include tremors, dystonia, and seizures. Tremors are involuntary shaking movements. Dystonia is a condition that causes muscles to contract involuntarily, leading to abnormal postures or movements. Seizures are brief episodes of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain.
  • Loss of balance or coordination: This can make it difficult to walk, stand, or climb stairs. It can also lead to falls.
  • Speech or swallowing problems: These can include slurred speech, difficulty forming words, or difficulty swallowing food or liquids.
  • Vision or hearing problems: These can include blurred vision, double vision, loss of vision in one or both eyes, or hearing loss.
  • Sensory problems: These can include numbness, tingling, or pain in any part of the body.
  • Cognitive problems: These can include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or difficulty making decisions.
This collection is the powerful and honest reality of living with functional neurological disorder (FND). It is a reminder that FND can cause a wide range of symptoms, which can vary in severity and fluctuate over time. It is also a reminder that FND is a real and disabling condition, even though it is often misunderstood.
For people with FND, every day is different. Some days may be better than others, but there is always the possibility that their nervous system will cause them to experience new or worsening symptoms. This can be incredibly frustrating and isolating.
However, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are millions of people around the world who live with FND. And although there is no cure for FND, there are treatments that can help to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
If you have FND, please know that you are not alone. And please know that you are not your symptoms. Your FND does not define you. You are a person with a unique set of strengths and challenges.
Your nervous system may cause signalling problems giving seizures, tremors, tics, paralysis, weakness, problems with balance, speech, vision, understanding, and more. This is your normal.
You may wake up every morning wondering what symptoms you will experience that day. Will you be able to walk without falling? Will you be able to speak clearly? Will you be able to understand what people are saying to you?
Sometimes, your symptoms may be mild and manageable. You may have a slight tremor in your hand or a bit of difficulty speaking. Other times, your symptoms may be more severe. You may have a seizure, lose your balance, or experience complete paralysis in a limb.
No matter how severe your symptoms are, you try to remind yourself that you are a warrior because this is your normal.
If you have FND, this is how your nervous system works. You are not alone. There are millions of people around the world who live with FND. And although there is no cure for FND, there are treatments that can help to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.