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What Symptoms Does This Disorder Include?

So your next question will be “What symptoms does this disorder include?”

There is quite a list, as in the previous page I mentioned how they overlap with symptoms from so many other Movement Disorders.

Functional Movement Disorder, can include one, or a combination of the following symptoms:

* Functional weakness in one or both sides
* Movement problems
* Non-epileptic attacks and seizures (NEAD Non-epileptic attack disorder)
* Paralysis in one or many limbs
* Gait (walking) problems (dragging leg)
* Dizziness
* Conversion Disorder
* Dissociative syndrome
* Optical problems
* Swallowing problems
* Spasmodic movements
* Dystonic movements
* Tremors
* Urinary problems
* Bowel problems
* Headaches
* Memory problems
* Confusion
* Fatigue
* Chronic pain
* Functional Dystonia
* Muscle infammation
* Involuntary muscle spasms
* Sleeping issues
* Panic attacks
* Speech problems
* Anxiety
* Low mood problems
* Speech problems (getting your words out correctly)


It is quite a list isn’t it!

This disorder can effect a person with one, two, a few, or all of these symptoms. It can move around the body, and change the area it effects on a daily basis.

It is a most confusing, and hard to come to terms with disorder.


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  1. Andrea

    Hi and thank you Vanessa, for your kind words. I built this site to help, and it seems to be doing just that 🙂

  2. Andrea

    Hi Peter,
    You are welcome, and thank you for the feedback 🙂

  3. Andrea

    Hi Gregory, thank you so much for your comment. It makes it all worth it when I get feedback. Many thanks 🙂

  4. Andrea

    Hi Gill,
    Sounds to me like you need to push for some tests doing, if you already ave MS you need to be careful. As you say, there are so many over lapping symptoms it can take years for exact diagnosis to be made.
    I hope you get looked after properly, and not left to it. The care x

  5. Gill

    I have MS but just lately I’ve been experiencing some paralysis either in both legs or full body paralysis, my neurologist says it’s not ME, so now I am thinking maybe it is this Functional Movement Disorder. I also have spasms and speech and tremors along with a few more symptoms listed. But as it says, they overlap other illnesses/diseases, so it is going to be very hard to diagnose with me. But at least now I have another possibility.

  6. Andrea

    Hi Cheryl, thanks and yes you are correct you probably do fit into many of the disorders as it is the nature of Functional Movement Disorder. It has so many cross over symptoms, which is one of the reasons some people are not diagnosed for years, until the Neuro consultant can properly categorise the symptoms into the correct disorder. We have a lot to deal with in this disorder, as we have many symptoms and problems o deal with 🙁

  7. Cheryl

    I can totally relate to you, and for one would just love to get a straight answer on what the heck I have. I fit into so many different things. Especially several of the items listed up above. Thank you for making this page. It is very informative. I hope that you will be able to get answers as well and the help that you need. Best of luck!

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