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Chronic Migraine has triggered Functional Neurological Disorder.

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

I have chronic migraine with aura everyday. I started to develop strange symptoms such as seizures, paralysis, face dropping, tics etc. Originally, this was diagnosed as hemiplegic migraine. This diagnosis was changed to Functional Neurological Disorder by a specialist, after I was examined. It is a common complication of migraine and other pain conditions. Apparently the migraine is causing strain in my brain and causing it to crash like a computer. There is an interruption on my thought processes creating these symptoms. It has been a strange experience. I am trying to find out more about this.

  1. Hello WillowAmber, thank you for reaching out! I hear how overwhelming it feels to have migraine causing such strain to your brain and body that you now have a new diagnosis. While we do not currently have an article dedicated to Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) on our site, I did find this one on the National Organization for Rare Disorders website that I thought might be useful: I hope if others in the community also live with FND, they will stop by to share their experiences with you. Please know we are here to listen and offer support as you navigate this additional diagnosis. Keep us posted on how you are managing. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson ( team)

    1. Thank you Allyson 😀

  2. Hi, I know I’m super late to reply to this post (and I may not get a response), but I was actually diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine as well and had them on the daily too. They also caused me to develop FND as a result unfortunately, but I’m surprised to see someone with the exact same diagnoses considering how rare our exact situations are. If you’d like to get in touch, please let me know as I’d love to know how you’re doing now! I only recently got diagnosed with FND and have started some new medication, so it would be nice to know if anything has helped you.

    1. Hi there! I have also been diagnosed with FND after having a migraine. My vision actually feels like what's been described in the post, like the computer in my brain crashing. I have about 28 visual symptoms, i feel drunk all the time and my hearing is tinny. I would love to chat to you about your illness as I feel very lonely. Thanks.

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