FND Awareness month #FND2020
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

FND Awareness month #FND2020

It’s that time again, I’m writing in response to A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup.  April prompts: distancing, returning, stressing, understating, celebrating When I was diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder(FND) in 2003, I was told by the neurologist who diagnosed me that I also needed to see a psychiatrist to confirm my diagnosis, since it was considered a…

Getting a second opinion: how, when, and why to do it!
Dealing with Doctors | Overcoming Obstacles

Getting a second opinion: how, when, and why to do it!

If your condition is complicated, you will likely need to see a variety of experts.  Somewhere on that journey, a doctor, most often a specialist of some sort, will recognize your symptoms and give you a diagnosis.  Is that diagnosis enough?  Are you set now?  Or do you need to go deeper down the rabbit…

Should I see a psychiatrist?
Dealing with Doctors

Should I see a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist manages medication for mental-health concerns – so they are who you go to for medication prescriptions and for help and support in finding the right medication and dosage.   What to expect Usually, visits with a psychiatrist are relatively short(15-30 minutes) and happen somewhat infrequently(monthly or several times a year). The psychiatrist needs…