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Re: Conversion Disorder? bookgurl99

Posted by Ritch on May 10, 2002, at 21:47:45

In reply to Re: Conversion Disorder?, posted by bookgurl99 on May 10, 2002, at 10:18:33

> >Vision problems-I am guessing that is why the conversion disorder thing came up? Could you go into more detail about your vision problems? The question I would be more interested in is-have you suffered some type of trauma recently that could explain this?
> >
> > Mitch
>
> Mitch --
>
> Yes, I'm stunned myself.
>
> As for vision, my left eye has lost range of motion. It now sees 6 diopters of reality left to right instead of 20. I have also had moments of profound spatial disorientation.
>
> I've also had memory problems, headaches, nausea, insomnia, etc., for 8 weeks.
>
> As for trauma:
>
> The only explanation is that I had a bad reaction to Reglan in the ER. (According to my dr., Reglan causes temporary short-term memory problems in some people.) When I was having that problem, I went home to my parents' house to figure it out. Rather than provide the healing environment I needed, they shouted at me for being gay, for not having adequate health insurance, and (at 26) for not being graduated college yet.
>
> Also, in therapy I had recently brought up some childhood abuse that I had forgotten, that my sister had remembered and reminded me of. It was very hard to talk about. So it's possible that my right brain decided that we would just not talk about it.
>
> Anyways, now that I've been reassured that my memory is normal -- in fact, better than normal -- my cognition seems to be better already. I am working hard to restabilize my life (this really threw it for a loop) and get back to normal function.


This might sound like a broken record (I post this a lot), but have you had an EEG done? "Moments of profound spatial disorientation" can be classic signs of temporal lobe seizure activity. That would be a bad rap to get stuck with a psychological label for something that is due to neuronal instability in your right temporal lobe!

get things checked if ya haven't already..

Mitch


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