Today is mostly about melding with my sofa feeling more than a little rough. Whilst ticking off in my mind the symptoms I am experiencing today, I realised I could do my bit to increase awareness of the little known condition that I get to "enjoy" on a daily basis.
It's called functional neurological disorder and today it means I'm extraordinarily tired to the point my ears are ringing and my limbs feel three times their normal weight. I have stabbing pains in my sides and what feels like a little dude with a drill living in my head. My joints ache. My hands shake and my right leg keeps moving without me asking it to. My eyes aren't focusing properly. I can't stand up without the world spinning.
At the moment there is no consensus on the cause of FND and there are few effective treatments. It might get worse, it might stay the same, it might get better. It is one of a number of similar conditions that are not well understood such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
I don't normally reference Wikipedia but this is a pretty good summary:
And here are some of the symptoms:
And then there is my annoying unpredictable asthma which may or may not be related to the FND. It is all quite fascinating really! Just a shame it is so unpleasant at the same time 😉