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Functional Movement Disorder :: #2.1 – Exploring the Symptoms

Other difficulties

Nausea & vomiting

I have also suffered a lot from nausea and vomiting. So much so, that I devoted a whole post to it. Don’t believe me? Check out Vomit … and sh!t.



Weeing and pooing yourself as a functioning adult can be rather embarrassing. But this is something you are going to have to accept and make preparations for.

The length of the episodes mean that I regularly cannot get to the toilet in time. And a lot of the prescribed medicines are muscle relaxants so when your body wants to release… it does.

I have found wearing TENA towels to be very helpful. Their website also has a useful section for relatives, friends and carers of those who experience urine or faecal incontinence.


Well, that’s enough scary stuff for one post. Feel free to drop any questions in the comment box below.

Take good care of yourself and here’s wishing you better physical and/or mental health.

Yours sincerely,
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AKA Crip McWog™


  • a website written by a neurologist with special interest in these problems, that aims to give a better understanding of these symptoms. The website was recommended to me by the specialist doctor at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square).
  • a website started by a sufferer of functional motor symptoms with the goal to “to promote awareness, support affected individuals, and advance research”.
  • TENA: Tips and advice for relatives, friends and carers of those who experience urine or faecal incontinence.


SO TELL ME: To help me develop this series and make it as informative/useful as possible, I would like to hear your thoughts on the following:

  • Was this information clear and understandable? Are there ways that I should format it to make it easier/more interesting to read?
  • What kind of information would be useful to know through the series?
  • What parts of my experience should I share to help people understand what the disorder looks like in reality?

It doesn’t matter whether you are a fellow sufferer, a carer or family member, a medical professional or none of the above. Please share your thoughts and help me spread knowledge about this disorder as there is very little information available out there for suffers, their families and their carers. Many thanks in advance for your assistance.


This series in running order

  1. The Stink of Chronic Illness
  2. Functional Movement Disorder :: #1 – What Is It?: which focuses on what to do when your symptoms first manifest.
  3. Functional Movement Disorder :: #2 – Exploring the Symptoms: which focuses on symptoms of weakness & paralysis, tremor & spasm, contractures and gait problems.
  4. Functional Movement Disorder :: #2.1 – Exploring the Symptoms: which focuses on symptoms of pain, facial spasm and speech problems.


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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

5 thoughts on “Functional Movement Disorder :: #2.1 – Exploring the Symptoms

  1. Your ability to write so simply about something so complex and emotional is by my definition, poetry*.
    *(I favour Wordsworth’s ‘Poetry is the best words in their best order)

    I can’t tell you how to improve, although I do wonder if you need a section on the emotional impact… what it is like to be on the inside of these episodes. What do you think about?

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