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Hi, my name is Erin. I am 39 yrs. old, and I had neck surgery feb. 7, 2011, and came out of my surgery with 22 symptoms. All 22 symptoms are there 24/7 since my surgery. For the first 2 years, doctors did not know what was wrong with me. When I say doctors, I mean alot of doctors. Doctors have run so many tests on me, and everything was coming back normal. I had finally went to the Mayo Clinic, and it was there that I was diagnosed with a Psychological Conversion Disorder. Feb. 7, 2014 will be 3 years of living with this. I have never even heard of a conversion disorder up until they diagnosed me. I have had a very rough 3 years. I feel like a prisoner in my own body. Add the depression in with it, and I am a basket case. I am just so lost. I see a psychologist and a medical psychologist. The doctor has me on alot of medicine because of this. My family doesnt understand because I look normal on the outside and feel crazy on the inside. I use to hide my seizures from them bc I did not want them to see me like that, but then it got where I couldn't hide them anymore. That's the only time they really see that something is wrong with me. So of course I try and cope with this on my own since they don't understand. That makes it even harder. It would be nice to be able to talk to others that have a conversion disorder, and not feel so alone.

January 4, 2014 - 3:57pm


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