What about my other symptoms?
Many people with dissociative seizures are vulnerable to other symptoms.
These symptoms are also genuine but can’t be seen on x-rays or blood tests.
About 8 out of 10 patients with dissociative symptoms will have some other health problem.
These other health problems may include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), headaches, pain, tiredness, or limb weakness.
You can read more about these at another self-help site written by one of the investigators on the CODES trial.
Anxiety and depression in the past are also more common in patients with dissociative seizures although this doesn’t apply to everyone.