Poor Concentration & Memory
Poor concentration is a very common symptom of FND and is something I personally suffer with as well as poor memory. For example in poor concentration you may find it hard to concentrate for a long period of time, find it hard to concentrate when you are feeling tired, making simple takes difficult to complete and also find it hard to think as quickly as you use to when trying to process more then one bit of information at a time.
Poor memory is can also be a symptom with your diagnosis of FND that also may not be fully explained. For example you may find it hard remember what happened the day before, names of cities and people and also forgetting what you are doing and why you are doing it.
For both of these FND symptoms it is always good to speak with your GP/doctor about these symptoms. Like any FND symptom its always best to remember that you are not making up this symptom and it is completely real, what you are experiencing.
Unlike some FND symptoms poor concentration and memory do not have a complete treatment plan however, you can improve these symptoms. Improvements can be made by firstly, accepting the diagnosis/symptoms. Once acceptance is in mind generally FND symptoms did get better and allow you to be open to new ideas and ways to improve such symptoms. After this it is always best to look into your medication or if not taking medication, looking at your sleeping patterns and other possible triggers to poor concentration and memory. One of the things that can improve poor concentration and memory is by writing down things you would like to remember/journal and also planning concentration and memory games for example Luminosity. This free app has loads of mind training games to help improve poor concentration and memory.
Poor Concentration & Memory for Me
For myself I also suffer with poor concentration and memory. It can be simple things that I used to easily be able to do but now find challenging. For example I now have trouble trying to tell the time of a normal clock face. Not so recently I was asked to draw a clock face showing the time of 20 minutes past 10 and for me I didn't know what hand went where. Of course this was at first a massive shock to me and something that thinking back on I have experienced much more of after being diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder / FND. Like mentioned above I write done things that I need to remember and also use concentration and memory games to try and train my mind. Of course I still get days when I go into a room and forget why the hell I went in there for but, I have accepted that this is something that will happen. FND is a challenging condition regardless of what symptoms you may have so acceptance is really important and always remember your FND symptoms are real.