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A 23-year-old male asked:

Random flashes of burning and tingling mainly in head but can happen anywhere, chronic dizziness, and flashes of lightning in eyes. doctors think migraines, and brain/orbits mri/v came back normal. migraine meds dont help. could this be fnd as well?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Since your neurological testing is normal, FND is a possibility. Do you think there is a psychogenic component to your symptoms? Collaboration between a neurologist & a psychiatrist could be helpful.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Not feasible to exclude an emotional component, but that would intensify your symptoms, not cause, initially. Try counseling to deal with your feeling dimensions. I would favor a migraine variant, and leave the FND label to others. If your current treatment is not working, find a neurologist with headache expertise for a second opinion. Or try virtual consult (www.connect@healthtap.com)
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Last updated Jul 28, 2022


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