You and your doctor(s) should discuss the best course of action to eliminate those symptoms that are most bothersome or cause the greatest discomfort. An FND diagnosis should not typically take precedence over a diagnosed organic illness. However, there may be instances when addressing the functional symptoms would improve quality of life. An FND diagnosis should not impede treatment for a known illness at any time. Healthcare professionals should always err on the side of medical caution.
It is recommended that patients get out of the “boom and bust” pattern. The goal should be aimed at becoming balanced. Separating your physical, social, and cognitive activities and then micro balancing the time you spend doing activities in each of the day to day activities is a vital part in improving symptoms.