FND patients often experience one form or another of sensory related symptoms. The body can either respond with heightened or dulled senses. Hearing and visual impairments can trigger physical balance or movement symptoms.
Sensory disturbances include all the 5 senses.
Sight: Visual Changes
Sound: Audio symptoms can be anything from ringing in your ears (not always a functional symptom) to heightened startle response to sound. The family dog may bark triggering a non-epileptic seizure, paralysis, or other movement.
Touch: Chronic Pain
Taste: Food preferences can change due to taste as well as sensitivity to food textures and heightened gag refluxes.
Smell: Not as common as other sensory symptoms patients do report certain odors triggering symptoms or a lack of smell.