Even if it was conversion disorder, the terrible unaddressed side effects I developed in the subsequent months (microscopic colitis, joint pain – I have EDS) are enough to make that oversight pretty grievous for me. It’s time for a switch, for sure.
Any time a doctor “diagnoses” you with conversion disorder it is time to find a new and improved doctor. There is no way to diagnose conversion disorder with validity, and labeling patients with it tends to do more harm than good.
Check out this article for more information on the psychological damage that can be done when medical doctors label patients with conversion disorder:
Sad but true, the case study presented in the article involves a child with EDS.
The author of the article, Richard Barnum, M.D., also gave a good presentation on this controversial topic at the 2013 TCAPP Think Tank:
Best wishes to you in your quest for answers!