- Jan 30, 2009
- Worcester Park Surrey
Hi I am new to this site and have joined in the hope that I can get support/give support. I have had episodes of depression from early teens but 3 years ago I was in hospital for 6 weeks after suffering what I thought and the medics thought was a stroke with right sides paralysis and loss of speech. I had extensive physiotherapy and talked via a machine. I spent 6 months or more in a wheelchair, had nurses throughout the day taking care of me. All MRI/Ct scans revealed nothing and I was diagnosed with Conversion Disorder. Since then I suffered a major breakdown, agrophobia, PTSD and severe depression that left me hospitalised in a psychiatric hospital for a year. In hospital my PTSD got worse and all my childhood abuse came out that I had kept locked away for many years and they think the conversion took place because of childhood traumas that were hidden away in a part of my brain and that my daughter reaching the age of 8 which was when the abuse started caused the conversion. I am now very lonely, very depressed and on the verge of losing my husband, my home and possibly my children. I am so glad that I came across this website and that it has a forum for CD as I have never had the opportunity to really talk about it everyone (the experts) told me not to worry about it and the abuse has never been dealt with because of the fear of me having another conversion.