I've been diagnosed with Functional Attacks, also known as NEAD (Non Epileptic Attack Disorder) or by one of its more derogatory terms pesudoseizures. It's a term to cover a wide selection of different kinds of seizures that can be mistaken for epilepsy. Problem is after I finally got diagnosed after two years of faffing around i've been told that I can stop the seizures by recognizing the warning symptoms and heading it off before it can occur. I have over 90% of these in my sleep, how the hell am I supposed to follow this advice when i'm not even aware of how most of them start? So far my treatment has done nothing to help. My doctors also think i'm abused when i've got a helpful and supportive family, nor do I suffer from chronic stress or anything else they usually associate with this condition. I feel as if i'm being treated as if I was insane and though I couldn't really care less about what the doctors think of my mental state I do want to be taken seriously and I want these attacks to stop. My particular seizures start off with my hands clenching and my arms being pulled up to my chest where they're locked into place. At the same time I start breathing very rapidly. As the seizure goes on my legs will also lock into the position they're in and in particularly bad cases my back will arch and my breathing will stop for several minutes. When my breathing returns to normal i'll often start shaking uncontrollably whilst I wait for my limbs to unlock. I'm fully aware during the duration of these seizures if i'm awake. They're not life-threatening but they are painful. I can have up to 5-6 of these a week. What I want to know is if any of you guys have an opinion on this condition whether you suffer from it, know someone who does suffer from it or just know a bit about it. I know opinions vary wildly depending on country or even hospital. Guys suffering from epilepsy are welcome to share their experiences as well since the conditions are similar in terms of seizures.