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  2. Does any one else do this? Curious how many others do this with anxiety...
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  4. Jennie048

    I Googled Like an Idiot

    I am also in a BC scare at the moment. My right shoulder and chest muscles are sore and have been so for awhile - it seems the right breast feels lumpier than the left - however I don’t feel any specific lumps. I am trying to be rational and calm as I hope that it is muscular as I do work out a lot and with weights too and it seems since my right side is stronger than my left that is what is causing these feelings. I definitely think your shoulder bag may be the cause as I would think the us and the mammo would have picked anything up - also didn’t you have a biopsy? i am trying to hold strong as I have my regular annual gyn appointment in a few weeks and will get it checked then and they also at that time give me a referral for my mammo - let us know how your appointment goes!
  5. Nik Nak

    Relapse of ALS fears

    Also I forgot to add that during the night I was wiggling my toes and I noticed that I can wiggle them a lot quicker on my right foot and just generally have better control of my toes on that foot. So of course I freaked out. Does anyone else have this? Is it because my right foot is my dominant foot, I'm trying not to freak out right now.
  6. I don't really trust the information provided on such pages. I mean, anybody can become popular on the instagram these days with the help of services like https://igautolike.com/ and you don't need to be a specialist in any area to run such an account.
  7. Cubanborn87

    Atrophy?

    I wont , I'll take my meds too. Clonus happens in the ankles right? Can it also happen in yours hands? Other question can it happen at rest? I thought clonus happens when you stretch the muscle or something like that. All night I kept getting this jerks and I was trying to figure out if they were clonus or myoclonus jerks. They all happened while laying down. I am sure some of them were sleep starts and some other happened while I was just laying there. It made it really hard to get sleep amongst everything else that's going on. Does clonus happen at rest or after stretching a muscle per example? I got very little sleep.
  8. Nik Nak

    Relapse of ALS fears

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum but have been observing fro some time. I'm 25 years old and have been struggling with health anxiety seriously for nearly 2 years. Around 2 years ago I had my first big health anxiety scare over ALS due to perceived weakness and muscle twitching. After numerous trips to the doctors, neurologists and therapists I finally got my life back in order after I realized that it was all caused by anxiety. Fast forward to just before Christmas and health anxiety struck again with a lymph node worry (all fine), stomach cancer worry (also all fine) and now I'm stressing about ALS once again. I was in my car the other day and I tried to whistle along to a song and it didn't come out as strongly as normal, my brain went into full panic mode about bulbar onset als. (I know it sound ridiculous). Since then I've been super paranoid about the way I am talking and the way I swallow food. I'm finding it hard to swallow food but I'm hoping it is just an anxiety symptom that is causing my throat to close up. I get myself so worked up that I can't sleep more than about 3-4 hours a night and I throw up nearly every morning because of how worked up I have made myself. The stupid thing is, currently I can still whistle, my voice isn't slurred and I think my swallowing is normal (with the exception of the anxiety). I'm probably being ridiculous but I can't help it and all my family and friends are getting fed up with my worries all the time. I've gone back on Citalopram 20mg and have signed up for more CBT so we'll see how it goes. I just hate health anxiety so much and I needed a bit of a rant and some reassurance.
  9. Holls

    Atrophy?

    Clonus is a test that the neuro does ?? You don't just do it. Night jerks.. myclonic jerks are so normal with high anxiety and even Google says so. The reason you can't sleep is Bec you have been researching again.. tomorrow go cold turkey and don't research or Google at all. Your mind needs a break from all of this. You need a break.. focus on the anxiety.. put your energy into that.
  10. Cubanborn87

    Atrophy?

    Does anyone know the difference between myclonic jerks vs clonus? Tonight has been really bad I can barely sleep, I have been in and out of sleeping. As I lay down in my bed I keep getting this small jerks. I don't think this are the hypnic Jerks that I used to get. Each day I keep getting more and more and today I even have them on my jaw which is something completely new. It is mostly on my feet, even though it can happen in my upper limbs too. Per example sometimes I lay in bed and I feel a contraction that make my toes and maybe even the foot slightly move. Is that clonus? Also, if it happens in the hands too as I am falling asleep to the point that my fingers move. Is that clonus or is clonus basically only the ankles? I am really worried. I don't know what's going on but this is really scary . These symtoms seem to be moving very fast. I don't like this at all.
  11. Drewdude

    Pee issues again

    Yes same here! I also get a bit or urgency but it’s purely in my head! Guess we just have to give it a big mental hug and calm it down!
  12. ZELDA

    Tingling left temple and cheekbone

    Thanks everyone thats a relief.
  13. Bella P

    Is My Mind Creating Symptoms?

    The logical part of my brain knows you’re probably right, but for some reason I’m finding it really hard to calm down right now I’m trying, though. I feel ridiculous as well as scared.
  14. ScardeyCat

    Is My Mind Creating Symptoms?

    Muscles twitches happen when you've over exerted yourself. Most likely nothing to worry about. I've gotten them too. One time my eye and even my stomach wouldn't stop twitching. No worries. Get some sleep.
  15. I was watching the show House with my mom, which I now regret very much, when an episode came on where this girl was having these muscle spasms/twitches that you could see happening. Her skin would move. The episode after it one patient had muscle twitches that caused the arm and fingers to move. I can’t remember what it said either of them had, and frankly, I don’t want to. Now I am having these happen to me in my right arm. They aren’t as severe as shown in the episodes, but it is happening, and I am scared. I was already feeling very anxious today, but now I’m completely panicking and crying. ALS and MS were never things I feared before, but now it’s creeping into my mind As I said, I’m very anxious, and I also haven’t slept too well the past few nights. Is my mind creating these symptoms since I watched the show? I won’t be watching it again anytime soon, either, at least not until my anxiety is better under control. I hope I’m able to sleep tonight, but I doubt I’ll be able to. I’m trying to calm down, but I’m terrified.
  16. MARC

    Mild/moderate anxiety + Updates

    Holls, I am a very small firm. Just me, a full time accountant and another accountant on an as needed basis. I do audits also and they can be very time consuming. I am 62 and hope to work until 70. I still have all my hair at least. My wife is a retail pharmacist and works 30 hours a week for the money and for the health insurance. My father used to tell me that as you age life will get harder and not easier and I must say he was right. As I get older, more and more people get ill and sometimes die that I know. It can be very depressing at times so I try not to think about it too much.
  17. Cubanborn87

    Atrophy?

    I finally picked up my medicine from the pharmacy. I am hoping that with it, I will finally start improving. This has been a very scary episode , hopefully it's just anxiety and nothing else. Well, anything else but the A.
  18. Cubanborn87

    Atrophy?

    @clearhead @Holls Thanks, I get small ones when I lay down to watch TV etc. Where my ankle may move or hands or fingers. But yes the ones when falling asleep are the ones that I feel my body jolt. Recently I have been feeling them every night.
  19. So my ear started hurting whenever i would go outside in the cold back in mid November. I had cleaned a really dirty house when it first started hurting. I started touching my ears and bathing a lot sometime around the same time period. it has been hurting on and off when I go out in the cold for two months I also had kept using qtips in my ear to clean them. But maybe a week and a half ago.. I had my ear feel particularly sore. Especially when I tug at it. I had flakes of skin come out of my ear when I rubbed it with a q tip. That's not unusual for me. I may have impacted earwax considering a ball of hard wax once fell from my other ear*the not infected one. But a week and a half ago I used a qtip and had sudden bad pain like id scratched a scab off. Then a cotton ball feeling in my ear. I wiggled the ear and the muffled hearing cotton ball feeling went away. then at night I made a sort of suction using my hands and the ear re clogged and became muffled. Next day I rinsed my ears out and managed to unmuffle the ear again by wiggling the inside. But if course I did the hand air suction thing again out of curiosity and it re clogged and has staid muffled since. I had been taking a lot of showers so I am guessing it may have been swimmers ear or ear infection. Worst case is probably keratin sheet earwax type impaction? This ear has been feeling sort of infected for like 2 months now. The past week and a half my hearing is muffled and I hear ringing non-stop in the ear and feels like there's something in it. last night I noticed my earwax from that ear smells bad, like nasty sweat. What do you think this is? earwax impaction, infection or swimmers ear? Why hasn't it healed and will my hearing likely be fine when whatever this is passes?I Should I keep the ear dry? Do I have to see a doctor even though my ear no longer hurts but feels muffled and is ringing? Sorry for the long explanation. I would appreciate some input as I've been dealing with this a while now.Thank you.
  20. AlwaysWorried21

    Pee issues again

    Yesssss. Pee issues are one of my biggest anxiety triggers. Make some obsess over having diabetes. The more I think about it the more often i go. Its awful
  21. Holls

    Tingling left temple and cheekbone

    Mine is only on my right side and sometimes my head above my ear feels numb.. I've actually posted about it two years ago. A lot of us have this.
  22. Holls

    Fear of ALS please help

    I'm glad you posted that. Big hugs!!
  23. RainbowWolfBear

    Sleep problem HELP PLEASE...

    Does anyone else have sleep paralysis that you feel your whole body is vibrating and it gets more intense the more you try to get out if it. And when you do manage to you can accidently fall back asleep and it's a loop...
  24. A11yance

    Atrophy?

    And I’ve told you I’ve never had this many symptoms before either. It’s embarassing because my past HA scares I’ve brought up to friends, family, coworkers, etc and each time they turn out to be nothing. I feel like if anything serious does happen to me in the future that they will all down play it because of all the false times I’ve told them about other health scares. Your mind is powerful and HA of the “a” is causing your mind to create its symptoms much like mine did, Stronger than any other HA scares because the “a” is one we cannot test for. Now that i am calmer I no longer have a lot of the symptoms anymore...
  25. RainbowWolfBear

    Sleep paralysis. Scared to sleep.

    I have been off lexepro for about 2 months. Wednesday night I had a panic attack that left a weird tingling sensation in my chest. Which of course gave me anxiety all day. So I was afraid to sleep. I finally told my husband I needed to go to the hospital. I had worked all day with no change. I did go. But the nights following I've been having intense sleep paralysis. Not when I go to bed and wake up. But when I try to go back to sleep after waking up. In the episode I have intense vibrations all throughout my body and when i try to move it gets worse. Most of the time as soon asI. About to get out of them I will fall asleep again and start the cycle over. They have me back on lexepro and xanax and a beta blocker for the day time. But just now I got an intense burning sensation thought my whole body. I'm one and I really really need help...
  26. bin_tenn

    ALS fear

    Yeah, the leg giving out confirms absolutely nothing.
  27. anxiouslisa

    Tingling left temple and cheekbone

    I get it also. I have terrible health anxiety. I get it in corner of lip and lower lip. Always right side🙁 It's anxiety
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