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  1. I have also gone through this, can be very frustrating. My slurring or inability to not mess up a sentence came out of nowhere and then it's all I could focus on. This was a couple months ago and I don't even remember when it stopped, because by that time I must have stopped worrying about it and moved on to something else! To show you how much our anxiety controls our body, about 5 months ago I went through a twitching/jerking fase where I would twitch up to 5 times a minute constantly! I was so obsessed with it it took me weeks before it stopped, and only because I had started worrying about slurring my words haha.
  2. The fact that you jump from fear to fear is actually a good sign, it means that the symptoms or ailement you choose to focus on become most prominent and that most likely means they are (somewhat) caused by anxiety or maybe even in your head altogether! This is something I also do frequently jumping back and forth between heart problems, als, lupus, brain tumor etc. what I have started telling myself is that since last week I was sure I would have a heart attack, and this week I am positive I have a tumor, that it is very unlikely that I would have both and that i probably have neither! If I payed attention to every word I forgot, every time I said something and meant to say something else, I would drive myself crazy. My advice is do not google this anymore!
  3. Thank you holls feeling a little better today
  4. I used to get a uti twice a month starting when I was about 4 years old and my sister and mom would also get them just as much. They totally suck! I haven't had one for two years now it's a total miracle. I started drinking a gallon of water a day and I no longer eat any kind of dairy. Best decision of my life. Something to think about if you are prone to them! Nothing ever helped with the pain except for drinking literally as much water as I could without getting sick (within reason). Hope you are feeling better by now good luck
  5. Hello everyone! As I've posted earlier this week I'm having a rough time. Long story short I had optic neuritis as a kid or inflamed optic nerves and they told me it was just how I was made. Usually this is a sign of a brain tumor or autoimmune disorder. Last year I went to a new eye dr who told me I need to see a neurologist right away because of my swollen optic nerves even though I told him about my diagnosis as a child he told me "things could have changed." I've just now gotten insurance and was finally able to make an appointment. The waiting is killing me. This eye dr totally freaked me out and since seeing him I've had sensitivity to light, twitching, small bouts of vertigo, feeling like when I lay down I can't breathe, itching, trouble swallowing, and possibly more bruising but I can't tell. Most likely signs of an autoimmune disease. I just can't tell what symptoms are in my head or real anymore. I am convinced I have something like lupus or ms and that without knowing right now for sure I will die of a heart attack in my sleep or my kidneys will fail. Thought I might be feeling a little bit of pain where my liver is so I'm worried my autoimmune disorder may be effecting that. Im a 24 yr old female, work out a couple times a week, eat generally very healthy and on no meds. Drink probably more then I should which is why my liver is probably first to go. My appointment is in 11 days and I'm just waiting to find out my horrible diagnosis or be passed along to another dr just to wait again. 😟
  6. Thank you much appreciated!
  7. Hello again guys! Always fun to come on here because usually it means I'm going through a mean streak of anxiety filled days and nights. I remember reading on here about having the feeling of something being in your throat, which I've experienced before. Lately I have been feeling like my throat is not open all the way, and tight when I swallow. Probably been going on for about 2 weeks. I'm not totally panicking yet because I can still eat and talk fine, but just wondering if anyone has experienced this at all? Not sure if I should say anything to my dr. Could also be from acid reflux maybe? Ugh how will I ever know if it's real or in my head. As I lay here I can feel every heart beat, subconsciously making sure it feels normal, my legs feel numb and I can't fall asleep because every time I start to I feel like I'm going to stop breathing (that's a new fun one does that happen to anyone?) ahh anxiety you make my body do the weirdest things.
  8. Hi guys I know I'm a little late coming in on this one but I have had this on and off for about 3 years and I frequently see it as a massage therapist. I find that it usually is a result of poor posture or rounded shoulders (which most people suffer from!). Are muscles and nerves are all so tightly packed together and a little finicky that when anything moves or tightens it can easily cause pain or numbness. Try not to worry about this one!
  9. Are you feeling pretty anxious? I know that when I go into the dr office they will take my bp twice, once at the beginning and once at the end. There's always a huge difference because I'm so anxious at the beginning of my appointment! This could be causing your high bp. As far as heart failure, is your girlfriend at all concerned? I struggle with heart worries as well, but I'm only 24. My dr told me once that it was extremely unlikely that I would have heart issues being so young. But if in the morning you are still feeling uneasy, it never hurts to have a dr tell you themself that it's all in your head usually helps me every time, for a little while anyways.
  10. Oh my gosh hilarious! Just thought it was something to throw out there for people who haven't thought of it and want to add something new to their anxiety arsenal.
  11. I'm anxious just thinking about taking this because I've had such bad anxiety attacks with marijuana before. But there is no chance of that with this?
  12. Those are most likely your axillary or super trochlear lymph nodes and technically yes it is possible they are swollen because of a cold. Lymph nodes swell when your body is fighting something like being sick or infection. Are they swollen around your neck as well? This is the most common place for them to swell during a cold. Did you possibly cut yourself even small anywhere around your arm chest shoulder stomach area? The other thing we should remember is sometimes lymph nodes are fighting something we can't even feel because our body is doing such a good job The thing you want to watch out for is if they are very painful, and if so has the pain been severe for more then a couple weeks or a month with no sign of letting up? That is when you should see another dr.
  13. I post on here quite a bit but mostly when I am feeling high anxiety it helps for me. so since I am feeling high anxiety currently as I'm home by myself and worrying here are some things I have done that tend to help me get out of an anxiety attack -ice pack on any part of me especially my neck -massage (self massage, applied by someone else, professional) -focusing on another task, cooking, cleaning, organizing -adult coloring books so great! -sexual release (admin please delete if not allowed but I swear this works either by yourself or with a trusted partner i am surprised no one has ever mentioned it on here before) -pinching, skin pulling (this one is odd, someone else who has heart/pains anxiety taught me to gently pull skin or pinch not painfully in different parts around your body making sure you move around to different limbs and spots. It almost tricks my brain into thinking about those spots) Hope this helps even just one person!
  14. Hello everyone, I am mostly positive I have some kind of brain tumor or mass. I was on an als loop before that but I have realized with my symptoms it's probably a brain tumor. The biggest thing I am noticing is that I am sensitive to light or at least I think I am. When I look at things like Christmas lights or street lights they have a glare around them and I can't remember if lights have always looked that way or if this is new. Looking at the sky even when it's not that bright is hard. My new eye dr was worried in about June that I have swollen optic nerves which is a huge sign. However the catch is that I have always had swollen optic nerves even when I was younger and they did an MRI about 10 years ago and said I was fine. I had a cat scan in June and my primary care dr said it looked fine and not to worry to get a new eye dr who won't scare me. But what if it's my primary care dr who is the one that is wrong? some other symptoms have been possible numbness, muscle weakness, being tired, just feeling generally off and maybe sometimes dizzy. The hard part is I can't tell if the symptoms are real or fake. Ive convinced myself again that I don't have long to live and I look at everything as the last time I might see it. Im so bummed that I am going back through this. The worst thing is I can't tell the difference anymore between real and fake, should I be worried or is it in my head. Do I just go to another dr and another until finally one tells me it's a tumor? Gosh we are nuts sometimes guys but I love you all 😉
  15. Hi Theo I have been on the als loop lately as well! My current worry is I feel that both my legs are weaker then usual and that my face tongue and lips are feeling kind of numb or weak. However when I don't focus on those things I don't notice them. I recently went on an als forum to see if anyone else had those symptoms before being diagnosed and I made myself feel really stupid. I read some responses to people on there who had worried just like us asking if muscle twitches/pain/etc were a beginning sign, that were answered by people with als. They all said NO this is not als, and for them the beginning signs were mostly complete paralysis of specific muscles that were sudden. I felt terrible reading what the people with actual als wrote mostly saying that we should be thankful for our good health and that they are sad for us that we wasted it worrying about things we probably don't have while most of them can no longer move or even speak. From what it sounds like you are aware that you probably don't have als. As far as the twitching I am dealing with all over body twitching right now. Some things I have heard are to make sure I'm staying hydrated as well as maybe a potassium magnesium supplement and stretching.