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    Thank you for doing the search so I didn't have to! This is another good reason to not always trust the Google - consumer sites don't always have the most up-to-date information. I bet my doctors knew this info and it was why they weren't worried when I mentioned flat stools.
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    I don't know where you live, but here in the UK it's been one thing after the other, and with me too. I had a real stinker of a cold, and the awful weather didn't help. We had that 'Beast from the East' for a week with heavy snow and temperatures well below freezing, a break for a few days, then back came the 'Mini Beast from the East'. More snow and very cold winds. Alright you guys in Canada, have a laugh. Minus 5C or 6C may not seem cold to you, but we just aren't used to it. If it snows in the UK and every time it happens it's chaos. For a day or so virtually everything grinds to a halt. We are never fully prepared. This last few days in the West of the UK has been a disaster zone with people spending hours in their cars or in temporary accommodation. It's only now that it's beginning to clear. It not at all good for the old anxiety either. The thought of being cut off with no transport available always gives me anxiety twinges. The first day of Spring today. They must be joking.!
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    Send me a PM and i will help all i can. The more you strain, the larger the hemorrhoids get, the harding it gets. It's a terrible viscous circle. It could be hormones but i still think that it's the consistent adrenalin within your system draining your bowels of water. Fibre only works if water is added to it in the intestines so the less water, the larger and harder the stool. Keep drinking more water and introduce more banana and apple. Prunes are even better.
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    Yes, trust me on that. You could google, but....don't! If you do, just google in the negative "thin stool not colon cancer symptom"
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    Anne, First, you know this: don't read, or at least don't be concerned over a story you read of another person's experience. It is anecdotal and in no way related to your experiences. Second, and this comes from someone who in the past had BT as my go to fear, it is highly, highly unlikely that a headache would be the sole symptom one has when BT is the cause. If you are interested, I can explain way that is the case. I'm not medically trained but like I said, I had BT fears and read books from neurologists and spoke with some. Sinus makes total sense here and as long as the sinuses are acting up, the pain will be there. Bob
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    Got them back and everything is normal!
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    Lmao!! That's hilarious!! So funny how a twitch for her is annoying and for some it can set us in a huge spiral. I don't get them anymore but this time last yr I was in a baaaaad place. You absolutely helped me through a set back I had. Next time I'ma tape it and laugh lol!!
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    Yesss!! And you helped me when I was having bicep twitches! I love your take on it.. sometimes we twitch lol so simple but it helps!
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    Even if it isn't anxiety, it's likely not what your anxious mind thinks it is. I've had twitches all over the place. Fingers, whole hand, feet, calves, upper arms, neck, eyelids, etc.
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    Thank you so much for your reply. Yeah its so easy for you to read something and it to get in your mind.. I think im just scared of also getting bit and not realizing it or seeing it, but I mean i think you would definitely know if it happened I think.
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    You have a fixation on bat bites and it has turned into an obsession. Your reality is how you make and interpret it so if bats are a primary fear, you can talk yourself into all sorts of strange stories and scenarios and just so long as you place belief in them scenario's, your anxiety will respond as if it is real. This is something which happens far more often than you would think. Did a bat swoop out of the tree and bite your head? No but it 'feels' like it did right? You created the scenario and added various additions to this scenario ie the wallet looking like a bats wing. All of the dizziness, scalp pain and every other symptom is the result of your expectation of feeling ill and the result of adrenalin release. We would all love that, thats for sure. Anxiety is only as powerful as you make it and you can lessen it's effect. Search this forum for a thread entitles "the off switch". I think you my find it helpful. So no, you were not attacked by a bat even though it feels like it and NO you are not crazy or mad or anything else. You're simply reacting fearfully to thought patterns.
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    Like everyone else has already mentioned, if you had ALS, it would not come and go, it would be constant. BFS is common, very common and is part and parcel of anxiety conditions where andrenalin s involved.
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    Elle I don't know where you read that BFS is rarer than ALS. It is not! Millions of people have it. I went online to make sure I was right and every reputable site started with lines like BFS is much more common than any neuromuscular disease. I remember knowing that back many years ago when I had one of my ALS freak outs. You have anxiety that appears to have caused BFS or merely your body's reaction to stress. Remember that you can feel fine but the effects of earlier anxiety can store up in your system and "attack" at any later time. Bob
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    First off, I love y'all two.. !! Second.. ellebel you said you were at your mom's your thigh twitched and what happened then?? Your mind said holy shit nooooo it's happening again.. then it happens again then your leg is buzzing.. it's from the adrenaline your body is pumping to that leg. You got anxious. Every darn time I get anxious my thigh buzzes. Sorry but I always heard that wide spread twitching like thigh to foot to calf etc is not an als symptom.. so idk what your gp meant by her comment. We might not have bfs but we do have twitches caused by anxiety . As well as a lot of others in this forum. Hugs.. it's a set back but nothing else. You don't have ALS.
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    Hey! As someone who has been living in ALS forums and the darkest parts of my own fears for the past few weeks, I can say you can put ALS out of your mind. Twitching is not diagnostic of anything. Twitching can happen in perfectly healthy people - there isn't always a reason. How worried was your GP? Did you refer you to a neuro or a neuromuscular specialist? If not, she definitely isn't concerned about ALS. Even if she did, that is her job, and there are literally hundreds of more likely causes that she may be hoping to rule out. ALS is diagnosed by clinical weakness. It is progressive and doesn't stop. If you were twitching, then you stopped and had a period of no twitching and full strength, that means that whatever was causing the twitching was better for a period. If you are not failing to be able to do things you once could, it shouldn't be on your radar. I 1000% know that this is easier said than done, but you have to try. Finally, and of course you know this, your rationale involving the statistics is nonsense. That is irrational thinking at it's most insidious. Just because one condition is rarer than an astronomically rare disease, it does not make you any more likely to have said terrible disease. I did this too. I was diagnosed with a mostly benign, but very rare condition called PTC at a time when I was terrified of glioblastoma brain cancer. When I was still in the diagnosis process, I found out that PTC is rarer than glioblastoma and it caused me to go into an absolute spiral because in this case the numbers were actually against me. This is catastrophizing and we do it very well. 1/50,000 people is still 1/50,000 people. And if you are younger than 50, that number is even lower. You do not have ALS. You have anxiety. Hugs and best wishes! You can get through this.