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  1. 2 points
    First of all nerve conduction studies are for the birds. Thank junk was weird. Secondly I do not have als. We only did my right side but he did an extensive exam of all my reflexes again. He was like so confiendent no als. This is the third time I’ve had a reflex exam so I’m feeling good about all that. Thirdly - I walked back out into the waiting room and a gal was in a wheelchair. I don’t think it was als but I have no idea but it made me feel like a dumb shit anyway when all my parts are working and deep in my soul I knew it was anxiety. Going to try and go on about my life and tackle anxiety. Would anyone want me to do a post of everything that happened from first symptom to right now? Don’t want to trigger anyone but thought maybe it may have valuable Info.
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    I’m stumped. Hi. Kindra. No need to be stumped because the reasons are so common in anxiety. Headaches and wooziness are so common that almost everyone gets them at some time. It's all about the nerves in the neck and tension or stress. In anxiety muscles tend to cramp up, and looking for causes is not very helpful. In fact, the more you try and find out the more tension you create. It's like looking at Google, you just frighten yourself. 'THE TIGHT 'BAND ROUND THE HEAD' is another common symptom. You could be declared 100 percent fit physically, but still have physical symptoms from anxiety. As for exercise, walking etc. Fine! But anxiety is a disorder of the mind. That's why so many non sufferers get annoyed with us because they can't see anything physically wrong, and there isn't. There is no pat answer to causes. People vary so much in how anxiety affects them. Comparing yourself with others is not a good idea in HA because you can so easily pick up the negative aspects of what is, a very personal thing. There are common symptoms of course, and a diagnosis of anxiety can be made from them. But, as I said, they do vary from person to person. I’m tired of waking up to this everyday 🙁 And every time you wake up with that thought that it will be a bad day you lay the foundation for a bad day. Now I'm not suggesting you leap out of bed and sing like a lark. No way can you do that. But you can think differently. "Oh well, today may not be so good, but I know that if I accept the feelings without fighting and struggling they will gradually go. There's nothing physically wrong, that I know". Any sign of danger, wrong thinking, wrong actions will cause your body to go into the fight/flight mode as it did with our anxient ancestors. but there is no Sabre Toothed Tiger out there or a big hairy Mammoth, just life and the fears that living bring about. Fear is a wonderful ally because it keeps us from danger, but it can be the real enemy when allowed to run riot in your mind. Take care and remember, ACCEPT the feelings. Face them and try not to run away from them. Best wishes.
  3. 1 point
    I once had dizziness everyday for 6 weeks but no headaches. My ENT physician told me that as you age the crystals in your ears can shift and it takes a while for your brain to catch up, thus the dizziness. Around 11 years ago, I had tingling sensations on my head and I talked my long time ENT physician into ordering a brain MRI, which was negative. He subsequently told me that tension in your back, shoulders and neck can cause head pain and odd head sensations.
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    It sounds to me like you could have either a canker sore or a mucocele (a mucocele is basically a mouth pimple- I had one not too long ago). Wiping away the dead skin may have irritated it and brought on the sore, or it’s also possible that the salt water if helping to bring out an infection that you have in your gums. I would keep using a salt water rinse, and if it’s not any better in a week, contact your dentist. I also would try to avoid rubbing the area as much as possible. Be careful when brushing your teeth. I hope you feel better soon
  5. 1 point
    Your dads right. A couple licks from your fingers aren’t nearly enough to do any damage. You’re just getting rashes Bc you’re thinking about it. Happens to me all the time. Like if you see a bug around you and you start itching at the thought of it being on you. It’s all psychosomatic
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    Post it where? It shouldn't be posted here anyhow, we're not qualified to interpret it. Even if we were, we wouldn't have the means to provide any sort of diagnosis. If you have continued concerns, speak to the specialist about it. We're glad to help and offer advice, but that's about all we can do.
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    Feeling like you need to cough usually comes with the palpitation in my experience. Coughing can actually help return sinus rhythm, that’s why you get that feeling. No need to worry, it only lasted a few seconds and you’re fine. Totally normal.
  8. 1 point
    Even if it was actually a run of palpitations, the fact that any exertion (e.g. walking stairs) did not exacerbate it should quell any irrational fears about heart health. I know, I get this as well. It's not abnormal to experience a palpitation from time to time, but it's also not really abnormal to experience a short run of them, over a few/several seconds. I've mostly learned to live with them. They're still a bit uncomfortable at times, but I try to accept them. They're part of life.
  9. 1 point
    Stop reading stories online. You do not know whether all the facts were provided and whether they were accurately relayed. While I do not doubt that the man you reference was diagnosed with ALS, there are a lot of logical leaps in the account. First off, who is to say that the widespread fasciculations he experienced had anything to do with his later ALS diagnosis? Indeed, widespread fasciculations typically point away from ALS for reasons well documented in the medical literature. Similarly, the fact that he had 2 clean EMGs during the widespread fasciculations and later developed ALS means nothing. Any one of us could develop ALS, cancer, or another disease at any time. A clean EMG definitively means that there is no ALS at the time of the study, just like a PET scan can show no current presence of cancer. That is the best that anyone can hope for, but does not guarantee the future. At bottom, you are making a lot of assumptions about causation and relatedness that are not supported by logic. I'll give you another example of false logic. It is well known that ALS affects the motor and not the sensory nerves, which is why you hear that ALS, at least in the early stages, is a disease of painless, non-sensory clinical weakness. However, I can't tell you how many people go and dig up accounts on the Internet saying, yeah but there was this one person who had a lot of back pain or tingling or whatever, and then they were diagnosed with ALS. But ALS patients can also suffer from other medical conditions, such as degenerative disc disease or a neuropathy. Not all symptoms experienced necessarily relate to ALS. Finally, even if everything about the account you reference is true, it is a TOTAL OUTLIER and very inconsistent with how ALS typically presents in the medical literature. The odds of your presenting ALS in this way, already in itself an extremely rare disease, are very much not good Bottom line, stop finding weird, outlier stories written by sources of dubious accuracy. No good can come of it.
  10. 1 point
    awesome I will check it out! thanks
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    Hi, Heather. I'm reading your book now on Kindle. I'm currently in an episode and hope to come out of it by reading about your ways, given you are an admitted fellow sufferer. Bob