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  1. Thank you @bin_tenn! This is so very articulate and well written. Not to mention it is the most accurate statement on the planet. Sometimes it takes the wise words of a fellow anxiety warrior to make the world right again, so thank you for taking the time to help calm this girl down!!!
  2. Thank you @Nutmegbella for your response! Do you mind me asking what diagnosis they discharged you with at the hospital?! And I’m so sorry you are in the same boat as me right now. It’s a sad way to live, and I agree, we need to be more mindful of how we treat our bodies. I hope everything works out for you. And I pray this is all my anxiety rearing it’s ugly head.
  3. I started having strange chest pain around 4pm today, which of course led to a flight/fight response in the middle of Target, so I left my cart and booked it to my car. (I struggle with health anxiety like you wouldn’t believe.) I initially came on this forum for ALS fears, but now that has passed and I have moved onto a heart attack. Unfortunately I know offhand the symptoms of a heart attack, and naturally I have them all. Pain in my arms, back and jaw. Nausea, lightheaded, tight throat with pain radiating up to my ears. I am trying to convince myself I am manifesting this all, but a little voice inside my head keeps warning me that just maybe I have put too much stress on my heart with all my ALS fears, that it’s finally screaming for help?!! What should I do? Should I go to the ER just to make sure? I am so terrified. Help!
  4. Is no one responding to this cause they think it could be ALS????????
  5. About a month and a half ago I had probably the worst panic attack of my life. Was diagnosed at 13, now 39. The short story is I had travelled to Florida with my family and friends, and already hate flying. On the morning of the day we were leaving to head home, I lost it. I was in complete and utter turmoil. I was convinced I was dying. The fact that I was not home made it all the more worse for me. I contemplated going to the ER, but then all my friends would know and my family would miss their flights. I was so embarrassed, but so damn frightened. I typically take .5mg Xanax and feel better, but even after 2mg I was feeling no better. I have a 6 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old, and felt like a failure not being able to keep it together. It was utterly the worst day of my life and still feel traumatized by it. Needless to say, that next day back at home I had muscle twitches all over my body. I first assumed it was due to dehydration since I had just been in sunny Florida and not drinking enough water and drinking alcohol instead. But it’s now been a month and half and I still have the twitching on and off. Some days are better than others, but of course Google led me to ALS. It’s like I can’t catch a break and feel like I’m drowning in anxiety and depression. I just started CBT therapy, so hoping it helps some. Also hoping you guys can too!!! Has this happened to anyone?????? Thank you soooo much:)
  6. About a month and a half ago I had probably the worst panic attack of my life. Was diagnosed at 13, now 39. The short story is I had travelled to Florida with my family and friends, and already hate flying. On the morning of the day we were leaving to head home, I lost it. I was in complete and utter turmoil. I was convinced I was dying. The fact that I was not home made it all the more worse for me. I contemplated going to the ER, but then all my friends would know and my family would miss their flights. I was so embarrassed, but so damn frightened. I typically take .5mg Xanax and feel better, but even after 2mg I was feeling no better. I have a 6 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old, and felt like a failure not being able to keep it together. It was utterly the worst day of my life and still feel traumatized by it. Needless to say, that next day back at home I had muscle twitches all over my body. I first assumed it was due to dehydration since I had just been in sunny Florida and not drinking enough water and drinking alcohol instead. But it’s now been a month and half and I still have the twitching on and off. Some days are better than others, but of course Google led me to ALS. It’s like I can’t catch a break and feel like I’m drowning in anxiety and depression. I just started CBT therapy, so hoping it helps some. Also hoping you guys can too!!! Has this happened to anyone?????? Thank you soooo much:)
  7. I have had many a headaches in my 40 years. Migraine, tension, you name it. But last night I had a new headache I had never had before and it scared the life out of me. It started in the entire back of my head, then concentrated ear level along the back. My neck was NOT included. I was so close to going to the ER, until my husband calmed me down. I’m still feeling very rattled today and now sure how to proceed. Should I call my doctor, should I call my neurologist, should I calm down and let it be?? Please help!!!
  8. Help! I can’t sleep. My mind is racing. I am convinced my muscle pain is the beginning stages of ALS. I am losing it.
  9. Thank you @Alex for that link!! Any sort of new information for justification is reassuring. And thank you @TenLettersRap!! I sometimes feel the same way about the finance aspect. I have gotten MRI’s, CT scans, Stress Echos all for the varying “illnesses” I have had over the years. But for some reason this pain and twitching has really put me in a tailspin. I am assuming because it’s the most grave disease one could have. Is it possible i truly have this? I am praying I can get my neuro appointment pushed up to give me some sort of clarity in my head. This has been a major flare up and I can’t seem to talk myself off the ledge. But people like you guys helps so much. I know I am not alone. So for that I am eternally grateful.
  10. @TenLettersRapHow can you be so sure???
  11. It’s just strange that I woke up a couple days and have this pain. I’m beginning to think it’s now twitching more in that spot. I just can’t stop obsessing over the sensation. Especially the fact that ALS progresses very quickly. How do I know this isn’t a very early symptom????
  12. @Mark G and @Gilly seem super educated on this subject. Could you please help guide me?
  13. Thank you @TenLettersRap @Holls and @Jgriffin for your responses! I didn’t get an email that anyone had even replied to my post, so I apologize for not thanking you sooner. I have had a good couple of days lately, but the past day or two I have had a pain in my left shoulder/bicep/tricep. And obviously the body twitching. So of course my mind is now racing that my unexplained arm pain is my muscle breaking down. I keep raising things above my head to make sure I still have the strength. I am in a bad way today and it’s consuming the crap out of me. Please help!!
  14. Where do I even begin. 39 year old female here who was diagnosed with anxiety and panic at age 13. While that’s all fine and dandy, I have developed health anxiety after the births of my 3 children. After each child, it got exceptionally worse. And here we are now. I don’t just have health anxiety, I have an extreme fear of dying and leaving my children motherless. I am currently down a rabbit hole of hell. About a month ago I started getting leg cramps, with twitching to soon follow. It’s all over my legs and now has spread to other parts of my body. Of course the first thing Dr. Google tells me is that twitching/pain is one of the first signs of ALS. I am 100 percent consumed into thinking this is what I have. And am just waiting to start losing muscle strength. It is an awful way I am living, and I’m so scared. I know I need to stay off the health net, but I keep finding myself looking for a loophole to explain why my symptoms have presented. I have seen my GP and got blood tests all coming back normal. Still waiting on Mercury though. I have an appt with my neuro next month and hoping to get an EMG?!!Please help talk me off this ledge. Is it possible I have ALS at age 39/female with no family history? I know you aren’t doctors, but I also know you have the wisdom that can help calm my nerves.Thank you so much for your time. It is so greatly appreciated.