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    • Hi Gia, how are you doing now that you started therapy?  Are you taking anything for your HA?
    • Often times when I stand, I get shortness of breath where it feels like I MUST sit back down. I try getting up slowly to see if that helps but I don’t think that makes much of a difference. Then some days it doesn’t happen.. can anyone relate?
    • As long as I can remember I’ve been twitching. I remember when I googled about twitching and it got to me. That was back in oct 2018. Saw 3 docs told them about my twitching and said I was okay just anxiety. Did not believe them. I literally had to ask for a referral to a nuero. Finally got one. Fast forward to July and did a clinical, everything was fine just hyperflexia.  He said “I don’t see anything wrong with you, but we just need to do more testing to find out” which was the emg.  So my visit summary said: fasciculation, hyperflexia, ANXIETY STATE.  August 2019.  I finally go in for my emg. I have my parents with me because I’m scared to death to find out the results.  My nuero was a neuromuscular medicine specialist so I felt really good about the her conducting the emg.  My mother even gave the nuero a note saying  “my son has had anxiety for a year worrying about ALS, please tell him the results” love my mom man lol So after the EMG she said your fine, go live your life. I don’t wanna see you for a follow up.  I felt so good. I felt like I could get my life together. I lost the love of my life to this anxiety and I was ready to move on.  I got my own apartment, got another job. Was doing really good. Twitches were there still but I didn’t pay attention. They were background noise.  Welp everything was going good but since quarantine I had nothing but time to think and think and here I am questioning everything. I’m laying in bed again all day. Scared. Just really bad depression.  Idk if you have Snapchat but memories pop up and I saw a picture 2 years ago and I knew I was twitching back then. 2 years ago. 2 years ago. The nasty DOESNT linger.  I need to get myself out of this thinking. I’ve talked to many people recently about this and they have helped me. I’m looking into a therapist now.  I worry about the future and when I have kids. I don’t want their dad to look weak and defeated. I know this is something we all need to get used to. Thank y’all for reading just wanted to vent.
    • Hi everyone, For about 2 years now, I've had this strange sensation whenever I have a bad dream. The bad dream wakes me up and my heart is flying out of my chest and all of my muscles begin to ache/get tingly. It feels as though I'm being electrocuted (in encompasses all of my muscles from neck down). It's not sleep paralysis because I am conscious and can move; it just hurts to move. Once I calm down and my heart stops flying, everything stops hurting and I can go back to sleep. Has anyone had any experience with this? It only happens when I have a bad dream. A friend told me it could be nocturnal panic attacks but I'm not sure (I do have anxiety). Thanks!
    • Hi everyone, For about 2 years now, I've had this strange sensation whenever I have a bad dream. The bad dream wakes me up and my heart is flying out of my chest and all of my muscles begin to ache/get tingly. It feels as though I'm being electrocuted (in encompasses all of my muscles from neck down). It's not sleep paralysis because I am conscious and can move; it just hurts to move. Once I calm down and my heart stops flying, everything stops hurting and I can go back to sleep. Has anyone had any experience with this? It only happens when I have a bad dream. A friend told me it could be nocturnal panic attacks but I'm not sure (I do have anxiety). 
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