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    I've had this before...several times. It HURTS! Doctor never said much and it went away. I was never even told what to do. My sister has had this...also several times. Like you she say the cardio and was told it wasn't her heart. He gave her some stretching exercises to do and they helped. Seems like as long as she stretches and stuff it keeps it at bay.
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    Hello my anxiety central fam. How are y’all? I’m doing great. My anxiety has been well managed. now I’m seeing a lot of “do I have als” threads. let me just say none of y’all have ALS. I’ve been on this website for going on 2 years and I have yet to see someone say they officially have als. Just a little background from me and you can see my posts. I was in the anxiety hole for whole year. Literally till I got my EMG. and of course I got a clean bill of health. Nothing was wrong with me my doctor didn’t even diagnose me with BFS. He just said the body does things we can’t explain. So I just ran with it. I didn’t get a second emg. I just said okay I wasted a year of my life I have to run with this. now my twitches? Still here. 24/7 my left calve goes crazy. And also body wide. But I’m used to it. This is me. This is my body. Yes anxiety does tend to make it worse, also other products but I’m not going to waste my time anymore. Let the twitches twitch. I got my emg last August and I’m still here. You will be also. Talk to your family and friends, go for a nice walk. Just keep your mind busy. The biggest key of this disease is TRUE CLINICAL WEAKNESS. dont get it confused with sore muscles. I would work out and feel extremely sore and weak and then I would be like “this is it. I have it” and after 2 days of rest my muscles are back. stop overthinking. You can get als, you can get cancer, you can get lung disease. Just live your life. I promise things will get better. Post on here, talk to people on this forum. @Holls helped me with so much. Godspeed
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    I feel the exact same way!!! Even though I have a husband and family, the fear of dying and leaving my 3 girls is what takes my anxiety to the roof!! My husband and one of my girls has high functioning autism and aren’t always the easiest to deal with. I fear that if anything happened to me it would break my family. It is so hard to have faith that God has everything in control and that none of us are promised tomorrow. I have always had control issues and most people with health anxiety do as well. The ultimate fear is that our bodies will fail us and we will have no control of the outcome. I work on this fear all the time because it takes me away for the things I love. Our focus determines our reality so if I am constant fear of dying and being gone from my family guess where I end up.....I end up being curled up in my bed or too distracted with my anxiety to spend time and focus with family which actually makes my fear come true in a way. I can either let the fear overtake me or take a deep breath, center my mind, and focus on the things in my life that actually matter. Some days are easier than others but I am determined to try and live my life. Anxiety sucks all the joy out of life and no one deserves to live that way.
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    One of mine is slightly larger than the other and they both tend to be lumpier and sometimes get sore on the sides but I can’t tell if that is my bra rubbing me that is causing it to feel sore. Definitely causes anxiety. I am super anxious now as I had my annual mammogram this morning. Praying all is ok.
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    Yes!!! Omg I'm so happy to read this...because I have been stressing out about this for the last 3 weeks. My left breast is my bigger breast and it is lumpier and has firmer tissues especially on the upper outer quadrant. It has been giving me anxiety. It has always been like this from what I can remember..so I not sure why its bothering me now. I think its normal since I have had breast ultrasounds in the past and they have said that some breast just have more denser tissue.
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    About 5 years ago I was convinced I had ALS as well. I spent a year with this crippling anxiety but low and behold I didn’t have ALS. If you had ALS, which you don’t, you would be almost completely paralyzed by now. All of your symptoms are explained by anxiety. When you have health anxiety you hyper focus on your body and are pushing massive amounts of adrenaline through your system. This can cause pain, soreness, weakness and muscle twitching. Please know that I am not trying to down play your symptoms because what your feeling is real but it is coming from anxiety and not ALS. Work on the anxiety and I promise that the symptoms will get better. Health anxiety is a struggle and something that I still battle with (currently I am convinced that I have done damage to my liver because I drank a lot in the last 2 years even though all my blood tests are normal). Instead of googling every symptom, I contacted my doctor to talk about my anxiety and what we can do to manage it better. Just know that you are not alone and that all we can do is try our best each and everyday to not let the anxiety overwhelm us.
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    My wife's former coworker had planter fasciitis. She was 28. It was painful. She saw a podiatrist who recommended a certain type of shoe for people who stand a lot.
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    Yea, SUPER common. This happens to me on a semi regular basis. Usually I did something I forgot about, or while I was sleeping, etc. They are very sensitive by nature and anything can cause this to happen. Nothing to be concerned about.
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    My wife stands a lot at her job and has bunion and heel issues. She has seen a Podiatrist who has helped her feel better.
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    I would give it some time before calling the doctor. You may be right it is because your underwear are too tight.
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    I'm sorry that no one has replied to you. I've been off most websites for a while now...I'm in my own freakout hell due to everything. But I digress. As for the heel numbness I have it off and on for years. Personally, I do believe it is related to sciatica. It's annoying for sure. I have some exercises that my doctor gave me to help with sciatica and when I do them religiously everything gets better...then I forget and voila...heel numbness...until I do my exercises again and things calm down. If you have had sciatica in the past how have you dealt with it. I wonder if you did now whatever you did before if it would help the numbness. Of course, at this point, it's been a while since you posted and I hope that you have some relief from the numbness. Let us know how you're doing, ok?
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    You should be OK. In March I was sick off and on for a week with a mild fever and a lot of green phlegm and my internal medicine and ENT physicians told me it was a sinus infection and it eventually cleared up on its own.
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    That has happened to me many times over the years and nothing has ever happened to me. Secondary drowning is more likely to happen after swallowing a bunch of water after swimming and even then it is still very unlikely to happen.
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    Thank you for talking me down. You’ve helped me today. So scared but feel so weak and just drained. In my normal life only my bf knows a little of what I’m going through. I’m ashamed to talk about my fears. Really just can’t say a lot out loud for fear. I walk around and smile like nothing is wrong but inside I’m crumbling. My bf is so sweet and tries to help me but I’m so scared to tell him all I’m going through. I’m in the process of moving, a new job and my son is moving off to college. I know I need to talk to a professional and I plan to. I also plan to see a neurologist when I work up the courage. Thank you for listening and helping me. It means the world. ❤️
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    Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Attack Symptoms (Panic Attack Symptoms), Symptoms of Anxiety There are over 100 symptoms of anxiety. Because each person has a unique chemical make up, the type, number, intensity, and frequency of anxiety symptoms will vary from person to person. For example, one person may have just one mild anxiety symptom, whereas another may have all anxiety symptoms and to great severity. All combinations are common. What are anxiety symptoms? Common anxiety symptoms include: Body (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the body in general): Allergy problems, increase in allergies (number, sensitivity, reactions, lengthier reactions) Back pain, stiffness, tension, pressure, soreness, spasms, immobility in the back or back muscles Blanching (looking pale, loss of color in the face or skin) Blushing, turning red, flushed face, flushed skin, blushing, red face or skin Body aches, parts of or your entire body feels sore and achy, feels like your body and muscles are bruised Body jolts, body zaps, electric jolt feeling in body, intense body tremor or “body shake” Body temperature increase or decrease, change in body temperature Burning skin, itchy, “crawly,” prickly or other skin sensations, skin sensitivity, numbness on the skin Burning skin sensation on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or shoulders Buzzing sensation in the feet, toes, hands, fingers, arms, legs Chest pain, chest tightness Choking Chronic Fatigue, exhaustion, super tired, worn out Clumsiness, feeling clumsy, co-ordination problems with the limbs or body Cold chills, feeling cold Craving sugar, sweets, chocolate, usual craving for sugar and sweets Difficulty speaking, moving mouth, talking, co-ordination problems with the mouth or tongue Dizziness, feeling lightheaded Dizzy, feeling dizzy Electric shock feeling, body zaps Excess of energy, you feel you can’t relax Falling sensation, feel like your are falling or dropping even though you aren't Feel like you are going to pass out or faint Feeling cold or chilled Feel wrong, different, foreign, odd, or strange Flu-like symptoms, general malaise, feel ill, like you are coming down with a flu Flushed face, red face, flushed skin Frequent urination Head Zaps Heart palpitations, racing heart Hyperactivity, excess energy, nervous energy Increased or decreased sex drive Infection - increased infections, persistent infection Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking Muscles that vibrate, jitter, tremor, or shake when used Muscle twitching Nausea Nausea vomiting Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness Night sweats, waking up in a sweat, profusely sweating at night No energy, feeling lethargic, tired Numbness Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling Numbness and tingling, and other skin sensations on hands, feet, face, head, or any other places on the body Persistent muscle tension, stiffness Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard Pulsing or throbbing muscles. Pulsing or throbbing sensation. Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage Sexual Dysfunction, sexual uninterest Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face Shooting pains in the face Shooting pains in the scalp or head Skipped heart beats Sore or tight scalp or back of the neck Startle easily Sweating, uncontrollable profuse sweating The floor feels like it is moving either down or up for no reason Tightness in the ribs or rib cage area, may also feel like a tight band around the ribs or rib cage area. Tingling sensations, anywhere on the body, including the hands, feet, legs, arms, head, mouth, chest, groin area Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking TMJ Trembling, shaking, tremors Twitching Unsteadiness, dizziness, feeling dizzy or lightheaded Urgency to urinate, frequent urination, sudden urge to go to the washroom (similar to urinary tract or prostate infection symptoms) Warm spells Weak - feel weak, weakness, low energy, light, soft, like you may faint Weak legs, arms, or muscles Weight loss, weight gain Chest (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the chest area) Chest tremors, trembling in the chest, chest feels like it is vibrating Chest pain or discomfort Concern about the heart Feel like you have to force yourself to breath Find it hard to breath, feeling smothered, shortness of breath Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath Heart Palpitations – beating hard or too fast, rapid heartbeat Heart - Irregular heart rhythms, flutters or ‘skipped’ beats, tickle in the chest that makes you cough Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard Rib or rib cage tightness, pressure, or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage Emotions (see mood) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with emotions, mood, and feelings) Fears (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with fear) A heightened fear of what people think of you Afraid of being trapped in a place with no exits Constant feeling of being overwhelmed. Fear of being in public Fear of dying Fear of losing control Fear of impending doom Fear of making mistakes or making a fool of yourself to others Fear of passing out Fear that you are losing your mind Fears about irrational things, objects, circumstances, or situations Fears of going crazy, of dying, of impending doom, of normal things, unusual feelings and emotions, unusually frightening thoughts or feelings Heightened self awareness, or self-consciousness Need to find nearest washrooms before you can feel comfortable Need to seat near exits Head (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the head) Brain fog Burning, itchy, tight scalp Dizziness Dizzy Dizziness or light-headedness Frequent headaches, migraine headaches Feeling like there is a tight band around your head, pressure, tightness Head, neck or shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness Head zaps, head tremors Giddiness Numbness Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face Shooting pains in the face Shooting pains in the scalp or head When you close your eyes you feel like are beginning to, or will, float upwards Sore jaw that feels like a tooth ache TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) - clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth Hearing/Ear(s) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with hearing) Feel like there is something stuck in your ear, that your ear canal it plugged or blocked, that there is a pebble in your ear that you can't get out Low rumbling sounds Reduced hearing, frequent or intermittent reduced hearing or deafness in one or both ears Ringing in the ears, noises in the ears, noises in the head Pulsing in the ears, throbbing sound in the ear(s) Tickle or itch in your ear that you can't seem to get at Mind (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mind and thinking) Afraid of everything Altered state of reality, consciousness, or universe feeling Brain Fog Deja Vu, a feeling like you've done or experienced something before Depersonalization Derealization Desensitization Difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss Difficulty thinking, speaking, forming thoughts, following conversations Disorientation Fear of going crazy Fear of losing control Fear of impending doom Feelings of unreality Frequent feeling of being overwhelmed, or that there is just too much to handle or do Having difficulty concentrating Nightmares, bad dreams Obsession about sensations or getting better Repetitive thinking or incessant ‘mind chatter’ Short-term learning impairment, have a hard time learning new information Short-term memory impairment, can't remember what I did a few days, hours, or moments ago Spaced out feelings, feeling spaced out "Stuck" thoughts; thoughts, mental images, concepts, songs, or melodies that "stick" in your mind and replay over and over again. Trapped in your mind feeling Underlying anxiety, apprehension, or fear You often feel you are carrying the world on your shoulders Mood / Emotions (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with mood, emotions, and feelings) Always feeling angry and lack of patience Depersonalization Depression Dramatic mood swings (emotional flipping) Emotionally blunted, flat, or numb Emotional "flipping" (dramatic mood swings) Emotions feel wrong Everything is scary, frightening Feeling down in the dumps Feeling like things are unreal or dreamlike Frequently being on edge or 'grouchy' Feel like crying for no apparent reason Have no feelings about things you used to Not feeling like yourself, detached from loved ones, emotionally numb Underlying anxiety, apprehension, or fear You feel like you are under pressure all the time Mouth/Stomach (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mouth and stomach) A ‘tinny’, ‘metallic’ or ‘ammonia’, or unusual smell or taste Aerophagia (swallowing too much air, stomach distention, belching) Burning mouth, feeling like the inside of your mouth is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these together or at different times Burning tongue, feeling like your tongue is burning, or tingling, or like pins and needles, or all of these, or all of these together or at different times Choking Constant craving for sugar or sweets Constipation Diarrhea Difficulty swallowing Difficulty talking, pronouncing certain letters or sounds, mouth feels like it isn't moving right, slurred speech Dry mouth Feeling like you can’t swallow properly or that something will get caught in your throat Feeling like your tongue is swollen IBS Lack of appetite or taste Lump in the throat, tight throat, something stuck in your throat Mouth muscles twitching/jumping Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking Nausea Nausea vomiting Nausea or abdominal stress Numbness Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling Stomach upset, gas, belching, bloating Teeth grinding The thought of eating makes you nauseous Tight throat, lump in throat Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw, such as when talking TMJ Tongue symptoms - Tingly, “stretched,” numb, frozen, itchy, “crawly,” burning, twitching, “jumpy,” aching, sore, or swollen tongue (when it isn’t). Urgency to urinate, frequent urination, sudden urge to go to the washroom Vomiting Skin (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the skin) Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity Numbness Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling Skin problems, infections, rashes Sleep (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with sleep) Difficulty falling or staying asleep Frequent bad, bizarre, or crazy dreams Hearing sounds in your head that jolt you awake Insomnia, or waking up ill in the middle of the night Jolting awake Waking up in a panic attack You feel worse in the mornings Sight (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with sight) Distorted, foggy, or blurred vision Dry, watery or itchy eyes Eye tricks, seeing things our of the corner of your eye that isn’t there, stars, flashes Eyes sensitive to light Spots in the vision Flashing lights when eyes are closed Your depth perception feels wrong Touch (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with touch) Burning skin sensations, skin sensitivity Feeling cold or chilled Numbness Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling Pain Tingling, pins and needles feelings Other anxiety symptoms are described as: Being like a hypochondriac, muscle twinges, worry all the time, tingles, gagging, tightness in the chest, tongue twitches, shaky, breath lump, heart beat problems, head tingles, itchy tingling in arms and legs, and so many more. In addition to these anxiety symptoms, you may also find yourself worrying compulsively about: • Having a heart attack • Having a serious undetected illness • Dying prematurely • Going insane or losing your mind • Suddenly snapping • Losing it • Uncontrollably harming yourself or someone you love • Losing control of your thoughts and actions • Being embarrassed or making a fool out of yourself • Losing control • Fainting in public • Not breathing properly • Losing control of reality • Choking or suffocating • Being alone These are some of the more common anxiety symptoms. This list isn't exhaustive. Reference and further information here http://www.anxietyce...-symptoms.shtml
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    Hi, 52, male, married, just realised how disabling my anxiety has been. Just out of acute care in hospital. I am also a child abuse survivor, so hi all. They call me PJ
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    Yeah it was so unexpected, i really thought i went there for peace of mind, not a panicked GP 🤣.. indeed i should probably follow the nurse.. she does this daily. The ultrasound showed only normal breast tissue. Not anything odd at all. The nurse could feel that this normal tissue was firmer on the right side compared to left, but thought it would be nursing-related and nothing special. Odd she couldnt feel my swollen node tho? On the other hand: a node swollen for 6+ months should be noticable by her if it was bad, right?
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    Things like that have happened to me before with no problems ever. Secondary drowning usually refers to the inhaling of water from a pool, lake or the ocean and then the lungs become irritated. It is extremely rare and that is not what happened to you. I would not worry.
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    I've been there with this stuff. Constantly playing with my tongue has made it tired and i was sure for a few days that it was becoming weak. Nope, just tired of being forced into random positions ALL DAY LONG. Ya, ignoring it makes this almost disappear. It may still be something simple, but fearing over it is doing me no good at all.
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    I agree from what I have read, that the risk is higher in say a restaurant, etc., but I have also read that in ones home the risk is extremely low. I have also read that in a public setting that practicing social distancing, hand washing, etc., is a big help in avoiding getting sick. Nothing of course is full proof.
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    You are too!!! You have helped so so many and when I slip into old worries you always bring me back to reality. I think that's a great plan! You know how powerful the mind is. I went through a short (2 week) worry over bulbar fears.. and you know I'm sure , how subtle that is not but I had a hell of a time with my tongue. I felt like it was preventing me from swallowing and breathing right. I could hardly eat. But it was all me doing it. Once I took a break it went away. Ughhh!
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    I’m going to force myself to take a solid week off talking about I or checking it. Then see where we’re at. Thanks @Holls. You’re still my favorite. 🙂
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    Your tongue looks absolutely normal. I had to look at mine and compare lol.. so mine is a bit redder than yours but other than that.. I'm sorry this is still a bother for you. 😞 But I don't see anything concerning or out of the ordinary
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    So true. Being home with my toddlers all day has heightened my stress during this time. My anxiety is worse than it’s been in a year. I understand. Try to find peace though. It’s right there for the taking, regardless of the fact or fiction in your thoughts. 🙂
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    I’m so sorry you had to experience what you did. Thank you for the thoughtful responses you’ve given me. I can remember probably 1.5 to 2 yrs ago that my foot hurt so badly that I felt I could barely take it. I seriously thought I had an injury from my workout class, so I just pressed on. The foot issues got better after months, then my calf became affected on the same side of my body. In your opinion, would I be seeing more symptoms of ALS by now? So engulfed right now and no apt with neurologist yet.
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    Thanks @Iugrad91 Als worries are hard to break. The ALS forum is toxic. I promise. You think it will help but it hurts. You really have to stop going there. If the people on the ALS forum says no and to go away.. listen!!!!!!!!!!! They know what they are talking about. You have zero symptoms. I had a sweet yet firm man on the ALS forum tell me he wished Google wouldn't put twitching as a listed symptom he said it should be paralysis only. You have to get your mind on something else. It's hard but that's how I recovered. My husband actually took WiFi off my phone so I couldn't Google and boy did that help! I read books I enjoyed to keep my mind busy and I walked twice a day and rode bikes to keep my mind clear. Try a week cleanse from Google. Hugs. This worry will ease. But you have to work at it.
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    *sigh* ....I have all of those I hate when I tell someone I have anxiety and they tell me its all in my head n get over it. People who dont suffer anxiety dont realize its as much physical as it is mental. :/