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  1. Hi all, back after a Looooong time. just wondering how many health tests you have put yourself through due to your anxiety? I have had at least 5 ultrasounds, 2 MRI, CT scan, EKG, Neuro exams x 3 and more. I am 31. Just wondering if anyone else would like to share .
  2. Thanks Marc. I wish it was that easy to just convince myself. I saw a neurologist a while again about this and she just said it was a muskeletal skeletal issue and to see a physio to strengthen it. I just can’t seem to accept that from her for some reason.
  3. What does real clinical weakness mean vs perceived weakness? I am scared I might have MS. Like for a long time now my right arm and leg have “felt” tired and weak, but when I go to test them by lifting weights or running I can do everything normally. I am definitely over concentrating on them and always feel the need to test my ability to use them. But is this true weakness or just in my head/ perceived weakness.
  4. Good morning everyone, Over the weekend I had a flareup of sorts. I saw a commercial about people going for cancer treatments and how they get many CT and PET scans throughout their treatment. That lead me to my own googling about the effects of CT scans. (I have had 2 in my life, one for brain at 18 years old, and another for my abdomen and pelvis at 20 years old). I am 30 years old now and the radiation issue used to be a fear of mine, however it had gone away. But it came back on Saturday. I started googling and you all know where that went to. During this time I had a fear of like MS or neuro diseases, but that just vanished away and I am on to something else. Anyways, I started to worry about cancer, specifically leukemia and lymphoma. I normally go to my doctor once a year in June for a physical and complete blood count, etc. This year due to COVID I guess they are postponing them. I am super worried now about my blood tests being off or having a bad disease. I go get these tests once a year for peace of mind and now I have to wait, likely over 2 months to get it. What can I do to stop worrying about this stuff...I know its anxiety and I was booked to go to a psych appointment, but again that got postponed too.
  5. Thank you! I agree. I keep trying to tell myself that the neurologist I saw is good and has been for this for years. We went through the tests and she didn’t see a need for an mri. My primary doctor also said she didn’t see a need for an mri. I’m looking for techniques and ways to not spiral into a bad place and trust my doctors!
  6. Thanks for your answer! how did you get over it eventually?
  7. Ugh I know! I try to keep telling myself that but I feel like I’m spiraling.
  8. Hi all, So I had an EMG was back in December and was able to see a neurologist regarding my fears of having a neurological problem. I have this weird pain/ fatigue sensation in my right arm and leg. This fear has been going on for over a year now. The emg went well everything came back normal, also the muscle strength test went well as well. I am not clinically weak in mymuscles. Yay!!! She did not seem at all worries about a anything neurological. She said this feeling and dull ache I am feeling in my right arm and leg could very well be a musculoskeletal issue. No big deal. While she was examining me I brought up my worries of MS. I asked if I should be worried about it, and she stood there and shook her head no a few times which was really reassuring. She said an MRI is usually the way they would diagnose that, but said that MRI doesn’t seem to be necessary and there is no need for that from what I was showing her. Everything she saw from me was healthy.My main thing is me trying to accept that and understand that she has been a neuro for years and knows her stuff. How can I accept this diagnosis and not go into a tailspin again about doubting her?? ive been good for a few months but have found myself online again reading other forums, and getting all anxious again 😢thanks
  9. Hi everyone, So been a long time health anxiety sufferer. I do plan on going for CBT, however the wait list in my area is quite long. But I feel like it’s a step in the right direction. Ive been recently worried about MS. Well it started out as an ALS fear, then quickly moved to MS. My right arm for some time (months) has felt tired and gets fatigued quite easily when I an doing something with it. Recently I have been feeling dull aches in my right leg as well when climbing stairs or doing whatever. This leg pain moves around. It will be in my thigh then my calf etc. I saw my doctor about 6 weeks ago about it. She really focused on my arm issue and kind of pushed aside the leg one. We did a full physical, strength, neuro, reflexes test and blood work. Everything is good. I told her I was super afraid it could be something neurological and feared MS. She responded “I don’t think so” and “MS usually does not present itself that way”. I felt really relieved on the drive home. I do trust her but am still getting some occasional fears that she misdiagnosed me. She said my nerves and muscles are all responding well, if this is the case should i stop worrying about MS? 30 yr old male btw. I am just super worried that it is only affecting one side of my body (my right arm and leg). My left arm and leg are perfectly fine. I have no tingling, numbness, vision issues, etc. Can anyone offer some advice please!
  10. Great post Matt! How do you get over those feelings or sensations of perceived weakness though? Like I can still do everything I could before, but I get these sensations and this weird feeling that I am weak. Obviously overthinking probably doesn’t help. Any tips?
  11. This is iddntical to what I am getting right now. So true about that stress pain connection eh? Did you dO any stretches/exercise to help with the pain? Like did the physio give you any lthing?
  12. Thanks everyone! Has anyone else been through something like this?? Can offer advise?