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  1. I’m 26 years old, and I know my chances of getting PC at my age are very low. That being said, I found blood in my semen the other night, and now I’m terrified. I went to google afterwards (worst thing I could do, I know) and pancreatic cancer came up. I’m very scared right now and would love if I could have some words of advice. Also, sorry if this was a bit TMI – I’m just really scared.
  2. I know this forum already helped me immensely with my first post about ALS, but I can't get it out of my mind whatsoever. I know I've been told twitching happens after muscle waste, but then I saw a youtube video of a guy with ALS who said one of his early symptoms was twitching and now I'm freaking out and panicking. Also, the fact that I've read in the early stages you can't even tell if anything is wrong because the muscle waste is so small. I start testing my strength in the most simple ways, and I think to myself "What if I do have it and I'm in the early stages and don't know yet?" I'm so scared and I know this fear is irrational, but I can't get it out of my head. I hope someone can help me think clearly.
  3. Reading this helped me a lot. Thank you.
  4. I have muscle twitches often, and it has caused me to fear ALS also. I think we both need to not google symptoms, cause at the end of the day we are causing more damage.
  5. The thing is - ALS has actual weakness, as in it becomes impossible to do simple tasks like turn a door knob etc. It's not weakness as in feeling weak when you're ill. It's weakness, like not able to lift something that you otherwise would be able to, like a glass of water. Your muscle stops working completely.
  6. Nobody hates you! It's natural to feel scared. ALS give me HUGE amounts of anxiety. From what I've heard from other's, though, is that twitching is never the first symptom. It usually happens after weakness. Also, if it were ALS, it wouldn't be perceived weakness but actual weakness. It wouldn't be harder to do tasks - it would be IMPOSSIBLE to do tasks. these include buttoning a t-shirt, etc. I would say if you believe it will help calm your nerves, go ahead and get the EMG. Regardless, I think you are healthy and there shouldn't be worries. I know it's easier said than done (believe me, as someone who struggles with health anxiety, I know), but I hope for the best for you!
  7. You are so kind. Just you being in this thread and discussing this is such a powerful thing in itself. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much this means to me.
  8. I’m so sorry. I can’t even imagine. If you ever want to talk, I’m here
  9. I’m so sorry for your losses. I wish this anxiety would let me think rationally. Sometimes our mind is our best friend; others our worst enemy.
  10. Thank you so much. I really don't have a good sleep schedule and have a lot of anxiety. I just get so scared. I wish I could think rationally about these things! I'm glad you commented on this thread. It means a lot to have a place to get support!
  11. So, I joined this forum because recently I have been hit with ALS scares. It's hard for me not to think of it. I try my best to put my mind on other topics, but ALS is always on my mind. I am 23 years old and have had muscle twitches for years. The twitching seems constant lately and worse. Now, even my fingers have been twitching, which never happened before. I'm terrified it may be ALS. I went to the doctor and did a physical, and my doctor did say that even doing that would be difficult if I had ALS. I should feel reassured, but the physical wasn't very demanding. I just had to push away his hand and touch his fingers, etc. and he didn't put any force into it. My muscle twitching is scaring me. I keep trying to tell myself I am okay, but it's not helping. Are there any tips? I'm sorry if this post triggered anxiety in anyone. I just feel so scared.
  12. I suffer from ALS fears too. They've peaked recently. Reading the threads on this forum have really reassured me, though.
  13. Thank you for this @sTeaLth. I have recently turned to the Lord to help with my anxiety. I was hesitant due to being LGBT, but it really is such a wonderful thing to have faith. This helped me a lot.
  14. mace


    Hi. My name is Mace. I was first diagnosed with GAD in 2011. I mostly struggle with Health Anxiety. One symptom comes up, and I can't help but turn to google and be in fear of what comes up. My anxiety typically goes for years and then rises out of nowhere later. This year, I'm especially struggling with fears. I just want someone to talk to who can relate to me. I've seen therapists, but I want to talk to someone who really understands what I am going through and how my head is working. I hope I can make a lot of friends through this!