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  1. Hello all! I have not been diagnosed with MS, but am asking if some of these symptoms warrant another Neuro visit. So thank you for taking the time to read this. For the past 4 days I have had a tingling sensation in my left wrist and thumb, pointer and middle fingers. Also a little bit of a band-type pain a little above my left elbow. I have been doing weight training during quarantine and lifting weights over my head, so assumed maybe it was related to that. But being someone that suffers from health anxiety, I of course googled my symptoms and MS came up. I am a 41 year old otherwise healthy Caucasian female with a 22% BMI. Now I swear my left knee, left foot, left side of of face, and left side of my mouth feel tingly. Along with the forearm and three fingers. These feelings have been waxing and waning throughout these 4 days. I am beyond terrified. And now i was just lying on the couch in a rather strange position neck-wise, and it’s like the symptoms flared up big time. As soon as I got up and moved around, the sensation drastically reduced. Is this something I should see my neurologist for to get a MRI of my c-spine/t-spins, etc. I already had one of my brain a couple years ago due to migraines and vertigo which came back clean. Thanks for any type of advice!! Stay well:)
  2. @Holls Thank you for your reply. I am hoping mine is sinus/allergy too. I guess this is prime time for it too. Have you taken anything that helps? My ears can feel full too. Stay well:)
  3. 40yo otherwise healthy Caucasian female. History of general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, migraine with aura, sleep apnea. I’ve had bouts of vertigo on/off for years. Lately it seems a little more intense?! It’s lasts for only seconds each time, but it literally shakes me to my core. I feel the sensation at least a couple times a day, and it’s usually when I’m in motion. I feel slightly unsteady on my feet, and it’s scary. I’ve had CT scans/MRI’s within the last couple years, and everything came back clean. It’s still very disconcerting to feel so out of control. Being the anxious person I am, I get caught up in the rabbit hole of this being a sinister diagnosis ie: brain tumor. Could one have developed in the last couple years? This COVID business hasn’t helped my cause either as I know I can’t get into my neuro office anytime soon and that increases the anxiety. Please help talk me off a ledge!!
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    Hi friends! Haven’t been on here a while, I guess that’s a good thing! But of course I am back. And anxious as ever. I’ve had bouts of vertigo on/off for years. Yesterday and today it seems a little more intense?! It’s lasts for only seconds, but it literally shakes me to my core. I feel slightly unsteady on my feet, and it’s scary. I’ve had CT scans within the last couple years, and everything came back clean. It’s still very disconcerting to feel so out of control. Please help talk me off a ledge!! Like this COVID business isn’t already enough stress.
  5. For the past 4 days, I have had this almost burning/tingling sensation in my left arm/wrist/hand. It’s really freaking me out. I know I shouldn’t be googling symptoms, like EVER, but of course I did. Now I am convinced I have MS. I had a CT Brain scan x2 a couple years ago and both were clean. Could MS just start forming at 40yo? Or is this my anxiety destroying my mind again?! Please help!!
  6. 40 yo female 22%bmi. Work out 4x week. For the past 2 days I have had pins and needles from my breasts up (neck, arms, face/lips). It’s off and on. But very scary. Is this heart related????? Or an anerysm??? I will also add I have a mild headache. Current BPM is 84.
  7. So excited to see the site is back up and running. I gave up on y’all towards the end of last year when it just sort of stopped working! But thank goodness here you all are!!! Anyway, previous chronic poster of my crippling ALS obsession which began in April 2019 with body wide twitches. Was cleared by a neuro with a clean exam and saying an EMG was not required. Worked on some CBT and felt finally free. Fast forward to these past couple days, I’m back pestering the poor folks at the ALS forums. Long story short, 40yo otherwise healthy female. The past couple of days I have felt a strange sensation in my throat. It’s almost like swallowing is not coming naturally for me, like my brain forgot how to do it? And of course then I also feel like I’m clearing my throat a lot, I am aspirating food or water more, and I have twitching/spasm/tightness in my platysma muscle/throat area? I am obviously freaking out thinking the worst, cause that’s just what i do best!!! My speech seems fine, as I know Bulbar onset ALS usually starts with slurring, but I have noticed I stumbled a few times on words. Not sure if this is because I am so hyper focused on it all now. Please help! I can’t go down this rabbit hole again...
  8. I need some help here. I can’t get out of this rut I’m in. I went so far as to go onto the ALS forum and read some of the stories. I’ve had a cramp on/off in my left foot for sometime. And today it’s pretty painful. Now that coupled with the twitching I am realizing it’s making me believe this is the onset of it. Please help talk me off this ledge!!!!!!!!!
  9. Ah yes. I have had MRI’s, CAT scans, Stress Echos, you name it. The reason always depends on what my HA is focusing on at the moment. Mine always fluctuates between my brain ie: aneurysm, and my heart ie: undiagnosed heart condition. Most recently being ALS due to body-wide twitching. All my testing has always come back clean (thank God), but there’s always that HA creeping in to suggest the test may have missed something. It’s all very exhausting and expensive. Having discussions like these always seem to help calm me, so thank you:)
  10. @Ow1984 Oh how I feel your pain. No pun intended. HA sufferer here as well, and had conveniently been able to steer clear of this site for close to 3 months thanks to CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). But guess what, I’m back too. I’ve had twitching all over my body as well for the last 6 months. So just know you are not alone. Try not to go down the rabbit hole of ALS like I have. Try to stay present and focus on your surroundings. It helps alleviate some of the symptoms, I promise.
  11. Wow, thank you so much for that reply @sTeaLth. Sometimes a pep talk like yours is just want I needed to get my head back into the game!!! I need to accept that my body is like a car, and sometimes doesn’t run as smooth as I’d like. But keeps on movin nonetheless!
  12. Hey everyone!! So great to have this site back up and running!!! The past 4 months I haven’t even really come to the site, cause I was going to weekly CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) appointments to conquer my fear. HA is so tricky. Just when I think I have it under control, here I am back again lurking for the unknown. Its been 6 months of constant body twitching. It’s a quick singular twitch that pokes up everywhere on my body, and I mean everywhere. I went to a neuro who said she did not believe it was ALS. I asked for an EMG, but she said she would not recommend the pain of the test for simple twitches with no other symptoms. While this of course set my mind at ease, it has slowly crept back in due to a lot more twitching today than most. Is it most likely my anxiety? Sure. But my HA mind is wanting to google for more answers, more reassurance that I don’t have ALS. I am hoping to get some feedback from fellow sufferers. Love you all and thank you:)
  13. Oh @bin_tenn!! You have helped guide me on a post a did a while ago about the same exact thing! While our rational brain KNOWS this is a reflux flare...our irrational mind makes us doubt it. We obviously know all the hallmark symptoms of a heart attack, and you better believe reflux happen to have the same ones. The pain in the chest, radiating to the back, shoulders. And then suddenly you have left arm pain, imagine that?!! But remember to focus and breathe!!!! I know that’s hard to do when you are in one of these downward spirals, but it’s what you have to do to distract your brain from creating a snowball into a full blown anxiety attack. But I will tell you one thing, red sauce gives me heartburn every👏🏼Single👏🏼Time👏🏼!!!!!
  14. Be so damn proud of yourself!!!! YOU DID IT!!!!!!!
  15. My goodness! Fear of flying...that’s me too!!! Anxiety is a real PIA. My anxiety with flying is more the fact that I’m not in control, the fact I can’t get off if I need to. And like you said, the days leading up to the flight are brutal. I honestly have still not conquered my fear, but I don’t like traveling in general, so it’s been a non issue for the most part. But my husband and kids want to do things, so now I have to nip it in the bud. Unfortunately self talk and a low dose of Xanax is the only way I get through it. I would love to not be dependent on anything and just have the right mindset, but it’s one step at a time. Just keep telling yourself “I CAN DO THIS!!” And focus on all the exciting things to come for this trip. Trying to push the idea of flying on the back burner is the key. It’s still obviously there, but you’re focusing on the front burners!!! Best of luck!!!