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  1. Hello everyone- where do I even begin? It's 3:30am- I've maybe slept 30 minutes tonight because a tongue twitch woke me up- after a week of having new twitches all over my body and going down the ALS rabbit hole. i know I have anxiety- have been on Wellbutrin since April, dose upped in July. I am 34 year old mom of 2 and the thought of any symptom I have being ALS have put me in a bad spiral! Ugh! history- I had a DVT a few years ago during my pregnancy- healed fine. The leg that had that has recently been having some mild aches. I attributed this to some circulation issues post clot & went down the rabbit hole there- trigger anxiety to a level I didn't even know was possible. The next day- I noticed a few twitches here & there in my calf muscle occasionally.. now I'm HYPER SENSITIVE to every little thing my body is doing.. I now notice every little twitch... throughout the day- 1 in my calf, 1 in my thigh, 1 in my arm, shoulder, other calf, foot, hand... just a quick little twitch- that's it. Google symptoms- convinced this is ALS & go down that rabbit hole. the anxiety has been unreal since- I am losing sleep, I've lost weight due to no appetite, am checked out from my kids & husband because I'm so consumed with every little symptom & the twitches are happening more frequently & I notice every single one... tonight I got somewhat calm- then my jaw twitches (1st time) sends me in a panic.. can't sleep. Doze off finally- and wake up to a tongue twitch/spasm. Everything I've read says that is almost always associated with ALS & here we are- 3.30am, unable to sleep. i am seeing my doctor in 2 days- to discuss overall symptoms & anxiety. i have no pain (just that dull ache in the calf) no weakness that's at least noticeable or new (I'm out of shape so yea.. lol) no speech issues or falling... but the rabbit hole.. i would appreciate hearing similar experiences, symptoms... also reading so much that most twitches are caused by stress/anxiety. Seems crazy an emotion can trigger physical symptoms but wow... thank you all.
  2. Good afternoon! My name is Desmond, and I am really struggling and have been for some time now. I am worried! I suffer with random, yet visible tongue twitching/spasm, headaches, eye and face twitching, actually all over twitching. My speech gets slurred at times and I’m very afraid of having a bulbar onset. This happened to me two years ago as well and I had a clean EMG. I suffered COVID back in October and survived and in January, this returned. It went away briefly in February and returned. I’m so stressed out. Any kind words will help.
  3. Hi All. Definitely have HA, but really feel I have a reason to worry now!
  4. Hello- I am a 42 year old mother of four that has experienced 7 months of health anxiety hell. It began last October when I started have stomach pains. I was convinced I had stomach cancer and that I was going to die and leave my husband and kids. I remember being so scared I was in the fetal position on the floor crying and begging God to let me live so I could see my kids grow up. I ended up having a scope and it came back all clear. I remember the relief I had when I found out I was ok. No sooner had I dodged that bullet then I started experiencing lightheadedness and dizziness. I now had another rabbit hole to go down. I was convinced I had a brain tumor or another neurological disease. The fear I experienced on a daily basis was so bad that my husband had to stay home most of that month. I would go into fits of uncontrollable crying and it was all I could do to find the strength to live. I was convinced I had a brain tumor or another neurological disease. All day long my mind raced between thoughts of death, disease, and suffering. I had an MRI done in December and it showed nothing wrong with my head. I then started experiencing all sorts of body aliments. My shoulders and arms started hurting, I would get bad headaches, my legs would feel weak, and all this time my anxiety just kept getting worse. I would have a couple weeks here and there that were better than others but for the most part I felt massive amounts of anxiety all day long. Now I have twitching in my right shoulder along with pain that shoots down my arm. I have pain in my left arm as well. My neck hurts all the time especially when I look down at my phone. I’m now starting to have pain in my feet and ankles. I have myself convinced that ALS is to blame for all my bodily aliments. I have the most loving and supportive husband who tells me all the time that my extreme anxiety and fear is to blame for all that is going on. I spend all day everyday thinking about if it is or if it isn’t a terrible deadly disease inside my body. There are many days I feel like I am losing my mind. All I am looking for is some reassurance and validation. There are many of you who are suffering just like I am and I am so grateful to have a place where others can help.