HELP please (hypochondria)
I'm a 19 year old student. I took a really heavy courseload this past semester and during finals week I did absolutely nothing but study constantly and stress about an exam.
During that period of time, I began getting headaches every afternoon. These continued for a week or so after school was done, so I was left with nothing to blame them on. I immediately assumed the worse and thought that I had a tumor or something equally bad.
I am a complete hypochondriac and CONSTANTLY have some health issue that I'm freaking out about. When one thing goes away, the worry and dwelling is transferred to something else.
Now that the headaches have gone away after I began exercising to try to release some tension, I've had muscle twitching all over. I don't know if it is a result from constant (heightened over the past month or so) anxiety, or something worse. Naturally, I went online (including these boards) and see that the twitching could be related to such things as ALS or MS, and am terrified.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you have advice to stop worrying about things, such as health issues, so much? I'd appreciate any advice.
Also, are MS and ALS common among younger people, and is twitching a very common symptom, or just one of many? I'm hoping somebody knows something on here. I know that if I go on other boards and read things, I'll diagnose myself in an instant.
Last edited by c12385; 06-09-2006 at 11:26 AM.