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Old 12-28-2016, 10:56 PM   #1
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is it anxiety ... Scared of ALS

im 19 yo and i have muscles twitching when im sitting especially i keep looking and googling my symptoms and reading about horrible disease like ALS !!! 3 months and I related all my symptoms to all kind of diseases im terrified 💔💔💔💔 im scared of als i did mri and its normal but i thought Als can't be examined by mri.

everything started in October I had shoulder pain in the right side and there was burning sensation in my right breast as well and I felt a little numbness in the right hand. but the pain disappeared the start of November I started looking at everything in my body I swear it's crazy. I was scared of skin cancer although my moles looked normal and I'm still young and I have 0 risk factors and I went to dermatology he told you are fine why you are worrying about this !
I spent November worrying about a lot of things. the beginning of December I was fine but suddenly I had shoulder and neck pain again in the left side I was worried again and stressed what is this. I tried to calm down but I failed I went to the neurology doctor I told him about my pain he did test with small hammer i dunno what to call it sorry and asked me when I started feeling this I told him everything my dad told the doctor that I started taking Accutane in October the start of October but i stopped it at the end of the same month because the doctors told me maybe it's the reason for the muscles strain I was thinking no because only one month and even less like 6 pills were left and I was taking only 10mg.

after reading about symptoms and feeling the symptoms in my body i keep on shaking because im scared and i cry all the day. all my tests are normal i told my it's due to stress but im scared if it's serious i have muscles twitching sometimes only when im sitting in my bed for example when i stand i don't think i have them. i saw that twitching can be related to MS or ALS. and ALS is so scary Im really scared pls what should i do

sorry for the bad English it's my second language ;(

 
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: is it anxiety..Scared of ALS

Hello Ghaa,

I am sorry you are having these symptoms. Let me first say that I am not a doctor. I do however know ALS quite well. You have no ALS symptoms. You have seen a neurologist snd they have told you that as well.

I would encourage you to talk to your family doctor about anxiety. Anxiety can cause many of your symptoms. Also Dr.Google is a quack, don't talk to him.

ALS is a terrible disease, be thankful you don't have it.

Take care,

James

 
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:35 PM   #3
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Re: is it anxiety..Scared of ALS

Thank you so much, I will try my best to control myself and this's why im scared of this als because it's horrible and im still 19

 
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:02 AM   #4
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Re: is it anxiety..Scared of ALS

Ghaa,

Please feel free to post freely. I am not sure what ails you, anxiety or otherwise. I do however do know you do not have ALS.

Take care,

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Old 12-29-2016, 12:08 AM   #5
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Hope i get more opinions 😭

 
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:15 AM   #6
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Re: is it anxiety ... Scared of ALS

I can't stop thinking im so scared

 
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:51 PM   #7
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Re: is it anxiety ... Scared of ALS

You have described no symptoms of ALS. Speak with your primary care physician about your anxiety

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