It is amazing what stress and anxiety can do to your body! All your tests are fine..YOU are fine! From what I learned from therapy is that when you are in this "mental state" you grasp on to things and you "awfulize" them until they actually appear true. When I started my battle with anxiety and depression about 10 years ago, I was convinced I had a brain tumor, then AIDS (I was not even sexually active!) then Lupus, then MS. None were true. It was a long battle and with the help of meds I am much better now. You don't have to feel stress to have anxiety. It is all in your mind! I would suggest seeing a therapist and have your medication changed or the dosage regulated. I know right now you don't believe anything I am saying but give it a shot! You will feel better! Best to you!
Also, read through some of the posts in this forum! Many people who suffer from anxiety grasp onto illnesses to put all of the fear into.
This fear has consumed my life, but my symptoms are real! I swear! I just called my neurologist, because I can't accept my EMG results, and am going to the University of Pittsburgh neurology office on the 28th to express my symptoms and fears there!
I am so scared...I don't want ALS!
You don't have ALS....does your doctor think there is a chance or is he just sending you there to ease your mind. Please read through the posts...look at all the symptoms that anxiety can cause! It is your mind that is focusing on it and making it real! I think it is good that you are going to get checked again for your own peace of mind. But after that, if this fear persists, please see someone and ajust your meds! It is a shame that you have to live with this terrible fear. I will pray for your peace of mind. I know how hard it can be!
My EMG report and exam were unremarkable. I called him because I was worrying and he gave me the number of another neurologist for peace of mind.
I hate this! I just want this to be over.
Do you live near Pittsburgh? I live 30 miles south of Pitts. I am going to a well known neurologist named Dr. Susan Basser, she doctors out of Allegheny General. You might want to try her. I doubt that you have ALS, my neighbor had this, he only lasted 3 years after disgnosed. Its a fast developing disease. I know its hard to tell someone else when they feel like you do, because I am going through the MS scare myself. Good Luck!!!