I am a 30 year old white male in michigan. I have some questions regarding anxiety or MS
I will start out by saying I am just trying to get an idea of what I may be having. I know you can not tell me if I have MS or not,but I would like your input on what has been happening.
To start I have had anxiety for years, when I was in high school my arms or face would become numb, picky feeling in the body, hot flashes, vision issues, fast heart beat, cold sweats, thinking I had illnesses that were causing these things etc. this was about 13 years ago when this all started. At that time I just moved to a new high school, I have very bad social anxiety to began with. I would eat alone etc but still functioned.
When I was 15 I always thought I was having a heart attack or stroke, I would have times where my hands and feet would feel asleep and tingle
Since then I have always had off and on anxiety, I've always grinned (smile) from I'm assuming anxiety (not I have wrinkles around my eyes from doing it 13 years later and I still do it almost everyday). Friends always ask why I'm grinning.
About 7 years ago my father passed to cancer and 2 years after that my mother passed in an auto crash. I'm sure that didn't help my mind games any. Just wanted to mention that.
Little over 5 years ago the day my daughter was born at the hospital it all started again, I started having ibs, panic attacks, aches and pains in my legs, arms, neck that lasted weeks to month, most all of these would come and go within a week. These symptoms were off and on for a few years and then would stop for awhile. About 4 years ago I started having muscle twitching in my calves, fingers and eye. The leg twitching happened the most and I thought I had restless leg syndrome then but forgot about that. I also started getting ring worm a lot. The doctor told me it was due to my high anxiety. But he never gave me good pills for only .5 Mg Ativan but I'm 6'6 270 lbs so they don't do much. I went on a road trip to Florida this February and had a few times where my hands and feet had the falling asleep feeling. If I got my mind on something else I wouldn't really notice it. Lately I've been getting a light shaky feeling, muscle twitching in legs and fingers, some light aches and pains, but now after looking online I see that this type of thing is common in MS and I am now I the age range.
Nobody in my family has MS but most have anxiety issues. After reading the MS symptoms etc I have felt a bit tired in the afternoon the last few days.
I guess just from what I have told you, do you think this is more of my anxiety or could this be more likely MS