OCD and HA are very similar so Yes that could help explain why its likely harder for you to turn off your spinning anxious thoughts and reasurance seeking behaviours.
IF your actual diagnosed health issues are a common trigger it' would probably be in your best interest to be proactive with your mental health issues and set up additional support with your treating phsych or psychologist.
Hi and welcome,
I don't know if you've noticed this or not but 10 years ago back in 2010, after you had the black mole removed, you experienced something similar which was also within a couple of weeks of an unrelated medical issue and you worried about it being MS.
"I have been having tingling in my arms and mostly in my legs for the past 2.5 weeks. I have gone to some medical doctor's about it and seems to me that they do not seem to care. I have some concern about it being MS and want an MRI but the Dr's do not seem to listen. What should I do? Is there a likelihood that it is MS?"
This more recent tingling experience has happened within weeks after being diagnosed with the 'Georgraphic tongue' so it's 'possible' that you might sometimes experience a physical manifistation of your worries if there's been a health realated anxiety/scare. I'm only saying it's possible and to keep in mind that your anxiety levels could be a factor in why its not going away...
As for the benefits or negatives of a tele / vid medical appointment, i've actually experienced 4 in the last 6 weeks and to be honest it totally depends on the Dr and or the area of medicine they're in, as to whether or not it was worth the effort of doing it or not. I suppose the most i've got out of it has been test's and more tests if those pointed in another direction but i'm not better off cause the problem hasn't resolved, lol i'm a bit over the process.......just expect to be asked a lot of questions and then at least sent off for basic blood tests and potentially a spinal MRI, with a follow up appointment organised for in a week or two.
The likelihood of MS is actually low compared with all the other more common explanations, so remember it's unhelpful to be reading up on MS when that will only worry you about having a medical condition that you likely don't actually have, so try to find your calm and keep an open mind on what it might be.
Hope that helps......JJ