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Anxiety about ms. Nerve twinges

Anxiousholly

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I’ve been suffering with ms specific health anxiety for over a year now. It started with numbness in my legs. Since then I’ve had nerve twinges and tingles that last days, cold patches, waking up in the middle of the night most nights with numbness in legs and feet, tingling that turns into numbness, twitching all over, achy muscles and many many more! I’ve been to the doctor a few times, they have told me it is anxiety. I’ve also had cbt.

It’s been a few months since I decided to stop going to the doctor for every symptom but the symptoms keep coming and changing. I find it hard to sleep because I am scared I’m going to wake up numb & I can never sleep the whole night through. The nerve twinges worry me the most, the doctor said it could be from rolling my foot but I’m unsure about this.

I’m on holiday at the moment and I just wanted to enjoy myself with out this sense of doom. reading these forums help me feel more at ease but I wonder if anyone else shares the same symptoms?

Sometimes I feel like I don’t know what’s real and what’s not. Im sure I’m speaking for most of you when I say my body and brain have been completely drained ! I can’t beleive there was a time I didn’t have this worry.
 

AnxiousBean

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Hi Holly,
I'm with you girl, I can't believe and am quite jealous of my younger self when I didn't constantly worry about every little thing. I think it's smart of you to not give in and see your doctor for every little thing. I am trying that myself and it's actually working. Now, this isn't to say you should avoid seeing your doctor. You should definitely go if you notice life threatening symptoms or suspect you have an illness or infections. Before seeing a doctor, I usually ask myself "what can they do for me that I can't do for myself?"... "What is it that I want them to do? And why?". I usually play the wait and see game. I will wait three days and if my symptoms improve, I don't go. If my symptoms don't go away or get worse, I'll make an appointment. 9 times out of 10 my symptoms improve. I hope you're able to find some peace on your holiday :)
 

Anxiousholly

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Hi Anxiousbean,
I saw a post where someone said they don’t go to the doctor unless it’s causingx them pain or a lot of discomfort as has done for a week which, I thought was a good idea. I’m really glad that it’s working for you too! It sounds like your getting on top of your health anxiety :) The problem is I’ve had symptoms that last a long time. For the past couple of days I’ve been dealing with weird nerve feelings, I’m really trying not to think about it while I’m abroad! Hopefully the feeling will go soon . Thanks and good luck with everything.
 

matisworried

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Hi Anxiousbean,
I saw a post where someone said they don’t go to the doctor unless it’s causingx them pain or a lot of discomfort as has done for a week which, I thought was a good idea. I’m really glad that it’s working for you too! It sounds like your getting on top of your health anxiety :) The problem is I’ve had symptoms that last a long time. For the past couple of days I’ve been dealing with weird nerve feelings, I’m really trying not to think about it while I’m abroad! Hopefully the feeling will go soon . Thanks and good luck with everything.
anxiety can cause all of these things! do you have symptoms when you are active?
 
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