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Convinced I have Ms

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Gale - how are you feeling? For a few years one of my doctors has strongly suspected I have MS. My MRI doesn't show it which really surprises him. Lucky for me, I don't have a strong fear of MS, at least not at this point in my life. Though, if I were to actually be diagnosed with it I might feel differently. (btw, my symptoms are totally different than yours.) One of my older relatives lived with MS for many years, she died of something totally unrelated.

Do you live in a tick infested area and/or have you considered the possibility that you may have Lyme disease? These two diseases often mimic each other.
 

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Gale - how are you feeling? For a few years one of my doctors has strongly suspected I have MS. My MRI doesn't show it which really surprises him. Lucky for me, I don't have a strong fear of MS, at least not at this point in my life. Though, if I were to actually be diagnosed with it I might feel differently. (btw, my symptoms are totally different than yours.) One of my older relatives lived with MS for many years, she died of something totally unrelated.

Do you live in a tick infested area and/or have you considered the possibility that you may have Lyme disease? These two diseases often mimic each other.
What symptoms of MS do you have?
 

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How’s things going ?
I think the HA mindset will insist on making you have a million different things, but if you have had the Anxiety for so long and not been told you have ms I guess it’s the anxiety that’s doing this to you. I hope you feel better soon. Let us know how you feel
 

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Gale - how are you feeling? For a few years one of my doctors has strongly suspected I have MS. My MRI doesn't show it which really surprises him. Lucky for me, I don't have a strong fear of MS, at least not at this point in my life. Though, if I were to actually be diagnosed with it I might feel differently. (btw, my symptoms are totally different than yours.) One of my older relatives lived with MS for many years, she died of something totally unrelated.

Do you live in a tick infested area and/or have you considered the possibility that you may have Lyme disease? These two diseases often mimic each other.
Hello.......feeling a little better!! All doctor's have told me it's anxiety. My problem is not believing that it is anxiety. Been this way since in my 20's I am now almost 70. Guess you call it denial.
Hello.......feeling a little better!! All doctor's have told me it's anxiety. My problem is not believing that it is anxiety. Been this way since in my 20's I am now almost 70. Guess you call it denial.
Oh.......I don't live in a tick infested area. And I was tested for Lyme disease.
 

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Think all us anxiety sufferers know that the symptoms of anxiety, at times, can be mixed up with other things. Even the most common of anxiety symptoms can mimic various illnesses. Hence we hear people say they think they might have this, that or the other. easy to see why they might think this way. If they put their symptoms in Google it would never come back and simply say ' anxiety'. It will always come back with the worst of the worst illnesses. The symptoms simply overlap each other. Ask a person with anxiety how often had they had shaken hands or weak legs and you will probably hear them say a lot of the time. You write those 2 things into Google and it will give you the name of some really bad illness. Plus with anxiety the whole body can feel weak and like it is shaking from head to toe. Instead of thinking anxiety, people assume the worst. They allow their minds to take over. Thinking anxiety can not do all of this to them. Or if it was anxiety it should have stopped by now. We can all have tests done. Nothing like playing it safe. But if the tests fine nothing at all, then what? Accepting the test results seems to be a very hard thing to do for a lot of people. But if they find nothing, well, we have to accept that fact. That there has to be some other reason for how we are.
cuchculan brings up a GREAT point here... this is so true... when we get caught up in our symptoms we tend to go to google and see all this bad stuff going on... you think "the Dr. had me all wrong, I knew it was this." then from there, you get your anxiety escalating... I try to remind myself of that one link online here that shows over 100 anxiety symptoms (which I've had about 25 or so of them over the last 17 yrs.) But when I see this and how anxiety may feel horrible and seem like this is it... it can't harm us.. nothing from within can.
 

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Hello.......feeling a little better!! All doctor's have told me it's anxiety. My problem is not believing that it is anxiety. Been this way since in my 20's I am now almost 70. Guess you call it denial.

Oh.......I don't live in a tick infested area. And I was tested for Lyme disease.
Hi Gale, you mentioned you were going to see another doctor about your symptoms. Have seen him/her yet? If so, I’m wondering the outcome of your visit. Do you take any type of medication for the anxiety that you find helps? I hope you are feeling better, as no one deserves to feel like that.
 

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Hi Gale, you mentioned you were going to see another doctor about your symptoms. Have seen him/her yet? If so, I’m wondering the outcome of your visit. Do you take any type of medication for the anxiety that you find helps? I hope you are feeling better, as no one deserves to feel like that.
I am going on Friday. Such a nervous wreck!!!!!!
 

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I am going on Friday. Such a nervous wreck!!!!!!
Try to be calm, I’m sure you will find out it’s all anxiety. As they say, acceptance is the answer, and I know how difficult that can be. Are you seeing a family doctor or a specialist? Please let us know how it goes.
 

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Try to be calm, I’m sure you will find out it’s all anxiety. As they say, acceptance is the answer, and I know how difficult that can be. Are you seeing a family doctor or a specialist? Please let us know how it goes.
Thank you so much.....seeing a neurologist. My girl friend who is a nurse tells me the same thing that acceptance is the answer. But I am freaking out so bad!!!!
 

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After you see the neurologist you will be able to relax. Keep us posted. You’ll be fine.
 

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After you see the neurologist you will be able to relax. Keep us posted. You’ll be fine.
Thanks so much means alot to me to see how some people like you care!!!!
 

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Hi Gale, I’m also wondering how your appointment went. Hope all is well!
 

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Hello Gale. I am James age 81...new h ere...I have been reading your posts...Although I have been counselling people professionally for many years, I find myself in a state of anxiety.
I do have serious health issues...mostly pulmonary...some diagnosed,,some waiting to be tested.
My issue to you Gale...is that we ( you and I and other members) must not allow our anxiety to take over.
Anxiety is not neutral...it is destructive
We must learn to adapt our attitudes...and think in a positive direction
I know its sounds like an easy formula...but I myself find it so so difficult to think positively about my condition
I think that part of the solution is not to isolate ourselves ...to keep in contact with others...to find chat partners...or groups
There is a book I have been recommending to others for many years...Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr Rachel Naomi Remen
It has helped many....in the book dr. remen speaks of a patient she had who did not contact her for a year
When asked WHY...she said that my problem was not in your area of expertise.
Dr Remen answered "I could not have helped with the illness but I could have helped with the loneliness.
By the way,,,I am married (55 years) to a wonderful wife...and have grown kids and grandkids....
So..I guess I am "safe"
 

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Hello Gale. I am James age 81...new h ere...I have been reading your posts...Although I have been counselling people professionally for many years, I find myself in a state of anxiety.
I do have serious health issues...mostly pulmonary...some diagnosed,,some waiting to be tested.
My issue to you Gale...is that we ( you and I and other members) must not allow our anxiety to take over.
Anxiety is not neutral...it is destructive
We must learn to adapt our attitudes...and think in a positive direction
I know its sounds like an easy formula...but I myself find it so so difficult to think positively about my condition
I think that part of the solution is not to isolate ourselves ...to keep in contact with others...to find chat partners...or groups
There is a book I have been recommending to others for many years...Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr Rachel Naomi Remen
It has helped many....in the book dr. remen speaks of a patient she had who did not contact her for a year
When asked WHY...she said that my problem was not in your area of expertise.
Dr Remen answered "I could not have helped with the illness but I could have helped with the loneliness.
By the way,,,I am married (55 years) to a wonderful wife...and have grown kids and grandkids....
So..I guess I am "safe"
Awesome reply @james81 thanks for sharing. :)
 

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Hello Gale. I am James age 81...new h ere...I have been reading your posts...Although I have been counselling people professionally for many years, I find myself in a state of anxiety.
I do have serious health issues...mostly pulmonary...some diagnosed,,some waiting to be tested.
My issue to you Gale...is that we ( you and I and other members) must not allow our anxiety to take over.
Anxiety is not neutral...it is destructive
We must learn to adapt our attitudes...and think in a positive direction
I know its sounds like an easy formula...but I myself find it so so difficult to think positively about my condition
I think that part of the solution is not to isolate ourselves ...to keep in contact with others...to find chat partners...or groups
There is a book I have been recommending to others for many years...Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr Rachel Naomi Remen
It has helped many....in the book dr. remen speaks of a patient she had who did not contact her for a year
When asked WHY...she said that my problem was not in your area of expertise.
Dr Remen answered "I could not have helped with the illness but I could have helped with the loneliness.
By the way,,,I am married (55 years) to a wonderful wife...and have grown kids and grandkids....
So..I guess I am "safe"
Hello Gale. I am James age 81...new h ere...I have been reading your posts...Although I have been counselling people professionally for many years, I find myself in a state of anxiety.
I do have serious health issues...mostly pulmonary...some diagnosed,,some waiting to be tested.
My issue to you Gale...is that we ( you and I and other members) must not allow our anxiety to take over.
Anxiety is not neutral...it is destructive
We must learn to adapt our attitudes...and think in a positive direction
I know its sounds like an easy formula...but I myself find it so so difficult to think positively about my condition
I think that part of the solution is not to isolate ourselves ...to keep in contact with others...to find chat partners...or groups
There is a book I have been recommending to others for many years...Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr Rachel Naomi Remen
It has helped many....in the book dr. remen speaks of a patient she had who did not contact her for a year
When asked WHY...she said that my problem was not in your area of expertise.
Dr Remen answered "I could not have helped with the illness but I could have helped with the loneliness.
By the way,,,I am married (55 years) to a wonderful wife...and have grown kids and grandkids....
So..I guess I am "safe"
Hello James.....what a wonderful post from you!!!!!! I just love how positive you are. This really touched me and I keep reading it over and over!!!!! Thank you so much. And thanks for taking the time to reach out to me. Sending you big hugs!
Hello everyone......saw the neurologist last Friday and as soon as she examined me she said there is no MS in your body! But if I wanted a MRI to reassure me she would set it up. So gonna do it in August. Hopefully it will make me feel better. As always thanks for thinking of me. Keep in touch.
 
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Hello James.....what a wonderful post from you!!!!!! I just love how positive you are. This really touched me and I keep reading it over and over!!!!! Thank you so much. And thanks for taking the time to reach out to me. Sending you big hugs!
Hello everyone......saw the neurologist last Friday and as soon as she examined me she said there is no MS in your body! But if I wanted a MRI to reassure me she would set it up. So gonna do it in August. Hopefully it will make me feel better. As always thanks for thinking of me. Keep in touch.

Great news Gale. I thought that’s what the outcome of your appointment would be. Did she think it was due to anxiety or some kind of thought process?
 

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Great news Gale. I thought that’s what the outcome of your appointment would be. Did she think it was due to anxiety or some kind of thought process?
Definitely anxiety!!!!! She did make me feel better. The only thing I have a problem with is my heart rate has always been fast so maybe I should look into that.
 
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