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Help...... just read an article on burning skin which is what I have had for sometime. And it went on to say it could be a symptom of MS which is one of my biggest fears!!!!! So now of course I am so frazzled. Now I feel like I should go and see my doctor. Another anxious moment.
 

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Did you read the stuff that said anxiety can also cause a burning and/or itching sensation? :)
 

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Did you read the stuff that said anxiety can also cause a burning and/or itching sensation? :)
Yes and I should have mentioned it. But with the way my mind thinks all I saw was the MS and that did it for me.
 

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Yes and I should have mentioned it. But with the way my mind thinks all I saw was the MS and that did it for me.
Of course! That's how it goes for us anxiety sufferers. We tend to skip straight past the logical / likely causes and the ones we fear stick out more.
 

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Of course! That's how it goes for us anxiety sufferers. We tend to skip straight past the logical / likely causes and the ones we fear stick out more.
And you are so right!!!!!!
 

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And you are so right!!!!!!
I just wanted to make sure you knew that anxiety is a common cause as well. :D I don't really see much harm in seeing your doctor and specifically asking if a possibility of MS is something they can help evaluate. MS is manageable, not the end of the world. And you may get an answer, whether you have it or don't.
 

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I just wanted to make sure you knew that anxiety is a common cause as well. :D I don't really see much harm in seeing your doctor and specifically asking if a possibility of MS is something they can help evaluate. MS is manageable, not the end of the world. And you may get an answer, whether you have it or don't.
Bin I am paranoid!!!!!! After so many years of being told I have anxiety and then to go and maybe find out it could be MS. After all these years if taking m D's for anxiety I feel like I was misdiagnosed.
 

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I mean, that wouldn't be the ideal outcome, but it's far from the worst that could happen. For what it's worth, a good friend of mine (in their 30s) was recently diagnosed with ADD, after spending the vast majority of life thinking they had BPD (borderline personality disorder) among a handful of other things.
 

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I mean, that wouldn't be the ideal outcome, but it's far from the worst that could happen. For what it's worth, a good friend of mine (in their 30s) was recently diagnosed with ADD, after spending the vast majority of life thinking they had BPD (borderline personality disorder) among a handful of other things.
Bin I would be a mess.......and so angry that all this time I was diagnosed with anxiety and now it could be something else. My friends tell me if you had MS you would be more disabled by now.
 

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How long have you had the burning sensation? If it’s been years like you inferred above, it certainly isn’t MS. It is a progressive disease that comes with many other symptoms and gets worse over time.
 

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How long have you had the burning sensation? If it’s been years like you inferred above, it certainly isn’t MS. It is a progressive disease that comes with many other symptoms and gets worse over time.
I have had it at least 10 yrs. along with other symptoms. I try to tell my self that over and over. that I would be worse!!!!
 

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You absolutely would be worse. Get the Ms thought out of your head. There is NO way you have MS after 10 years. You just have to keep telling yourself that. Over and over. It’s not easy, but I talk to my anxiety all the time and tell it to F-off. Your thoughts aren’t facts and though you can’t always control them, you CAN decide how you are going to react to them.

I have had it at least 10 yrs. along with other symptoms. I try to tell my self that over and over. that I would be worse!!!!
 

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You absolutely would be worse. Get the Ms thought out of your head. There is NO way you have MS after 10 years. You just have to keep telling yourself that. Over and over. It’s not easy, but I talk to my anxiety all the time and tell it to F-off. Your thoughts aren’t facts and though you can’t always control them, you CAN decide how you are going to react to them.
I need someone like you around to tell me to snap out of it!!!!!!! Pills don't help. I just want to feel normal and to not feel so crappy. I tried to pm you but it didn't work.
 

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You absolutely would be worse. Get the Ms thought out of your head. There is NO way you have MS after 10 years. You just have to keep telling yourself that. Over and over. It’s not easy, but I talk to my anxiety all the time and tell it to F-off. Your thoughts aren’t facts and though you can’t always control them, you CAN decide how you are going to react to them.
Good advice. I wouldn't have known that about MS, because I've never looked into it. My knowledge only goes as far as ever knowing one single person who was actually diagnosed. But this is good info to keep in mind for others.
 

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Good advice. I wouldn't have known that about MS, because I've never looked into it. My knowledge only goes as far as ever knowing one single person who was actually diagnosed. But this is good info to keep in mind for others.
Yes Lugrad gave me some good advice!!! And thank you Bin as always you are so good at this.
 
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