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Neurological symptoms/ataxia

Cheyworship

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This past month has been awful. I’ve been having issues walking, numbness/heaviness on my left side, blurry vision and eye floaters, uncoordinated, back and neck pain and muscle cramps, difficulty talking and some other things. It’s been getting worse, I was ignoring it hoping it all go away because I didn’t want to bother my doctor, due to the fact I’ve been having constant health issues the past weeks. I went back to the ER because I started spazzing out due to how frustrated I am with all this. The ER doctor was really sweet and helpful, he told me I have ataxia which is a name for a group of symptoms I’m having. My urine and blood work is all clear, so he told me he doesn’t know what’s causing it. He wants me to talk with my GP about it, I made an appointment for after next week, because my graduation ceremony is on June 30. I’m terrified I won’t be able to attend grad because of my issues, I’ve already been skipping a crazy amount of school. I have to walk and be on my feet all day at the ceremony and celebrations afterwards, and I’m wearing heels. I just want to enjoy my graduation without this awful feeling. I’m really really hoping that I can get in earlier to see my doctor, but I’ve just been in horrible shape lately.
 

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According to my research, ataxia can be brought on as a result of stress, so perhaps that’s your answer.
 

Jonathan123

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This past month has been awful. I’ve been having issues walking, numbness/heaviness on my left side, blurry vision and eye floaters, uncoordinated, back and neck pain and muscle cramps, difficulty talking and some other things. It’s been getting worse, I was ignoring it hoping it all go away because I didn’t want to bother my doctor, due to the fact I’ve been having constant health issues the past weeks. I went back to the ER because I started spazzing out due to how frustrated I am with all this. The ER doctor was really sweet and helpful, he told me I have ataxia which is a name for a group of symptoms I’m having. My urine and blood work is all clear, so he told me he doesn’t know what’s causing it. He wants me to talk with my GP about it, I made an appointment for after next week, because my graduation ceremony is on June 30. I’m terrified I won’t be able to attend grad because of my issues, I’ve already been skipping a crazy amount of school. I have to walk and be on my feet all day at the ceremony and celebrations afterwards, and I’m wearing heels. I just want to enjoy my graduation without this awful feeling. I’m really really hoping that I can get in earlier to see my doctor, but I’ve just been in horrible shape lately.
You may be surprised to learn that every symptom you describe could be attributed to anxiety. With graduation coming up, and no doubt other factors in your life, your body is reacting to stress just as it should. Us anxiety suffers often miss the fact that our bodies are under the control of our mind. Not the other way round. The mind is powerful. Uncontrolled thoughts and feelings can play havoc with the body. I know, here he goes again!!! But ACCEPTANCE is still the answer. Not to react to any depressing thoughts or feeling with fear, but with acceptance of the fact that this is how things are at the moment, but will not always be so. Yes, the feeling is awful, and I am not for one moment minimising it. But fear of fear is the basic cause of our anxiety. We fear feeling as we do and so perpetuate the anxiety.
 
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