I am pretty sure I am hypochondriac. I am 31 years old male with history of being scared of brain tumor, HIV, and ALS several times.
My recent ALS fear (about half a year ago) which caused actual weakness in my arm turned out to be pinched nerve in my neck, which resolved by itself.
Recently, I started having doubts again about my right arm and leg. My symptoms are: subjective feeling of weakness in both of them, they seem to be wobblier/shakier than the left side (and they feel weird). Whenever I try to measure their strength objectively in the gym they perform equally. I get tingly sensation all over the body in various parts and even on my face/lips (more so on the right arm/leg though of course)
Since ALS doesn't usually manifest in 2 limbs simultaneously and doesn't have tactile symptoms I slowly migrated my fears to possibility of brain tumor and MS. I paid a visit to neurologist 2 weeks ago and told him about my fears of ALS and he did some tests and said I don't have any upper/lower motor problems and that my reflexes and strength are normal.
Since then I started thinking that it could possibly be MS or brain tumor. I have gone through this in the past, I know how powerful our minds are and how they can create these symptoms out of nowhere, but I just can't seem to fight it. I wake up and it is my first though: maybe this time I am not imagining it, etc. I went through break up recently so I am a bit more vulnerable psychologically so it is not helping to fight this.
Anyone has gone through similar symptoms? Where you're so sure one leg/arm is weaker than the others? It seems better in the morning and seems to get progressively worse as the day goes (and maybe as I have more and more time to dwell on this).
Maybe it will help me to hear other stories or how to fight this