Well I thought I'd introduce myself straight away. I am an MS worried, and always had health anxiety since I can remember. I remember running downstairs to my parents crying and panicking that I was convinced I was going to be sick when I was really little.
Well, start of January, I began with a very odd numb foot. Whenever I pointed my toes it would send a shock down the *inside* of my left foot. I also noticed when I touched it with my hands, there was a kind of odd, dull numbness there too. A day later, I started having a twitchy left eye. After 2 weeks of these symptoms I could not sleep, and ended up at the doctors. She told me it did not concern her, but was not sure why the foot numbness was happening. She said it is incredibly unlikely it's anything degenerative.
Well that was not enough for me. These symptoms continued, the foot got slightly better, it didn't zing when I stretched it anymore but when I tapped it I still got that sensation and the numbness. Then I got twitches all over, in my thighs, butt, arms, ribs.. I really had a rollercoaster of a time.. I can't remember the last good day I had where I didn't exert some of these symptoms.
My eye stopped twitching a week ago, after a visit with my councellor, and she taught me how to do thought records to rationalise these irrational thoughts by going through the facts - no history of MS, doctor said she was not concerned, all symptoms except the numb foot were cases of anxiety..etc.
Anyway I still get the occasional urge to research but instead of looking up MS I just come here to lurk to realise how many others are sharing the same experiences. Hopefully I can help some people with my story. I still have a funny foot, but that is going to heal over time :)