Let me preface this by saying that I have not been diagnosed with any anxiety disorder as of yet.
About 3 years ago (Nov 2013) I developed muscle twitches all over my body that lasted literally from I got up in the morning until I went to bed at night. I was in my final year of university and suffering from what I believe was a bout of depression at the time.
I went to a doctor who referred me to a neurologist. About a week before the neurologist appointment (11 months after the twitching started) the twitching mysteriously resolved itself. I have been largely twitch free since then apart from one bout earlier this year after I had moved to a new country, had no job, no money, was stressed etc.
About a month and a half ago I started to experience what so many others on here experience. Pins and needles in my hands and feet, random singular ďpin pricksĒ all over my body, floaters in my vision and yes, muscle twitching. Iíve had other small symptoms that have come and went but have been so numerous Iím unable to remember them all.
The place where I was working over the summer recently had two employees diagnosed with MS. So naturally there was a lot of talk about this. I didnít think much of my symptoms but MS was always in the back of my mind. I google searched my symptoms and that is when real panic kicked in. Since then Iíve been obsessed with my symptoms and at the same time utterly terrified that I have MS. Iíve been testing my reactions, doing neurological tests, and checking for Líhermittes sign at least 100 times a day. I swing between being convinced I have MS to talking myself ďoff the ledgeĒ so to speak and thinking rationally that it is unlikely. I however, cannot seem to put my mind at ease. As of right now, Iím sure I have it and again, utterly terrified and anxious.
In the weeks leading up to these symptoms starting I had been running, swimming and lifting weights (some of the heaviest Iíve ever lifted) with no problem. Due to having been travelling this past month I have not had a chance to continue this.
I know that going to the Doctors and getting a MRI will resolve the issue one way or another but again, Iím too frightened to go in case they do find something. I feel like Iím in this horrible limbo and I donít know what to do about it.