So basically today has been one worry after another. This morning I woke up and had a weird tingly numb sensation in my left index finger for like an hour that I freaked out about. Then I was having a great day from then on. now, I get home and I am doing alright for an hour, and then as I am lying on my bed I feel a random pain in my shin area. It wasn't a horrible pain, just noticeable enough to get my attention. it came in sort of a "throb" (not the best way to describe it since the pain was mild but that's the only way I can think to describe it) and it "throbbed about 3 or 4 times and then stopped. at first I didn't freak out because my rational mind was still on and I thought "must just be a random pain or muscle ache or something" but then my rational brain turned off and I thought "or maybe it's a blood clot" and there I went- freaking out again. I know people often say blood clots are very painful and involve swelling and such, which mine was just the random little "throbs and then it stopped and that's all, but I still can't help thinking "what if" I didn't poke it or anything because i'm scared to. the pain is gone but the anxiety isn't. I'm afraid it's a blood clot that's just showing up and if I go out and exercise tonight like I always do it'll break free and i'll die. help
I was gonna treat myself to my favorite soup with sour cream for my late lunch just now for Friday but now i'm scared to eat it :/ in fact i'm scared to walk or sit or do anything! I am probably being irrational but I can't shake the fear. Do you think it was just one of those random aches? Should I worry at all or just move on and enjoy my day as planned since the pain is gone (at least as long as it doesn't come back)? I'm 16 and I do sit in my room on the computer a lot but I go outside and do some intense hula hooping every day for at least an hour or more. I'm not overweight in fact I am quite light, and I worry frequently about my heart health. my relatives have had heart troubles but all in their 70s and such. I don't want to ruin my evening with worrying
in fact I won't even allow my right shin to touch anything now, ugh!
edit: it's happening again as I sit here, just a few little throbs of pain and then it stops. instinctively I did kind of rub my shin this time but I immediately scolded myself out of fear of blood clots breaking free. will this ever give me a break??