I use to never have these problems, these delusional fears of health. However, it all started with my heart. Let me explain. A little over a year ago I was in the police academy. I was in the shape of my life.. Physically and mentally. But then I started having problems with my heart. It would start to race, sometimes exceeding 185 bpm. I left the police academy, because it was happening almost every day. The doctor did all the usual tests.. EKG, Ultra Sound, bloodwork, everything was okay. He said it was tachycardia, (My mom has it too, and has had a heart ablation) He ruled it as harmless and genetic. Said to take potassium, and I did, and it helped. But I could not except that as a answer. Was convinced there was a underlying serious cause. I went into a frenzy googling and searching the internet for what it could be.. No answers. Months passed, and I began to accept the fact my heart is messed up..
Until... my feet started buzzing.. This started happening two months ago.. I thought I had MS and ALS. My symptoms started out as buzzing, then I was off balance, then my legs seemed weak, then I had some numbness.. Then I have twitching.. Now I feel like my muscles are burning.. Kinda like when you work out. very subtle. I am 24 years old and I am convinced I am slowly dying of ALS. Every day I wake up, I say this will be the day one of my limbs will finally give out.
I went to the doctor the other day, and he did a foot prick test, said I have full circulation in the feet and full feeling. I just feel like he didn't take me seriously.. I told him everything that was wrong with me, and nothing.. I have no idea what to do.
I live in dread every day now, going from being a top notch athlete, to almost becoming a cop with a job lined up, to obsessing day in and day out of my health. I feel like it all started with my heart.
I just know any day now is the last day I will be able to walk after my leg finally gives out to ALS.. I just dont understand how my mind can make me feel like this.
I want my life back!!! Any advice? Has anyone every experienced this?