I'm having a having a pretty rough day again unfortunately. Last night I didn't get a lot of sleep and today I had to do computer training for an entire shift, so I've been staring at a screen for the last 8 hours. Since I didn't eat breakfast and only had a Monster for breakfast, could this be the reason my eyes won't stop twitching? I'm praying to God its just eye strain but something tells me its worse. I've recently gotten over my MS fear but now ALS is stuck in my head and I'm deathly afraid I have it. I'm only 21 years old and prior to a month ago I was as happy as could be. But then I started getting random muscle twitches all over my body after I started working as a cashier after school. Since then I've had twitches in my calves, feet, knees, thighs, quads, neck, face, back, bicep, tricep, and finger and I'm losing my mind. At first I attributed everything to standing for long hours of the day which caused my legs to take a beating but all these damn twitches won't when I'm resting, making sleep a laborious task at night.
now these eye twitches won't stop and I'm afraid its confirmation of a deadly neurological issue because of all these symptoms. While I don't have any clinical weakness in scared its only a matter of time until a foot drop or I can't turn a door knob or button a shirt. I've had anxiety issues my whole life and so did my mother, but how could anxiety really cause all these muscle twitches? I'm losing my mind and these twitches have robbed me of my happiness, I've become so depressed and afraid I only have a few years and I can't make the thoughts go away. My right leg is occasionally sore below the knee and I'm afraid that its a sign my leg is becoming weaker even though it doesn't feel weaker.
I'm just terrified that I'm the only one has twitching BEFORE weakness, but I don't want to go to ALS forums to verify that I have it. I'm only 21, why the hell would this affect me so early? Everyone says ALS is rare but 5,000 people diagnosed a year is still A LOT and of course I would be the one to get it. I'm sorry for the seemingly endless rant, bur I just don't see how anxiety can cause all of these twitches. I doubt its BFS, something can't be right. Thanks to anybody who reads this and responds, I really appreciate the support of the great community we hate here.