35 days ago I used a neti pot with tap water. That night I was told about nagleri fowleri and how that can kill you. Of course I got on google and looked up every symptom.
I've read a bit about that, you could neti pot your nose with tainted toilet water and be fine, especially if you only did it once. although you are suppose to use a saline solution, your tapwater is well-filtered at it's source as well as it probably is at your house, maintained as well. There are children in poorest of countries drinking and bathing in the filthiest ungodly water conditions and that might be something to worry about.
Naturally, I panicked, I thought I was going to die. I had diarrhea which is a symptom, neck pain, fatigue etc.
Most of these symptoms can be anxiety-induced from overstressing it. including diarrhea. There isn't one person in this forum who couldn't say that before they had to do something EXTREMELY stressful they didn't have the urge to blow their butt out. (pardon my language lol). You may have worked yourself into your mind triggering these receptors in the brain, sending off false-positives.
After 20 days, I figured hey I'm probably in the clear. I stopped having symptoms leading me to believe it was all mental. Then I had a small amount of blood in my stool, it was red, and there were very light streaks on the paper.
Did you notice any constipation due to this? was it soft or hard stool? did you feel any burning sensations following this (as you stood up or after wiping)? It could be from irritation from wiping, especially from over-wiping. and/or a hard stool from lack of bowel movement or hydration.
Then, I did some very heavy exercise. For 4 days I couldn't bend my arms past 90 degrees because my triceps hurt so badly. Then, 6 days after the exercise, I could bend my arms, but I had twitching in my left arm. It lasted a few seconds at a time, and happened I'd say 10-15 times that day.
Even if you workout a TON, if you do it right, and as you stated you had a heavy exercise... it could take even up to a week for the muscle to fully recover, just means you had a good workout. not neccessarily anything more than that. Tricep is 2/3 of your arm, that is a big muscle for that size of location, considering tricep works on extension of the muscle, twitching is often to occur from it. if you are right handed, your left arm might be affected more as it is having to work harder than your right arm is because you are right arm dominate (which I am assuming you are.)
I panicked. AGAIN. I looked up those symptoms, and I read it made you feel weak. Instantly, my left arm felt weak, then this "weakness" spread to my legs, other arm, etc. I started doing strength tests, working out to see if I had true weakness, and I've been able to do everything fine. But this twitching has spread to my whole body. Same with the perceived weakness.
You stated it right there. You read that it made you feel weak, and instantly you felt weak. If I stub my toe on the coffee table, and think that I may have broken it... I bet you all I got that it's going to feel like I broke it. Your mind controls your pain as well.
Last night I had what I believe was a panic attack. Can anyone confirm what this feels like? It was like I couldn't stop pacing, twitching, my heart was racing, there was tingling, etc.
Tingling is a huge symptom here of a panic attack. You may have been taking shallow breaths or taking too deep of breaths, too fast of breaths or two slow of breaths. You snap into manual mode and you're incorrectly pumping your body's oxygen/carbon dioxide input/output.
So here are my questions...
1) is it even possible that using the neti pot with tap water is a factor 35 days later?
2) is my anxiety really capable of causing all this twitching/tingling?
3) how do y'all deal with this anxiety?!
1) Buy a lottery ticket. You'd win the powerball before you'd be effected. Doubtful.
2) Absolutely. Anxiety overcomes the mind, your mind overcomes the brain, the brain overcomes the body.
3) You find a route you want to take and you take it.
There are many different paths you can take, you're a bit young, but maybe talk to your parents or a family member who you trust and maybe seek out a Psychiatrist and speak with them about what's going on and go from there. If a Psychiatrist is unavailable, you go see your Family Doctor and speak with them about what's going on and go from there. He can most likely assign you a Psychiatrist and that's an easier way to get into medication route.
You can seek therapy, which takes a lot of self-drive to do but you can do it. a lot of patience involved but it will help teach you how to control your anxiety and allow you to understand what's really going on.
Or you can even do both, which is by far one of the best methods than either one of them alone.
You can speak with others just as you are doing now to calm your senses. etc.
Hang in there, don't let a single person tell you you're crazy because you're not. you're entitled to how you feel. Hope this helps.