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Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« on: March 28, 2014, 03:45:15 PM »
I still get up at night to pee but that is not my biggest concern now.

I've had twitching for over a year now...after doctor told me it is BFS, I never really paid much attention to it.

I don't know if it is because of the recent storm of twitching post or smth else, my right calf started twitching and I was fine with that, but then, 1 day later I started feeling kind of stiffness in that calf, like it is sore, but I haven't worked it. That feeling is here for 2 days now, and I only remember reading about spasticity and that along with twitching it is sign of MS, but I don't want to Google since I know it will freak me out even more.

No trouble with walking and/or balance. Just with that stiff feeling in calf and twitching.

Would appreciate some reassurance if possible.
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 04:08:35 PM »
I still get up at night to pee but that is not my biggest concern now.

I've had twitching for over a year now...after doctor told me it is BFS, I never really paid much attention to it.

I don't know if it is because of the recent storm of twitching post or smth else, my right calf started twitching and I was fine with that, but then, 1 day later I started feeling kind of stiffness in that calf, like it is sore, but I haven't worked it. That feeling is here for 2 days now, and I only remember reading about spasticity and that along with twitching it is sign of MS, but I don't want to Google since I know it will freak me out even more.

No trouble with walking and/or balance. Just with that stiff feeling in calf and twitching.

Would appreciate some reassurance if possible.

When is the last time your doctor checked your reflexes? It's actually a neurological test to see if something is off with your physical nervous systems responses. The reason I bring it up is that if your doctor did that and you responded normally, you're most likely okay for the moment. I actually said this in another thread, but i've had twitching in my stomach for a couple of weeks now. It doesn't nessessarily mean anything is wrong per say. I think it would be safe to monitor it. What you want to watch out for with MS is loss of your ability to move properly, such as not being able to move your leg. If you can walk, I think you'll be fine for now.  ;D
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 04:14:38 PM »
Both times I went to neuro, last year, and this year, I had symmetrically higher reflexes (++ he wrote in both knees). Explanation was I am way to tense cause of anxiety. :(
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
That's good though. It not only means that your most likely very much okay, but also a tangable example of how your anxiety is affecting you physically. If You had MS you would have had a delayed, or no response to the test. :)
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 05:42:58 PM »
Never cared too much about twitching but this calf stiffness or perceived stiffeness is starting to freak me out...
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 06:05:43 PM »
I've had MS for 10 years now and the only time I ever twitch is when I have bad bouts of anxiety and panic.
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 06:05:58 PM »
I have had reflex tests for my ears/hearing, at the ENT to rule out any dizziness being caused by anything neurological? Does that make sense?
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 06:07:08 PM »
Not really...
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 06:20:39 PM »
I have had reflex tests for my ears/hearing, at the ENT to rule out any dizziness being caused by anything neurological? Does that make sense?

It does in a sense of a very basic neurological test. The reflex tests look at your neurological system to see if its functioning in general. It wouldn't diagnose anything specific as far as the hearing is concerned. But at least you know that as a whole, neurologically you're okay. There are so many causes for hearing troubles, I'd follow up with your doctor and if your really concerned about it, ask them to refer you to a specialist.
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 06:24:03 PM »
Is it possible for your body to create symptoms after reading about them?
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 07:09:43 PM »
Yes that is somatism
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 08:31:54 PM »
Is it possible for your body to create symptoms after reading about them?

Yup, I've done that many times. It's like if you watch a documentary on bugs and talk about bugs, and suddenly you start to feel creepy crawly. That's just a small example of somatic anxiety. But you could basically do that with any symptom. For instance someone is talking about itching, and your subconscious process's it and you think about it (even without knowing it) and you start to itch.
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 05:41:39 AM »
It's a day 4, and I still feel stiffness in my right calf. It's like I have been working it out, and I can feel it when I walk.

Has anyone felt something similar, and can it be caused by anxiety?
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 01:58:02 PM »
Anyone?
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Re: Yet again scared of MS, don't want to Google
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 02:23:44 PM »
I had that stiff feeling in my left leg. Lasted awhile but didn't notice it unless I was focusing on it. Mostly in lower thigh upper calf area. Nothing to worry about. It's funny, this whole time you've ASSURED me I didn't have MS and now you're worried about it!!! We're fine.
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