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Offline Roman

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Why can't I accept this
« on: April 09, 2014, 09:07:17 AM »
Over the past 4 months I've had bad anxiety about als. I've seen my gp, an orthopedic dr. My physical therapist, a podiatrist and 3 neuros, 1 of which is an als specialist who's been in practice for 30 years. I've had mris, ct scans, an emg/ mcv and endless bloodwork and all of which stated that I absolutely don't have als. I should be happy but I guess from worrying for so long I can't shake it. I have twitches and pain in my feet and legs however I have herniated discs in cervical spine and lumbar spine. The als specialist I saw Monday went over everything with me. Strength tests, went over all my tests. This should have given me relief but I didn't. This man is also chief of neurology specializing in als and is a professor of neurology at Harvard medical school. I should believe him.
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Re: Why can't I accept this
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 09:14:06 AM »
Yes you should believe him.  This is typical HA behaviour, not believing doctors.  You've been tested up and down, so you know you are physically fine.  It is your anxiety you have to address, not your health.  Maybe it is time to begin some type of therapy.  Reading self help books, exercising, keeping your mind occupied with things that interest you are all things that will help.  Keeping in this cycle of worry is a destructive way to live.  Start dealing with your anxiety.

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Re: Why can't I accept this
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 11:02:30 AM »
I think we all worry abut the one in a million  thats misdiagnoised-could be us and it scares us and adds fuel to the worry train.  I know i feel that way.  All my weird symptons are real and they have to mean i'm sick.
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