I have lurked here for some time, but I wanted to talk I suppose.
I've been struggling with ALS fears for about two years now. It started at a stressful time in my life, when I was starting grad school, and I've been dealing with it since. I first noticed that I was twitching, and I was scared it was a brain tumor so I did the unforgivable thing and googled and saw ALS as a possibility. Since then I have been worried over my fingers and toes fairly constantly. After about six months, I started on Zoloft, which has helped tremendously(I can read books without staring at my fingers for hours on end!) but I still feel worried. Especially now I worry about my foot, which seems to have become weaker, and my toes are, for a lack of a better word, squishy and asymmetrically so(one foot seems firmer and stronger than the other). I am terrified I am going to start falling down, and can't walk anywhere without being a little afraid. I know that the odds are dwindlingly small, as I am not even 25 and I've been worrying for two years, but I can't quite shake the fears. I figure that two years of strength testing on my fingers and toes have probably taken a toll, but it's still rough going sometimes. Has anyone else dealt with these kind of long term fears? Has anything helped a lot?