6 months ago I started suffering from urine retention. I got really stressed when doctors mentioned things like ovarian cancer. I then read on a urine retention forum that MS could cause it! I didn't really worry about MS until one night my left leg was twitching non stop for hours. Then I became obsessed with Ms and have since had many other symptoms - tingling, electric shock feelings, pins and needles, hot and cold patches on skin, stabbing pains in right eye, dizziness and twitching everywhere.
In March I had a scan to investigate the urine retention and they foUnd I had kidney cancer! Extremely rare in a 39 year old woman like me. It was completely unrelated to my urine retebtion and was found by chance. I had my kidney removed. I was amazingly lucky and caught it early. They think it's unlikely to return.
Obviously the last few months have been very stressful especially when I had the wait 2 months for the biopsy results and my prognosis. My neurological symptoms have gone through the roof and I STILL fear MS! However I'm really noticing a link with anxiety now. When I've been most afraid I get most twitching electric shock feelings etc. I only started getting symptoms after I started worrying about MS. Just writing that had made me feel better! I really do believe my nerves are shot after 6 months of worry and that's why I get so many strange symptoms.