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« on: July 06, 2014, 08:26:10 PM »
I have been having a good week with my health anxiety until today.  Another intense workout and my muscles shaking (this time quads) in a manner than was scary.  My trainer claims it's all fatigue and nothing to be concerned with.  It just drives my mind nuts and rekindles my A** fear and other neurodegenerative disorder fears.  I do know fatigued muscles can shake during resistan a training but this seemed like a lot.  A few hours later they are now calm...and sore, but no lastig tremors.  Very scary for me, drives me to immediately take a benzo after my workout to avoid panic attack.  My shoulders have also been tight for months.  Some symptoms have faded, shoulder tightness and muscle shaking during exercise persist.  Any thoughts?
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Re: Triggers
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 08:36:52 PM »
as i say in my signature:

MOST anxiety happens at the subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state.

the trainer is correct.  it is muscle fatigue.  I will take it a step further and talk about your anxiety.  anxiety/stress cause a body to pour a lot of adrenaline/cortisol---the fight/flight chemicals.  this is, in part, the cause of symptoms.  Now as you may well imagine, our body always feeling like it is being chased by a bear wears a body out.  IMO and my experience, anxious people are much more likely to have  exaggerated  muscle fatigue or tremors.  so I am not the least bit surprised to read your post.  It makes sense to me.

don't go all ALS here.  you are barking up the wrong tree. 
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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: Triggers
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 10:42:37 PM »
My doctor told me that back, neck, and shoulder tightness can me stress related.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 08:55:25 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it.

The thing that scares me most is that my muscles seem to fatigue quicker during resistance exercise leading to the shaking.  I just don't remember this happening like 6 months back.  I'd get fatigued, but minus the shaking.  Still worried about A**.  Was examined by a neuro in April who saw nothing indicating A** but waiting for EMG in Sept.  Very nervous. 
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Re: Triggers
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 10:20:46 AM »
we anxious can always find some kind of "anxious thinking loophole" that we can then use to justify our fears.  IMO this is what you are doing  with your ALS fear.

I have had EMGS several times.  I always fail mine  :yes:  however I don't have ALS.  I have nerve impingement coming from herniated disks in my neck.   I didn't even have the EMGs because of any als fear.
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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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