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  • Bakebeansrule's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:04
    Bakebeansrule replied to a thread Losing weight in Health Anxiety
    When I was first diagnosed I pushed myself to 20,000 steps a day and cut right down on food. Now Iím making sure I do 10,000 as my legs were getting...
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  • KK77's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:02
    KK77 replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    How about the preexisting "physical" condition you have along with your anxiety disorder, rather than imaginary illnesses? :lac:
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  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:53
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I agree with you. I’m wondering if the cortisol and adrenaline I’ve been pumping for months could be the cause of twitching and pain. Is this a...
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:48
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Okay, pro tip: stop reminding yourself and us how awful you feel. There's a lot of value in faking it til you make it.
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:37
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I’m trying to go for walks even though my legs are hurting and feel like spaghetti.
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:35
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Baby steps, maybe? Even simple phone games can really help. Got my own health scare at the moment and I've had to put my hobbies aside because I...
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  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:29
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I usually like reading, watching movies and going to shows and museums. But at this time I am so worried about my body that I literally can’t...
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:21
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I know it's tough, but what sort of hobbies or interests do you have?
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • watercolors's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:20
    watercolors replied to a thread Leaking CSF? in Health Anxiety
    I am going through exactly the same thing right now. I leaned down to get something in my car last night and a thin clear fluid came literally...
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  • MattBananafone34's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:20
    So this happened to me a few months ago and it basically went away. But this morning it happened again where I feel this type of dull pain on a...
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  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:17
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    The ALS phobia is very hard to beat especially when you have fasciculations and stiff weak legs constantly reminding you that something might be...
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • fishman65's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:14
    Hi Decco, having been a heavy drinker a good many years ago I can say with some certainty that alcohol will make things worse in the long run. I used...
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:13
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    It can, I've done some really awful stuff when my own HA has been flaring. Don't beat yourself up over it?
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:09
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Absolutely. I am ashamed I did this. Anxiety can make you really stupid when panic sets in.
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:07
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    In the nicest possible way, save the ALS forums for people who really need them?
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:55
    Something I am starting to learn is that for almost every disease you will find somebody saying he had symptoms that matched yours. If you look for...
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  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:52
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Yeah I know it’s not healthy. Most of the time when it seems like I am arguing with you guys I’m just looking for somebody to tell me again why I...
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:46
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I get you. Are you aware that seeking reassurance is unhelpful and unhealthy, though? Not judging, it just pays to bear it in mind. Fun fact:...
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:34
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    That’s not what I want to do and I’m sorry if it comes off like that. I truly appreciate the advice given I am just a very anxious and depressed...
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • NotDeadYet's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:24
    I'd put my money on anxiety. I once went to the doctor for a check up and my mouth was extremely dry when he looked inside. I don't have diabetes and...
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  • Hijikata's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:19
    Your girlfriend seems like a clever girl and I would listen to her if I was you. You literally have an identifiable trigger for your symptom so what...
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  • Hijikata's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:10
    Well you had an endoscopy late August which means it obviously isn’t anything serious like cancer because endoscopy is the gold standard test for...
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  • bin tenn's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:07
    Just stop already.
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  • venusbluejeans's Avatar
    15-09-19, 14:57
    This is just a courtesy reply to let you know that your thread was merged with another of your threads. Please when posting on similar topics add...
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  • darkside4k's Avatar
    15-09-19, 14:55
    Honestly maybe it is ALS. Iím reading about peopleís first symptoms with MS and havenít read anything that sounds like my situation really. Iím so...
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 14:53
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Unfortunately, it looks as though every time somebody offers a suggestion that doesn't fit with your narrative, we get told why we, medical personnel...
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Weasley123's Avatar
    15-09-19, 14:48
    Weasley123 replied to a thread Losing weight in Health Anxiety
    It could easily be the walking. People dismiss walking but it is extremely effective exercise and is you where in active before even more so. I...
    14 replies | 281 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 14:46
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I am actually taking the advice given to heart and appreciate every post that people take the time to write to help me. Iím just trying to make sense...
    266 replies | 6463 view(s)
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