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Thread: Elektromyografie (EMG) test today!, UPSET!

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    Re: Elektromyografie (EMG) test today!, UPSET!

    Back when all of this started, in April I told my doctor all of my symptoms and he had me do strength tests and said I had weakness in my left arm. I also had the tingling in my left calf. I was thinking the tingling in the calf was from hurting my back, I did something to it because it hurt for like 7 weeks. I went for another appointment to see how the meds were working for anxiety and meds for sleeping I wasn't sleeping or eating because of the anxiety. Well he checked my strength again said the left arm was weaker. So he said he wanted the test on all four limbs. That was a month ago and I swear the tingling and the twitches had pretty much went away, but then about four or five days before the appointment, it started coming back and now after everything yesterday in there getting that test done I have these symptoms back and my arm feels weaker and stiff and it aches. The tingling there comes and goes goes up my neck into my cheek.
    I feel like I'm repeating myself but I need to explain and maybe make some sense of it all.
    I apologize for rambling, I get confused and feel like no one understands. It's every time a doctor says something I obsess over it trying to analyze what it all means.
    My mother told me to stop being paranoid my husband told me to use common sense my daughter said I was being stupid. I am scared and I can't think straight when I get scared. I don't want to go back next week for my arms because if in the next few days I get where I accept that the test on my legs went well and it was normal, I will worry again after that one and worry some more until I go see my family doctor. So I could potentially be back into the hole I had been in since March. It's all very upsetting. Seeing doctors make me worse not better.

    ---------- Post added at 08:40 ---------- Previous post was at 07:59 ----------

    If it's not a pinched nerve then what is it? I had my thyroid checked, my vitamin B12, checked for Lyme. Has anyone on here found out that they did have something really bad? I'm scared it Will be me. I read somewhere that ALS can start in a limb was I getting better or was that all in my head too? Why is this happening, what did I do? God knows I can't take this, I can't live like this. I just want it to stop.

    ---------- Post added at 09:07 ---------- Previous post was at 08:40 ----------

    My family says there is not anything wrong with me, they said that it would be obvious how do they know I don't want anything wrong with me. I don't even want this anxiety or fears or the crying how do I help myself it's up to me right?

    ---------- Post added at 09:11 ---------- Previous post was at 09:07 ----------

    My arm and shoulder are burning right now,and I feel like I can't hold my kindle up to type, but it wasn't like this three days ago. Does anyone have any advice to help cope and get a grip and think logically? Am I being stupid?

    ---------- Post added at 09:25 ---------- Previous post was at 09:11 ----------

    I have read all the post s on here from what people are saying about their ALS fears and convinced myself I can't have it and now im not so sure, I didn't think I had that until Google came up with it. I also know of someone who has it, and my sister in law has MS. Would I think these things if I didn't know of people who have them? The person with ALS is a friend of someone I work with and she is checking in with this person weekly and telling me stuff like how bad she is and what things feel like. I get a hot flush feeling every time. It is a terrible thing. I am freaking out.

    ---------- Post added at 09:33 ---------- Previous post was at 09:25 ----------

    I mean isn't it like really really rare, and I didn't think I had any weakness the doctor says I do my arm shook each time I pushed against him that was the test, but you know when your crying an panicking, I get clumsy and I feel shaky, I did pushups and lifting things trying to prove to myself that I have strength. I do drop things when the anxiety is high but isn't that from the anxiety, I have tried buttons, I had trouble once and thought it was because I had long finger nails so I cut them and tried again until I was satisfied I could button things. See how out of hand I am getting? I tried bottle tops, everything to see, if I could do it. I am losing it.

    ---------- Post added at 10:50 ---------- Previous post was at 09:33 ----------

    I shouldn't have gone to the appointment by myself, that was stupid.
    Last edited by tuesdayschild44; 13-06-14 at 13:51.

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    Re: Elektromyografie (EMG) test today!, UPSET!

    OK, TuesdaysChild44,

    Everything you are experiencing is the same as me and many other on this Site. You are not going Mad and your family and friends will not understand what you are going through. Have you got a Therapist? Many of us here do have and I for one can recommend it. You need to talk to someone who understands what you are going through.

    You can do some self help in the meantime and persevere with it, because you won't get better over night. It has probably taken years to build up in your system and it all needs to be released. The weak arm thing may due to a simple explanation. You may just be a little weaker in that arm anyway or it could be the anxiety making it worse.

    When I was full-on with Anxiety, things kept slipping out of my hand and I suffered a mild stroke 10 years ago, so I know the difference. I would suggest you look up on this Site the 'Symptoms' Page on the left and you will find you have many if not all that are listed.

    I don't know you or your Life, but I would strongly suggest you have yourself some relaxation time. Lying on the bed, undisturbed with a relaxation CD or soothing music and just let yourself go. You will twitch, but that is good, let your body go through it and it will calm you down. Try some gentle Yoga exercises that also help the breathing and when you can breath in through the nose and out through the mouth slowly for a few times counting 5 in and 7 out.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT Google your Symptoms. This will drive you crazy and make your Anxiety worse.

    The other good thing for Anxiety is gentle exercise. Walking is very good, some light gardening. drawing and Painting is very good for relaxation as well. I also booked with someone to have a Massage, which helped me a lot.

    This is going to take time and a day seems so long when you feel like this and you will continually think there is something serious wrong with you.

    Lastly, this Site is very good to chat and discuss your feelings and worries and there will be many people that can give you good advice.
    Keep Strong and you will be OK

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    Re: Elektromyografie (EMG) test today!, UPSET!

    Thank you for your encouragement, I have seen a therapist twice now, obviously I need to keep going I was feeling better and cancelled my appointment. I was going to call and set one up just this morning. I will on Monday. I wish I could have seen her today. I wish I could see her every day.
    I was having such a bad morning, I had a good talk with my husband when he woke up it helped me. He is a good listener even though I know or can tell when he's had enough. It's usually just once a day.

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    Re: Elektromyografie (EMG) test today!, UPSET!

    I absolutely agree with everything Carnation said above, especially the relaxation part... having 30 mins lying on my bed with a tape playing, doing breathing and relaxation exercises, every single day, was one of my most powerful tools in helping me get better when my panic and anxiety were intolerable - I lived my life in a cloud of fear and symptoms, and got out of it with CBT - the daily 30 mins relaxation was on my therapist's advice, and I felt nervous and stupid doing it the first couple of times... after that I really started to relax and let go, let it work, and it made a massive difference.

    When you say you wish you could see your therapist every day, I totally remember feeling like that back then, but honestly if you do relaxation every day, it's as powerful as having a therapy session.

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    Re: Elektromyografie (EMG) test today!, UPSET!

    Quote Originally Posted by tuesdayschild44 View Post
    Are the muscle twitches from anxiety? My therapist said that the tingeling is caused by anxiety. Anyone else do this?
    I have had twitches for a few years it can be caused by lack of magnesium I think. It used to freak me out but now I just ignore it

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