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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    If you're posting here because you think anxiety could be a cause, then don't get butt-hurt at the people that suggest that anxiety can be the cause.
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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    Quote Originally Posted by darkside4k View Post
    Anxiety has absolutely nothing to do with my muscles being in constant pain in my legs. Nothing. Even that suggestion is somewhat insulting that this is all somehow in my head or caused by me being nervous.

    There is something wrong with me. MS, muscular dystrophy, something. Just because we donít know what it is yet doesnít mean itís anxiety.
    If they haven't found a physical cause, though, wouldn't it be logical to consider other options?

    Anxious brains CANNOT be trusted, and you'll almost certainly start feeling better once you accept this.
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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    Insulting ?

    Given your posting history Darkside, all the terminal illnesses you've never had all these years and all the tests that have found nothing..... I'm astonished you can claim being insulted by what is the given fact that this is anxiety.

    I see that you still have learnt nothing from your recent clear EMG, along with all the other tests, scans and medical appointments over years. I don't think you have any intention of accepting your problem is one in the realms of mental health (although, indeed, why ARE you posting on this forum ?)

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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    Insulting? really?
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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Carys View Post
    Insulting ?

    Given your posting history Darkside, all the terminal illnesses you've never had all these years and all the tests that have found nothing..... I'm astonished you can claim being insulted by what is the given fact that this is anxiety.

    I see that you still have learnt nothing from your recent clear EMG, along with all the other tests, scans and medical appointments over years. I don't think you have any intention of accepting your problem is one in the realms of mental health (although, indeed, why ARE you posting on this forum ?)
    I just get scared and don't know where else to post really. There is something wrong with me that is not caused by anxiety. No doctor at any time has suggested this is an anxiety related thing I'm experiencing. An EMG does not rule out MS, contrary to what someone else posted.

    In fact, I'm not even particularly "anxious" about having MS. If I have it I have it. I just want to know *what* I have. It's been two months now and I feel no closer to knowing that, other than potentially crossing ALS off the list with the clean EMG.

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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    See, this is why Hypo27 is not darkside. Darkside posts in complete sentences and uses correct grammar...and when s/he replies at least s/he acknowledges what you say, even if s/he doesn't believe you
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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    Quote Originally Posted by darkside4k View Post
    I just get scared and don't know where else to post really. There is something wrong with me that is not caused by anxiety. No doctor at any time has suggested this is an anxiety related thing I'm experiencing. An EMG does not rule out MS, contrary to what someone else posted.

    In fact, I'm not even particularly "anxious" about having MS. If I have it I have it. I just want to know *what* I have. It's been two months now and I feel no closer to knowing that, other than potentially crossing ALS off the list with the clean EMG.
    Yes you hate the feelings and the uncertainty. But once you get the reassurance it never truly goes away does it?

    No one is saying your symptoms aren't real but you have to remember that anxiety isn't just having strange thoughts and feeling scared. Anxiety impacts all over your body and many of your organs. It's a chemical reaction just as we are chemical beings. That's not insulting, it's medically proven fact.
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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsTerry View Post
    Yes you hate the feelings and the uncertainty. But once you get the reassurance it never truly goes away does it?

    No one is saying your symptoms aren't real but you have to remember that anxiety isn't just having strange thoughts and feeling scared. Anxiety impacts all over your body and many of your organs. It's a chemical reaction just as we are chemical beings. That's not insulting, it's medically proven fact.
    Well, I think I don't have total reassurance because there is such a broad spectrum of things that could cause this. ALS, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Thyroid, Brain (?), Hormone, Auto-Immune... and the *only* thing I think I have *maybe* crossed of that list is ALS (through EMG) and various forms of arthritis (through blood tests). So, I just worry because there is a whole list of bad things this could still be that we haven't tested for at all.

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    Re: Update On My Situation - Just Had EMG

    LOL at Vee, yeah, they are both such different people in posting style and thought processes actually, no idea why some say they aren't. Frustratingly Darkside also has times of being so close to breaking through this HA stuff.

    Just a belief you have symptoms can cause symptoms, forget being 'particularly anxious' - if you think you have something you can actually create the symptoms. They are real and not imaginary.

    Anyway, lets explore this bit....

    No doctor at any time has suggested this is an anxiety related thing I'm experiencing.
    THis refers to the last 2 months 'illness' only I believe. So, what about the previous many years, what has your doctor said then ?

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    Darkside, when I was well down the rabbit hole a few years ago (I only make the occasional visit now) someone pointed out how much I prioritised my HA - above my kids, my partner and my job in terms of the energy I devoted to it. Their question was how I thought it benefitted me. Was I displacing? Was it magical thinking/OCD related? etc etc. Thinking about the answer changed my understanding. Your history on here is one of HA and catastrophic thinking. That does not mean there is nothing physical the matter this time. But it does mean that regardless of that I reckon you could do with some help with approaching your mindset in a different way. Some people swear by CBT. I found existential psychotherapy most illuminating for my issues. Whatever might work for you would also be hugely useful if somewhere down the line you did have a real health issue. Worth thinking about anyhow....

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