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    The WORST Iíve ever been

    Hey Iím Matt and Iím 18.

    My anxiety and panic are at the highest itís ever been but itís all for a real reason.

    My legs are insanely concerning at the moment. Ever since school started, Iíve been at home most of the time and donít have chance to work out and get the blood circulating... I work out probably twice a week.

    Recently, my legs have been having these weird sensations!! Twitching, sharp muscle pains, fatigue, a bit weak. Sometimes even tingling!

    Guys I am terrified, I had to call my doctor and made an appointment for tomorrow. Iím hoping for the best but am expecting bad things Iím so scared.

    This is not normal for an 18 year old. Iíve googled and itís all saying terrible things but for a real reason. Itís talking about nerve and brain issues. Itís also saying stuff about blood clots. I canít handle this anymore

    I just walked 7,000 steps and my legs feel super sore right now. I honestly do not know what to expect tomorrow at the doctors


    Anyone have any insight?
    Thanks 🙏

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    Actually I think it can be very normal for someone your age. I still had growing pains at age 18 and almost always it affected my legs in the ways you’re describing. Add to that this whole pandemic where you’re not getting as much use out of them as what you would normally, i would say there’s a very good chance that there is nothing serious going on here.

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    Re: The WORST Iíve ever been

    Quote Originally Posted by MattBananafone34 View Post
    but it’s all for a real reason.
    It always is Matt...

    Guys I am terrified, I had to call my doctor and made an appointment for tomorrow. I’m hoping for the best but am expecting bad things I’m so scared.
    When you've been consulting Dr Google, have you ever typed in, 'Anxiety and leg pain'?

    How about you do that now?

    It’s also saying stuff about blood clots. I can’t handle this anymore

    I just walked 7,000 steps and my legs feel super sore right now. I honestly do not know what to expect tomorrow at the doctors
    I doubt that you would be able to walk 7,000 steps with a blood clot in your leg.
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    Re: The WORST Iíve ever been

    Quote Originally Posted by MattBananafone34 View Post


    Anyone have any insight?
    Thanks 

    Sure, stop Googling stuff. The only outcome of Googling is extra anxiety.

    The chances of anything being wrong with you at 18 are practically zero.

    All the sensations you experience (in this thread and others) are common with anxiety. The problem here is your reaction to benign symptoms, that's it.

    When I was 18 I had chronic chest pain for about 8 months, I started to become concerned about obvious causes but luckily for me Google wasn't around then.

    You just have to file this under 'shit happens' and get on with your life. The more you focus on it, the worse you'll feel.

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    Hey Nora, Joe, and glassgirl,

    To update you guys, I went into the doctors today and she said everything is fine. She looked over all my tests and told me that there is NO real problem. She even examined my arms and legs. She ordered a blood test just to check my vitamin levels and muscle enzymes which Iím a tiny bit worried about but Iím hoping for the best!

    You guys are the best for helping me out through my worst times. She also recommended me to maybe try therapy and gave me some helpful relaxation tips. You guys were right I guess! I lose hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattBananafone34 View Post
    Hey Nora, Joe, and glassgirl,

    To update you guys, I went into the doctors today and she said everything is fine. She looked over all my tests and told me that there is NO real problem. She even examined my arms and legs. She ordered a blood test just to check my vitamin levels and muscle enzymes which I’m a tiny bit worried about but I’m hoping for the best!
    She's being thorough as any good GP should. Deficiencies in vitamins etc can cause all kinds of 'scary' symptoms to the anxious mind. I'll give you an example here... A few years ago, I started to bleed spontaneously in my gums, and not only when I brushed my teeth. This was bang in the middle of my breakdown, so, you can imagine the state I was in? Anyway, this 'scary' symptom turned out to be low Vit D. GP bunged me on a high dose, then a maintenance dose, and I've been fine ever since - so try not to overthink this, ok?
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    Re: The WORST Iíve ever been

    Quote Originally Posted by MattBananafone34 View Post
    To update you guys, I went into the doctors today and she said everything is fine. She looked over all my tests and told me that there is NO real problem. She even examined my arms and legs. She ordered a blood test just to check my vitamin levels and muscle enzymes which I’m a tiny bit worried about but I’m hoping for the best!

    You guys are the best for helping me out through my worst times. She also recommended me to maybe try therapy and gave me some helpful relaxation tips. You guys were right I guess! I lose hahaha
    Actually, you will win big time by following the advice

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    Honestly dude, go out and get laid. You're 18. Girls, boys, whatever you like.

    You won't care after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankietyjoe View Post
    Honestly dude, go out and get laid. You're 18. Girls, boys, whatever you like.

    You won't care after that.
    Make sure you maintain social distancing at all times though......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    Make sure you maintain social distancing at all times though......


    Oh, of course.

    Ignore me, do it virtually......gah. Is that what the kids do now?

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