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teacher123 wrote:Hi everyone. I'm looking for some insight onto some symptoms I've been experiencing. Let me start by saying that I have a history of some anxiety and it's gotten worse as I've gotten older. I'm 28 years old and this summer (July) I started having some weird body sensations. Again, I've had anxiety before and I worry a lot about being diagnosed with various illnesses. So anyway, I had a small ache that didn't in my upper right arm in early July. I figured it was due to working out but then I panicked myself after thinking it could be a stroke. The ache went away after a few days and then it started to feel weak. Like, it felt like I couldn't complete grip something but in actuality, I could. Anyway, I googled weak arm and MS came up. Ever since then, I've read way too much about the disease and I've been experiencing symptoms. Over the summer, my weak arm came and went. I also started to feel dizzy and began eating less because I also felt panicky. Throughout the summer, I had panic attacks all too often, especially at night. I couldn't sleep and I constantly worried that I had MS. Sometimes at night, my arm would fall asleep and I would wake up completely panicky but then after shaking my arm the feeling would always come back. I also had a lot of time on my hands since I was only working part time. One other thing I've noticed is that my hands shake. You can't notice them shaking but I held a paper out to see if it would move and it always shakes a bit. I don't know whether that is normal or not. Fast forward to September and I was feeling the symptoms less and less. My panic attacks also stopped. Now, this week, I've started experiencing symptoms again. This time, I felt a very small vibration under my left foot. It's very small- not like a cell phone vibrating or anything- just a small vibration. It's also not constant. It comes and goes throughout the day. My left leg has also been a bit sore. This is especially true after running or working out at the gym. Today, the arch of my foot felt kind of numb but when I touch it, it's not numb at all. My right arm has also been feeling weak again periodically. It doesn't last- just throughout the day it might feel weak and then it goes away. Today, I was in Target and I all of a sudden felt so dizzy- like I was going to pass out. Then, of course, I also started feeling panicky. I'm just sick of feeling like this. I'm constantly on edge.
Do these sound like MS symptoms? Do MS symptoms come and go throughout the day? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for providing any insight that you have.
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