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Hello everyone thank you for reading this and I appreciate all the responses.

Back in October i really honed in on my twitches, as in I googled. I’ve always had my twitches but after googling of course my head was down in a spiral.

I’ve seen 3 PCP at my universal hospital and they all tested my strength asked me to push their arms, pull everything came back good I guess for the strength test. They said it was my anxiety. They told me I could see a neurologist but they don’t see a reason to. I did make an appointment in July but it’s such a long way.

I believe them but you know, there’s always that negative thought in my head.

Now I twitch everywhere but it’s really mainly in my left calf.

I can still do everything I was able to do in October...I guess my question is should I be worried? I’m sorry I’m coming to y’all like this I just feel like I can’t live my life without thinking about this disease.
 

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Asked and answered, Phantom. Try a dab of magnesium lotion on the L calf, stay hydrated, get your sleep, enjoy your health.

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I'd be worried. You seem fixated on a disease you have none of the symptoms of. You have a clear case of health anxiety. That by itself can make for an interrupted what should a long happy life. We don't do anxiety here, what with people dying and such. I wish you well wherever you can find help with anxiety.
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Yesterday went to my neurology appointment
I explained to my doctor about my anxiety and about my situation.

He did the physical exam, a lot of what many people talk about I was kinda relieved because I wanted to know how I was doing.

The only thing that he said was my reflexes were a bit jumpy but he said that can be from your anxiety.

I asked him do you think I'm fine and he said I'm 98% sure you're fine. He did offer me to do an EMG testing for next month but I'm nervous.

I feel like I shouldn't have to be doing this EMG TEST cause I feel like this is just all my anxiety.

I'm really nervous, any advice?
 

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He offered because you were nervous.

If the test worries you, skip it. By all accounts, you are fine. Docs don't like to say "100%." It's a legal thing.
If you will be worried not to have it done, do it.

If you can't "live your life without thinking of this disease," then you have a problem either way, and, as Vincent says, should get help for that.

All the best.
 
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