Hi can anyone please help me???
I have been getting Verdigo and vision problems in my right eye although that syptom has now gone. Pins and needles mainly in my right foot but often also in right hand and occasionally in my left hand. Also i have started to get internal tremors and teeth chattering which really scare me! And my hands shake sometimes.
All this started about 2 months ago out of the blue. I have a new baby and had a c section and have been under a great deal of stress.
My doctor has said it is all anxiety and then I got a second and third opinion and they all say the same thing.
I thought I had MS so I had a catscan, MRI of the brain and got my optic nerve tested. All tests came back perfect. I had 2 neauro tests when I went to accident and emergency thinking I was having a stroke but they too told me it is anxiety and I have probably put my back out picking up my baby all the time which can cause pins and needles down one side. I have had so much anxiety about all of this even thinking at one point I had parkensons even though I am only 33. I have read much about health anxiety and it fits the bill. I just don't know how it has come from nowhere and completely taken over my life.
I am constantly looking for reasurrence that it is not MS even though all the doctors I have seen has said MRI and optic nerve testing and neaurological tests would all pick it up.
I have a strong history of OCD, panic disorder and GAD although I haven't had severe anxiety for 5 years. And these syptoms are so full on sometimes I feel like there is something else wrong.
I am now seeing a syc and having CBT since then I am feeling better but still have bad days especially when I have symptoms. And strangely the vision issue has completely gone since seeing an opthamologist and they told me my vision is perfect and nothing at all wrong with my optic nerve.
I am responding well to treatment from my kinesiologist and Chiropractor who I see 2 times a week.
Although some days I get this in my head that I am sick with a terminal illness and won't be able to bring up my daughter. I hate that my way of thinking is so black and white without any grey areas as I am either completely fine or dying and nothing in between.
If anyone relates to this post I would love to hear from you as I am going out of my mind!
Hi. At the beginning of 2011 I started experiencing a lot of problems that included nausea, twitching in the lip and eye, night sweats, stomach cramps and flu-like symptoms. These escalated into extreme anxiety, depression, internal tremors, weakness down the left side of my body, loss of balance, feeling completely spaced out, swelling and pain on the sole of my foot, shaky vision, pain in my neck and shoulder, very frequent urination (at intervals of 20 mins. to 2 hours at the most), insomnia, extreme sensitivity to noise, gum numbness and bleeding and, finally, electric shocks in my brain and small seizures. I was also told I was 'just stressed' when, in fact, I was completely fine before starting to feel ill. After extensive research on the internet and coming to same conclusions as you (ms, Parkinson's, etc.) I stumbled upon a page about magnesium deficiency. At first I didn't take much notice of it, but then I decided it wouldn't hurt me to try to take magnesium supplements. Sure enough, all the symptoms that had been plaguing me for about nine months, disappeared within about three weeks. Thinking it might just be a coincidence, I kept reading about magnesium deficiency and I was astonished to find all my symptoms perfectly matched those described, down to the ones I hadn't at all connected with the more serious ones (pain in the neck, for example, which I was blaming on the pillow!). I would suggest you have a look at web pages about magnesium deficiency and decide wether you might want to try to take magnesium. Check if you might have reason to believe you might have a deficiency. Have you, for example, taken any iron supplements for anemia? In my case, from what I've read, the iron supplements I took stopped the magnesium being absorbed by my body. Apparently it's something very common and I'm now so angry that none of the doctors I saw made a connection between the two things. You might also have some different kind of deficiency so maybe you should try to take a simple multi-vitamin and mineral supplement and see if there are any changes (take it for at least one month before expecting anything to happen). I hope in the meantime you have already solved your problem, since your post is almost a year old, or that this helps you or whoever is reading this post. My 'mission in life' now is to warn people who might have the same problem I suffered from, as I lived a few months of hell and have been left with scarring on my optic nerve.