Hi All,

I will try and keep this from being too long-winded, but I am hoping someone will be able to easy my anxiety.

I am a healthy, 25 year old female who was officially diagnosed with mono Nov 1st, but I believe I've possibly had it a while longer. It started out as a sore throat with mild fatigue. After about a month, I thought I was beginning to feel a bit better until I woke up in the middle of the night with shaky legs. After some googling, I would best compare the sensation to restless leg syndrome. Then, everything spiralled from there...I have had cramps in my feet, a pain in the left side of my head that radiates from my eye to ear, vision problems, muscle weakness, muscle aches, tremors, the worst anxiety I've ever experienced, and what's bothering me the most, pins and needles. I've had them all over my body at times, but now that seem to only be in my right hand. They're worse after showering. This has turned me into a huge hypochondriac, and like others have mentioned, each week I'm worried about something new. I'm terrified (on and off) of having MS...

Has anyone else experienced pins and needles which worsened from heat? Or restless legs at night? None of this happened before I got mono and most of my symptoms seem common in adult cases. I'm so tired of dealing with all this. The symptoms come and go, each week is something new or something that went away and has come back.
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replied March 18th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are consistent with anxiety disorder. These are common symptoms.
You would need anxiolytic and psychotherapy sessions like CBT to combat this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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