Somebody please reply if you know what's going on. I am a 38 year old female and have been healthy all of my life. The only thing that I've had done with an exception of delivering 3 kids c-section is having a ruptured disc repaired in 1996. This past September 2007, I started having calf twitches. I don't have medical insurance, but I went to the doctor anyway and she told me to take a round of steroids. I did this, but I went back in a week to let her know that the steroids did not stop the twitch. ( She was thinking muscle when she gave me the steroids). She said that she thought that I needed to see a neurologist. I left there and immediately went to the internet and read the symptoms of ALS and MS and convinced myself that I had ALS. I went into an EXTREME depression. By January, I was trying to pull myself out of it and one day started having a twitch in my tongue. I went back into the deep depression again because I was totally convinced that I did have ALS and that this was just the progression. A depression so bad that by this time I had lost 30 pounds. Within a week or so...I started noticing a "hum" in my leg. I have since noticed this in other parts of my body. I know that I need a MRI, but when you have no medical insurance...this is not an easy thing to get. My family keeps telling me that I am stressed and that I am a hypochondriac. Sometimes I believe this myself. I am at my wits end. I don't know what to do. I am coming up on a year of having this going on and I have just dealt with it daily the best that I can. I am confused about all of this because I have no muscle weakness. I am just as strong as I've ever been. The only things that are bothering me are the calf twitches and occasional tongue twitches (it feels like a tickle sometimes and at other times it feels kinda like a pop rock is on my tongue..nothing painful though...just annoying). I have just about driven myself nuts over this. I lost my mom in February of 2006 and my family seems to think that I've developed something because of this. Can somebody please talk to me and let me know if there is somebody else out there with this stuff going on? I would deeply appreciate it.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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