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ms symptoms

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  • Posted By: kinglax12
  • May 28, 2008
  • 01:41 PM

hi, i'd like to start this by saying that my thoughts about having ms didn't start until I saw my aunt who has ms and is relegated to a walker right now.. which got me worried about what I am experiencing right now.

i am a 22 year old male, just out of college. i will be embarking on my first year of law school next year. about 2 weeks ago i was really badly burned while on senior week. i was already partying heavily and not getting much sleep, so being burned so bad just added to my exhaustion. since my graduation, may 18th, i've just been more tired than usual. i am able to work out everyday with the same regimen, but am very tired afterwards (maybe this is because i just started working out again after a semester of dormancy?). i haven't been outrageously tired, i still am able to accomplish everything i set out to do during the day. i just do not feel as active as i normally am. it's like a bothersome groggy or cloudy feeling that follows me through the day. i don't have any numbness or pain anywhere, just normal tightness from working out (or so i think). i feel like i am having unnecessary anxiety about being ill, and these symptoms could be the accumulation of of stressing about next year and having the illness itself. it could also be that i have this right ear stuffiness that won't go away? i don't know. i can acknowledge that i might have an anxiety disorder or hypochondria, but if i could get any insight whatsoever that would be great. thank you.

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  • anybody have any input??
    kinglax12 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • my suggestion would be to find a GOOD psychiatrist who can help you figure out if you are stressing yourself into feeling overwhelmed or if you are upset because you generally don't feel well. either way you need some help getting through this. the psych can help you manage he stress if that's the cause and if not he can refer you to a neurologist or a rheumatologist. i was sent for a psych evaluation when my neurologist ran out of ideas and it was very re-affirming for me. in fact, I am going back to talk to him tomorrow about the stress I am having from being harrassed at work due to my new special needs. Do not just let them put you on anti-depressants however. You need to talk to someone either way. hope that helps.
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies Flag this Response
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