can anxiety mimic some health conditions

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I know this might sound stupid but has anyone ever thought they have a serious disease calls guilian barre syndrome ? Can anxiety mimic this ? Anyone ?

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    Anxiety can mimic anything, if you research symptoms then you'll convince yourself you've got anything
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    H rachel, yes I convinced myself i had that or Ms due to some strange symptoms. I wont list as then you may get them too!! But have been on setraline for about 6 weeks and it is really helping. Mayb something to discuss with your doc? Hope you feel better soon too.
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    Guillain-Barré syndrome is mild compared to some of the illnesses I thought I had. Have you ever heard of people suffering with phantom pain? It's when someone loses a limb yet they can still fell pain were the limb once was. Even tho anxiety is cruel,it's also amazing. I've seen my muscles contract involuntarily,I'd be sitting watching TV and my calf would starting pumping,and it would last for hours. So yes Rachel,anxiety can mimic Guillain-Barré syndrome, in fact,I bet there's very few illnesses out there that anxiety can't copy.
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